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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

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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 are the rich and frugal. …

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

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“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 letter with some of her …

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

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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 – least amount of daylight – …

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

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“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 outweigh pen and sword, although …

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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

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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 Agency (FHFA) Duty to Serve …

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The First Mobile Housing? Gathering Together to Give Thanks

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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 at this moment that won’t …

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Impact Communities – What Frank Rolfe, Dave Reynolds, Taught Beyond Mobile Home U; Manufactured Housing Institute and National Communities Council

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If you don’t already know the term, now is a good time to look up the meaning of ‘paltering.’ Then with the definition of paltering in mind, proceed with this report as we unpack what Frank Rolfe, Dave Reynolds, and their colleagues have been teaching observers – beyond the lessons of so-called ‘Mobile Home University’ [SIC]. “Frank and Dave” have …

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Examining Realtor Kristina Smallhorn’s “5 Biggest Lies About Manufactured (Mobile) Homes” – Video and Analysis

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Realtor.com says that Kristina Smallhorn goes by the moniker, “Your Real Estate Whisperer.” She tells those pondering the housing markets ‘secrets’ and insights that others may not realize. Manufactured Home Living News (MHLivingNews) stumbled across Smallhorn’s video last night, and we knew right away that we had to share it. Not because we think she’s made is a perfect video, …

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Addressing Growing Affordable Housing Crisis, Income Inequality by Enforcing Good Current Laws – Illustrated Report, Analysis

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Complex problems cited in the headline can be simplified by making this specific point. Affordable housing and income or wealth inequality are in several ways related issues. Home ownership is the most common form of wealth building in America. There are already good laws ‘on the books’ that make more affordable housing available. There are also good laws that make …

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Veterans, Manufactured Homes, the Crisis of American Business, Politics, and Policies

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Let’s begin with what many will want to know every day, not just Veteran’s Day. Yes, you can buy a manufactured home with a VA – Veterans Administration – loan with as little as zero down payment. Millions who have a DD214 could qualify.     That said, veterans by definition are individuals who have or still do serve their …

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Costumes, Bridging Gaps Impacting Affordable Housing, and Manufactured Home Insights

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Yesterday was Halloween, which makes today All Saints Day. In years gone by, it was customary in several Christian countries to ‘dress up’ in costumes that were supposed to remind someone of a specific saintly person. Halloween is a contraction that means “All Hallow’s (i.e.: holy, saintly) Eve” – the night before All Saint Day. Just writing those facts – …

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Manufactured Home Residents, Small Businesses, Affordable Housing Advocates, and Investor Alert

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During a widely acknowledged affordable housing crisis, one would normally imagine that affordable housing would be doing very well. While some segments may be performing well, perhaps the most proven form of U.S. affordable housing ever is struggling at historically low levels. How is that possible? Furthermore, millions of Americans who live in this most proven form of affordable housing …

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Manufactured Homeowners, Shoppers Alert – Manufactured Housing’s Barack Obama Moment

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When you strive to tell the truth as you know it, consistency becomes easy. Former President Barack Obama is beloved by millions. Others opposed his policies. It is similar, albeit more intense, with the current President Donald J. Trump. Each man stands quite apart on many issues. But on at least one thing, they agree. Both men believe that the …

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HUD’s/Urban Institute’s Edward Golding Knew, Because Manufactured Housing Institute’s Lesli Gooch Told Him

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First, the good news. Then, we’ll follow the good news up with what’s problematic. This will be systematic: quotes, facts, and eye-opening insights. “People live better when they have less financial stress,” Lindsey Bostick said. “They can do more of what they really want to do with their lives when they pay less for their home.” She explained that, “I …

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“Illegal Taking” Lawsuit, Rent Control Challenge, Kurt Kelley, NPR, Manufactured Housing Review

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Rent control is a hot topic in the U.S. as well as in Canada. It is an issue for those in apartments or other forms of rental housing, as well as numbers living in manufactured home land lease communities. The CBC News video below spells out the challenge in multifamily housing, north of the border. It will help tee up …

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