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New Manufactured Home Community Research Data – Site Fees, Occupancy Survey, YoY Changes, 20 Top U.S. Markets

April 30th, 2019 Comments off



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In a release to the Daily Business News on MHProNews, Marcus & Millichap Research Services provided the following snapshot.

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As an additional data point, consider this from Sun Communities recent investor presentation.



The data on left is for the rental of a home and the site.


Marcus & Millichap is one of the publicly trade companies tracked in our evening market report. For the latest data on their firm and others from the manufactured home industry from Tuesday evening, click here.

As a disclaimer, the firm said, “The information contained in this report was obtained from sources deemed to be reliable. Every effort was made to obtain accurate and complete information; however, no representation, warranty or guarantee, express or implied may be made as to the accuracy or reliability of the information contained herein. This is not intended to be a forecast of future events and this is not a guaranty regarding a future event. This is not intended to provide specific investment advice and should not be considered as investment advice.”


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Fannie Mae Reports Billions in Manufactured Home Community Deals, Details Others Lack

MHI CEO Dick Jennison’s Pledge – 500,000 New Manufactured Home Shipments

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Sunday Morning Weekly Recap Manufactured Housing Industry News June 18 to June 25, 2017

June 25th, 2017 Comments off

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Saturday, June 24, 2017




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City Expanding Affordable Housing

 Friday, June 23, 2017

The Homeless are Finding Benefactors in Many Cities

Skyline Investor Move$ Spotlight; Other MH Stocks, Broader Markets Mixed



Senior Staff Shakeup at the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI)?


Are Americans Hunting for the Single Sectional Manufactured Home Alternative?

Competitive Enterprise Institute Grades Trump on Energy, Domestic Policies

 Thursday, June 22, 2017


Huge Loss to Affordable Housing Stock May Be in Offing

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Modular Housing Scandal? HUD Investigating, Senator McCain Blasts, Wants Reforms

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017


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Datacomp Releases Another JLT Manufactured Home Community – June 2017 Rent, Occupancy Reports, for Seven Markets



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Monday June 19, 2017

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Sunday Morning Weekly Recap Manufactured Housing Industry News June 11 to June 18, 2017


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Datacomp Releases Another JLT Manufactured Home Community – June 2017 Rent, Occupancy Reports, for Seven Markets

June 20th, 2017 Comments off

Darren Krolewski of Datacomp, images from JLT/Datacomp are their property, and are shown under fair use guidelines. Text credit

Datacomp, publisher of the JLT Market Reports, announced their June 2017 manufactured home community occupancy and rent surveys covering 7 markets in Iowa, Nebraska, South Carolina and Virginia.

JLT Market Reports have been providing manufactured home community market analysis for more than 20 years, says Datacomp in a release to MHProNews.

The JLT reports cover a total of 131 major housing markets throughout the United States, including the latest rent trends and statistics, marketing programs and a variety of other useful management insights,” said Darren Krolewski of Datacomp.


An example of how a JLT Associates bound market report looks, this is available electronically too. Image credits are as shown.

Krolweski said of the latest reports that “Together, these manufactured home rent and occupancy reports track 162 “All Ages” and “55+” communities encompassing a total of 29,948 homesites.”

Datacomp includes detailed information about investment-grade communities in the major markets, including:

  • number of homesites,
  • occupancy rates, average manufactured home community (inaccurately often a.k.a’ ‘mobile home park’) rents and increases,
  • community amenities,
  • vacant sites,
  • repossessed and inventory homes.

For their full press release, please click here.  To learn more or order, dial (800) 588-5426 or visit their website, linked here. ##

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DataComp, JLT Associates Announces New Manufactured Home Market Reports

June 7th, 2017 Comments off

DataCompJLTReleaseNewManufacturedHomeCommunitiesMarketReportMobileManufacturedHomeIndustryDailyBusinessNewsMHProNewsDarren Krolewski, Executive Vice President at DataComp/JLT Associates tells MHProNews that they’ve released their most recent market reports.

The 2017 reports cover several states; to see those covered and their release, please click the link here.

About JLT Reports

JLT Market Reports was founded by John Turzer in 1995, and is viewed by many as the industry standard for market and rent survey research in the Manufactured Home Community Industry.

In 2014, JLT & Associates merged its resources with DataComp and MHVillage.

JLT is now headquartered, along with it’s sister operations, at 2600 5 Mile Rd NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525.


Office location of DataComp, JLT Assoc, and MHVillage, per Google maps, street view. Posted Daily Business News on MHProNews under fair use guidelines.

DataComp/JLT has provided an example of some of their summary data – in the case below, for the 2016 Michigan market, see that sample below.

Sample MI Market Report Findings and Observations


An example of what a JLT Assoc bound market report looks like, this is available electronically too. Image credits are as shown.

The 2016 sample report for Michigan communities says that occupancy of All Ages Communities shows significant increases for the second consecutive year.

This occurred after an extended period of previous decline. Occupancy rates among Michigan “All Ages” manufactured home communities stabilized in 2014 and began trending upward significantly for the first time in 2015.

That positive trend continued into 2016, as All Ages Communities recorded the highest occupancy rates since 2008, and the largest occupancy increases in recent history.

As regular Daily Business News readers know, much of that has been driven by larger portfolio operations, which are buying rental units.  See a report, shown in the screen capture below and linked here.

Darren Krolewski, Executive Vice President at DataComp/JLT Associates

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As of February 2016, the average occupancy rate for Michigan All Ages manufactured home communities was 77%, a 2.7% increase over 2015.

JLT called that “reflective of the strong demand for the affordable housing within the Michigan market. Despite this positive growth, Michigan continues to trend significantly lower than the 86% national average for All Ages communities.”

Occupancy has also increased in Michigan “55+” communities, stated JLT. “As of February 2016, the average occupancy rate is 81%, up 1.3% over February 2015. This represents the largest increase since 2014 and a reversal of a notable occupancy decline experienced among Michigan 55+ communities in 2015. Currently, the national average for 55+ communities is 94%. “


Darren Krolewski, Executive Vice President at DataComp/JLT Associates, credit, MHVillage.

The teaser summary from Krolewski further stated that “As of February 2016, Michigan ranks 16th for average occupancy in All Ages manufactured home communities out of the 16 regions in which JLT Market Reports are published. Of the 14 regions that include 55+ communities, Michigan ranks 13th for average occupancy among this segment.”

The manufactured home data, listing and analysis firm also said that site fees – a.k.a. “lot rents” – have continued to grow for the 16th consecutive year.

In February 2016, the average adjusted rent in Michigan All Ages communities increased by 1.3% to $387, less than the average annual compounded increase of 2% in this market. The national average adjusted rent for All Ages communities is currently $436,” their summary statement said.

The average adjusted rent among Michigan 55+ communities in February 2016 increased slightly by .3% to $389. In contrast, the national average adjusted rent for 55+ communities is currently $469,” adding that “Michigan manufactured home community rents ranked 11th out of 16 regions tracked by Datacomp for All Ages communities as of February 2016, and 13th out of 14 regions for 55+ communities.”

The detailed JLT reports can come bound, as in the example shown in the photo, and/or electronically. Numerous operators and those doing due diligence and market research have found these reports to be useful and time saving over creating a similar report themselves. For more details on their latest report, see their press release to MHProNews, please click the link here.##

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Rent, Occupancy in Colorado Manufactured Home Communities Rise

September 19th, 2015 Comments off

home sales rising  housing wire com  creditBased on rent and occupancy trends from July 2005 to July 2015 in Colorado, benzinga informs MHProNews that Datacomp reports occupancy rates in 55+ manufactured home communities (MHCs) have risen for the third consecutive year, and now stands at 90 percent, up 1.4 percent over July 2014. The national average for over 55 communities is 93 percent.

Based on 94 communities encompassing 27,888 home sites, as of July 2015, Colorado ranks 7th for occupancy in all age communities for the 19 regions that Datacomp covers, and 10th for average occupancy among the 55+ communities in the 14 regions that include the senior MHCs.

Average rents in both all age and 55+ communities rose for the tenth straight year. The average adjusted rent in all age communities increased by 3.9% to $534 in July 2015, well above the national average of $401.

For the 55+MHCs in Colorado, average adjusted rent increased by three percent in 2015 to $512, above the national average of $468. Rents in 55+MHCs ranked 4th out of 14 regions, and 3rd out of 19 regions for all age communities as tracked by Datacomp. ##

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Michigan State Association Conference to Honor Members’ Efforts

September 17th, 2015 Comments off

michigan manufactured housing association logoNew this year at the Michigan Manufactured Housing Association’s (MMHA) 74th Annual MMHA conference in Detroit Oct. 19-20 will be a program to recognize the exceptional marketing and communications efforts of our members, according to news.sys-con. Categories include best community entrance, best model home staging, best community event or activity, best member sales event or activity, best member website and best member advertisement. Winners in each category will receive an award.

Speakers at the conference include Liz Keegan from the Fair Housing Center of West Michigan, Darren Krolewski with Datacomp and Debbie Ostrander from the Department of Environmental Quality. Rick Robinson from the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) will discuss national industry issues, while state governmental liaison Tom Hoisington of Public Affairs Associates will go over important legislative updates.

Additionally, MHProNews has learned a panel session, “Legally Speaking,” will feature two attorneys, I. Matthew Miller and Matthew Paletz, hosted by MMHA legal counsel Bill Perrone.

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Appraisal Rule on HPML Manufactured Home Loans – 1 Month Impact?

August 25th, 2015 Comments off

BuyerMagnifyingGlassHouse-imagecreditBirminghamAppraisalBlog-posted-MastheadBlog-MHProNews-com-Association leaders are telling MHProNews that there has been a notable ‘quiet’ during the first month of the implementation of the CFPB imposed Appraisal Rule on HPML loans. One association leader told us off the record that “I’ve had no reaction whatsoever, so I must assume everyone is coping.” Mary McBrady, with the Massachusetts Manufactured Housing Association said it is “Too soon to tell.”

Darren Krolewski, Vice President, Marketing & Business Development for DataComp and its sister operations, MHVillage and JLT & Associates, said the first month has gone well.

So far, DataComp has provided valuations for well over $20 million worth of new manufactured homes and that number increases exponentially each day as new deals continue to move through the financing pipeline,” Krolewski said. 

MHProNews has reached out to NADA for comment, and will share their insights when received.

It should be noted that the new Manufactured Home Industry Survey asks for specific comments on the appraisal topic, as well as 4 more MH Industry subjects of interest to MH Professionals. You can go to and take part in the survey by clicking the link above. ##

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Sunday Morning Recap-Manufactured Housing Industry News Aug. 16-Aug. 23, 2015

August 23rd, 2015 Comments off

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What’s New in Manufactured Housing Industry Professional News

PBS Story on MH Finance Due. Sun, UMH, Adding Communities, Lippert to Add Workers. Major Patrick Shareholders Unload. CA City Welcomes MH. 3D Printed Home, Auto Charge each Other. Datacomp Offers new Valuation for MH. Mods Blooming in Australia, Nigeria, Honolulu, FL Keys, South Africa. Dow Drops Sharply. Much, much more news and views.

Saturday, Aug. 22

New Owners of Land Lease Community Bring Applause from Residents

Friday, Aug. 21

Two Age-Restricted Manufactured Home Communities sold to Kingsley

PBS Segment on Manufactured Home Lending; MH Pros Need to Work Together

MHCV Inches Up, while Dow, Nasdaq and S&P Plunge Sharply

Commercial Modular Housing Taking Root Down Under

CA City to Allow Manufactured Homes Among Conventional Housing

Equity LifeStyle Properties Stock Targeted at $66.00

Thursday, Aug. 20

Irish Modular Homes Planned for Affordable Housing in Nigeria

Dow, Many Stocks Drop Sharply; MHCV Falls -3.83%

UMH Properties Continues its Acquisition of Land Lease Communities

Existing Home Sales Hit Highest Level in Eight Years

Lippert to Add 125 Workers in New Haven, Indiana

Major Shareholders of Patrick Industries Continue Unloading Stock

Wednesday, Aug. 19

Sun Completes Transactions on Six Communities, Secures Line of Credit

Deer Valley Spikes, Dow Takes A Hike, Google Hit by Lightning Strike

July Housing Starts Reach Highest Level since Oct. 2007, Led by Single-family

Modular Container Units will House Homeless in Honolulu

California City Relinquishes Enforcement of Land Lease Communities

Insider Trading Noted at UMH Properties, Inc.

Tuesday, Aug. 18

Patrick Industries’ Shares sold by Major Shareholder

Cavco Tops MH Gainers, MHCV Slips

Home Builder Sentiment Measures Near Ten-year High

Gated Community of Ten Modular Homes to Rise in Florida Keys

Datacomp Announces new Valuation Tool to Comply with Higher-Priced Mortgage Loans

3D Printed Automobile and Home Energize Each Other

Monday, Aug. 17

Container Homes in South Africa face Lending Challenge similar to U. S. Manufactured Homes

Louisiana Pacific Gains Nearly 6% in Two Straight Trading Days

Bill would Give a Voice to Smaller Lenders within the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Manufactured Home Community Owners, Residents at Odds over Infrastructure Repairs

Sunday Morning Recap-Manufactured Housing Industry News Aug. 9-Aug. 16, 2015 ##

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The Greenback Boogie – CFPB’s Manufactured Housing Appraisal Rule hits July 18, 2015

July 2nd, 2015 Comments off

cfpb-parody-logo-credit-plus1properties-cartoon-credit-MHProNews-com-(c)2015-all-rights-reserved-“The manufactured housing industry’s professionals are racing to contort themselves into yet another new shape to fit their federal masters.” So sayeth a company official off-the-record to MHProNews, as the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) appraisal rules hits home on July 18th, 2015. 

State associations and the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) have been busily attempting to prepare their members for the implementing of these rules.  But as another industry manager said, “Only a small fraction of the manufactured housing industry’s members have been at a meeting where these appraisal related rules are being discussed.  Many companies remain entirely outside of any association affiliation.  How will they possibly all be prepared in time?  How can there not be some adverse impact of the [CFPB] rules on manufactured housing sales?” 

While the off-the-record comments are often dark, the on-the-record public statements of lenders, NADA and DataComp – who will all be front-and-center in compliance – suggests a higher degree of confidence.   The links below are to official statements by 21st Mortgage and Triad Financial Services, two of the major MH industry’s chattel (home only, or personal property) lenders. 

21st Mortgage’s Statement on the new CFPB Appraisal Rules

Triad Financial’s Don Sharp’s Statement on the upcoming July 18 CFPB Appraisal Rules

The third link is to a somewhat different topic, but also connected with the issue of appraisals.  Cody Pierce, President of Cascade Financial Services – an FHA and VA manufactured home lender –  explains why a percentage of loans fail to meet appraisals.

About Appraisals on FHA and VA Land Home Sales

MHProNews will continue to track and deliver updates on the critical finance-related regulatory and other issues that impact Manufactured Housing. In the mean time, why not share your views on these new rules with your Congressman or Senator? A sugestion on how, linked here. ## 

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Appraisal Rule Implementation Looms for HUD Code Manufactured Home sales

June 30th, 2015 Comments off

CFPB-AppraisalRule-HUD_codeManufacturedHomes-logo=CFPB-graphiccredit-MHProNews-com-The Texas Manufactured Housing Association (TMHA) reminds MHProNews that the new appraisal disclosure rules go into effect on July 18, 2015. The rules apply to those homes that go beyond QM status limits set by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) regulations.

DataComp and NADA are going to be the likely vendors of choice, both of which have been working for well over a year to have systems in place that can support the value of homes being sold using personal property loans by MH retailers and communities.

TMHA members are among those who are ‘nervous’ about how well the new systems being imposed by federal fiat will support the sale prices on new manufactured homes.  The service providers tell MHProNews that ‘most’ sales, perhaps north of 90% on test cases, will be okay.  While encouraging, that also clearly implies that there will be sales that could be lost due to the newly impossed rules.  

MHProNews’ Featured Articles in the upcoming July issue will cover the appraisal rule topic from different lender’s viewpoints. The new July Featured Articles are scheduled to go live on the MHProNews home page, found under the Daily Business News  module, Wednesday evening, July 1, 2015. ##

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