Clayton Homes partners in the Duck Commander 500


Clayton Homes announced they are the proud partner of the Duck Commander 500, this year’s annual spring NASCAR ® Sprint Cup Series race at the popular Texas Motor Speedway ®. Some 150,000 fans are expected to attend the event on April 6, 2014. The race is said to be the single most-attended one-day sporting event in Texas. DigitalJournal  and MHProNews.com  …

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UMH Properties Acquires Eight Manufactured Home Communities


UMH Properties, Inc. of Freehold, New Jersey has acquired eight Ohio manufactured home communities (MHCs) comprised of 1,018 homesites. Marketwatch, MHProNews and StockNews among others have reported that UMH owns and operates 82 land-lease manufactured home communities with approximately 14,500 total sites. UMH Properties is a public real estate investment trust (REIT). The company has roughly doubled its holdings in …

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New Manufactured Home Sales Growth Continues


Figures from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) indicate shipments of new “HUD Code” manufactured homes hit 4,405 in January, a 3.8 percent increase over the 4,242 homes shipped in Jan., 2013. (Photo Credit: Eastern Ohio Home Show,  Friday, May 16th – Sunday, May 18th, 2014 at the MAPS Air Field and Museum located adjacent to the Akron/Canton …

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Impressions from an Attorney at the Louisville Show and the Manufactured Housing Industry


by Rick Robinson, JD When I took over the duties of General Counsel/VP Government Affairs to MHI, I jumped into a firestorm of issues in Congress that consumed most of my time. My study of the industry was done in bits and pieces. Having worked the issue for Congressman Jim Bunning, I had a baseline of (albeit dated) knowledge. Thus …

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2013 National Communities Council Fall Leadership Forum Enjoy a Chicago, Lake Michigan – Odyssey Dinner Cruise – US Destination


Odyssey-Lake Michigan-Chicago Skyline-Photo credit: SunTimes News Group The National Communities Council (NCC) division of the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) held its first annual Fall Leadership Forum on October 16-18, 2013 in Chicago, IL. While most of the event was held at the W Center on 111 West Adams, the dinner on the 17th was held on the Lake Michigan cruise …

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First Guarantee Mortgage Corporation

First Guaranty Mortgage Corporation hasn’t forgotten that the most important word in “home loans” is HOME. The real estate crisis has put words like “securitization” and “derivative” into the mouths of people across the nation. But somewhere along the line, many forgot that home loans are about people and their dreams, not Wall Street portfolios. FGMC hasn’t forgotten that. We …

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