Realtor’s Video Praise of Manufactured Homes, Washington Update, Plus Sunday Morning MH Industry Headlines in Review, Week of 11.10 to 11.17.2019

Still from video by Smallhorn, see it on the MHLivingNews article posted at the link further below.

There is much to do, so today will be briefer than normal. Among the headlines below is a new report on Manufactured Home Living News that spotlights a real estate agent who is giving praise for manufactured homes, while she seeks to debunk misconceptions. It is worthy of your time, and of sharing widely. The still used in the featured image is from the video posted on that MHLivingNews item linked below.

The first week of December, yours truly will be in Washington, D.C. for several planned and anticipated meetings. More details on that will come, but it began with an invitation to present to some public officials, which was gladly accepted. The timing is terrific. Stay tuned.

It seems that the lady of the house tagged her hubby – this writer – yesterday. I grumbled a bit, the post got tweaked, and I’m okay with it now. Yes, her tag remains, but the incomplete thought is now finished. Hey, I’ve done similarly, so no foul.

The industry has been poised for greatness since the passage of the Manufactured Housing Improvement Act of 2000 (MHIA). Then, the Duty to Serve (DTS) manufactured housing, rural, and affordable housing preservation – all of which can describe aspects or our industry – was made law in 2008 in the Housing and Economic Recovery Act (HERA). HERA made DTS by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac mandatory, not optional or based upon their personal tastes in styles of manufactured housing.

It is the FHFA’s job to enforce that mandate, but it is also the Government Sponsored Enterprises (GSEs or “Enterprises”) job to obey the law.

I don’t know where you hang your hat, but where I do, if a law is passed and it covers me, I better comply or could face the consequences. Approaching 20 years have elapsed since MHIA was made law, and over a decade ago, DTS was made law. How can someone explain that such blatant examples of ignoring the law are going unpunished, or without serious federal oversight that probes what forms of corruption or other forces may involved? Our being poised for growth isn’t the same as growth, as recent shipment trends reflect. Don’t by all the stuff from the axis about the drop in shipments being do to restocking, FEMA, etc..  Professionals in retail restock all the time somewhere. The industry should grow regardless of FEMA, and regardless of who decides to shed some inventory to replace it with other inventory.

If you are a regular reader, thanks, and chances are you come here for thoughtful straight-talk based upon evidence, not mere emotion or whim.

If you are a new reader, welcome, and we hope you give the time needed to discover why the manufactured housing industry has made stories and reports like the ones that follow the absolute, runaway most read among all manufactured home professional trade media. Oh, don’t miss the Saturday satire feature, it could end up as a classic.

With no further adieu, let’s dive into the headlines from the reports in the week that was, 11.10.2019 to 11.17.2019.


What’s New on MHLivingNews


What’s New from Washington, D.C. from MHARR


What’s New from the Daily Business News on MHProNews



Saturday 11.16.2019

Saturday Satire and Executive Summaries for Manufactured Housing Professionals, Investors, Advocates, Researchers, Public Officials, and Investigators


Friday 11.15.2019

Bringing Financial Balance and Increased Equity to Manufactured Housing Independents, Homeowners, Other Stakeholders, Including Taxpayers

Investor Alert – Manufactured Housing Institute Paltering Concerns, Fannie Mae’s Duty to Serve, plus Manufactured Housing Investing, Stocks Updates

“White Hat” Manufactured Home Community Operator, MH Retailer Sound-Off on FHFA, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and Duty to Serve Manufactured Home Lending

Unique Opportunities for More Competitive Lending for All HUD Code Manufactured Homes


Thursday 11.14.2019



Public Official, Manufactured Home Community, Retail Professional Indicted on Federal Charges

Need for Workforce Housing Keeps Vacancy Tight and Rent Rising; Investors Eyeing Communities for Yield and Cash-Flow Potential, Says Marcus & Millichap Research, Analysis

Why is Skyline-Champion Giving Cover to Clayton Homes? Profitably QUESTIONING Manufactured Housing Institute Leadership for Professionals & Investors


Wednesday 11.13.2019

Economic Club NY – POTUS Trump – Foundation of Liberty, Prosperity? “Rule of Law” – plus Manufactured Home Investing, Equities Updates

MHARR Fingers Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and FHFA – “Profoundly False” “Misleading” – Duty to Serve Manufactured Housing Revised Plans

Tree of Liberty, Shay’s Rebellion – Historic Lessons for Rebels Against Rigged System in Manufactured Housing


Tuesday 11.12.2019

Cavco, Sun, ELS Public Statements Point to Problems for MHI, Fannie, Freddie – Public Officials, Investor, Advocates, Professionals Alerts

Stunning Official Statements from Cavco Industries, First Look – plus Manufactured Home Investing, Stock Updates

Trailer Houses to Mobile Homes, and Manufactured Housing in Historic, Political, Media, and Business Contexts – For Independent, Evidence-Minded Thinkers Only

Paltering, Manufactured Homes, CrossModTM Homes, Manufactured Housing Institute, Clayton Homes, Berkshire Hathaway Manufactured Home Lenders, DTS, and You


Monday 11.11.2019

Antitrust “Breakups” – AG Karl Racine Says “This Could Go to that Level,” plus Manufactured Home Investing, Stock Updates

Comparisons – Tiny House, Innovative Housing Showcase, and Manufactured Homes

November 11 is Veterans Day in U.S. – Thanking America’s Service Personnel – Free Meals and More

Smaller, Independent Businesses, Property Ownership, Manufactured Housing Risks and Opportunities


Sunday 11.10.2017

Building Financial Slack, plus Sunday Manufactured Housing Headlines in Review, 11.2.2019 to 11.10.2019

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Washington, D.C. MHVille, for better or for worse, change is coming.  So be informed, get or stay engaged, and make your voices heard.

Notice, since we don’t have a login on our website, we don’t ‘see you.’ But everywhere on line you go, unless you mask your IP address, the location you are surfing from is detected. That’s true of millions of websites, ours included.

In French, the word “adieu” means about the same as the English “goodbye,” or the Spanish “adios.” Each of those has a similar root. “God be with ye (you)” = goodbye. Most of us know it at some level, but some don’t yet realize yet that we need God’s wisdom, will, and way to be better understood and followed. As someone who admits my own shortcomings, and begs the Lord for mercy and strength daily, let me encourage fellow sinners to look up for the true North Star. All others lead to darker places we really don’t want to end up. Money is nice, but as I told our son this morning, if you had a billion dollars, lived to be 100, died and went to hell, would it be worth it?

His answer? No. Smart kid.

Black hats and gray hats or white hats are figurative terms. I know some cool people who wear black hats, and I’m talking about folks outside of our family.

That’s all for now.  Thanks as always to our sponsors, clients, tip sources, and readers like you for making us the manufactured housing industry’s runaway biggest and most-read source for manufactured housing “Industry News, Tips, and Views Pros Can Use,” © where “We Provide, You Decide.” © (Weekly headline news recap, affordable housing, manufactured homes, lifestyle news, reports, fact-checks, analysis, and commentary. Third-party images or content are provided under fair use guidelines for media.)

MHI loves their photo ops. Hey, photo ops can be arranged and they don’t necessarily mean what the image may imply. We can arrange for more, to make the point. Stay tuned.

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By L.A. “Tony” Kovach – for

Tony earned a journalism scholarship and earned numerous awards in history and in manufactured housing. For example, he earned the prestigious Lottinville Award in history from the University of Oklahoma, where he studied history and business management. He’s a managing member and co-founder of LifeStyle Factory Homes, LLC, the parent company to MHProNews, and This article reflects the LLC’s and/or the writer’s position, and may or may not reflect the views of sponsors or supporters.

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