The Manufactured Housing Industry’s March Madness

It’s not just basketball! The Manufactured Housing Industry has its own version of March Madness.

For example, there’s the rapidly approaching Tunica Manufactured Housing Show. The pace leading up to and through the show can be intense. To learn more about the largest event in all of manufactured housing, see Dennis Hill’s two articles. One is on the free business building seminars on the afternoon of March 28th, the other story Dennis Hill provided is the global brochure he produces and shared with us, so you could read all about what draws thousands to Tunica every year.

Those who want to know, and grow, will go.

Before the Madness…

Before we dig into some craziness, let’s note there are positive stories below, about more lending, and more homes sales, that are taking place due to forward thinking industry professionals.

There are profitable tips and opportunities described in featured stories too.  You’ll want to check those out.

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Image credit, QuoteGram.

Then, the Madness…

The Madness is also that as an industry, we could be producing, financing and selling some 600% more new homes than we currently are. Who says? See the articles below!

So why aren’t we collectively doing more? There too the answers are spelled out in the articles linked below.

HUD Code MH Shipments of 81,100…why not 500,000 (+/-)?!

In an affordable housing crisis, our manufactured home industry holds a powerful solution.

But we aren’t alone. The MH Industry has Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats. (To learn about a SWOT analysis, see that article, linked below).

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SWOT definition credit, Google.

Defending and promoting the industry are what association dues are paid for at the state and national level. Right?

So, what has MHI done with the millions in dues – plus the PAC money – they spent in 5 years under Richard “Dick” Jennison’s, Lesli Gooch’s and her predecessor’s leadership?

See the MHI budget insights we obtained, see how many millions are involved, see where the big money goes, and the related articles, all linked below.

Keep in mind we have a video that we can produce. In it, Jennison promises attendees of the meeting he was speaking to on camera that they would pass The Preserving Access to Manufactured Housing Act. He specifically said they could pass it in the House and the Senate. He gave themselves 2 years to do it.

Two years have now come and gone. Did MHI’s president and MHI SVP Lesli Gooch meet those promises?

No…

What if I told you that we also have video of Mr. Jennison saying we could be selling 500,000 homes a year (which, by the way, I agree the industry could do. Yes, that means that a location like yours could grow sales by 600%, if you wanted to do so.).

Then, what if I told you that on that same video, Mr. Jennison says that the potential for 500,000 shipments – 600% growth – he thought should be done slowly?

Who decides how fast your business – or any other operation – should grow?

Should it be Richard A. “Dick” Jennison at MHI?

We Provide, You Decide.” ©

As important, who has been sounding the alarm for years (besides MHProNews) that the industry could be doing much more?  Find that article about what MHARR says linked below, and you’ll see.

See too what Frank Rolfe, Marty Lavin, Titus Dare, Darren Krolewski, Tom Fath, and others are saying and questioning MHI on in this March Madness issue. Those articles are likewise linked below.

Don’t Guess, Know! Then, Plan and Act…

We have billions in opportunities, which means a location or business like yours could be doing 600% more if you wanted to do so. As Frank Rolfe said to MHProNews, the industry itself is in many ways holding us back.

Who specifically is responsible?

Don’t guess! Learn more! Why not stop the MH Industry’s self-inflicted madness?

With no further adieu, please see the featured articles and reports for March 2017 below for “Industry News, Tips and Views Pros Can Use.”  ©

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DÉJÀ VU AGAIN? A New Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) Initiative

by Marty Lavin, JD.

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I like to say to myself “If you live long enough, you’ll see it all.”
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Triad Financial Services Introduces Superior Choice Credit Union to Manufactured Housing Industry, Video
by Soheyla Kovach

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Every year for many years now, Darrell Boyd, Senior Vice President from Jacksonville, Florida based Triad Financial Services brings banks, credit unions, investors and other financial services professionals to the Louisville Manufactured Housing Show.
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Executive Summary – 400 Words – Manufactured Housing Industry Obstacles and Billions in Opportunities
by L. A. ‘Tony’ Kovach

tony- kovachIt could be boiled down to the 3-letter acronym at the end. Let’s first take a 400 word walk through the top obstacles and opportunities.
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SECURITY MORTGAGE GROUP Income Property Specialists
By Pierce Redmond

Pierce Redmond-Vice PresidentSecurityMortgageGroup-55x55ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Security Mortgage Group, a national award-winning MH Community lending broker, is pleased to have provided $30,000,000 in financing for several manufactured home communities nationwide in January 2017.
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Skyline Corporation Makes Executive Announcement
by RC Williams

RCWilliams-writer75x75ManufacturedHousingIndustryMHProNewsSkyline Corp. (NYSE: SKY) tells MHProNews that Jeff Newport has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer.
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MHARR: President Trump’s Actions Offer Major Opportunity for MH Industry and Consumers
by RC Williams

RCWilliams-writer75x75ManufacturedHousingIndustryMHProNewsWashington, D.C., February 28, 2017 – The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) tells MHProNews that Executive Orders issued by President Trump within the past thirty days provide an unprecedented opportunity for the federally-regulated manufactured housing industry and American consumers who rely upon manufactured homes.
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Service Animals, Fair Housing, and You
by Nadeen Green, JD

For those of us who teach and write about fair housing, we have come to learn that the topic of service animals is the one that everyone wants to hear about (I sometimes joke that it is unlawful to teach a fair housing class without a reference to service animals). nadeen-green-mhpronews-com
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New NAR Report Points To Manufactured Housing Opportunities
by L. A. ‘Tony’ Kovach

tony- kovachWhen the National Association of Realtors chief economist says there are more buyers than existing homes available on the market, that should be a huge signal to manufactured and modular home professionals,” said Stan Posey, sales manager at Sunshine Homes of Red Bay, AL.
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33 Sites | Woodmont Trailer Park | Farmington Hills, Michigan
by Christopher Nortley

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Federal Data Spotlights Manufactured Home Industry Quality, Regulatory Questions
by Soheyla Kovach

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – With over 81,100 manufactured homes built last year, more than 99.99 percent of all manufactured home buyers had service issues satisfied through normal channels provided by their home’s builder, retailer, community, or installer.
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Richard Jennison, Manufactured Housing Institute, Worth Millions to MH Industry? Facts from MHI Report
L. A. ‘Tony’ Kovach

tony- kovachThe Manufactured Housing Institute, and its president and CEO, Richard A. Jennison, are required as a tax-exempt organization to keep and file certain records.  One of those reports was obtained by MHProNews, and is attached herein.
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MH Dealer Bill Passes House – What Does it Mean?
by RC Williams

RCWilliams-writer75x75ManufacturedHousingIndustryMHProNewsIn the great state of Indiana, a bill recently passed in the state house regarding manufactured housing dealerships that has a rather interesting twist.
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Industry Lender Announces Name Change

BY Credit Human Federal Credit Union

cufbl_eastern_slide_200x200_2_2016After much consideration the San Antonio Federal Credit Union (SACU)/CU Factory Built Lending (CUFBL)/Mountainside Financial is excited to announce that we are changing our name to Credit Human Federal Credit Union.
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Ben Carson Confirmed as HUD Secretary, MHI and MHARR Commentary
by RC Williams

RCWilliams-writer75x75ManufacturedHousingIndustryMHProNewsThe Senate, in a 58-41 vote Thursday, has confirmed Dr. Ben Carson to be the next Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
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Lancing the MH Industry’s Boil

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by Soheyla Kovach

Let’s use the analogy of a pimple, cyst, or boil.
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Business Building Tunica Show Educational Seminars
by Dennis Hill

dennis-hill-showways-unlimited-manufactured-housing-mhpronews-com-50x50-On Tuesday, March 28th,  at the Resorts Hotel – 2nd Floor, Magnolia Room, you can discover this year’s business building educational seminars. Here is the lineup and schedule.
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The Report, Warren Buffett, Kevin Clayton and Clayton Homes
by RC Williams

RCWilliams-writer75x75ManufacturedHousingIndustryMHProNewsWhen the “Oracle of Omaha” speaks, people listen.
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2017 Tunica Manufactured Housing Show Looms, Final Brochure, Schedule Provided
By Tunica Show

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The Tunica Show has more homes than any other industry event!
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Industry Feedback About the Manufactured Housing Institute, Image, Industry Hassles, and Advancement
by L. A. ‘Tony’ Kovach
tony- kovachA very thoughtful message from a widely-known industry leader is quoted below.
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Scam Alert! Professionals Warned
by Soheyla Kovach

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Fox News and most mainstream media sources are urging caution to professionals and others answering cell phones and landlines from incoming calls from an “unknown caller” or a phone number you may not recognize.
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HUD Code Manufactured Home Production Increases, January Report
by RC Williams

RCWilliams-writer75x75ManufacturedHousingIndustryMHProNewsWashington, D.C., March 6, 2017 – The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) tells MHProNews that, according to official statistics compiled on behalf of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), year-over-year manufactured housing industry production increased substantially during January 2017.

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SWOT Analysis – Marketing, Sales & Management Tool for Manufactured Housing Success

by L. A. ‘Tony’ Kovach

tony- kovachTo truly understand a location, business or organization – and its potential – a SWOT analysis is useful management tool.

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Modular Tapped to Help City With Housing Needs
by RC Williams

RCWilliams-writer75x75ManufacturedHousingIndustryMHProNewsIn Belgrade, Montana, the Human Resource Development Council (HRDC) has looked to modular housing as a solution to what the organization calls “immense affordable housing needs.”
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The Evolution of 3D Printed Homes?
by RC Williams

RCWilliams-writer75x75ManufacturedHousingIndustryMHProNewsWhen it comes to 3D printed homes, companies around the world have been working to perfect the ideal system, including Beijing-based HuaShang Tengda, which printed a two-story villa that checks in at 4,305 square feet and can reportedly withstand a magnitude eight earthquake.
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Lost Modular Jobs Set to Return?
by RC Williams

RCWilliams-writer75x75ManufacturedHousingIndustryMHProNewsOnce known for its booming modular and manufactured home industry, Oxford, Maine has been dubbed the “Manufactured Housing Capital of New England.”
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The Uncertainties of Life
by Tim Connor, CSP

tim-connor-mhmsm-comMany people today struggle with the need to know what will happen tomorrow, next week or even this year. Some have the need to try and manipulate tomorrow or to have life be ‘in order’ or ‘certain.’
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Habits to Make or Break for a Cleaner, Healthier Home
by RC Williams

RCWilliams-writer75x75ManufacturedHousingIndustryMHProNewsIt never fails. No matter how much you clean, it always seems that something comes up, spills, or gets dirt on it.
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Manufactured Home Plants May Become Tiny House Production Centers
by RC Williams

RCWilliams-writer75x75ManufacturedHousingIndustryMHProNewsIn Carbon Hill, Alabama this week, the City Council heard about a possible plan from developers to use a couple of old manufactured home plant facilities to make small-sized homes, aka “tiny houses.”
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Pending Home Sales Numbers Released
by RC Williams

RCWilliams-writer75x75ManufacturedHousingIndustryMHProNewsThe report is in from the National Association of Realtors (NAR).
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Zoning Changes Could Affect Manufactured Housing
by RC Williams

RCWilliams-writer75x75ManufacturedHousingIndustryMHProNewsThe Washington County, Maryland Board of Commissioners is holding a public hearing today regarding several proposed changes to the county’s zoning ordinance, including ones that affect manufactured homes.
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Which Life Season are You in?
by Tim Connor

tim-connor-mhmsm-comFor the past 200 plus years we have experienced an economic downturn and uncertainty every 8-15 years. I am not a pessimist.  I am a realist.
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