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Energy is Up at MHI Congress & Expo in Las Vegas

MHI Congress and ExpoIt was a stellar year at the Manufactured Housing Institute’s Congress & Expo in Las Vegas. Five of us from MHVillage attended the show this year, along with about 1,200 others, representing the biggest turnout in a decade.

“That’s proof that the industry is back, it’s healthy, and it’s growing,” MHI President and CEO Dick Jennison said, adding that year-over-year shipments to date are up 17 percent.

There was plenty of discussion about financing mechanisms, a conversation that runs right up to Washington D.C., where Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are in talks with multiple levels of government oversight to provide greater access to personal property, or “chattel”, loans that feed manufactured home sales.

The Congress & Expo was held at Caesar’s Palace, May 2-5.

MHVillage Booth at the 2017 MHI Congress & Expo

MHVillage team members talk with attendees at our booth in the Caesar’s Palace exhibit hall at the MHI Congress & Expo.

MHVillage had a front and center spot in the exhibit hall, greeting longtime account holders and advertisers, as well as gaining new ones.

“We get about 45 to 50 leads a month from MHVillage. We do a lot of business with MHVillage, and it helps,” said James Reitzner, who owns manufactured home communities in Wisconsin and Northern Michigan. “About 45 percent of our leads come from MHVillage.”

Many of the attendees at this year’s show were investors, who have honed in on the trend toward manufactured housing as growing stock in the affordable housing market, and as a stable and long-term solution to diversify real estate holdings.

“There’s been a lot of movement in the industry,” said Tyler Gordon, of West Partners, an investment group in Carlsbad, Calif. “There’s a lot of consolidation, and eager sellers. It’s a matter of finding the right property to buy, which is why many of us are here.”

2016 National Congress and Expo

The National Congress and Expo is almost here! Once again, MHVillage.com will be exhibiting and will be a sponsor of this fantastic industry event. If you have never attended the National Congress and Expo, you are missing out! This is great opportunity to learn more about what is happening with manufactured housing.

Early Bird Registration prices end this Friday! Click here to get more information and register to attend.

From the Manufactured Housing Institute’s website:MHI

Plan to join us for the 2016 Congress & Expo to be held on May 3-5, 2016 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas to obtain the knowledge and resources necessary to excel in today’s housing marketplace. Attendees will be able to choose from top quality educational programs and special events; network with the most successful professionals in the industry including manufacturers, community owners/managers, suppliers, financial service providers, insurers, retailers and more; learn what is working for others and how it can work for you; establish new business relationships to enhance your potential for growth; develop new ideas that will make a meaningful difference for your business; hear from powerful general session speakers; and to see the latest and greatest technologies and products available for the industry by visiting the exhibit floor. Attendees also won’t want to miss the highly acclaimed annual NCC Spring Forum presented by the MHI National Communities Council.

For more information, click the image below, or go to: www.congressandexpo.com/2016/

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