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“Pants on Fire” – Latest New Manufactured Housing Shipment Report

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“Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire…” –    part of a children’s rhyme to discourage dishonesty.   “You want to be very careful about lying; otherwise you are nearly sure to get caught.” –   Mark Twain, advice to youth, per Speakola.   “Just because something isn’t a lie does not mean that …

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#$2Trillion U.S. GDP Growth via Affordable Housing Plan Few Discuss – Introducing #YimbyVictory2020

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  Whatever your position is on Nancy Pelosi (CA-D), she is proving you can’t beat someone with no one.  That principle applies in numerous aspects of one’s business or professional life too, including our once far-greater in scope industry.   Affordable housing advocates need more than a lament. Those who …

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Housing Choice, Where Modular, Manufactured, Tiny, Conventional Housing Crisis, MHI and MHARR Intersect

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  It is one of the most controversial issues in the manufactured housing industry today.  Through their apparent power at the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI), Clayton Homes has backed the notion of a “new class of manufactured homes.”   It is a thorny issue, as there are various, divided views …

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Does Google Harm Manufactured Housing? Other Forms of Free Speech?

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Ask anyone who is involved in manufactured housing marketing if Google influences their business, and they will tell you, “yes.”  So, does the influence and power of Google help or harm our industry? Can it confuse or mislead people about the reality of manufactured homes? The distinctions between mobile homes …

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Take One – Data Driven U.S. Outlook in 2019 and MHVille

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  Propaganda works, but facts matter. In this take one on the 2019 outlook, we will focus on facts and evidence.   There are talking heads on cable news, in print or digital mainstream news media, who for some months have ‘talked down’ the U.S. economic forecast. Among their false …

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Sexual Harassment, #MeToo Small Business Workplace Webinar

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  “Sexual harassment and the #MeToo movement have received lots of news coverage of late,” says the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB).   “While most of the headlines focus on big-name companies, illegal harassment occurs in businesses of all sizes,” said their statement to the Daily Business News on …

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On the Eve of the Midterms, Closing on Willie Horton? Plus, MH Market Updates

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Markets rose, but they’ve been bouncing around pre-midterms through much of October.  This past weekend, several of the Sunday talk shows featured the booming economy.  It was a surprising pivot from media outlets that have kept mum of the economic boom in roughly 21 months of President Trump’s administration. With …

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The Coming Breakup of Berkshire? MHI? Plus Sunday Headline Recap 10-14-2018 to 10-21-2018

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  Among the emails waiting this morning? Some pull quotes. “Tony, MHProNews keeps breaking the mold, and continues to redefine manufactured housing [industry trade] publishing. Everything else is boring by comparison.” “There’s opinions, and then there’s MHProNews. Love the documentation you provide with your articles. Keep it coming.” The next …

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Expose! Why Has Warren Buffett/BH Funded Anti-MHC Activists, MHAction? Why Fund Attacks on ELS, Frank Rolfe, Blackstone Group?

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  Sometimes the truth is stranger than fiction. On the surface, it sounds preposterous. Or even bizarre. Why would billionaire Warren Buffett, his family, and related foundations make ‘charitable’ contributions of Berkshire Hathaway stocks, cash, and/or grants to a left-wing activist-organizations that in turn paid MHAction, which disrupted HUD Secretary …

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Facts & Analysis – Senator Elizabeth Warren re: Manufactured Housing Institute Memo to MHI Members, 10-3-2018

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  The Arlington, VA based Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) sent out an emailed news item earlier this week.  If the MHI trade group is serious about fostering a better business climate and less regulatory burdens on their members and the balance of the industry, then their message is confusing at …

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Hidden or Obvious Agenda Behind Business, Other News, Plus Manufactured Housing Market Updates

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When left-of-center Axios recent survey revealed that some 72 percent of Americans have a level of distrust for the mainstream media, that’s not new, but it is an interesting data – and tipping – point. If – as much of the nation believes – news is slanted to advance an …

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Proper Planning, Manufactured Housing, Marketing and Sales, Monday Morning Meeting

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    “Proper Planning Prevents Poor Performance.” –      Oxford Studies Course calls these the 5 Ps of success.  But let’s be analytical. Planning is only the start. Planning must be flexible, as Charlie “Tremendous” Jones said in his book, “Life is Tremendous.” Flexible planning must be followed up by good …

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Fall Manufactured Housing Show Features Free Education, Fun, Special Financing, & More

A big manufactured housing show is set for October 15-17, 2018 in Fort Worth, TX.    It makes several simple, yet profit-generating, promises.  Free Education, A variety of off-hours fun and entertainment, Special Financing that helps you stock and sell more homes, Marketing and Sales Tips from Pros, To learn …

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“Family Owned,” a Formula for Outperforming “Big Boys,” Monday Morning MH Marketing Sales Meeting

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  In today’s tip, we’re using business-to-consumer (B2C) examples below, but the same principles apply businesses-to-businesses (B2B).   It is up to each business to define itself in its own market(s). Those in the manufactured home industry that don’t define themselves will likely be defined by their competitors, and/or by …

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U.S. Canada Trade Deal Looming, Stocks Rise, Plus MH Market Updates

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There are a few readers who’ve said to MHProNews, ‘don’t get into politics.’ Or ‘avoid industry politics.’ A few said, ‘Don’t get into economics.’ Others have said,  ‘Don’t ever say anything that cites religion or morality,’ etc. We respect and appreciate thoughtful comments from our readers. We strive to read …

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