MHP Blog

Everyone loves to be sold

The common thread throughout this wide and diverse sea of goods is identifying a solid value to the intended market. Here’s a secret. Selling is not that hard. If you understand human behavior, you’re practically...

I’m afraid to blink.

Never before has the world been safer, freer, wealthier, or healthier. In 2014, 54 percent of the nation’s counties had zero murders and more than half of last year’s murders occurred in only two percent...

Class warfare and how the Vietnam war finally ends

“He got rid of the intellectual elites,” said my guide. “Brutal—but I think it saved our country. I mean, consider what happens to a place when workers are devalued...” I was dazed by his words....

The power of 10

I was sitting in his office as he recounted the secret of life. It was 2005 and we spent the next two hours talking about everything from his theory of successful urban planning to...

History repeats itself

It’s happening again. Once, knowledge was sequestered away on manuscripts in Monasteries only to be set free by the printing press. Suddenly, the Renaissance. The Reformation. The Industrial Revolution. Men read, collaborated and created. Our modern...

Help wanted

The labor market continues to tighten as unemployment wobbled near a 45-year low last week leaving unemployment at the lowest level since January 1973. Last week also marked the 154th straight week that claims remained...

Needed: 4.6 million new apartments by 2030

The National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC) has released the 2018 Consumer Housing Insights Survey, alongside an in-depth trends report, Disruption: How Demographics, Psychographics, and Technology are Bringing Multifamily to the Brink of a Design...

As the sun rises, so does opportunity

I believed her. In the mind of a child, life is simple. As it should be. It’s not as though anyone in that classroom, the school or even the community was on an obvious trajectory...

When buying a property goes very wrong

The only pre-demolition notice went to the former owner who lost the building to the city 18 years earlier in a tax sale. The city apparently forgot it sold the property to the Garretts,...

Choose courage

(photo) Former Oklahoma Governor Frank Keating and MHP Publisher Linda Hoffman at Tusker's Roadhouse in Cleveland, Ohio, in July. Keating sits on the executive committee of the Ronald J. Terwilliger Foundation for Housing America's...