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Texas Commission Talks West Texas Oil Boom, Plus Manufactured Home Market Updates

July 10th, 2018 No comments

CNNDowJonesIndustrialAverage7102018ManufacturedHousingIndustryDailyBusinessNewsMHproNewsWest Texas. South Dakota. Louisiana. Oklahoma. These are just some of the places that oil, natural gas, and energy have and are creating or supporting jobs that have sold thousands upon thousands of factory built housing units. Tonight’s spotlight focus is an interview with the Texas Commissioner who keeps his eye on the oil industry there.

 

If you’re new, already hooked on our new spotlight feature – or are ready to get the MH professional fever – our headline report is found further below, just beyond the Manufactured Housing Composite Value for today.

 

The ever evolving Daily Business News market report sets the manufactured home industry’s stocks in the broader context of the overall markets.  It’s an example of “News through the lens of manufactured homes, and factory-built housing.” ©

It just makes sense. Because like it or not, what moves the markets effects manufactured housing too.

Part of this unique feature provides headlines – from both sides of the left-right media divide – that saves readers time, while underscoring topics that may be moving investors, which in turn move the markets.

Readers say this is also a useful quick-review tool that saves researchers time in getting a handle of the manufactured housing industry, through the lens of publicly-traded stocks connected with the manufactured home industry.

This is an exclusive evening or nightly example of MH “Industry News, Tips and Views, Pros Can Use.” ©  It is fascinating to see just how similar, and different, these two lists of headlines can be.

Want to know more about the left-right media divide from third party research?  ICYMI – for those not familiar with the “Full Measure,” ‘left-center-right’ media chart, please click here.

 

Select bullets from CNN Money…

  • Univision flip flops on digital strategy, explores sale of Gizmodo and The Onion
  • Trump launches new tariffs on China
  • Tax cut triggers $437 billion explosion of stock buybacks
  • Tesla is going big in China
  • Wall Street has Trump whiplash
  • Trump slashes funding that helps people sign up for Obamacare
  • China is owning the future of cars. German automakers want in
  • The oil market’s shock absorbers are nearly gone
  • Facebook will chip in for users’ birthday fundraisers
  • Microsoft unveils Surface Go to take on iPad
  • Whole Foods announces its Prime Day deal
  • The last Sears in Chicago is closing
  • The United States could be spared the worst in a trade war
  • Why Corporate America is recruiting high schoolers
  • Tesla raises prices in China by 20% in response to tariffs
  • India’s tech firms grow in popularity with country’s grads
  • How Thailand became the ‘Detroit of Asia’
  • These are banned in some cities. The company is valued at $2B
  • Russian company had access to Facebook user data through apps
  • Bitcoin is down 66%. But it still may be the future of money
  • Winklevoss twins’ cryptocurrency firm hires NYSE executive
  • Bitcoin prices have been manipulated, study says
  • Russian farmers are ditching the ruble for a new cryptocurrency
  • Bitcoin could ‘bring the internet to a halt,’ banking group warns
  • Smucker is saying goodbye to Pillsbury and its doughboy
  • Pepsi stock pops on strong snack sales
  • Starbucks is removing plastic straws from stores
  • What’s killing Big American Beer?

 

Select Bullets from Fox Business

  • Trump preparing additional tariffs on $200B in Chinese goods
  • The U.S. revealed a list of Chinese goods it will target.
  • Stocks extend winning streak with economy in focus
  • Americans quitting their jobs for better opportunities
  • The ETF market could get a lot bigger – here’s why
  • Some tips for saving on prescription drug costs
  • Oil industry building pipelines to address America’s biggest energy roadblock
  • The big money behind Trump’s Supreme Court pick
  • A deeply conservative political group spent more than $1 million on ad campaigns.
  • Tax law mistake hurting retailers, restaurants
  • This Honda lawn mower will go 150 mph
  • Trump bashes NATO members: Who pays what?
  • Panthers ‘obligated’ to keep Jerry Richardson statue, new owner David Tepper says
  • Yankees’ Cashman, Arizona Cardinals owner back Trump’s Supreme Court pick
  • Used-car prices keep climbing
  • Winners and losers of Trump’s decision to halt ObamaCare payments
  • Global businesses look to this company for help navigating tariffs
  • Walmart set to enter New York City, but not its stores

 

Today’s markets and stocks, at the closing bell…

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Manufactured Housing Composite Value (MHCV)

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Today’s Big Movers

For all the scores and highlights on tracked manufactured home connected stocks today, see thBloomberg graphic, posted below.

Today’s MH Market Spotlight Report –

Today is the 4th day of rising markets, as investors are beginning to shrug of the tough talk on trade wars.  But will the announcement of another $200 billion in tariffs targeting China announced late today impact traders?  Time will tell.   A spotlight on Sun Communities is found, linked below.

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But tonight’s focus is West Texas oil.

Texas Railroad Commissioner Ryan Sitton on efforts to boost pipeline capacity to keep up with drilling at the Permian Basin.  Sitton is the Texas official charged with keeping tabs on the oil industry, and he admits that the supply is outpacing oil pipeline capacity.  He says that that will be corrected through construction in the next 12 to 24 months.

 

As crude oil prices rise over a range of issues, including tensions with Iran, and Russia, U.S production will be ever more important. Another item to keep an eye on for the industry will be when activity starts taking place in ANWAR – which was opened up by legislation enacted by the Trump Administration. That might, just might, cause a wave of factory built homes moving “north to Alaska” at that time.

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Bloomberg Closing Ticker for MHProNews…

NOTE: The chart below includes the Canadian stock, ECN, which purchased Triad Financial Services.

NOTE: The chart below covers a number of stocks NOT reflected in the Yahoo MHCV, shown above.

NOTE: Drew changed its name and trading symbol at the end of 2016 to Lippert (LCII).

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Berkshire Hathaway is the parent company to Clayton Homes21st Mortgage, Vanderbilt Mortgage and other factory built housing industry suppliers.

LCI Industries, Patrick, UFPI and LP all supply manufactured housing.

AMG, CG and TAVFX have investments in manufactured housing related businesses.

Your link to industry praise for our coverage, is found here.

For the examples of our kudos linked above…plus well over 1,000 positive, public comments, we say – “Thank You for your vote of confidence.”

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U.S. vs China, SCOTUS Pick, Biz Effects, and MH Market Updates

July 9th, 2018 No comments

CNNmoney7.9.2018ManufacturedHomeStocksMarketsReportsMHProNewsBefore diving into tonight’s feature, millions will tune in tonight to see who President Donald J. Trump will nominate to replace retiring Justice Anthony “Tony” Kennedy on the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS). Some have speculated on a variety of supposed top contenders. An interesting op-ed by Senator Orin Hatch May provide a clue, when it uses the pronoun “she” to describe the pending nominee. 

According to the often-announced plan, sometime after 9 PM ET, the nation will know.

That said, beyond the data for today’s tracked manufactured home industry connected equities, the focus for tonight’s is what Fox Business called a “risky” trade war.

If you’re new, already hooked on our new spotlight feature – or are ready to get the MH professional fever – our headline reports are found further below, just beyond the Manufactured Housing Composite Value for today.

 

The evolving Daily Business News market report sets the manufactured home industry’s stocks in the broader context of the overall markets.

Part of this unique feature provides headlines – from both sides of the left-right media divide – that saves readers time, while underscoring topics that may be moving investors, which in turn move the markets.

Readers say this is also a useful quick-review tool that saves researchers time in getting a handle of the manufactured housing industry, through the lens of publicly-traded stocks connected with the manufactured home industry.

MH “Industry News, Tips and Views, Pros Can Use.” ©

ICYMI – for those not familiar with the “Full Measure,” ‘left-right’ media chart, please click here. 

Selected headlines and bullets from CNN Money:

  • The product is banned in some cities. The company is valued at $2 billion
  • Sell tech: Morgan Stanley’s warning to investors
  • Disney set to nab 700 million viewers in India
  • Samsung goes big in India with ‘world’s largest mobile factory’
  • Is HBO the next Netflix?
  • Tencent Music could reach $30 billion valuation in US IPO
  • Inside Adidas’ vision for the future
  • Driving the Subaru 360, one of the worst cars ever sold in America
  • ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ marks Marvel’s 20th straight No. 1 opening
  • Tariffs cast a shadow as earnings season begins
  • US soybean farmers say China tariffs could result in ‘serious damage’
  • Chicken nuggets, avocados and whiskey. The trade war is making 1,300 products more expensive
  • 4 ways to make your workday more productive
  • What we lose when we let Trump’s tweets and insults take over the news
  • Winklevoss twins’ cryptocurrency firm hires NYSE executive
  • Sonos prepares to go public
  • ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ caps off Marvel’s blockbuster year
  • Uber and Lyft want to be about so much more than cars
  • Samsung’s run of record profits fizzles out
  • Having more control over your data doesn’t mean it’s safe
  • China says the US has started ‘the biggest trade war’ in history
  • Google’s eerily human phone bot is ready for the real world
  • Boeing’s hypersonic passenger plane could get you from New York to London in 2 hours
  • Boeing and Brazil’s Embraer form $4.75 billion commercial jet venture
  • The new Fox will be a sports and entertainment hub
  • MoviePass rolls out surge pricing
  • Another strong jobs report. Here’s why unemployment jumped
  • Mall vacancies hit six-year high
  • Trump calls journalists ‘bad people’ at rally a week after newsroom shooting
  • Is this the future of home renovation?
  • Amazon could radically change how you get prescriptions
  • These gadgets could transform the lives of visually impaired people
  • Jaguar Land Rover: Brexit threatens our plan to spend $100 billion in the UK

Selected headlines and bullets from Fox Business:

  • Trump rips Pfizer for raising drug prices
  • Winners and losers of Trump’s decision to halt ObamaCare payments
  • Stock rally continues following jobs report
  • The next recession: When, and why it will happen
  • Chinese customs clears some US goods as new tariffs take effect: sources
  • Amazon Prime Day 2018: How to score the best deals
  • Trump’s Supreme Court nominee will be ‘outstanding’: former clerk for Justice Scalia
  • Starbucks is officially going strawless
  • Twitter stock falls as company tackles fake accounts
  • This new game show will pay off your student loan debt
  • Economists understating US GDP
  • Will Elon Musk’s ‘kid submarine’ be used in Thai rescue?
  • War on straws: 5 eco-friendly alternatives to plastic
  • AT&T to overhaul HBO, add more original content: report
  • Trump feeds on the rage of opponents: Varney
  • Elvis, Beatles memorabilia items on display at Hard Rock
  • Twitter stock falls as company tackles fake accounts[overlay type]
  • Twitter stock falls as company tackles fake accounts
  • Why Advanced Micro Devices Stock Gained 59% So Far in 2018
  • How Pandora Media Inc. Shares Soared 63.5% Higher in the First Half of 2018
  • A solid first-quarter report was music to the ears of success-starved shareholders.

 

Today’s markets and stocks, at the closing bell…

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Manufactured Housing Composite Value (MHCV)

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Today’s Big Movers

For all the scores and highlights on tracked manufactured home connected stocks today, see thBloomberg graphic, posted below.

Today’s MH Market Spotlight Report –

It may surprise some to learn that a third-party research found that Fox News is roughly a 50-50 split on coverage that is for-or-against the president and Trump Administration policies.

Seriously?

While many Fox News and Fox Business hosts are pro-POTUS Trump, not all are.

Further, many of the shows feature panel discussion, where they bring in Democratic, or so-called RINO, and “never Trump” backers.

 

The video above is an example of a report that is largely negative about the Trump trade gambit. It isn’t until the very end of the video that you get a sense of why the president is taking this tactic in the first place.

The interview with Forbes’ Steve Forbes is also tentative about the issue of trade.

But there are voices in the business world that think that this is precisely the right strategy, and it is the right time, because there is a nice cushion fueled by more jobs, rising wages, lower taxes, more common sense regulations and the like.

Time will tell.  But as Marty Lavin, or CNBC’s Cramer have observed, the time is right for this battle. If not now, when will the U.S. stand up to China’s theft of intellectual property, or other problematic trade practices?

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Bloomberg Closing Ticker for MHProNews…

NOTE: The chart below includes the Canadian stock, ECN, which purchased Triad Financial Services.

NOTE: The chart below covers a number of stocks NOT reflected in the Yahoo MHCV, shown above.

NOTE: Drew changed its name and trading symbol at the end of 2016 to Lippert (LCII).

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Berkshire Hathaway is the parent company to Clayton Homes21st Mortgage, Vanderbilt Mortgage and other factory built housing industry suppliers.

LCI Industries, Patrick, UFPI and LP all supply manufactured housing.

AMG, CG and TAVFX have investments in manufactured housing related businesses.

Your link to industry praise for our coverage, is found here.

For the examples of our kudos linked above…plus well over 1,000 positive, public comments, we say – “Thank You for your vote of confidence.”

We Provide, You Decide.” © ## (News, analysis and commentary.)

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Trump Effect – 1 Year Election Impact on Manufactured Housing Connected Stocks, Part 2

November 10th, 2017 Comments off

TrumpEffectonMarketsPartII-ManufacturedHousingIndustryStocksMarketsReportsDailyBusinessNewsMHProNewsYesterday, in Part 1, of this report, the first part of our alphabetical review of manufactured home connected stocks one year since President Trump won the election was reviewed.

Affiliated Management Group, (AMG)
Berkshire Hathaway, (BRK-A)
Brookfield Asset Management, (BAM)
Carlyle Group, The (CG),
Cavco Industries, (CVCO) .

were covered at the linked image below.

Just the Facts – Trump Effect on Manufactured Home Connected Stocks, Part 1

Today, we graphically cover the 1-year snapshot of the companies that follow the video interview, below.

For those ‘into’ or checking out the manufactured housing industry for the first time, what makes this trade media uniquely useful to researchers is our comprehensive coverage and broader understanding of the market and specialized dynamics.

The award-winning industry veteran Alan Amy video interview gives you an savvy insiders perspective on what makes manufactured housing an amazing opportunity.  Amy’s logic is simple, and thus, powerful.

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Equity Lifestyle Properties, (ELS) – depending on how you count, they are one of the top two manufactured home community operations today.

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Lippert was long known as Drew Industries.  They provide components to RVs, manufactured housing, and others.  An interview with their former chairman, Leigh Abrams, is linked here.

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The kind of reports you won’t find elsewhere – on topics like FEMA’s impact on manufactured housing – as an example, is linked here.

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Happy 41st Birthday, HUD Code Manufactured Homes

June 15th, 2017 Comments off

HappyFrstBirthdayManufacturedHousingMHProNews41 years ago, today, manufactured housing was “born.” The conception for what become federally regulated HUD Code manufactured homes was the media crisis that occurred regarding some “shoddy” mobile homes in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

Flashback to Flash Forward…

While many mobile home builders in those pre-HUD Code days took the long view and built to reasonable construction and safety standards – such as the ANSI standards available then – other producers were less diligent about quality and customer satisfaction. 60 Minutes and others in media profiled consumer complaints.

Regrettably, as can happen, the good got lumped in with the bad.

The media and public ‘hue and cry’ led a coalition of builders to push for federally preemptive standards. Those were passed by Congress in 1974. Those standards took effect on June 15, 1976, the day when the first official manufactured homes were produced.

So as all industry professionals ought to know, mobile homes and manufactured homes are not the same thing.  Important safety, quality, energy and durability features were all “born” with the HUD Code for manufactured housing.

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The popularity of mobile homes rose rapidly in the post World War II period. The first big drop came during the time that the HUD Code for manufactured housing was passed and went into effect. Chart above credit, Calculated Risk.

Why It Matters

As Steve Duke with the Louisiana Manufactured Housing Association (LMHA) told MHLivingNews, “The terminology matters because the terminology determines the construction standards a home was built to.”

Terminology and its meaning with respect to pre-Code, post-HUD Code for manufactured home standards is precisely the hinge that creates headache issues for researchers, public officials and home buyers.

While many in the industry focus on the SEO value of ‘mobile homes,’ which doesn’t have to be ignored, they may fail to see that ‘mobile homes’ and ‘trailer houses’ have such a distaste with the bulk of the public, that it has tainted the manufactured home industry.

That in turn is one of several factors that have depressed manufactured home sales, as MHProNews and our sister site, MHLivingNews, have carefully documented over the years.

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Most Men Appear Never to Have Considered What a House is…Henry David Thoreau, MHLivingNews.

Real World Examples of How the Public Views ‘Mobile Homes’

Do not buy a manufactured home, if this was a real tornado, this house would (be) gone in 60 seconds or less. wow! the things people do to make a dime. geez!” – Robert Delacerda, said in a post on YouTube.

Replying to a comment by ‘Root Beer,’ Delacerda elaborated by saying, “well said sir, mobile homes are weak and made of cheap materials. a tornado of f-0 [sic] would destroy this shack in a vlink [sic] of a eye. funny video though.”

Duane Dean posted, “We live in a newer (1993) single wide mobile home and its anchored. The work I have done myself on this place just make me quiver to think anyone would ever stay in one during any tornado.”

There have been pro-MH comments on the video too; one example of common sense was from a man who said he’s a Joplin firefighter.

Aegeus Max, said, “as a Joplin firefighter that worked the debris I can tell you that it is not safe anywhere in a tornado except underground. The neighborhood I worked was an upscale all with basements…”

It will take repeated efforts to clear up the confusion.  Even having read Max’s statement, James Dennis replied,But still, if I live in a M home or a mobile home and I see a tornado I’m getting in the car and driving to a shelter or getting out of the path of the tornado.”

When we look at the low conversion ratios of those shopping for modern manufactured home vs. those that actually buy, industry professionals have said to this writer for years that fear of tornadoes is one of the biggest issues.

This is why the research and videos MHLivingNews and MHProNews have done – in conjunction with industry professionals, sponsors and supporters – on this issue are useful and important. Those selling to actual home shoppers have told us that when they show someone “on the fence” that has expressed fears about windstorm one of our videos, it has often caused the skeptics to buy.

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Engaging the public who are actually commenting on topics like mobile and manufactured homes has tremendous value, so long as the engagement is sustained, not just a one time thing.

Chris Noah, who identified himself as a manufactured home (MH) owner, and on the same YouTube video as the others quoted above, posted this: “we have had straight line storms with winds in access of 80mph, we also on a hill with no wind breaks, and no problems here…”

MH owner Noah found encouragement from that early video, and he also stood up to those who were belittling their lack of understanding about manufactured homes, with his own experiences.

We have, through debates and discussions, turned some nay-sayers into silence, actual or potential believers. But in the absence of engaging and changing minds, there are comments like this one this week:

ArmyGuy63Bravo1 said, “im gonna open the “tornado magnet trailer park” soon with free rent for 3 months.” (Typos in the original).

Do we wonder why zoning officials have a problem with the public pushing back on new development, expansions or placement of manufactured homes in their jurisdictions?

Only education – repeated, on-going education – can change those kinds of patterns of false impressions.  One press release one time isn’t enough.

A new video was posted on YouTube that updated the one Noah and the others have seen. This new video posted on YouTube is shown below.

Anniversaries for the ‘birthday’ of the HUD Code for manufactured homes are useful times to engage in such education.

People Want Facts, Not Hype and Claims

This goes to a point raised by community partner Tom Fath in his video interview.  Fath says that home owners want to be part of the solution for misunderstandings about the industry.  That’s the value Fath says that MHLivingNews provides to residents and homeowners. They have happier, better informed residents as a result.

Those residents – along with those videos they can point shoppers to – are in turn causing more people to buy.

Their sales have skyrocketed as a result.  Or as Deer Valley Homebuilders James McGee and Chet Murphree said in an previous video interview, “Tony, we know that it’s all about education…thank you for leading the charge for that…”

That’s a key point of doing videos and stories; to help doubters see the reality vs. the overhyped fears.  But there is more of it needed.  This is why the engagement with MSU researchers we did with MHARR is so important to the industry. See the summary of that debate, linked here.

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To see the fuller context for the on-the-record disucssion with Mark Skidmore and his colleagues at MSU, click here or the image above.

Researchers all-too-often don’t know the factual difference between mobile homes and manufactured homes.  That’s how poor a job overall the industry has done with getting out the facts about Ron Thomas Sr.’s reference to manufactured housing as a “phenomenon,” but one that is misunderstood by many public officials, lenders, and millions of others.

About the 41st Birthday of Manufactured Homes

The establishment of the HUD Code was — and is — an important milestone for both the industry and consumers.  The industry itself sought out federal regulation under a preemptive, performance-based, uniform code of federal standards that balances the key factors of safety and cost, along with uniform enforcement within a federal-state partnership,” said Mark Weiss, President and CEO of the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR).

This type of federal regulation — so long as it is reasonable — allows the industry to pass-along the efficiencies of factory-construction to home buyers, in the form of unparalleled affordability and quality,” Weiss said.

He elaborated by saying that “today’s manufactured homes have achieved the level of quality, durability, and safety that Congress envisioned when it passed the National Manufactured Housing Construction and Safety Standards Act of 1974.” But he also said that for the industry to reach its potential, a shakeup of the HUD Program was needed by the Trump Administration. His full comments are linked here.

The Bottom Line

Industry business leaders and management professionals must be personally informed, and they in turn must engage their own teams in the best understanding of the need for and value of manufactured homes.

Professionals in turn must educate those that they encounter.  This has to be a local market level effort.  Tom Fath and his family, along with others, have proven that this is not only doable, its profitable ## (News, Analysis, Commentary).

(Editor’s Note: To see our 40th anniversary article – made for the public in mind – click here.)

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Are Mobile Home Fires Burning the Manufactured Housing Industry?

May 10th, 2017 Comments off
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The battle between the office of Ohio Governor John Kasich and the Ohio Manufactured Homes Association (OMHA) over the Ohio Manufactured Housing Commission (OMHC), shined a bright light on a large, ongoing challenge related to the industry and terminology.

When you type “mobile home fires” into Google, you get over 3 million entries, perhaps spanning the life of the internet. These include studies on causation, injuries, deaths, dollars, etc. — not just the fires alone.

Those millions of stories provide one of the striking reasons why the public impression about ‘mobile homes’ is so poor.  Years of media accounts about mobile homes burning are seared into the public’s minds.

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Conflating fire risks in pre-HUD Code mobile homes with manufactured homes

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are one of several possible examples of what Marty Lavin, JD –  industry communities, retail and finance veteran calls “the other industry image campaign.”

That negative stereotypes mainstream media “campaign” is waged by locals – who for whatever reasons – fail to report information accurately.

That in turn naturally spills over into the public’s impression of manufactured homes.

While the public is clamoring for affordable housing – and the need is in the tens of billions annually – it seems that fears about fires are among the reasons they don’t turn to manufactured homes more often as their solution.

LindseyBostick-SunshineHomesManufacturedHousingIndustryDailyBusinessNewsMHProNewsAs a result, a recent Zillow report indicates that only about 8% of shoppers are ‘considering’ a mobile or manufactured home, and only about half of those end up purchasing.  Yet, as Credit Human’s Barry Noffsinger – or millenial and manufactured home owner, Lindsey Bostick of Sunshine Homes – have told MHProNews, the description of what people are looking for fits well with what today’s manufactured homes offers.

The challenge is, that millions seeking housing just don’t consider it.  Per Zillow’s survey, half that do, buy.

Fire-Heated Questions

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Every year, there are older conventional housing units that burn. Does that cause an outcry against conventional building? No. Similarly, when older mobile homes burn, it should not impact the image of modern manufactured homes. Sadly, though,
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The “burning question” is how many of these fires occurred in pre-HUD Code homes, and how many in manufactured homes?

Surprisingly, the exact answer is not known. But the reason that it’s unknown is sadly clear.

Many if not most news reports do not distinguish between mobile and manufactured homes. The absence of that distinction – and poor use of terminology in other stories – thus feeds into a myth that continues to plague the contemporary manufactured housing industry.

That in turn leads millions to incorrectly believe that all factory-built homes have the same old (high) risk of fire that mobile homes built 40 years ago did.

The Daily Business News has periodically pointed out the facts versus myths surrounding manufactured homes and fires, noting that homes built under post-1976 federal regulations have a somewhat lower fire rates than a traditional, site-built house.

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The terminology matters because the terminology determines the construction standards a home was built to,” said Steve Duke, LMHA.

An Example of The Impact on the MH Industry

As noted, Ohio is an example where poor information created industry challenges, because the opposition claims run counter to the facts.

The Ohio Fire Chief’s Association’s letter to lawmakers in March supported a provision in the state budget to kill the Ohio Manufactured Home Commission (OMHC), proposing to roll its functions into the Ohio Department of Commerce.

The Daily Business News covered the response from the commission in a story, linked here.

30 people died in 1,208 manufactured home fires between 2012 and 2016,” said the letter from the fire chief’s association.

Ohioans are 4.2 times more likely to die in a manufactured home that caught fire than one- or two-family home.”

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Manufactured homes are far safer than mobile homes, per the NFPA. To see the report, click the graphic above for the story and attached documents, available as a download.

But that statement by the fire chief’s association was inaccurate, as a National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) study reflected.

The NFPA also carefully noted the proper and improper use of nomenclature, see that graphic below.

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Publisher and consultant Tony Kovach stresses that facts like the above must become second nature for industry professionals to know, link to and otherwise share. “It’s the industry that has the motivation to educate the public on the realities vs. the old facts or myths,” says Kovach. “The rewards and profits are going to those who take part in those educational efforts, and who make a difference in their own marketsThat educational effort benefits home owners too.  Manufactured home owners could enjoy faster resale and higher resale values.  Home buyers, renters, job creation…virtually everyone in the mix can benefit by dispelling the myths and dated relaties.”

Ohio Manufactured Home Association (OMHA) Executive Director Tim Williams and Association of Manufactured Home Residents in Ohio (AMHRO) President Frank Pojman joined forces to point out the facts to their legislators.

That “teaming up” is critical, because arguably home owners’ property values are negatively impacted by the impression that manufactured homes burn and kill, a mistaken notion spread by problematic media reports.

The administration is spreading false information and misleading information because the commission is pushing back against Kasich’s proposal,” said Williams.

The OMHC also conducts inspections of all new and previously owned manufactured home installations, resulting in less than 10 complaints in the last three years.

By comparison, 23,000 home installations have occurred in the last decade, and prior to the Commission’s existence 500-800 improper home installation complaints occurred annually.

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Gov. Kasich, official photo. Ohio EPA, OMHC, OMHA, logos, photo, credits: Digital Imaging Reporter and their respective organizations.

I urge any of your Committee to review agendas and minutes of the MH Commission meetings, to see the all-important issues that are discussed, for the benefits and safety of manufactured homeowners,” said Pojman during recent testimony.

Terminology Matters 

In a recent story on the differences between mobile and manufactured homes, MHProNews asked Urbana, Ohio Fire Chief Mark Keller to clarify details on a recent home fire reported in his town.

This fire involved a true mobile home and was not a manufactured home. I do not have the age of the mobile home available right now,” Urbana Fire Chief Mark Keller told MHProNews.

Mobile homes are inherently bad with fire conditions. They’re not really designed to withhold any kind of fire.”

Chief Keller was specific, because MHProNews directly inquired about the facts of the case, which allowed MHLivingNews to properly represent the facts of that sad incident.  But how can doing that correct-the-record once or occasionally be enough in the face of the thousands of such stories being reported a year?

Thus, Kovach argues that it responding to misleading media accounts must become the routine.  When both MHI and MHARR have said that the industry ought to be doing hundreds of thousands of new home shipments a year, the value of correctly the record should be clear.

Sloppy Journalism?

mark_weiss_mharr_pesident__mhpronews__creditMark Weiss, JD – President and CEO of the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) – has spoken out strongly on the matter, calling the laziness of news agencies “sloppy journalism.”

While any harm to people or property is regrettable, there is no excuse for sloppy journalism that can harm the industry and consumers. The fact is that today’s federally regulated manufactured homes are as safe or safer than other types of homes when it comes to fire, as shown by research done by the National Fire Protection Association on multiple fire safety metrics,” said Mark Weiss, JD, President CEO of MHARR.

It is therefore misleading and a disservice to readers to fail to distinguish between pre-1976 ‘mobile homes,’ said Weiss, “and today’s manufactured homes. This is why MHARR successfully demanded several years ago that the U.S. Fire Administration remove similarly misleading language from it’s website.” 

The industry and consumers need to insist on an accurate media portrayal of today’s high-quality manufactured homes,” said Weiss.

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Andrea Reichman. Credit: LinkedIn.

As an Industry, we are always saddened to hear of such tragedies such as the fire that occurred in Champaign County,” said OMHA Assistant Director Andrea Reichman, commenting on the Urbana fire story.

As noted by the local Fire Chief Mark Keller, the home involved was a ‘mobile home,’ which indicates the home was built prior to the 1976 HUD Code Federal Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standards,” Reichman said.

Often times such incidents are reported inaccurately, and facilitate the image that manufactured homes are not safe when nothing could be further from the truth.  Manufactured homes are no more prone to fire than homes built on-site. The 1986 national fire safety study by the Foremost Insurance Company showed that site-built homes are more than twice as likely to experience a fire than manufactured homes,” said Reichman.

Their association’s latest call to action is linked as a download, click here.

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This is the image tens of millions of people have about ‘mobile homes.’ The irony is, in the majority of cases, that’s precisely what they are- pre-HUD Code mobile homes. Even within the MH industry, how many realize that there’s been no mobile homes built in over 40 years? Thus proper terminology always matters. Text graphic, MHProNews, original photo, Springfield News Sun.

The Question Remains

The “burning question,” is how does the manufactured housing industry change the commonly perceived notion that all factory-built homes are the same?

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MHI reports that for some 2 decades, the average shipment levels of manufactured homes were about 21 percent of all single family housing starts. Today, that number is closer to 9 percent. While tragic fire stories aren’t the only causal issue of the steep decline in the industry’s total share of the new home market, they are an example of what the industry must grapple with through educational efforts that impact local markets.  Additional facts will be explored in upcoming reports in this series.

What clearly won’t work,” says publisher and consultant, L. A. ‘Tony’ Kovach is doing nothingAll too often – for decades – the industry has routinely taken the tactic of ignoring the bad news, hoping it will eventually fade away.”

A glance at industry shipments today compared to 15, 20 or 25 years ago proves that while we’ve advanced from the great recessions’ bottom,” said Kovach, “we’re nowhere near our industry’s historic percentage of new construction starts. The steady drip, drip, drip, of what Marty Lavin and others call the ‘other image campaign’ persists.  So, we as professionals must become resolute in responding routinely too.

Engaging the media is one part of the solution,” Kovach says. “Many editors are willing to make corrections when a story has a fact error.  We as trade media are and can be part of education and solution.  But that also requires engagement and support from members of the industry.”

“It’s Education”

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Chet Murphree, Deer Valley Homebuilders. James McGee. Deer Valley Homebuilders, L.A. ‘Tony’ Kovach, Inside MH.

I want to thank you for what you do for this industry,” said James McGee of Deer Valley Homebuilders. “We’ve kind of zeroed around about what’s important. It’s education. I want to say, Tony, thank you for spearheading that. You’re an incredible guy, and our industry’s very lucky to have you.” 

Chet Murphree echoed McGee’s comments, with “Absolutely.” 

Kovach in turn routinely reminds people that without their writing and video team, supporters and sponsors, the news and educational efforts would not be possible. “It has to be about mutual effort – team work – that goes to the grass roots, at the local and regional levels,” he said.  “It isn’t about mountains of cash.  It’s about a wise use of time, talent and resources in responding and educating as needed.”

“As the myths and fears fade, we know from experience more customers come, see, are impressed with the value, and buy.”

Ohio is an example of where the state and both national associations – along with MHLivingNews, MHProNews – plus engaged industry members – acting in conjunction with home owners – all provided comments and made efforts to correct-the-record. As we recently reported, the outlook there is hopeful as a result.

Programming Note

With the launch of MHProNews’ newly updated home page and website, the Daily Business News will take a look in the coming days at a variety of issues that are holding our industry back from achieving and exceeding its historic potential.

Because as the myths and misconceptions subside, the sale of manufactured should skyrocket as the surprising private sector answer to the affordable housing crisis.  As McGee said, “It’s education.”

For more on manufactured housing being the affordable housing solution that’s hiding in plain sight, see the reports on the page, linked here. ##

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CVCO, NRF slide, Carlyle Group, LPX glide higher, Politics/Economics Mix

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cnnmoneydowticker982016-posteddaiybusinessnews-mhpronewsOn items that CNN Money finds of interest as part of their market reports for the day: Wells Fargo fires 5,300 for creating fake accounts, Hillary Clinton finally holds a press conference and Airbnb is cracking down on discrimination. MarketWatch notes: iPhone 7 fails to impress, but Apple predicts sellout. Fed asks Congress to limit bank commodity activities, Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson asks: ‘And what is Aleppo?’ In Clinton vs. Trump, “forecasters say anything could happen.”

The three major U.S. market indexes at the close today:

S&P 500: 2,181.30 -4.86 (-0.22%).

Dow JIA: 18,479.91 -46.23 (-0.25%).

Nasdaq: 5,259.48 -24.44 (-0.46%).

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Yahoo! Manufactured Housing Composite Value at the close, 1,396.71 -32.05 (-2.24%).

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Graphic credit, Yahoo.

Among manufactured housing industry connected tracked stocks, the big losers for today: CVCO  and NRF slide.  Among the gainers, Carlyle Group and LPX.  See chart below.

Note: The Manufactured Housing Composite Value (MHCV) does not include many of the stocks in the report below.

 

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Berkshire Hathaway is the parent company to Clayton Homes, 21st Mortgage, Vanderbilt Mortgage and other factory built housing industry suppliers.  Drew, Patrick, UFPI and LP all supply manufactured housing, while AMG, CG and TAVFX have investments in manufactured housing related businesses. ##

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Sun & Third Ave lead, Deer Valley, UMH, LPX & MHCV recede

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DowTickerCNNMoneyPostedDailyBusinessNewsMHProNews-CNN Money headlines included Donald Trump’s assertion that the Fed has created a “false economy,” and that Americans don’t believe unemployment rate (see in-depth labor and economic charts/graphics and report, linked here.) Meanwhile, MarketWatch warns – Clouds gathering on U.S. economy? And without action, a government shutdown looms in three weeks – a budget deal is needed.

The three major U.S. market indexes at the close today:

Dow Jones Industrial Avg. – 18,538.12 – 46.16 (0.25%).

S&P 500 – 2,186.48 – 6.50 (0.30%).

Nasdaq – 5,275.91 – 26.01 (0.50%).

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Yahoo! Manufactured Housing Composite Value at the close, 1,417.45-5.50 (-0.39%).

Manufactured Housing Composite Value Ticker

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Note – for the first time, we are bringing readers the 1 day and the 5 day rolling on the MHCV, credit Yahoo.

 

DVLY was the largest loser on the day, while Cavco was the biggest gainer. For our recent deeper dive into Skyline, click here.  To see Joe Dyton’s head-to-head comparison of Sun Communities vs. apartment giant, MAA, please click here.

*Note: the chart below includes stocks not included in the MHCV

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Graphic credit, Bloomberg Ticker for Daily Business News Manufactured Housing Industry Connected Stock Market Report, MHProNews.

Berkshire Hathaway is the parent company to Clayton Homes, 21st Mortgage, Vanderbilt Mortgage and other factory built housing industry suppliers.  Drew, Patrick, UFPI and LP all supply manufactured housing, while AMG, CG and TAVFX have investments in manufactured housing related businesses. ##

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L. A. ‘Tony’ Kovach is the publisher of MHProNews.com and MHLivingNews.com.

ICYMI, Matthew Silver is taking some much needed and well-earned time off, and L. A. “Tony” Kovach will be helping fill the Daily Business News role in the interim).

Manufactured Housing Industry Connected Stock Market Report by L. A. “Tony” Kovach, to the Daily Business News for MHProNews.

Cavco Leader, MHCV Outperforms, as soft jobs reports checks Wall Street

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Stocks ended modestly higher after a soft jobs report, says MarketWatch. “The U.S. added 151,000 jobs in August, slowing sharply from earlier in the summer.”

The billion-plus monthly pageview news aggregator Drudge Report cited the following headlines and numbers; Biggest gains in bars, restaurants‘Army of Men’ Out of Work 94,391,000 Not In Labor Forceand Gov’t Workers Outnumber Manufacturing Workers by 9,932,000.

All 3 major U.S. stock market indexes closed higher, with the Manufactured Housing Composite Value (MHCV) outperforming them all, see the report below.

Dow – 18,491.96  /  +72.66 +0.43%.

Nasdaq – 5,249.90  /  +22.69 +0.42%.

S&P 500 2,179.98  /  +9.12.

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The Yahoo! Manufactured Housing Composite Value closed today at: 1,422.94 +34.09 (+2.45%).

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Chart credit, Yahoo.

 

DVLY was the largest loser on the day, while Cavco was the biggest gainer.  To see Joe Dyton’s head-to-head comparison of Sun Communities vs. apartment giant, MAA, please click here.

*Note: the chart below includes stocks not included in the MHCV

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Berkshire Hathaway is the parent company to Clayton Homes, 21st Mortgage, Vanderbilt Mortgage and other factory built housing industry suppliers.  Drew, Patrick, UFPI and LP all supply manufactured housing, while AMG, CG and TAVFX have investments in manufactured housing related businesses. ##

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L. A. ‘Tony’ Kovach is the publisher of MHProNews.com and MHLivingNews.com.

(Editor’s Note: As the insightful report yesterday by Joe Dyton reflects, or this performance comparison of Sun Communities with Apartment giant, MAA – linked here demonstrates, MHProNews is welcoming periodic guest writers.

ICYMI, Matthew Silver is taking some much needed and well-earned time off, and L. A. “Tony” Kovach will be helping fill the Daily Business News role in the interim).

MH Industry Market Report by L. A. “Tony” Kovach, to the Daily Business News for MHProNews.

AMG sliding, MHCV rising, Other Markets Close Mixed

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U.S. Manufacturing Hits Rough Spot in Possible Warning on Growth,” says Bloomberg, which also notes thatIt’s Hard to Overstate How Quiet Stock Markets Are Right Now.” In the wake of their spectacular explosion on the launch pad, CNBC asks – Why was Facebook launching a satellite?”

The three main U.S. Markets closed mixed, as shown by the numbers, below.

Dow +0.10% 18,419.30  /  +18.42 +0.27%.

Nasdaq 5,227.21  /  +13.99.

S&P 500 -0.00% 2,170.86  /  -0.09.

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The Yahoo! Manufactured Housing Composite Value closed today at: 1388.8, with Today’s Change: +0.86%.

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AMG was the largest loser on the day, while LPX was the biggest gainer, followed by UMH (note: for those eagle eyes out there, DVLY may look to be the day’s largest gainer, but note the date posted for their last trades…).

*Note: the chart below includes stocks not included in the MHCV

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Credit, Bloomberg ticker for manufactured housing industry connected stocks, to the Daily Business News –MHProNews.

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Credit, Bloomberg ticker for manufactured housing industry connected stocks, to the Daily Business News –MHProNews.

Berkshire Hathaway is the parent company to Clayton Homes, 21st Mortgage, Vanderbilt Mortgage and other factory built housing industry suppliers.  Drew, Patrick, UFPI and LP all supply manufactured housing, while AMG, CG and TAVFX have investments in manufactured housing related businesses. ##

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L. A. ‘Tony’ Kovach is the publisher of MHProNews.com and MHLivingNews.com.

(Editor’s Note: As the insightful report today by Joe Dyton reflects, MHProNews is welcoming periodic guest writers. ICYMI, Matthew Silver is taking some much needed and well-earned time off, and L. A. “Tony” Kovach will be helping fill the Daily Business News role in the interim).

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Sunday Morning Recap-Manufactured Housing Industry News-July 12-July 19, 2015

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Congressman Stephen Fincher is demanding Fairness for MH owners

Deer Valley CFO Steve Lawler Inside MH Video and Home Tour

Cancer Cures and Today’s MH

What’s New in Manufactured Housing Industry Professional News

The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform’s (MHARR) Mark Weiss documents low complaints with HUD about MH. Joe Kelly of the Iowa Manufactured Housing Association, noting the new legal interpretations of “disparate impact,” asserts the importance of hiring specialized attorneys to review MHC leases and other legal documents. More news from Congressmen, communities, companies and a mystery ingredient in new Chinese modulars. And much, much more, all found linked from the headlines below.

Saturday, July 18

Encore Wire Gets Buy Rating from Zacks

Friday, July 17

Fire Starts in Wood Pile at Modular Homebuilder Keiser

Mystery Ingredient in 3D Printing Modular Home

Universal Forest Products adds to Gain; Most Manufactured Housing Stocks Quiet

Homebuilders Confidence Level Hits High Mark

Texas Manufactured Home Sales Slowed in April, and Preliminarily in May as Well

Thursday July 16

Patrick to Discuss Q2 Financials July 30; Gendell Sells More Stock

Supplier to Manufactured Home Market Reports Profit

Today’s Manufactured Homes – Amazingly Low Complaints, per Federal Report

Universal Forest Products Spikes while Skyline Gains over Four Percent

Virginia Manufactured Home Residents could see Substantial Drop in Utilities

Senate Bill 1711 Provides for TRID Hold-harmless Period

Wednesday, July 15

Manufactured Home Communities need Specialized Attorneys

Skyline Loses Gains from Yesterday; MHCV, Dow Slip

Modular Alabama Homebuilder Sold to C3 Design

Council Set to Deny Siting Request for three New Manufactured Homes

Vintage Tiny Home Living Nearly One Hundred Years Old

Tuesday, July 14

Multi-section Home Production Rose in May

Deer Valley Corp. Plummets; Skyline Corp. Rises; Dow Regains more Lost Ground

Vermont Land Lease Community to become Resident Owned

Rep. Fincher: CFPB Continues to Prevent Access to Manufactured Housing for Millions

Manufactured Home Community Hit with Multiple Violations

Monday, July 13

Huntsville City Council to Vote on Prohibiting Manufactured Homes from City

Patrick Industries Advances Smartly; Dow Regains more Lost Ground; MHCV Edges up

Buildable Lots Shortage Indicates continuing Tepid Housing Recovery

Manufactured Home Community Resident Complains of Water, Sewer Issues

Sunday, July 12

Last Sunday’s Weekly Headline Recap##

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