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September 23, 2008

If you are watching the financial crisis, then an important detail will be to see how groups agree on the terms of the pricing of these assets.  There appear to be two main approaches:

The Net Present Value Model

September 5, 2008

In 2005, damage from Hurricanes Rita and Katrina felled a substantial number of dwellings in the Southeastern United States.

The response for immediate replacement housing was met by FEMA, through contracts with travel trailer and mobile home suppliers.  Clayton Homes booked a substantial amount of revenue from government contracts, although they were hardly alone.

August 5, 2008

First time home buyers of some factory built housing will qualify for tax credits of up to $7500 under the recent housing legislation signed by President Bush on July 30th.  The amount of the credit varies and in many cases will not be that high.

July 17, 2008

A bill to fund the cleanup of the state's abandoned manufactured housing was ratified in the North Carolina General Assembly yesterday.  H1134, sponsored by Philip Haire, awaits a signature from Governor Easley.  It will become effective July 1, 2009 and run until 2023.

June 30, 2008

H1134, the bill to help North Carolina Counties remove their abandoned mobile homes, has reached a stage where many legislators feel compelled to shape it before it becomes law. This is good. It means that the bill has legs and that it will probably be enacted in some form.

June 23, 2008

North Carolina's proposed legislation (H1700) to protect residents in park closures moved one step closer to becoming law on Friday.  The bill left Judiciary II and now moves across the Legislature Chambers into the Senate.

June 18, 2008

North Carolina's General Assembly gave substantial attention yesterday to a bill that would impact the fates of manufactured housing residents.

June 16, 2008

On Tuesday this week, the North Carolina General Assembly will hear two bills that can make a difference for residents of mobile homes in our state.

June 11, 2008

Sometimes I talk to local officials who are concerned about the housing crisis, but do not feel that they can do much to support their own neighborhoods. Next week, in fact, I'll be traveling down to the southeastern corner of North Carolina to speak to county and city government staff about this very topic.

June 5, 2008

It will be interesting to see what Clyde Holt, III does when the Raleigh Planning Commission hears rezonin