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Manufactured Homeowners Interests Threatened by Manufactured Housing Institute “Deceptive” Scheme, Per Modular Home Builders Association’s Tom Hardiman

  “In general, the figures suggest that manufactured homes have seen price [appreciation] trends broadly similar to those of other homes.” – August 23, 2018 news release by the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), page 24 of the federal document linked further below as a free download.    “I will never make a disparaging remark …

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Troubling 2019 Production, Data, Related Reports on Manufactured Homes Announced

The are some 22 million Americans who live in a mobile or manufactured home. There are, per the Apartment List in 2019, about 111 million renters. Millions of conventional housing owners will at some point sell and want to upsize, downsize or make some form of housing change. Each of those groups and others ought …

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Stark, Racy – “Mobile Homes” Movie, Adults-Only Viewing – Manufactured Housing & Cultural Insights

The controversial and unsentimental storyline in the posted video trailer and full-length movie shown further below is largely Canadian; more on that later, but for now it is worth mentioning that the plot could have occurred either in the U.S. or Canada. IMDb has this plot summary credited to Production: “A young mother drifts from …

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Sky High Opportunities – Stevie Nicks, Lawrence Welk, Kid Rock, Elvis Presley, Art Linkletter, Mobile or Manufactured Home Living, 2020 and You

There are numbers of celebrities, past and present, that have personally owned and/or had others ties to mobile and manufactured home living. The ones in the headline are just some of them that will be mentioned in this report. There are millionaires and even some billionaires who personally own a mobile or manufactured home. They …

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Coming Epic Affordable Housing Finance Clash? Chair Maxine Waters vs. Warren Buffett – Clayton Homes – Historic Challenges Ahead

“Facts are stubborn things.” – Mark Weiss, J.D., President and CEO of the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR).   Near the epicenter of what could become a cosmic clash in the year 2020 are events that have their origin approaching 2 decades ago. Much more recently, Congressional Representative Maxine Waters (CA-D) signed a …

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Chanukah, Christmas and Traditional “It’s a Wonderful Life” Staring Warren Buffett as Mr. Henry Potter

Hanukkah or Chanukah, they are each a name for a minor Jewish feast that celebrates a Festival of Lights.   For Christians, the birth of Jesus celebrates the True Light that came into the world to set believers free. The two religious celebrations are often quite close or overlap on the calendar. Near the darkest – …

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Giant Manufactured Home Community Operator and Manufactured Housing Institute Member – RHP Properties – Backs Down; HUD, FHFA, Nonprofits and You

“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” – Abraham Lincoln.   Preface before addressing the headline issues: Steve McDonald reminds us in the intriguing lyrics from the title song of Sons of Somerled that there’s been times when the sword is mightier than pen. Today, sometimes money seems to …

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FHFA, GSEs – High Cost to Minorities, All Americans – Due to Asserted Failures to Follow Duty to Serve Affordable Housing, Existing Federal Laws

The following are the comments as prepared for the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) virtual listening session scheduled for Wednesday 12.11.2019.    — FHFA Listening Session Comments by L. A. ‘Tony’ Kovach, Publisher of MHLivingNews.com, MHProNews.com, Award-Winning Manufactured Home Industry Expert and Consultant (LATonyKovach.com and http://www.linkedin.com/in/latonykovach)   Speakers addressed the Washington, D.C. Federal Housing Finance …

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Five Point Plan for Affordable Housing and Manufactured Home Living Recovery

Preface. This article will first outline a five-point plan for affordable housing and manufactured home living recovery. Then, it will give some specific examples of why this plan makes more sense than others that are being discussed. Interlaced with that will be facts, evidence and specific examples of how the battle for affordable housing has …

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The First Mobile Housing? Gathering Together to Give Thanks

What native Americans called a “teepee” were not the original “mobile home,” and they certainly weren’t made in a factory. Wikipedia says that “A tipi (also teepee) is a tent, traditionally made of animal skins upon wooden poles. Modern tipis usually have a canvas covering.” This is a site about affordable housing. There are millions around the world …

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