Paul Bradley

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Education and preparation, is there any alternative?

Wow!  I am genuinely impressed with Bank of America’s Better Money Habits website.  Check it out and refer a friend or family member.  My daughters will be watching the video on teen money management tonight! I know from many … More »

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The dog days of summer have me thinking …

Wow, it’s hot here!  We’re in an official heat wave which has me thinking about home improvements. Fall home improvements. Since we have reached 10,000 homes in ROCs and founded a cooperative with other community management companies – … More »

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Manufactured Home Retailers (Dealers) in Decline

Updated: Tuesday, January 5, 2016 According to a recent IBTS report, in 1998 there were more than 13,000 HUD-code manufactured home retail sales centers in the U.S.  By the end of 2014, some 16 years later, there are … More »

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Downright inspiring: Clarence Hall

I had the privilege of attending the National Credit Union Foundation’s Herb Wegner Memorial Award ceremony on Monday night in Washington, D.C. All four awardees were very impressive, but one brought tears to my eyes. Clarence Hall is … More »

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Start of the year, end of the year

I have been heads down with report writing the last month and I’ve missed getting my blog together. Well, 2014 was quite a year! Many individual ROCs accomplished great things in 2014, including Wheel Estates in North Adams, … More »

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ROC USA Board of Directors adopts ROC leader priorities!

The ROC USA Board of Directors met last week in Washington, D.C., and adopted four priorities put forth by the 23 ROC leaders who attended this year’s Community Leadership Institute! While ROC USA’s formal Strategic Plan isn’t due … More »

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My favorite “meetings” of my entire life!

And, that is saying something because I’ve attend a lot of meetings! Seriously, I’m just back from five days in Cincinnati and a stop in NYC and wow, what an incredible time. First off, we started last Thursday … More »

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My only regret about ROC-A-PALOOZA: I couldn’t be there!

The practice of electing community leaders is not unique to ROCs. I’ve read many times that a third of owned homes in the U.S. are in some type of association managed neighborhood. It’s surprising, but when you consider … More »