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Captive Financing and Selling more Manufactured Homes

Captive Finance is back in the spotlight.  We did a previous in-depth report that covered a variety of perspectives on ‘buy here, pay here’ lending, linked here.  This month, the article by manufactured home lending veteran, Josh Ducharme, is getting the attention. Maybe that’s because reportedly hundreds are still using what Josh and others think …

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The Appraisal Rule, Manufactured Housing and the Road to Success in 2015

The mid-term elections are almost on us. Some say it will be another wave, sweeping Republicans into control of the Senate like the 2010 mid-term gave Republicans control of the House. A close look at some key races suggests that is less than certain, which means turn out is going to be crucial for supporters …

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Why Stop a Clock?

Why are millions of more autos and trucks, Hundreds of thousands of more conventional houses and some five times the numbers of RVs sold annually than Manufactured Homes? The answer is both simple, and complex. "A man who stops advertising to save money, is like a man who stops the clock to save time." – …

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Warm Welcome Extended to Pamela Beck Danner, JD, as Administrator for the HUD Manufactured Housing Program

A breath of fresh air passed from Washington, DC to the parts of the country tuned into manufactured housing related issues. HUD notified Congress on March 5th of the appointment of Pamela Beck Danner, JD, as the new Career Administrator for their Manufactured Housing Program. MHI sounded off publicly on March 6th with their welcome, …

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The Worst…

2014 was reportedly the worst… …winter in 20 years; …road conditions, with major highways closed; …flight conditions, with cancellations and delays lighting up the boards at airports. All of those facts dampened the turnout at the 2014 Louisville Show. In spite of those facts, it was also the best… …attended Louisville Show in years; …2014 …

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Bridge Over Troubled Waters

"It is better to die on your feet than live on your knees." – Zapata “As the industry winds down, cornfields which became MHCs, will revert to cornfields. I predicted that years ago. How hard is it to understand that if one goes from 350,000 shipments to 50,000 annual shipments, rampant vacancy will be the …

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diffERent iS gOOd

Perhaps it's our marketing side of the brain, but we love slogans and tag lines! Arby's slogan from some years back – "Different is Good" – comes to mind on issues touching manufactured housing. We'll do a rapid-fire look at a number of MHIndustry examples of how diffERent iS gOOd. ROC vs. ROC vs. Investor …

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