Millions could care less about politics. Many don’t want to talk about religion either. Especially those in business, who want to be able to serve as many people as possible, topics like that are almost a taboo.
Then there is “industry politics.” Some only want to hear ‘good news.’ ‘We keep it positive’ was part of a longer thread of messages from an industry blogger.
Isn’t that like not wanting to know when it will rain, hail, snow – or if a hurricane is coming your way?
When the industry was on its heels in October of 2009, the year what’s known as MHProNews launched, there was a need then to get industry professionals to rally. That required cheer leading, but it also required the facts that supported the reasons to be confident in our factory-built home – notably HUD Code manufactured home – industry. But modular, prefab, conventional – all housing slid in those days
The automotive, RV, and conventional housing industry recovered more rapidly than manufactured homes did. Why? Document and fact laden Smoking Gun 3 will help answer that question.
MHProNews waited to see who among the industry’s trade voices would let the thousands who didn’t go to Las Vegas know that the MHI event was repeatedly disrupted by protestors. It’s on video. See that on the Masthead, because who else in the industry among industry trade talkers will bring you what is real?
‘We don’t want disunity,’ or ‘But we don’t want to hear negative things,’ some say. Sure, we get that on the Daily Business News, but as an MD by training, I can tell you that patients don’t want to hear that they have a serious illness either. Early treatment is the path to the cure.
The doctor, attorney, or account who tells you only what you want to hear can get sued for malpractice. Don’t you want reliable information, not just happy talk?
As an MD and as a mother-to-be, I didn’t want to hear that our son Tamas wasn’t going to live. But thank God, by prayer and daily action, he did live and while it required a complete change of plan for me personally, look at what a child who spent much of the first years of his life in a hospital looks like today.
Sacrifices were made in my career for the sake of our son. Because we faced a tough reality in the face – through that combination of action and prayer – the payoff with our son was priceless. Almost everyone who meets him rapidly says, how special he is. At the affordable housing focus group, our son went from table to table, telling joke after joke, to the delight of the attendees, while the video cameras, mics. and lights were being set up.
Every child is special. Every adult is too.
On MHLivingNews, where the industry truly needs something positive, we do that better than anyone ever in the history of the industry. But we also use that site to disprove time and again the false and misleading concepts that are held by millions. It is done factually, based upon evidence, using as often as possible third party research, actual home owners, or other experts. No one else in the history of the industry has produced more such research, useful, and positive content.
The industry still needs a level of confidence building. But it also needs reality checks and fact checks so that those who hide the facts – who hide the real news, and what’s going on behind the scenes – are shown to be who they are.
In the real world, people do bad things to each other, like it or not. You have to be ready for that, as a mature adult.
In medicine, you change the prescription and the treatment according to the evidence and to suit the case of the patient. We pivoted on our format here on MHProNews several times, to suit the evolving situation and to follow the evidence, while following the money.
There’s an affordable housing crisis, and manufactured housing might break the 100,000 shipment mark this year. That, to borrow HUD Secretary Ben Carson’s phrase, is “ridiculous.” See Greener and Stylish to better understand just how ridiculous some of what’s been going on in MHVille truly is.
Or on the Masthead, see a report you have yet to see anywhere else in manufactured housing industry trade news or commentary.
Or look at the modular survey for a different reality check. Some want to run to mods as the solution. We embrace all kinds of factory built housing. But if someone thinks that “going modular” alone is the answer, that survey is a wake up call.
The latest MH Industry BIG DEAL is below, with details not found in the official press release.
Not just those, but every story we publish is carefully curated to inform – and yes, inspire – industry professionals.
That’s why you made and keep us the runaway #1 trade media in the industry. That’s what third party facts reveal. Thank you for that confidence. We don’t ever intend to betray it, even if it means tell you some tough realities. From the biggest names in the industry, to the mom-and-pops, and all in between – plus public officials, investors and others – they all flock to read here by the thousands daily. That’s just a fact.
On the nightly market report, we summarize headlines from CNN Money and Fox Business – about as different as you can get – just to give you a fuller sense of how dramatically different the same events are often covered.
We’ve done that for years. It is called balance. It’s called fairness. That’s what being truly pro-industry looks like.
Count on us to tell you what the evidence points to, what it means for industry professionals, so that you can better navigate your decisions and actions. Then, you’ll understand this tag lines, MH “Industry News, Tips and Views Pros Can Use.” © “We Provide, You Decide.” ©
That said, let’s dive into your Sunday Morning Headline news recap…
What’s New on MHLivingNews
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What’s New on the Masthead
In the aftermath of last year’s Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) annual meeting, an MHI advocate metaphorically taunted MHProNews for our reporting on looming protests of their meeting. That skeptic isn’t doubting the forecast of MHAction protests any more. MHAction initially targeted the MHI annual event in Orlando last year.
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