Manufactured Housing News

8/18/2017

Affordability issues along with a lack of knowledge about home buying are holding millennials back from pursuing homeownership, according to a survey from loanDepot.

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6/21/2017

Appearing in today's Federal Register is a request for public comment on an intended Interpretive Bulletin (IB) for Model Installation Standards Foundation Requirements in Freezing Temperature Areas Under 24 CFR 285.312(b)

Comments are due by August 21st, 2017.

A summary of key findings from the engineering assessment include:

  • “… reviewed FFF designs...

6/7/2017

Coba7®, GFA Management, Inc., PMN Publishing and Spotlight Strategies announce the 26th Annual International Networking Roundtable September 6 - 8, 2017 at the Alexander Hotel in Indianapolis, IN.

The annual Networking Roundtable is 'the place to be' if you own or operate one or more land lease communities in the U.S. & Canada. Hope to see you there! 

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5/23/2017

Four Leaf Properties, a growing manufactured home community owner/operator in the Midwest and Texas, announces the election of Managing Partner, Kevin Shaughnessy, to lead the Illinois Manufactured Housing Association for the second consecutive year.

Originally joining the board in 2013, Mr. Shaughnessy was named Treasurer and continues to hold that position, as well as the Chairmanship...

4/27/2017

Matt Mayberry, a former NFL linebacker for the Chicago Bears, is currently one of the most read columnists for Entrepreneur Magazine, an acclaimed keynote speaker and peak performance strategist. He specializes in maximizing the performance of individuals and organizations all over the world.

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4/19/2017

Today, at its regular business meeting, the IMHA Board of Directors approved a slate of at-large candidates for election at the 2017 Annual Membership Meeting May 17th, 2017 at the Rosemont Hilton in Rosemont, IL.

According to the Association’s bylaws, “Any member can nominate a candidate to the slate of nominees by making such nomination in writing on their letterhead and sending such...

3/29/2017

The Secretary of State maintains a link on cyberdriveillinois.com that permits one to search for titles or lienholders for a vehicle with the VIN.

This is the only searchable database available for titles or lienholders and the information is only as valid as the last known Illinois title. This may be a particularly valuable resource for mobile/manufactured homes as many times people do...

1/24/2017

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) is requesting public input on considerations that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) should include in their determinations of whether to include manufactured homes chattel loans pilots in their Duty to Serve Underserved Markets Plans, and if so, how such pilots could be designed, taking into account policy and safety and soundness...

12/14/2016

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) has finalized its 'Duty to Serve' rule which should provide certain credit to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac for the purchase of chattel manufactured housing loans. The GSEs have not purchased chattel loans for almost a decade.

The Housing and Economic Recovery Act identified manufactured housing as one of three underserved markets which the GSEs...

11/23/2016

A Federal Judge in Texas has issued a nation-wide temporary injunction on implementation of the Obama Administration's new overtime rule, which was set to go into effect on December 1.

The injunction is only temporary. However, the decision by the Obama-appointed Judge signaled a strong likelihood that the court would eventually side with the coalition of business groups and state...