Manufactured Home Article

‘Road to Hell for America’ JP Morgan Chase’s Jaime Dimon – What’s Necessary for Protecting Affordable Housing – What to Know as 2022 Midterm Early Voting Starts


“We finance Americans’ ambitions with loans for homes, autos, and growing a small business, and provide valuable products and services to more than half of American households.” So said JPMorgan Chase’s CEO and Chairman Jamie Dimon in recent testimony to Congress. During a Congressional hearing, Representative Rashida Tlaib (MI-Democrat) asked: “Please answer with a simple yes or no, does your …

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Just the Facts – Latest New Manufactured Home Sales, Production, and Shipment Data Nationally and State-by-State – Reported in September 2022 for July 2022 Data and Trends


While mainstream conventional housing sales have been sliding in recent months, modern HUD Code manufactured home sales in the latest September report on official July 2022 data continue to reflect a year-over-year increase in production and shipments. Obviously, production/shipments of new manufactured homes are based on demand and the actual or anticipated retail sales volumes that retailers, developers, or community …

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Consider Surprising 9.11 Conspiracy Theories on Anniversary of the Attack on the Twin Towers, Why Principles Matter to Affordable Housing Seekers – ‘Never Let a Good Crisis Go To Waste’


When millions of people distrust their own government, it is no surprise that conspiracy theories arise that seek to explain certain events. Such is the case with “9/11” – which has several variations of skepticism or doubt about the official account of what took place on that fateful day when two hijacked jets struck the Twin Towers in New York …

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The Home Journey Roadmap, Mortgage Giant Freddie Mac Explains Step-By-Step ‘How to Achieve the American Dream with Manufactured Housing’ – Financing, Buyers Tips, Facts and Analysis


House hunting? Dreaming of home ownership? Freddie Mac is one of the two mortgage giants that under their Duty to Serve (DTS) program have created the step by step outline that follows below. That ‘road map’ to home ownership will be followed by additional information linked insights, commentary and an analysis in brief. As a brief background, Fannie Mae and …

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‘Debunking Manufactured Housing Myths – Get the Facts,’ Says Mortgage Giant Freddie Mac’s Research – FHLMC Counters, Clarifies Claims About Trailer Houses, Mobile Homes, and Tiny Houses


“Debunking Manufactured Housing Myths – Get the Facts” is the title of a research report provided below by conventional housing mortgage giant Freddie Mac. Before diving into their statements, sources, and findings some context is useful for new and returning readers. For years, a decade to be more precise, Manufactured Home Living News ( has highlighted the facts that debunk …

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Build Back Better Power Grab? Gatestone Institute Report Claims Big Lie Harming Those It Falsely Claims to Help – Affordable Housing, Food, Fuel and Other Harms


“As a result of western governments’ taking collective action under the auspices of a ‘climate change’ agenda, we are on the cusp of something happening with ramifications that no one has ever seen before,” said Sundance per the popular ZeroHedge news, finance, and investing site.  “Western governments’, specifically western Europe, North America (U.S-Canada) and Australia/New Zealand, are intentionally trying to …

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Urban Institute – ‘The Role of Manufactured Housing in Increasing the Supply of Affordable Housing’ in the U.S.A., Unpacking UI’s Deep Dive into Manufactured Homes Research in July 2022


“The Role of Manufactured Housing in Increasing the Supply of Affordable Housing” is a research report published by the Urban Institute and authored by Karan Kaul and Daniel Pang. It is a sad reality that manufactured housing is widely misunderstood. Impressions about manufactured housing are often driven by old and outdated stereotypes. To address this lack of factual and evidence-based …

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‘Sitting on a Time Bomb’ – Ariana Figueroa Explains Risks to Mobile Home and Manufactured Home Community Residents ‘In Red-Hot Housing Market’ – Facts and Analysis


Prior to diving into Ariana Figuero’s insightful report on how mobile and manufactured home residents are “sitting on a time bomb,” let’s be clear. There are two facers and bad actors in pretty much any walk of life one cares to mention. So, it should be no surprise that those who communicate in a different fashion than their behavior occurs …

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DOJ-CFPB-Record Racial Discrimination-Redlining Case Settled by Warren Buffett-Led Berkshire Hathaway Owned Lender – Clayton Homes and Their Affiliated Lending Named by Seattle Times – Conventional and Manufactured Housing Claims


Clayton Homes and their lending practices is mentioned by the Seattle Times in their Associated Press (AP) news report about another Berkshire Hathaway mortgage brand that the Department of Justice described as a ‘record settlement’ for ‘racially discriminatory’ ‘redlining’ in several states by another Berkshire Hathaway (BRK) owned HomeServices financing brand, Trident Mortgage Company. Are these similar claims in conventional …

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Unpacking Clayton Homes Linked Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance Fraud and RICO Case US District Court Southern District of Texas Corpus Christi Division Case NO. C-09-312


Before digging into insights from the Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance, Inc., Plaintiff, vs. Cesar Flores, et al, Defendants Case NO. C-09-312, the following background is useful. Since shortly after publishing the Manufactured Home Living News (MHLivingNews) report on “The Case Against Clayton Homes” on 5.28.2020, that report has had hundreds of thousands of hits from readers, and has routinely been …

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MHARR Warns Affordable Housing and Manufactured Home Consumers, Professionals Alert on DOE Manufactured Housing Energy Rule Woes They Assert Are Connected to Manufactured Housing Institute


As part of the featured image for this report by Now Earth reflects, the number of misleading headlines and reports surrounding the Department of Energy (DOE) manufactured housing energy rule are numerous. Since June 15, 1976 all HUD Code manufactured homes had to meet specific energy standards. Those standard demonstrably saved consumers money, especially when compared with pre-HUD Code mobile …

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‘Inside a TikTok-famous luxury trailer home featuring an office, a laundry room, a 6-seat couch, and a fireplace’–Study Insider-Yahoo News Glory Lautner’s TikTok Manufactured Home Living Video


“Glory Lautner, a TikToker, wanted to challenge preconceptions about what living in a trailer [sic] is really like,” wrote Charissa Cheong for an Insider article republished by Yahoo News on Independence Day, 7.4.2022. While the terminology used by Lautner (trailer, mobile home) should not be used to describe her manufactured home, as the report linked here explains, it is common. …

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New Freddie Mac Research Brief Says Majority of Consumers Would Consider Purchasing a Manufactured Home Most Have Good Perception of Manufactured Housing – Facts & Analysis


Freddie Mac released a research brief on June 29, 2022 on Manufactured Housing. That brief was provided to MHLivingNews and others in media and its key findings are found below. Their report will be followed by other information from mainstream news and other sources. Research Brief | June 29, 2022 Majority of Consumers Say They Would Consider Purchasing a Manufactured …

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Reacting to Democratic Plans, State Republicans’ Startling New Platform, Signals Growing Debate Over Future Direction of Nation – Impact on Manufactured Home Residents, Pros, Affordable Housing Seekers


As numbers of affordable housing advocates know, Texas is the number one state in the U.S. for the production and shipments of new HUD Code manufactured homes. Texas is the second largest state in geographic size and in population. What happens in Texas has an impact on the rest of the nation. So, what recently occurred in their major party …

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‘The ‘Woke’ War on Affordable Housing’ – Manufactured Housing and Lower Income Americans ‘Hated’ by ‘Woke Elite Leaders’ – Manufactured Home Industry Issues and Perspectives


Mark Weiss, J.D., President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR), provided the following op-ed to MHLivingNews.   MHARR – ISSUES AND PERSPECTIVES  JUNE 2022 “THE ‘WOKE’ WAR ON AFFORDABLE HOUSING” The leaders of the “woke” mob – inside government and out — will never admit that they actually oppose affordable housing and …

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