As you listen to this video about blueberries, think about manufactured home community sites, instead of blueberries.
With that understanding, this video is one way to explain to resident activist group members why a lack of new construction is one of the drivers of higher site fees.
But another factor that has to be considered by activists and there supporters is interest by home shoppers in manufactured homes themselves.
When headline grabbing activists make living in a manufactured home community sound less appealing, what that does is arguably harm the values of existing pre-HUD Code mobile homes and manufactured homes. Why? Because the demand is lower, the price will likely be lower.
As noted earlier today, these issues aren’t meant to be a put-down of well-intended followers of NMHOA, MHAction or other activist-leaders.
Rather, reports like this and the one below are meant to give a tool to those on staff who may interact with such residents.
These provides a means to explain to those who may be well intended, but are logically being misled by the leadership of manufactured home activist residents. NMHOA and MHAction leaders are arguably harming the interests of member home owners on several levels.
Maybe that’s why those leaders don’t want to discuss or debate such issues in public?
We’ll plan reports like this on MHLivingNews, but until then, your front line staff need to get their arms around this. We already have the related report below.
Washington Post – Protests of HUD Secretary Ben Carson, Manufactured Housing Institute, by MHAction, New York Communities for Change, CarsonWatch – An Inside Look – manufacturedhomelivingnews.com
A recent Washington Post (WP, the Post, or WaPo) report about a recent protest made it clear that manufactured housing is an important part of the solution to the growing affordable housing crisis in the USA. Here is part of what the WP report said.
Because there are per sources, hundreds if not thousands in MHVille who don’t know how to explain such issues to residents and shoppers.
To learn more details, please see the related reports, linked above and below. Retailers, communities and others should make sure that your staffs are on top of these types of nuts-and-bolts issues. “We Provide, You Decide.” © ## (News, analysis, and commentary.)
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