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Jujitsu – Last Week Tonight John Oliver “Mobile Homes” Video Fact-Check Revelations

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Dictionary.com says, “Jujitsu definition, a method developed in Japan of defending oneself without the use of weapons by using the strength and weight of an adversary to disable him.” Ponder that, “using the strength and weight of an adversary” against them. Here’s more about jujitsu or jiujitsu: “use of an …

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MarketWatch Reports on Manufactured Housing, 2018-2019

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It’s Flashback Friday. Reviewing two reports by MarketWatch are timely, and ought to make followers of the popular personal finance guru Dave Ramsey, or HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver sit up and think again. These are equally timely because of the arguably injustice that is taking place in …

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Bryan Manufactured Homes Ban Passed, But Petition Count, Other Legal Moves May Stop Texas City

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WTAW, Bryan’s website, and locals on the ground tell the Daily Business News on MHProNews that “The Bryan city council voted 5-2 Tuesday night to eliminate future manufactured home placement on individual lots. Joining Greg Owens, who made the motion, and Buppy Simank, who seconded the motion, were Reuben Marin, …

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“Economic Racism.” Angry Residents, Students, Civic Leaders Fight Plan to Ban Affordable Manufactured Homes, Industry Professionals Sound Off

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  “The proposed action by the City of Bryan is an unvarnished and discriminatory attack against lower and moderate-income citizens who rely on manufactured homes as affordable, non-subsidized housing.  The proposal is seriously misguided at best, as noted by Tony Kovach and Lance Inderman, and stands in direct conflict with …

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HUD Study on Manufactured Housing Discriminatory Zoning, Placement by Local Cities, Counties Requested

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It will be recalled for the sake of new readers that the Daily Business News on MHProNews has been documenting cases of manufactured homes being limited, excluded, and/or discriminated against in zoning and placement practices by local jurisdictions for several years. That is so, despite the wide body of evidence …

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Seattle Is Dying, Are Cities Near You Dying Too? High Costs, Corrupted Systems, Manufactured Housing’s Potential Silver Lining

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Thwarting what is natural has its costs. Manipulation of people, their healthy aspirations toward ownership, and their legitimate choices are arguably at or near the root causes the unfolding tragedies spotlighted by KOMO’s viral report, Seattle is Dying.  Let’s set aside for a few moments whatever Warren Buffett led Berkshire …

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Historic Manufactured Housing Industry Decisions Were Made Here on 3.27.2019

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In a statement today to recapping what they are calling “Bold New Initiatives,” the Washington, D.C. based Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) is taking aim at issues to get to some underlying challenges facing manufactured housing going that arise from post-production scenarios. MHARR and its members have kept …

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After Strong 1st Quarter, Stocks Surge Higher, Plus Manufactured Home Equities, REITs Updates

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We reported Friday that it was the best first quarter in years.  If stocks kept up this pace, before the end of this week, the leading markets would have recaptured – and surpassed – all time highs.  Left-of-center CNBC interviewed 5 analysts which will be our focus this evening on …

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Errata, Apologies, Explanations, Tunica Talk, and Manufactured Housing

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“Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.” —Vince Lombardi, per BrainyQuotes. There’s significant value to live events of many kinds, and the Tunica Manufactured Housing Show last week underscored that on several levels.  The MHProNews team was there, and we had a chance to hear …

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Urgency Grows, Another City Prepares Ban on Manufactured Homes

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The report of yet another American city considering a ban on new manufactured housing is the most recent warning-flag for an issue that has been growing for several years in states across the country. City of Bryan, TX, District Two Councilman Prentiss Madison, told KBTX that he is getting calls …

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MHI’s Growth Agenda? Rick Robinson, JD, SVP Manufactured Housing Institute, Preemption Evidence, Writ of Mandamus, and Addressing HUD Code Manufactured Home Shipment Woes

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  Ask the typical business professional or sales agent this. Do they want to sell more or less of their product or service?  Do they want more profits, or lower profits? The typical answer will be ‘More, of course.’   The background of this story is the profitable sale of more new …

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Sheila Dey, Western Manufactured Housing Communities Assoc, Tells Capitol – Manufactured Homes Could Ease Housing Crisis, Report and Analysis

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Sheila Dey, JD, is the Executive Director and General Counsel of the Western Manufactured Housing Communities Association, per their website. Dey is well known in many parts of the industry and leads one of the purportedly stronger and better-funded trade groups in manufactured housing. To dot the i’s and t’s …

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Manufactured Home Industry Professionals Feedback, Manufactured Housing Institute and Zoning Related Issues – Part 1

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  There are on- and off-the-record statements that will follow.  While the Daily Business News on MHProNews talks with industry professionals by phone on a regular basis too, our preference in using comments is to get the person to send their statements in an email, for our mutual accuracy.  There …

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Manufactured Home Production Slide Continues – Call it Corruption, Collusion, Incompetence, Attempted Coverup – Self-Evident Failures Mount

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  The Daily Business News on MHProNews starts this report with the release from the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) on the new HUD Code manufactured home shipment data for December 2018. We will then turn to some additional analysis and commentary on the closing totals for 2018. …

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Manufactured Homes Shunned by City for Higher Cost Container Housing

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  “This is historic,” said San Jose Vice Mayor Magdalena Carrasco, per the Mercury News. Councilman Johnny Khamis expressed what they described as sticker shock, saying, “This seems exorbitant for recycled metal boxes, quite frankly.” The price per unit? The ‘all in’ cost is said to be some $600,000 for …

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Clayton Homes Fights Zoning, for “First Class Manufactured Homes” – Mainstream Media Reports

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  “Cari Gorman-Salisbury owns a 2-acre lot surrounded by R1L-175 zoning which limits property owners to site-built structures. Mistakenly believing her property, acquired in 2017, provided for manufactured homes, she bought one and had it delivered one day in September to the property located on the west side of Orme …

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Manufactured Housing Institute on Urban Institute, Bloomberg, National Association of Realtors Reports Praising Manufactured Homes

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  Imagine for a few moments that a law would allow you to place a new HUD Code manufactured home someone wants to purchase in one of the numerous areas where they are currently being zoned out by local officials.  There is arguably no need to imagine that, because that …

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New Association Weighs In, Giving Credit Where It’s Due, Opportunitie$, But Winds of Change Challenge Manufactured Housing’s Future

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  Every part of the headline will be covered in this column and analysis, only the sequence will be mixed. Let’s frame this report simply.   Affordable housing is potentially worth hundreds of billions of dollars a year in the U.S. That’s the conclusion of Jeff Bezos’ Amazon Alexa Fund. …

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Metro Town Rejects Hundreds of Affordable Housing Units, Cites Reasons Against Using Manufactured Homes

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Taxes. Appearances. Uncertainty about the future. Those are some of the excuses, err, reasons that trustees of South Elgin, a part of the Chicago metro, rejected a 296 unit manufactured home community development that would have served residents 55 and older. It’s a story that affordable housing and manufactured home …

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