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magazine, which ranks second to none in delivering the facts and
analysis you need to survive and prosper in this business. The
Reporter features articles by industry experts,
providing valuable management tips, information on property
rights, legislation, utility systems, legal issues and a host of
In this section members can access current and archived articles
and editions of the Reporter. Subscriptions and online
access to Reporter magazine are a great benefit exclusively
available to members of WMA.
We are pleased to share the annual Membership issue of the Reporter. Please consider forwarding this to potential or prospective members who may wish to join WMA. WMA is doing great things for this industry! For instance, Legislative Committee Chair Frank Kalcic’s article highlights the landmark defeat of AB 1035 — a statewide mobilehome park rent control bill! In his testimonial, Board Member Ryan Jasinsky offers insight into the WMA MCM Program as a standard of educational excellence — and members pay half the rate of non-members to attend these worthwhile events. Attorney Paul Beard highlights the importance of our AB 2782 lawsuit.
This is a small sample of your WMA dues dollars at work. We know that our members share a common passion for this industry and are continually engaged. Since 1945, WMA has served as a valuable resource for the manufactured housing industry. We encourage you to continue to utilize the many member resources available as a guide moving forward. Remember, WMA is here to help you.
The buzz about rising gas prices in the State of California
brings up many questions and concerns. The increase of natural
gas prices is inevitable, due in part to hurricanes along the
Gulf Coast, Katrina and Rita. It is imperative that residents are
aware of the natural gas increases we will be seeing in the
Before your home is installed, make sure the site has been
properly prepared. Careful attention to the following details
will help ensure satisfaction with your home for years to come.
Your retailer can provide you with valuable guidance and
Most manufactured homes are sold through retail sales centers,
many of which are independently owned and operated. Others are
owned and operated by a manufacturer. In some states, you may
also buy from a manufactured home community owner, developer, or
if you’re purchasing a previously owned home, a real estate
Buying a home may be the most expensive purchase you will ever
make. A manufactured home may be an appealing option for you.
These homes come in a variety of styles, sizes, and floor plans,
and range in price from about $30,000 to more than $150,000
without land. Manufactured homes can be installed on your own
land, in a rental community, or in a planned subdivision.
Jeanie Rosenburg, the sales manager at Gainsborough in Eugene, OR
called 911 when a resident collapsed outside her office. When the
EMTs arrived they wanted to know if the woman was allergic to any
medicines, etc. and Jeanie didn’t know.
We use chemicals every day. They help us to live better and stay
healthy. Yet, when used carelessly, even familiar chemicals can
be dangerous. Each year about 200,000 accidental poisonings occur
in the United States; of these, about 2,500 result in death.
Diabetes is a disease that changes the way your body uses food.
In your body, the food you eat turns to sugar. Your blood then
takes this sugar all over the body. Insulin helps get sugar from
the blood into the body for energy.
Today, there is a growing emphasis on looking good, feeling good
and living longer. Increasingly, scientific evidence tells us
that one of the keys to achieving these ideals is fitness and
exercise. But if you spend your days at a sedentary job and pass
your evenings as a “couch potato,” it may require some
determination and commitment to make regular activity a part of
your daily routine.
In order to understand the various causes of electrical problems
inside a home, it helps to understand how that system works.
There are two types of electrical systems that provide service
Consumers are beginning to see the effects of a new form of fraud
on their telephone bills. This new fraud, in which hackers
compromise voicemail systems in order to make fraudulent collect,
third-party or direct-dial calls, has surfaced industry-wide.
Many Californians live near an active earthquake fault. Although
most of the state’s residents will safely live out their lives
without experiencing any detrimental effects of a quake, planning
and preparation for a natural disaster is considered a good
investment in peace of mind.
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