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Champion Home Builders to Open Second Plant in Lake City, FL

Champion Home Builders to Open Second Plant in Lake City, FL to Meet Growing Demand Redman Homes returns to the Southeast

Premier Showing @ Southeast Community Owners Symposium October 8-10

TROY, Mich.,  – Champion Home Builders, Inc., the nation’s leading producer of modular and manufactured homes and commercial buildings, based in Troy, Mich. announced today that it will be opening a second home manufacturing facility located on their current campus in Lake City, FL.  The new plant will reestablish the Redman brand in the southeast as the housing market continues to recover. Redman has a long-established and well-regarded history in the Southeast with manufacturing facilities that were located in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and North Carolina.   

The Riverview series will be the initial product offering from the new Redman facility and will target homebuyers seeking cost-effective housing options in manufactured housing communities.   “There is currently a lack of pre-owned homes for sale inside Florida communities and many communities throughout the Southeast. Many new homes are simply too expensive for some budgets.  Through value-engineering and a focus on high-efficiency manufacturing, we feel we can offer these buyers a new home at or near the cost of a pre-owned home,” said Wade Lyall, South Region Vice President, Champion Home Builders.

The Riverview will be on display at the upcoming Southeast Community Owners Symposium in Forsyth, GA to be held October 8th through the 10th.  “We are pleased to showcase the new Riverside at this exciting event.  Community owners are a growing market sector and this symposium will attract a wide attendance from across the Southeast.  This is a perfect opportunity for us to launch the Redman Riverview series,” said Byron Stroud, Sales Manager for Champion Homes in Florida.

October 1, 2013 Posted by | Events | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Truth in Lending Act

TILABeginning on June 1st, 2013, The Truth in Lending Act or TILA ban on mandatory arbitration provisions in certain mortgage loans became effective.  This has effected applications received on or after the June 1st deadline.

Under this ban, lenders using the loan documentation that contains such requirements will be required to remove them for loans covered.

Now make sure you note that this bans does implement a provision of the Dodd-Frank Act.  The provision bans “terms that require arbitration or any other non-judicial procedure to resolve any controversy or settle any claims arising out of the transaction.”

Lenders using loan documentation that contains such requirements will be required to remove them for loans covered under the ban. The ban implements a provision of the Dodd-Frank Act that bans “terms that require arbitration or any other non-judicial procedure to resolve any controversy or settle any claims arising out of the transaction.”

There is more detailed information here about the regulations, Regulation Z, and additional links for more resources on this news.

July 2, 2013 Posted by | Legislation | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

West Virginia Housing Institute Inc.’s 2013 Convention

There is an interesting opportunity on the horizon — a housing convention in West Virginia!  The West Virginia Housing Institute Inc.’s 2013 convention will be held at the Stonewall Resort in North Central West Virginia from the 24 – 26 in June.  

Co-Presidents, Kevin Wilfong and George Gunnell, invite you to attend this convention that has said to have an exceptional line up.  The line up for this year’s convention includes:

  • Tim Williams who is the head of 21st Mortgage Corp., and he will be presenting on industry financing
  • G. Kent “GK” Magelson who is with the American Society of Asset Protection in Las Vegas will be sharing how to reduce your taxes and help to avoid lawsuits
  • There will also be housing professionals on hand including legal panel of general counsel – John Teare, board member – Johnnie Brown, expert from Huntington – Jason Stemple, Chief Regulator – Mitch Woodrum, President of West Virginia Coal Association – Bill Raney and an official from Champion Homes.

There will be a second-evening banquet, political action funding raising auction and the statewide meeting.  There is a lot packed into these days but don’t forget to attend the sponsored breakfast on June 26th!

Don’t forget about the recreational fun you get to enjoy while at the Stonewall Resort.  Take a stroll down the trails near the lake and park or how about a two-hour lake cruise with legal beverages and heavy snacks.  You could attend the Phil Fogleman’s special wine-tasting program or play a round of golf at the Arnold Palmer-designed course.

Join this convention in June and fill out this registration form.  Please don’t forget to call the Stonewall to make your reservations.

**Note — the rooms are limited at this location so reserving a room is strongly suggested as soon as you know you will be attending.  Call today 304.269.7400 or 1.888.278.8150.There has been a negotiated rate of $149.18/night.

May 30, 2013 Posted by | Events | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Announcement: NCC Fall Leadership Forum for 2013

The NCC (National Communities Council) Fall Forum for 2013 has been announced for October 16th through the 18th in Chicago.  This year’s theme is “Building a Vision for the Future” which will have a focus on leadership and networking.  The featured speaker is Sam Zell who is the Chairman of Equity Group Investments.

The networking events are  planned for the evenings of Wednesday, October 16th  and Thursday the 17th.  There will be a full day of programming on the 17th prior to the networking event.  The plan is to wrap up all events by noon on Friday the 18th.

*David Lentz was quoted about the event, “With the housing market recovery well underway and our members getting more and more excited about the future, we felt the time was right to create a flagship event that will signal the next phase of success for the NCC and growth for our industry. Our goal is to make the NCC Fall Leadership Forum a total knockout and the ‘can’t miss’ industry event of the fall. The terrific team at MHI is poised to make this a winner.”

The goal of this event is to be able to bring together veterans and leaders as well as outside perspectives.  This program will be able have an impact on not just community owners in the industry but manufacturers, lenders, consultants and service providers.

If you would like to received updates about this event click here and then proceed to enter your contact information.

 

*David Lentz is the NCC Chairman and President and CEO of American Land Lease, Inc.

May 17, 2013 Posted by | Events | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

One of the Most Important Industry Events in Decades!

AlbanyIn Albany, the New York Housing Spring Symposium & Legislative Summit has been scheduled!  The dates are scheduled for April 30th and May 1st, 2013 at the Hilton Albany.  Join us for one of the most important industry events in decades!  There will be a day and a half filled with informative and relevant seminars.

Join us in educating your elected officials about the industry and visit with your Senator & Assembly Member.  Discuss the legislation they have before them and keep them informed.

  • Visit the numerous industry manufacturers, lenders and suppliers at the Trade Expo
  • Meet representatives of a variety of state agencies that regulate the industry
  • Visit the House on the Hill Home Display at the Capitol
  • Network with your elected officials at the Legislative Reception

This attachment (NYHA Spring Symposium Legislative Summit Information) includes a registration form and more details on the Symposium.

Please contact the Association office if you have any questions.


March 22, 2013 Posted by | Events | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment