George Allen / EducateMHC Blog Mobile Home & Land Lease Community Advocate & Expert

May 7, 2016

Behind the Scenes Intrigues at MHCongress!

Filed under: Uncategorized — George Allen @ 6:53 am

Blog # 395 Copyright 2016 COBA7® @ 8 May 2016; website

Perspective: ‘Land-lease-lifestyle Communities, a.k.a. manufactured home communities and ‘mobile home parks’, comprise the real estate component of manufactured housing.’

This blog posting is the sole national advocacy voice, official ombudsman & historian, research reporter & online communication media for North American LLLCommunities!

To input this blog &/or affiliate with Community Owners (7 Part) Business Alliance®, a.k.a. COBA7®, use Official MHIndustry HOTLINE: (877) MFD-HSNG or 63304764.

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INTRODUCTION = ‘Behind the Scenes Intrigues at the MHCongress in Las Vegas’. There were many, and this week’s blog posting describes three of them for you:

• Major real estate statistical reference to soon include LLLCommunities?
• Finally, businessmen & women step forward to address our chattel $ issue.
• Manufactured Housing Executive Women poised to double number in size

‘Two Days of Plant Tours & Home Sales Seminars’ venue promises to establish a hands-on, educational HOW TO precedent worthy of emulation in the Southeast, Pacific Northwest, and elsewhere. If you’re not yet registered, do so this week! Read on…


Integra Realty Resources , Inc. to Maybe Include Land-lease-lifestyle Communities in 2017 Report!

Integra Realty Resources, Inc., an exhibitor at this year’s MHCongress in Las Vegas, appears ‘but one step away’ from (finally) including land-lease-lifestyle communities (a.k.a. manufactured home communities) in their widely read and referenced annual VIEWPOINT commercial real estate report – for year 2017!

After all, they presently review and examine office, multifamily, retail, industrial, hospitality, senior housing, medical offices, self-storage – and get this, auto dealerships, as bona fide investment property types! So, why not include 50,000+/- land-lease-lifestyle communities as a tenth realty asset class worthy of reporting and evaluation?

Let’s see what happens as year 2017 dawns….This would be the manufactured housing industry’s debut, where investment real estate is concerned, in the national trade media!


Informal Group Meets to Address Need for Chattel Capital

Unencumbered by manufactured housing’s internal, intra-segment political maneuvering and pressures, an informal group of land-lease-lifestyle community owners and consumer advocates met during the MHCongress, to soon identify a Duty to Serve rulemaking pilot proposal, to ease the industry’s access to chattel capital, or explore some variant thereof, ultimately supporting the on-site financing of new HUD-Code home sales transactions.

Next step? Articulate and agree on core principle(s) by which the informal group moves forward, in light of recent meetings in Washington, DC, hosted by the Federal Housing Finance Agency.

If you have a passion for seeing access to chattel capital, or some variant thereof, ultimately rejuvenate manufactured housing shipments to pre-2009 levels; have submitted a comment letter to the FHFA, relative to Duty to Serve and the GSEs; and, desire to maybe become part of this informal group, let me know via or the Official MHIndustry HOTLINE: (877) MFD-HSNG or 633-4764.


MHEW Lives!

Manufactured Housing Executive Women

Founded more than a decade ago, at a MHCongress, only to flounder a few years later, MHEW has been making a gradual comeback since the 23rd International Networking Roundtable in Peachtree City, CGA., during the Fall of 2014.

Today there are 50 manufactured housing executive women, nationwide, on this list of business owners/operators – whether as sole proprietors, partners, and or senior corporate executives. Presently, state and national advocacy entity salaried executives are not included on said list – but could well be in the near future, doubling the size of MHEW.

What’s next? Most of the manufactured housing executive women interviewed at the MHCongress, indicated they’d be present at the 25th anniversary International Networking Roundtable, 7-9 September 2016, at the Gaylord Opryland in Nashville, TN. If you’re reading this and would like to know if your name is on the present MHEW list, contact Suzanne Felber of American Housing Advocates, or AHA, via And to put your name on the ‘invite’ list for this year’s 25th anniversary Networking Roundtable event, phone the Official MHIndustry HOTLINE: (877) MFD-HSNG or 633-4764.


Not Part of any Intrigue, but Sure Right For You!

Two Days of Plant Tours & Home Sales Seminars, 5/25 & 26, at the RV/MH Hall of Fame in Elkhart, IN., is fast approaching! While this blog, next Sunday, will likely feature a detailed advance look at the six HUD-Code factories and four integral ‘home sales seminars’ taking place those two days, don’t wait to register – for two reasons:

First, the registration fee increases, on 18 May, from $195 per person, to $295 per person

And second, we’re prepared to handle only 200 attendees this time around!

So, don’t be left out, and don’t pay a higher fee – to attend this First Ever, hands-on educational event designed to teach you, and or your on-site staff; HOW TO: Get Ready! Buy Homes! Sell Homes!,& Finance Homes!

Use attached brochure to register today!


George Allen, CPM®Emeritus, MHM®Master
Community Owners (7 Part) Business Alliance, or COBA7®
Box $ 47024, Indianapolis, IN. 46247
(317) 346-7156.

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