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    Mar 19, 2019

    Breaking News - FMO/FMHA Pull FS 723 Legislation Package

     

    Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR)

    Currently the Director of the Division of Condominiums, Timeshares, and Mobile Homes is Boyd McAdams.  He previously served as the Deputy Division Director.

    Amelia Shekitka remains the Bureau Chief of Standards. 

    Julie Scarbrough is now the Bureau Chief of Compliance. 

     

    Mar 14, 2019

     

    ELS announces Annual Meeting

    ELS: Equity LifeStyle Properties, Inc. SEC Filing - Proxy Statement

    Lots of Website updates:

    New sections for Future Members, Membership Tools, FMO Leaders, and FAQs (Frequently asked questions)

    The ASSOCIATE REPORT REQUEST has been moved to FMO LEADERS - it is also on the main menu where it will be for awhile. Park Reps and District Officers requesting reports should be using the FMO Leaders section for this as many other resources will be available there as well.

    If you see something that needs correcting or want to request an addition use the Website Issues option from the Quick Links menu.

    Mar 3, 2019

    National Consumer Protection Week

     

    National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW), a nationwide consumer education campaign, is March 3-9, 2019. Commissioner Nikki Fried and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services are encouraging consumers to take full advantage of their consumer rights, learn to spot fraud, and make better informed decisions.

    In recognition of NCPW, the Division of Consumer Services will host a free webinar on March 8, 2019, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. (EST), titled FDACS: Making a Difference for Florida's Consumers. The webinar will highlight the division's role in registering businesses and ensuring that they comply with their statutorily mandated requirements. It will also clarify the consumer complaints mediation and enforcement process, the fair rides inspection process, the division's role in tackling the use of credit card skimmers at gas station pumps and provide information on various other consumer protection topics. Consumers can register for the webinar by visiting www.FloridaConsumerHelp.com.

    The Division of Consumer Services is the state's clearinghouse for consumer complaints, information and protection. The division regulates various businesses, such as motor vehicle repair shops, charitable organizations, pawnbrokers, health studios, sellers of travel, intrastate movers, professional surveyors and mappers, sweepstakes/game promotions and telemarketers. In addition, the division protects consumers and businesses from unfair and unsafe business practices across a wide range of market sectors, including gasoline, brake fluid, antifreeze, liquefied petroleum gas, amusement rides, and weighing and measuring devices.

     

    Mar 6, 2019

    Sun Communities declares $0.75 dividend

     

    Feb 26, 2019

    Equity Lifesyle Properties (ELS) files SEC 10K Annual Report.

    Federal Housing Finance Agency publishes Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac's modified plans for Duty to Serve program.

    Freddie Mac will now allow conventional financing for Manufactured Housing according to article on Housingwire.

    Prosperity Now announced the 15th Annual I’M HOME (Innovations in Manufactured Homes) Conference will be held in Portland, Oregon from Monday, November 18 to Wednesday, November 20, 2019.

    Feb 25, 2019

    FMO article "Loss of Community in the Name of "Progress"" was published nationally by partner organization Prosperity Now.

    Feb 22, 2019

    FMO/FMHA sposored bill assiged SB 1262 in the Senate. The bill was filed in the House as HB 1023. The text of the bill, as filed by Senator Hooper, can be read or downloaded as a .PDF here. The text of the house bill can be read or downloaded as a .PDF here.

    Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) issues  NOTICE OF DEVELOPMENT OF RULEMAKING regarding rulemaking to adopt new Rule 25-30.0115, Florida Administrative Code, to define “landlord” and “tenant” as used in Section 367.022(5), Florida Statutes. This rule could bring park owned utilities under the jurisdiction of the PSC. A workshop is scheduled March 4th in Tallahassee. 

    HUD Advisory committee MHCC to meet April 30 - May 1 in Washington DC. FMO Board Member Russ Watson sits on this committee and expects to attend. Information on the meeting as well as where to direct public comment is found in the Federal Register.

    SUN Communities (SUI) annonced Q4 2018 Earnings. A complete report was given by CEO Gary Shiffman on the earnings call. Companies often disclose their outlook and future plans on these calls making them worth a look if you live in their communities.

    Jan 29 2019

    Equity Lifestyle Properties, Inc. (ELS) CEO Marguerite Nader on Q4 2018 results and Earnings Call trancript. Companies often disclose their outlook and future plans on these calls making them worth a look if you live in their communities.