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Just a little more good news…

Last month, we told you about how recordation tax receipts were up, a good sign for housing. And last week, we learned that manufactured housing shipments were up in Virginia for the month in a while. Well, today we got … Continue reading

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Nailed it!

Please, right now, go check out this column by Thomas Sowell. Suffice to say, he nails it about the root cause of housing UN-affordability in the San Francisco area: Housing prices in San Francisco, and in many other communities for … Continue reading

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We told you so….

h/t to MHProNews for getting this information out: The Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) informs MHProNews that data regarding lending at 7,000 financial institutions and covering nearly 10 million mortgage applications and six million loan originations reveals manufactured home lenders are not … Continue reading

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Virginia Chamber of Commerce Candidate Interviews – Transportation

First, it was business climate. Then came health care. Today, we are pleased to share with you the Virginia Senate candidate interviews on transportation. Please take the time to view these interviews and share this with your employees so that everyone … Continue reading

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Multi-Story MH?

Multi-story manufactured housing. That is a new idea, right? Not really. As this informative article shows, it is an idea that some folks have talked about, and even tried, before. Interesting read. Thank you to our colleagues at the Manufactured & … Continue reading

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Virginia Chamber of Commerce Candidate Interviews – Health Care

Last week, we brought you Virginia Chamber of Commerce interviews with candidates on business climate. This week, we invite you to take a look at candidate interviews on health care. Please take the time to view these interviews and share this … Continue reading

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Virginia Chamber of Commerce Candidate Interviews – Business Climate

As much as we spend time focusing specifically on housing issues, we know that issues affecting the wider business community are very important to the housing industry and the overall quality of life we enjoy here in Virginia. For that … Continue reading

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Recordation Tax Revenue Bumps up 2.2% over 2014

Recordation tax revenue is up 2.2% over 2014. That is positive news on the housing front in Virginia. Let us hope this trend continues. For more details on the latest revenue numbers, you can check out this release from the … Continue reading

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Are Federal Regulations Hurting American Home Buyers? (Hint: Yes, They Are.)

According to this insightful article, it does appear that in an effort to enact regulations and “do something,” the federal government has once again created a regulatory scheme that works against the very Americans it is intended to help. Witness … Continue reading

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The Case for Dodd-Frank Reform for Manufactured Housing Consumers

MHI’s Lesli Gooch has written an excellent piece in Roll Call on the need for modest reforms that will benefit manufactured housing consumers. Here is a part of her on-point assessment: While the law’s intent was to protect consumers, it is currently … Continue reading

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