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AEI’s National and Metro Housing Market Trends-Indicators, Interactive Maps and Data

May 7th, 2019 Comments off

 

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Housing markets are inherently local, making them notoriously difficult to analyze due to the lack of reliable data at the local level. A new dataset from the AEI Housing Center, the first in a series of quarterly reports, aims to fill this void by analyzing housing market data for the 60 largest US metropolitan areas, as well as for the nation as a whole. The current dataset looks at housing data from 2018:Q4.”

 

So said the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) in newly unveiled research by Edward Pinto, Codirector, AEI Housing Center and Tobias Peter, Senior Research Analyst, AEI Housing Center.

 

The recent declines in mortgage rates will increase demand during the spring buying season which has just begun,” noted Edward Pinto, codirector of the American Enterprise Institute’s (AEI’s) Housing Center. “Since inventories remain fairly tight across the nation, this combination points towards higher house price growth in the months ahead,” Pinto added.

Reports of the end of current housing boom are exaggerated,” said Tobias Peter, senior research analyst at AEI’s Housing Center. “The data we are releasing demonstrates that inventories remain tight nationally, especially for entry-level homes. This trend, along with continued credit easing for first-time buyers and a significant decline in mortgage rates, all point to a continuation of the boom for entry-level buyers,” Peter also said.

Stating the obvious, all housing sales are local,” said L. A. ‘Tony’ Kovach, in commenting on this useful new research. “This should be a useful research of housing trends for manufactured, modular, and other forms of factory-building to use as a quick reference for markets near their locations. Bookmark this page and use this as needed, until we publish the next update.”

Place your mouse-pointer over a city or national data to get that snapshot.  Let the interactive graphic load, which may take a few seconds.

 

 

AEI said that the information was gathered in the following ways. The bullets are all quotes from AEI.

  • The data consists of around 41 million arms-length purchase transactions from 2012 to the most recent period. We eliminate transactions that do not involve at least one individual, that are between corporations or builders, or transactions for which the buyer is a government entity or a lender. The final dataset consists of around 34 million transactions.
  • The study tracks housing activity both for the entire market and for entry-level and move-up buyer segments. We only focus on institutionally financed sales (meaning we exclude cash sales or sales with seller financing.) We define entry-level as all sales below the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) 80th percentile price in a metro and quarter. The rational for a dynamic price cut-off at the metro level is that the share of entry-level buyers varies across the country. According to FHA’s Production Report, around 80% of FHA’s purchase loans go to first-time buyers, who mostly compete with other first-time buyers from other agencies for entry-level housing. The 80th percentile price cut-off, therefore, captures this market segment reasonably well. This is confirmed by the data. Across the nation, the entry-level segment consists largely of first-time buyers, while the move-up segment consists mostly of repeat buyers.
  • The data to compute the FHA price cut-offs come from the HUD FHA Single Family Portfolio Snap Shot, which is a census of all FHA endorsements.
  • The study’s house price indices (HPI) are computed from the underlying data. The index construction differs from the most widely known house price indices, which are either repeat sales (i.e. Case Shiller or FHFA) or hedonic (Zillow) indices. AEI creates a “quasi” sales pair consisting of one actual sale and a second reference “sale” as measured by the home’s estimated sales price using an Automated Valuation Model (AVM). The AVM approximates a property’s sale price at a given point in time. The AVMs come from First American (DataTree.com) and are unbiased with a high level of accuracy.
  • The advantage of this approach is that it combines the best of the repeat and hedonic models. Unlike a true repeat sales index, which is limited to repeat sales and may therefore not be representative of the actual sales taking place during the measurement period, AEI’s index includes virtually the entire universe of sales during the period. And, unlike a true hedonic index, which incorporates every property (even unsold ones), it reduces the amount of errors since at least one sale of the pair actually sold during the measurement period. This also allows for index construction by market segment and at fine geographic levels.
  • The AEI HPIs are based on a high proportion of institutionally financed home sales (after eliminating some extreme outliers) back to January 2012. The data are weighted at the county level to assure that they are representative of the full count of actual sales.
  • For the Atlanta metro, for which it is currently impossible to distinguish institutionally financed sales from cash sales for the most recent 2 quarters, we use the house price trends for all sales for these two quarters.
  • Data on housing inventory come from Zillow. We receive quarterly data on median daily listings and existing homes sales at the county level and broken out by market segment. The data are from 2013 to the most recent period. We aggregate these data up to the metro level and break them out into entry- and move-up buyers.
  • The AEI Mortgage Risk Index measures how the loans originated in a given month would perform if subjected to the same stress as in the financial crisis that began in 2007. This is similar to stress tests routinely performed to ascertain an automobile’s crashworthiness or a building’s ability to withstand severe hurricane force winds.
  • Mortgages are risk rated using a matrix of benchmark default rates for home purchase loans acquired by Freddie Mac in 2007. This approach has been adopted by FHFA in joint research with the AEI Housing Center’s staff. A detailed methodology of the risk index can be found here.
  • The data to identify new constructions come from different data sources. The inputs are public records data (deed & assessor files) and Listings data from Zillow. We primarily rely on a home’s “year built” variable in the assessor file. If the “year built” is missing, we check the home’s seller name from the deed file. If the seller matches a name in a list of over 400 builders or it includes a key word that helps identify smaller builders, then the sale is most likely a new construction that has not yet been assessed.
  • In the case that “year built” or seller name are missing, we check listings data for a “year built” or “land use code,” which helps us determine the new construction status of the home. We only count the first sale of a home as a new construction.
  • We have verified the accuracy of our methodology through random sampling and checking of newly constructed and existing homes using Zillow data, Google Street View and satellite images. We find around 2% false positives and around 1% false negatives, which leads us to conclude that our methodology is very accurate.
  • We estimate the residential housing stock from the assessor file. We eliminate multifamily and non-residential sales to arrive at an estimate for the total housing stock. Since the data are overwritten once new assessments at the county level become available, the data show the stock when it was last assessed. No historical estimates are available.
  • Our analysis is done at the metro level. We use the National Bureau of Economic Research’s (NBER) county to CBSA (core based statistical area) crosswalk files for 2017 to aggregate counties into metros. We create Housing Market Indicator reports for the nation’s largest 60 metros. We rank metros based on their institutionally financed purchase home sales in 2017 using Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) data for 2017.

 

 

NBER research was cited in the reports linked above, and below.

 

 

Manufactured housing is underperforming as an industry, which means it is underperforming at the local level too.  But it need not be so. By making the proper adjustments at the local level, sales with high customer satisfaction can and should occur.  Don’t let others limit your thinking about the potential in your market.  To learn more, click here to scroll the development options, or do so below in the related links that follows the bylines and notices.

That’s this afternoon’s look at “News through the lens of manufactured homes, and factory-built housing” © where “We Provide, You Decide.” ©

 

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New Era in National U.S. Manufactured Home Community Representation Underway?

January 7th, 2019 Comments off

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Despite what some might have (mis)understood about what our publisher wrote recently that included a mention or two of George F. (F?) Allen, the Daily Business News on MHProNews will continue to take a wheat and chaff approach with everyone in our industry, and those outside of MHVille as well.

 

That said, just because George F. (F?) Allen says something is so, let’s not presume it to be exactly as he describes it. Evidence is warranted, not merely Allen’s word.

After all, it was Allen, Roane, and Tom Lackey that made the mainstream news in 2018, in a rather scandalous way. Click the link on Allen’s name above to learn more. So consider the source, as you read these comments from Allen, about the new national land lease community operation.

 

The Topic?  New National Land Lease Community Association

The first order of business, from my perspective, was for NAMHCO to get organized and going. Done!” said George F. (F?) Allen in an email to his reportedly dwindling list of dedicated followers.  That part is reasonably accurate. But what about this next comment from Allen?

Second task? ID & get their lobbyist on board. Done! I know Tom Heinemann and think NAMHCO has made a good decision retaining his services in Washington, DC…”

Our publisher knows Tom Heinemann too, as do others. Will he be loyal to MHI, or NAMHCO?  Will he be loyal to the GSE he worked for, of NAMHCO?  These are among the reasonable questions that must be asked.

 

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Given human nature, odds are that accountability and scrutiny by MHProNews – this pro-industry, pro-consumer independent trade media – will make Tom Heinemann perform better than in the absence of that scrutiny.

NAMHCO deserves a good chance. It is hard to imagine that they would be anything but an improvement over the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI).  But the jury is out if this was a good, bad, or meh choice by NAMHCO for their lobbyist.  Time will tell.  More on NAMHCO, after their news release, below.

 

National Association of Manufactured Housing Community Owners
NEWS RELEASE
Mesa, AZ (December 18, 2018) – The National Association of Manufactured Housing Community Owners (NAMHCO) is proud to announce it has contracted with Tom Heinemann, of Heinemann Consulting to lobby on our behalf at the national level. In this role, Tom will be responsible for representing NAMHCO’s legislative and policy issues on Capitol Hill, before Federal Agencies, and among the trade and advocacy groups in Washington, D.C.
“Tom brings an impressive policy and advocacy experience from his work for the previous Administration and is well respected on the Hill and within the Housing policy community for his deep knowledge of housing affordability issues.” Said Neal Haney, President of NAMHCO.
“With his deep knowledge of manufactured housing issues, from building regulations to finance, I look forward to working with Tom in shaping the housing affordability debate.  By highlighting the important role that manufactured home community owners play in providing sustainable and affordable housing for working families and retirees.” Said Susan Brenton, Secretary of NAMHCO.
Among his various roles, Tom had provided advisory services to Fannie Mae on manufactured housing, served as a legislative advisor for housing finance to the Secretary of HUD, and helped shape the Making Home Affordable programs which helped millions of families avoid foreclosure during the housing crisis.
NAMHCO, established this year, is the first national trade association focused solely on the challenges facing manufactured home communities.  NAMHCO’s members include state manufactured home associations, individual community owners and related industries. NAMHCO works to inform policy makers at the federal level on issues pertaining to land use, community finance, small balance lending, HUD building regulations and installation standards, and chattel finance.
For more information, contact:
 Susan Brenton: suebrenton@me.com or 480-966-2446
Tom Heinemann: Tom@HeinemannConsulting.com or 202-276-0455
For NAMHCO Newsletter Volume 1 Click Here
2158 N Gilbert Rd, #116
Mesa, AZ 85203

 

A very fine letter by Neal T. Haney is found at the link below the byline and disclosures.  There is also an interesting one from Susan Brenton.

Get to learn more about NAMHCO’s president, Neal Haney, Susan Bretton, and their new lobbyist, Tom Heinemann. When will retailers, financial service providers, and others in MHVille make a similar move, to escape the clutches of Berkshire Hathaway dominated MHI?

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National New HUD Code Manufactured Home Production Data Summary, September 2018 Analysis

November 8th, 2018 Comments off

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The most recent data collected on behalf of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) reflects a small dip in new manufactured home production.

 

According to information and analysis provided by MHARR, the following are the totals for September 2018.

Just-released statistics indicate that HUD Code manufacturers produced 7,519 homes in September 2018, a 0.8% decline from the 7,580 HUD Code homes produced during September 2017. Cumulative industry production for 2018 now totals 74,207 homes, an 8.4% increase over the 68,419 HUD Code homes produced over the same period in 2017,” said MHARR.  Their full report is found at the link below.

 

September 2018 Manufactured Home Production Data Shows Slight Flatline

 

The following graphic reflects the top 10 states, since the date shown.

 

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Sobering Regional and State Data

As MHProNews alone has spotlighted in national manufactured housing trade media, several states are still sliding in shipment levels.  That includes some of the top producing states in the nation.  The industry’s professionals needs to ask and answer the question in their own market(s), with an affordable housing crisis, how can the industry not be doing much better?

 

New Shipment Data, Top Manufactured Home State, Other MH States Continue Slide

 

ICYMI, or need a refresher, see those 2 new, separate-but-related regional reports and analysis, at the links above and below.

 

Another Top Manufactured Home State is Sliding on New HUD Code Home Shipments, More New Data

 

These are post-production, marketing and sales related issues.

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New High Mortgage Rates, Latest Core-Logic Housing Price Data

June 27th, 2018 Comments off

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The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller 20-city home price index moved up 6.6 percent from a year earlier.  Housing price increases in Seattle, Las Vegas and San Francisco were at a double digit clip, the organization said in a release to the Daily Business News.

 

U.S. home prices rose in April from a year earlier, lifted by bidding wars in many cities where would-be buyers fought over a sparse supply of homes.

In April, Seattle led the way with a 13.1% year-over-year price increase, followed by Las Vegas with a 12.7% increase and San Francisco with a 10.9% increase. Nine of the 20 cities reported greater price increases in the year ending April 2018 versus the year ending March 2018,” the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller release stated.

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Prices rose even as home sales fell and mortgage rates climbed,” noted Newsmax.

Mortgage rates reached a seven-year high in late May of 4.77 percent, before declining this month. As of last week, the 30-year fixed mortgage rate averaged 4.57 percent, according to Freddie Mac. A year ago, it was 3.9 percent.

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The economy is growing and the unemployment rate is at an 18-year low, which typically would point to stronger home sales,” noted Newsmax.

 

Analysis by S&P…

Home prices continued their climb with the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller National Index up 6.4% in the past 12 months,” says David M. Blitzer Managing Director and Chairman of the Index Committee at S&P Dow Jones Indices. “Cities west of the Rocky Mountains continue to lead price increases with Seattle, Las Vegas and San Francisco ranking 1-2-3 based on price movements in the trailing 12 months. The favorable economy and moderate mortgage rates both support recent gains in housing. One factor pushing prices up is the continued low supply of homes for sale. The months-supply is currently 4.3 months, up from levels below 4 months earlier in the year, but still low.”

Americans are increasingly turning to newly-built homes,” per Newsmax, “where sales jumped 6.7 percent in May. But higher prices and fewer existing homes to choose from are cutting many Americans out of the housing market.”

 

Manufactured Housing Signficance?

Many of these conditions – such as interest rising rates – are historically those that would lead to an increase in manufactured home sales.

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Facts are facts. They are neutral measures of reality. Once facts and their causes are understood, then the opportunities can be tapped. What the above means is that the typical retailer could potentially be selling 10x (+/-) more homes. a typical market

Nevertheless, manufactured home production and sales are still at historically low levels.

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What was accomplished previously in sustainable shipment levels, can clearly be done again.

In a release to MHProNews, the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) attributed some of the woes for the still-low sales level to a lack of effective post-production national industry leadership.

MHARR hailed the start of a new communities focused post-production association.

New Manufactured Home Industry National Association Related Statements

The independent producers association based in Washington, D.C. nevertheless urged that the rest of the industry’s post-production companies should work to organize their own association.  That’s a call that award-winning Bob Crawford, president of Dick Moore Housing and others in the retail side of the HUD Code home industry support.

The new MH Communities association, and the call for a new retail post-production association follows comments by MHI award winner, Marty Lavin, who said that the Arlington, VA based trade group only works for the interests of the “big boys.”

‘Tip of Iceberg’ – Rick Rand; Marty Lavin, Communities have ‘No Confidence’ in Manufactured Housing Institute, New National Trade Group Announced

Lavin added that MHI is useful for smaller firms only to the extend that a small firm’s need happens to mirror that of a larger company.  For more details, see the related reports, linked above and below. (News, analysis, and commentary.)

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Larger! The Other National Association…Not MHI, Not MHARR…Ally? Competitor? Both?

September 1st, 2016 Comments off
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Informed sources have told MHProNews about a national association with significant ties to numbers of HUD Code manufactured housing professionals; an association many times larger than the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) or the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR), or both combined.

That group?

The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) has some 325,000 member companies.  For membership, a company must not be publicly traded, and must be a for-profit entity.  The aim of that rule is to keep large businesses from dominating the smaller ones, says the organization.

Against that backdrop, the Daily Business News has learned that the combined totals of NFIB members among:

  • MH Retailers,
  • MH Community Operators,
  • Component Suppliers, and
  • Producers of manufactured homes….

…numbers of companies in the hundreds; more than the last known totals for MHI and MHARR combined. The Nashville, TN based operation has some 325,000 total members, which would mean it has more member companies, than there  are currently employed full time in the manufactured housing industry.

 

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There are apparent upsides and downsides to NFIB membership, from a manufactured home company’s perspective.

The cost for membership is generally quite modest, with numerous member benefits listed on the NFIB website. They take strong positions on issues like healthcare, regulations, etc., and provide resources to their members to aid them in navigating such issues.

Among the downsides, NFIB doesn’t currently make it easy for manufactured home businesses who are members to readily network with each other.

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A manufactured housing association leader privately told MHProNews that they worked with NFIB at the state level to battle an issue that both associations faced.  That association executive praised the NFIB’s role in that matter.

Following the insights noted above, MHProNews inquired directly to NFIB on some questions, and was told by staff that one approach they recommend for prospective members of industries with very specific needs – such as manufactured housing – is to be a member of their industry’s state association, while using NFIB’s huge numbers as a backup to support their causes at the state and national level. ##

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(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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TV ad buys down, Online Digital Media Up, Marketers say

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tv-digital-devices-icon-credit-graphicdesignjunction-posted-mhpronews-In a trend with implications for manufactured homes and other housing marketers, the U.S. TV industry has seen its first big drop in ad buys since the great recession of 2009. More is being allocated to internet based strategies, FT  tells MHProNews. The Wall Street Journal has previously reported on this trend, which according to Media Dynamics saw a 6% drop in the last quarter to $18.1 billion.

I think that you’re definitely seeing more compelling growth in advertising spending on new media platforms,” noted Bob Iger, chief executive of Disney, which owns of ABC and ESPN, on an earnings call this month. TV still commands the biggest share of advertising spending, at 38 per cent, according to eMarketer.

More consumers are moving to smart phones, tablets and computers to do their shopping. “I just think that advertisers see that they have more options now than they ever have in the past,” said Randy Falco, CEO of Univision. “I don’t think digital is scaled up enough yet to sweep . . . a lot of the dollars off the table. But advertisers are increasingly looking for these transmedia deals.”

The facts underscores what National Association of Realtor (NAR) members, such as our recent Daily Business New report on SILVAR, say is a trend in marketing that can’t be overlooked by serious housing professionals. NAR studies indicate that 90-94% of home shoppers are doing some or all of their research online.  

“We do much, but not all, of our marketing online for manufactured housing clients,” L. A. “Tony” Kovach said, “With YouTube, social media, websites and more, there isn’t a lot that you can’t do online for a lower cost than TV.  This is one of many reasons why now is a good time for the industry members to engage the full range of housing shoppers with strategies that will win them over to factory built housing options.” ##

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Misleading Info on Manufactured Housing—Again!

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In her segment about the tornadic dangers to MH residents, Iowa's KWWL-TV reporter Kera Mashek does not distinguish between pre-HUD Code homes and manufactured housing in her report. It is all “mobile homes” to her. Unfortunately, the U.S. Commerce Dept.'s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) statistics on fatalities resulting from tornadoes does not either. The video does show one MHC in Iowa that does have a storm shelter for residents, and a man living in MH who values the affordability over the fear factor. Stressing that no one is safe above ground in a tornado, Iowa Manufactured Housing Association (IMHA) member Margaret Clark, responding to the video, says the report gives the false sense that if you do not live in manufactured housing, you will be safe. Citing the Joplin twister that killed 160, none of whom lived in manufactured housing, Ms. Clark notes NOAA's statistics which show over twice as many died in “permanent” homes as in “mobile homes”, without distinguishing between mobile and manufactured. She says Iowa law requires manufactured homes to be anchored 3-4 feet deep. MHProNews has learned Minnesota is the only state that requires MHC's to have storm shelters. For Ms. Clark's response to Kera Mashek, here is the link.

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