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New York Times Review of “Mobile Homes”

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It is stating the obvious to observe that the news media, as well as the entertainment world, has an ability to influence the perceptions of readers, viewers, and listeners.   As the majority of front-line industry professionals, serious investors, owners, executives, and management know, tens of millions of our fellow …

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Manufactured Home Communities Sold=Mega-Million$, SUN Settles Big Case, ‘Mobile Homes’ in the News

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  What follows are a series of screen captures of news headlines from across the country. These screen captures are from this morning, 10.22.2018, at the times shown.   There are two communities that sold for a total of $165 million dollars. That’s one of the headlines that professionals – …

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Manufactured Homes, Conventional Construction, Hurricane Michael-Reports, Videos, Lessons Being Learned

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  One network commentator said that Hurricane Michael coming on shore was like the force of an E4 Tornado that lasted for 30 minutes, instead of 30 seconds. It’s not a perfect analogy, but paints several images that many don’t realize. Among them, that tornadoes typically only stay on the …

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Frank Rolfe. Manufactured Homes and Communities. Industry Politics. It’s Complicated.

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  It’s complicated. There is little doubt that Frank Rolfe is a believer in affordable housing, manufactured homes, and what he routinely – albeit controversially – refers to as “mobile home parks”1 or “trailer parks.”2 Rolfe’s known for saying controversial things others don’t want in print. “Oh my God I’m …

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Anti-MH Bigotry, Prejudice, and Possibly Illegal Action on Display in Manufactured Housing’s Birthplace?

  Indiana in many ways was the ‘birthplace’ of the RV and MH industries. Recreational vehicle (RV) production is still robust in Indiana.   Manufactured homes are still built in Indiana too.  But production of manufactured homes has become more diversified.  States like Texas and Alabama far outproduce Indiana.  Oddly …

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Help Others “Get It” – Loans on “Mobile Homes” Promoted by Another U.S. President

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  Let’s be honest. Not everyone gets it.  So, savvy industry pros must help others ‘get it.’  That’s a transparent reason why we do reports like this one.   With a pro-business builder in the Oval Office, it’s wise to flashback to a time before President Gerald R. Ford praised …

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Ready Player One, “Mobile Home Stacks,” and the Manufactured Home Industry Reality Check

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Culture is often a reflection of entertainment, and entertainment often influences society, and thus culture.   With that in mind, what did the movie Ready Player One  tell the manufactured housing industry? Ready Player One (RP1) featured people living “in “stacks,” which are literally mobile homes piled on top of one …

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“Insulting” – Local News Report on “Mobile Home” Fire Underscores Why Terminology Matters

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  A local news story of a “mobile home fire” on I-20 underscores why the terminology issue matters.   Before diving into the local media report to see the lessons learned, let’s examine part of a detailed statement from a multi-decade manufactured home professional. Why? Because it very much relates …

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They Did It Before…Sunday Morning Manufactured Home Industry News Headline Recap July Aug 5, 2018

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  They Did It Before, They Can Do It Again    The headline is a play on words, and can be taken in a good way, or a problematic one.   “We did it Before, We Can Do It Again” was a World War II song, aimed to remind Americans …

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Ryan Kirk–Investor & Entrepreneur-Gets Positive Media via Airbase Estates Mobile/Manufactured Home Makeovers, Exclusives, Videos

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It’s an older property, that the photos reveal includes several true pre-HUD Code mobile homes (MH). Ryan Kirk bought Airbase Estates in Montgomery, AL about 9 months ago.  By ‘doing what’s right’ he’s making residents happy, looks to have a handsome ROI, and has attracted positive local media coverage.   …

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Enduring Good Will Value from Good Business Practices, Monday Morning Manufactured Home Sales, Marketing Meeting

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  “Every Man owes some of his time to the upbuilding of the profession to which he belongs.” – Theodore Roosevelt per AZquotes.   If memory serves, it was about 1988 when Colorado’s manufactured housing association used that quote in an article about this writer’s operation in Purcell, OK.  The …

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MHBA’s Hardiman Rips “Global Banking & Finance” Article Entitled, “Why Does Your Bank Not Finance Modular Homes?”

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  “Wow, I’m not sure which is worse; the writer’s understanding of the modular home industry or grasp of basic grammar and writing skills. This article is a complete mess and only serves to continue to spread misinformation about the modular home industry.  I found no meaningful or helpful information …

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John Wake, FSBOs, Forbes, Real Estate Decoded, Mobile Homes or Manufactured Housing Resales

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“The National Association of Realtors is usually a good source of statistics but they’ve gone off the rails with this factoid,” says John Wake in a new column on Forbes.  Wake’s column should get manufactured housing industry professionals and investors thinking.   Wake was looking at a tweet by the …

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Opportunities for Savvy MHProNews – Replacement or Repair Programs for Mobile Homes or Older Manufactured Homes

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  In states and local jurisdictions from coast to coast, various private or public agencies offer programs that provide grants, low cost loans, or other assistance in obtaining repairs or even replacements for aging mobile home or older manufactured housing units.   These types of programs routinely have income and …

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Arsons in Manufactured Home Community, Fear, Spark Investigations

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State police and Somerset Borough officials are investigating the 11th arson since May in a Pennsylvania manufactured home community.    The latest fire was in a vacant home on Sunday, at Cherry Lane Estates, per the Tribune-Review. Police Chief Randy Cox said the blaze was “definitely arson,” per the Tribune …

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City Fighting to KEEP Dozens of Manufactured Home Communities

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    “We’re thrilled that it passed this first hurdle,” said Cameron Herrington to the Portland Tribune.  Herrington is the “anti-displacement coordinator for Living Cully,” which is described as a coalition of nonprofits campaigning to create the new protections for residents.   “In 2016, the Portland Housing Bureau worked with …

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