Is Manufactured Home Production Keeping Pace with U.S. Population? What California ADU Preemption and Higher Production Signals Manufactured Housing Potential to Solve Affordable Housing Crisis


It may be self-evident so many, but it is important to note that the population of the United States (U.S.) has grown since manufactured housing achieved its last highwater mark in 1998. Beyond population growth, Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) have witnessed a boom in California in recent years. Manufactured Home Living News (MHLivingNews) and MHProNews have periodically spotlighted that boom …

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Economist EJ Antoni ‘Understated by Feds Through-the-Roof Housing Inflation Crushing Would-Be Homeowners’–Conventional Housing Unaffordable But Manufactured Homes Still Reasonable for Millions


According to WCNT a year ago, research then showed that 61 percent of Americans could not afford to buy a house in this current market.  Since that report, mortgage interest rates surged to their highest levels since 2002, per Copilot. The average 30-year rate jumped from 3.22% in January to a high of 7.08% at the end of October1. That sets the tone for Part I of …

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Rise and Fall of HUD Code Manufactured Housing 1995-2023 – Story of the U.S. Affordable Housing Crisis Behind the Facts


“When you want to help people, you tell them the truth. When you want to help yourself, you tell them what they want to hear.” – Thomas Sowell “The puzzle is why there’s so little (manufactured housing) being shipped when it’s a much better product than it used to be,” said Laurie Goodman, an Urban Institute fellow.” Millions of Americans …

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Remember Normal? Buckle up for Manufacturing Consent, Oxfam, Billionaire’s World, and the American Dream Reality Check


While it won’t be necessarily be sequential, every aspect of the headline – Remember Normal? Buckle Up for Manufacturing Consent, Oxfam, Billionaire’s World and the American Dream Reality Check – will be explored by sharing a Q&A with Bing’s artificial intelligence (AI) system currently known as Copilot. Productivity School and Analytics Vidhya rated Bing’s AI the top publicly available AI …

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Democratic Congressional Staffer Alleged Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) Anti-Consumer, Manufactured Housing Institute Leaders Decline Comment Sam Strommen Antitrust Case Allegations–Analysis


A U.S. House of Representatives Democratic staffer told MHLivingNews/MHProNews that the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) has a reputation on Capitol Hill for being anti-consumer. The context of that staffer’s remarks was connected to manufactured home industry connected financing controversies, some of which will be explored in this report. When Mobile and Manufactured Home Living News (MHLivingNews) offered Manufactured Housing Institute …

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‘May God be With the Families of Deceased as Well as the Injured Installer’ – Tim Williams – Ohio Manufactured Home Association (OMHA) Responds to Tragedy in Hopewell Estates in Fostoria Ohio 


In an emailed statement from Tim Williams, Executive Director of the Ohio Manufactured Homes Association (OMHA) which copied their association attorney, Elizabeth Birth, J.D., Williams said the following in a document under OMHA’s letterhead dated 1.12.2024. OMHA extends our sincere condolences to the installers and their families in the unfortunate tragedy at Hopewell Estates in Fostoria on January 8, 2024. …

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True State of U.S. Housing Market, per Markets Insider, on Jan 5.2024 What Data Tells Affordable Housing Seekers-Manufactured Home Shoppers and Advocates – Facts and Expert Analysis


It is time for another ‘no BS’ report that cuts through the spin delivered by way too many sources. While no two housing markets are alike, and some parts of the country are faring better on housing affordability than others, it is obvious that in most places in the United States of America (U.S.A.) that buying a home has become …

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Inspirational Christmas Videos, Songs, and Lyrics Plus Why Christmas is of 365 Days a Year Importance


You have likely watched It’s a Wonderful Life more than once. Every time this writer watches it, I think about or remember something new or important. It isn’t perfect theology, but it is a heartwarming and inspirational story.     You may have enjoyed the TV story of the Little Drummer Boy as a youth. Why not check it out …

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Barbara Corcoran Says Housing Prices ‘Going Through the Roof’ – Shark Tank Star Corcoran Loves her ‘Mobile Home’ Renovated with Special Features and Location Barbara Paid $1 Million Dollars to Own


‘It’s my Taj Mahal’ said multi-millionaire Shark Tank star Barbara Corcoran, as she shows off her $1 million “MOBILE HOME” in an LA (Los Angeles, CA) area “trailer park.” Corcoran admits she ‘likes it more than her $15 million New York City penthouse.’  While her terminology and that of those reporting on this story is routinely wrong – any such …

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Association Warns ‘Stunning’ Consumers-Business Impacts by DOE Energy Regulatory Stance for HUD Code Manufactured Homes – DOE Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm Remarks – Facts/Analysis


The Department of Energy (DOE) asserts new regulations will save low-to-moderate-income households money. But a Manufactured Housing Association on 12.12.2023 called the pending regulations “Stunning and Unworkable” -asserting that they impacts will cost more than savings claimed by the DOE.   [Note: the following is adapted by ( from a press release]. WASHINGTON, D.C., UNITED STATES, December 14, 2023 …

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Rigged System? Feudal-Fascist-Marxist-MegaCapitalist-Socialist-Corporate Shell Games? Understand Why Working-Middle Classes Struggle-American Dream-Affordable Homeownership Fades-Facts/Analysis


The Mises Institute Chairman Llewellyn H. Rockwell Jr. recently said: “we now have a fake kind of capitalism in which a few greedy billionaires use the state to gain power and privileges for themselves.” Democrat turned independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. recently pointed out that: “The working class is now systematically being stripped of their wealth by the …

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‘My Husband Says We’ll be ‘Homeless’ If We Keep Renting’ – What MarketWatch Response Apparently Missed in Couple’s Concerns – Desire to Own vs. Rent During Inflation Explored – Facts and Analysis


Let’s be clear. The question that follows reflects what MarketWatch (MW) actually published from a woman who stated that her man is earning considerably more income than the majority of Americans.  Someone making less money than this woman says they claim to earn might think about her inquiry, ‘are you serious?’  Nevertheless, the question itself is interesting. Indeed, as what will …

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Insights on Importance of Home Ownership in the U.S.A., But Wall Street Journal and Others Provide Evidence of the Fading of the American Dream – Facts-Analysis


In a left-leaning NBC News poll, a record-low 19 percent of respondents said they were confident their children’s generation would be better off than their own. “The American Dream is centered around the belief that each individual has the right and freedom to seek prosperity and happiness, regardless of where or under what circumstances they were born. The roots of the …

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“Must See” Movie-Length Documentaries per Artificial Intelligence, the U.S. Affordable Housing Crisis, and the Predicament of the 21st Century Manufactured Housing Industry – Videos, Facts, and Analysis


According to the Productivity School, the number one artificial intelligence (AI) search engine, paid or free, is the one by available from Microsoft’s Bing. According to, a thesis is defined as follows. Thesis definition: “a proposition stated or put forward for consideration, especially one to be discussed and proved or to be maintained against objections.” Per ThoughtCo: “A thesis (THEE-ses)  is the main …

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Consumer ALERT! Yes! Communities Backstories Reveal Sobering Realities of Manufactured Housing Institute ‘Award-Winner’ Which Praises its Own Yes! ‘Charity’ While Avoiding Resident Woes – Analysis


The Speakers News Journal says that an “Analysis is an expert opinion.” Manufactured housing is a fine option when someone is doing business with – or considering a deal with – an honorable firm. But if someone is considering doing business with a firm that is deceptively predatory, they ought to be avoided. What follows will be facts, evidence, and …

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