50 State-by-State Manufactured Home Data for Nov 2022, New Jan 2023 HUD Code Manufactured Housing Official Statistical Report; plus MHVille Stocks, REITs, Markets Daily Update


The Institute for Building Technology & Safety (IBTS) is contracted by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to gather accurate statistics on the production and shipments of HUD Code manufactured homes. In their most recent report released in January 2023 that covers the month of November 2022 are the following facts, which is Part I of today’s post. A focused Additional Information with More MHProNews Analysis and Commentary will be Part II of today’s Daily Business News on MHProNews report. Part III are the left-right (CNN-Newsmax) headlines which often reveal ‘market moving’ news that can impact equities. Graphical snapshot of the markets plus dozens of manufactured housing connected publicly traded companies completes our look at the latest in MHVille stock market caps and other trading data.

Part I.

Per IBTS are the following abbreviations for terminology that they use for the information that follows.

  • SW is Single Section or “Single Wide” manufactured home.
  • MW is Multi-Sectional or “Multi-Wide” manufactured home.
  • Total is the total of SW and MW, meaning, single and multi-section totals combined.
  • Floors reflects the total floors or sections built for that period.

For the month of November 2022 was the data released on 1.3.2023 which is shown below.

Institute for Building Technology & Safety‎

Shipments and Production Summary Report

11/01/2022 – 11/30/2022


State SW MW Total Floors
Dest. Pending 10 12 22 34
Alabama 258 149 407 558
Alaska 1 1 2 3
Arizona 69 166 235 403
Arkansas 52 45 97 142
California 63 267 330 609
Colorado 34 21 55 76
Connecticut 16 13 29 42
Delaware 12 26 38 64
District of Columbia 0 0 0 0
Florida 272 460 732 1,198
Georgia 64 116 180 297
Hawaii 0 2 2 4
Idaho 19 48 67 118
Illinois 75 25 100 125
Indiana 109 39 148 187
Iowa 56 15 71 86
Kansas 95 9 104 113
Kentucky 102 152 254 407
Louisiana 118 91 209 300
Maine 72 41 113 154
Maryland 3 4 7 11
Massachusetts 8 15 23 38
Michigan 239 205 444 649
Minnesota 24 15 39 54
Mississippi 72 120 192 289
Missouri 78 67 145 212
Montana 13 19 32 52
Nebraska 15 8 23 31
Nevada 19 34 53 90
New Hampshire 10 13 23 37
New Jersey 34 25 59 83
New Mexico 44 65 109 174
New York 55 73 128 201
North Carolina 300 208 508 716
North Dakota 30 10 40 50
Ohio 170 62 232 294
Oklahoma 79 86 165 251
Oregon 13 108 121 235
Pennsylvania 91 93 184 277
Rhode Island 2 0 2 2
South Carolina 116 167 283 451
South Dakota 6 19 25 44
Tennessee 64 130 194 324
Texas 616 681 1,297 1,987
Utah 16 25 41 66
Vermont 4 9 13 22
Virginia 49 49 98 147
Washington 15 120 135 264
West Virginia 20 52 72 124
Wisconsin 33 30 63 93
Wyoming 15 10 25 35
Canada 0 0 0 0
Puerto Rico 0 0 0 0
Total 3,750 4,220 7,970 12,223


MHProNews Note: there are states such as Rhode Island, Maryland, Massachusetts or Hawaii (among others) that have no or single digit manufactured housing shipments. Why is that so? Don’t those states have an affordable housing crisis too? Yes. Don’t federal laws regarding manufactured housing apply in those states as well as the other 50? Yes. More on such issues further below.

Next up is the production by state of HUD Code manufactured homes.


State SW MW Total Floors
States Shown(*) 273 288 561 853
 Alabama 454 540 994 1,515
*Alaska 0 0 0 0
 Arizona 38 183 221 407
*Arkansas 0 0 0 0
 California 65 239 304 554
*Colorado 0 0 0 0
*Connecticut 0 0 0 0
*Delaware 0 0 0 0
*District of Columbia 0 0 0 0
 Florida 44 284 328 618
 Georgia 295 225 520 745
*Hawaii 0 0 0 0
 Idaho 39 112 151 271
*Illinois 0 0 0 0
 Indiana 589 290 879 1,169
*Iowa 0 0 0 0
*Kansas 0 0 0 0
*Kentucky 0 0 0 0
*Louisiana 0 0 0 0
*Maine 0 0 0 0
*Maryland 0 0 0 0
*Massachusetts 0 0 0 0
*Michigan 0 0 0 0
 Minnesota 49 46 95 141
*Mississippi 0 0 0 0
*Missouri 0 0 0 0
*Montana 0 0 0 0
*Nebraska 0 0 0 0
*Nevada 0 0 0 0
*New Hampshire 0 0 0 0
*New Jersey 0 0 0 0
*New Mexico 0 0 0 0
*New York 0 0 0 0
 North Carolina 205 211 416 628
*North Dakota 0 0 0 0
*Ohio 0 0 0 0
*Oklahoma 0 0 0 0
 Oregon 25 224 249 483
 Pennsylvania 258 279 537 816
*Rhode Island 0 0 0 0
*South Carolina 0 0 0 0
*South Dakota 0 0 0 0
 Tennessee 533 549 1,082 1,631
 Texas 883 750 1,633 2,392
*Utah 0 0 0 0
*Vermont 0 0 0 0
*Virginia 0 0 0 0
*Washington 0 0 0 0
*West Virginia 0 0 0 0
*Wisconsin 0 0 0 0
*Wyoming 0 0 0 0
*Canada 0 0 0 0
*Puerto Rico 0 0 0 0
Total 3,750 4,220 7,970 12,223




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Part II. Additional Information with More MHProNews Analysis and Commentary

Earlier this month, the Manufactured Housing Institute provided the following information to their member-readers in the “Federated States.” This information is routinely NOT made publicly available by MHI on their website, and must be accessed by a members-only login.

Quoting MHI is not a mark of support for them. 

 7,998 New HUD Code Homes Shipped in November

Last week, MHI released its Monthly Economic Report for November. In November 2022, 7,998 new manufactured homes were shipped, a decrease of 687 homes or 7.9 percent compared to October 2022, and a decrease of 1,062 homes or 11.7 percent compared to November 2021. Compared with the same month last year, shipments of both single-section and multi-section homes were down, by 6.0 percent and 16.3 percent, respectively. The seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) of shipments was 93,201 in November 2022, down 5.8 percent compared to the adjusted rate of 98,907 in October 2022. The SAAR corrects for normal seasonal variations and projects annual shipments based on the current monthly total. Click here to read the full report.  …##


Earlier this month, the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) provided the following. Per MHARR was the following. The MHARR report preceded that of MHI.

HUD Code Production Declines Again in November 2022


MHARRLogoQuoteMarkMHProNewsWashington, D.C., January 3, 2023 – The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) reports that according to official statistics compiled on behalf of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), HUD Code manufactured housing industry year-over-year production declined in November 2022. Just-released statistics indicate that HUD Code manufacturers produced 7,970 homes in November 2022, a 12% decline from the 9,069 new HUD Code homes produced in November 2021. Cumulative production for 2022 now totals 106,476 homes, an 8.9% increase over the 97,758 homes produced during the same period in 2021.

A further analysis of the official industry statistics shows that the top ten shipment states from the beginning of the industry production rebound in August 2011 through November 2022 — with cumulative, monthly, current year (2022) and prior year (2021) shipments per category as indicated — are:


The November 2022 data does not result in any changes to the cumulative top-ten list.

The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform is a Washington, D.C.-based national trade association representing the views and interests of independent producers of federally-regulated manufactured housing.

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Inconvenient (for some) Facts, Evidence and Truths – Focused MHProNews Related Information, Analysis, and Commentary

Texas is the runaway number one state producing manufactured homes and is routinely the top state for shipments of HUD Code manufactured housing as well. That noted, the two reports linked below from the Texas A&M University’s Texas Real Estate Research Center (TRERC) is worth reading or re-reading.

‘Manufactured Housing Closes Year on Cool Note, But Optimism Grows for 2023’ Says TRERC, But TMHA VP Rob Ripperda Lets Cat Out of Proverbial Bag, Exposing MHI; plus MHVille Market, Stocks Update

Has MHVille Reporting Forced Pivots? TRERC, TMHA, Manufactured Housing Institute Each Change Tune Following MHARR, MHProNews Reports – Fact Check, Analysis; plus Manufactured Home Community REITs, Stocks Update

Manufactured housing is routinely about 50 percent of the construction cost per square foot when compared to conventional housing, per U.S. Census Bureau data.



As the graphic that follows reveals, decades ago, that price advantage was a key factor that led to the then mobile home industry achieving about 1/3 of all single-family conventional housing starts. Needless to say, that represented a threat to conventional housing builders. When producers inside the then mobile home industry pushed to create what became the HUD Code for manufactured housing in 1974 (which took effect on June 15, 1976), little did they know that the manufactured home industry would soon tumble sharply. Manufactured housing has never achieved the level of production attained by the pre-HUD Code mobile home industry. Why is that so?


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Ironically, Skyline Champion’s own investor pitch-deck provides ample evidence for manufactured housing industry underperformance. That same pitch-deck further provides evidence that Mergers and Acquisitions are a key part of their business model. What is there in such revelations that Birch and Williams miss? Bear in mind, that they are mere stand-ins who voluntarily raised their hands in defense of Berkshire and MHI firms like Skyline Champion. Notice: Several of the illustrations shown in this report can be opened in many browsers to reveal a larger size. To open this picture, click the image once. When the window opens, click it again to reveal the larger size photo. Use your browsers back key to return to the article.

Minneapolis Federal Reserve Senior Researcher James A. “Jim” Schmitz Jr. and his colleagues have pointed to what they called ‘sabotaging monopoly’ tactics deployed by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and forces working inside HUD. Taxpayer funded housing subsidies, for example, helped make conventional building more affordable. Zoning and placement barriers made placing a manufactured home more difficult. Other items are examined by Schmitz and the related analysis found linked below.


In recent years, Schmitz and his colleagues have issued several articles and in-depth reports involving manufactured housing. It is clear that they are supportive of the industry’s affordable housing product. It is also clear that they are convinced by the evidence that manufactured housing has been ‘sabotaged’ by a combination of factors that include housing industry trade advocates, conventional builders, and elements within HUD itself undermining manufactured homes.  This, they assert, has several harmful consequences to minorities, all those with lower incomes, leads to more homelessness, and has other ripple effects too. These researchers point to Thurman Arnold and others at the antitrust division of the Department of Justice (DoJ), who Schmitz and company say attempted to protect factory home building from predatory monopolistic sabotaging tactics.


If MHI were sincerely interested in representing “all segments” of the manufactured housing industry, then why have they failed to even mention Schmitz and his research? As the commentary in the purple call out box bellow reflects, much of Schmitz’s research could prove useful in advocacy by MHI with HUD, Congress, the White House, or mainstream media, among others. Are they unprofessional? Lazy? Why have they been accused by some of their own members, past and present, of failing at advocacy that ought to be common sense?  Note, in several devices and browsers, the image below can be expanded to a larger size. Or it could be downloaded and opened to more easily read the notes and commentary.

James A. “Jim” Schmitz Jr., per a document from Freddie Mac, was on apparently named on panel with MHI CEO Lesli Gooch, Ph.D. in 2022. So, besides Gooch and her MHI colleagues reading about Schmitz on MHProNews, MHLivingNews and perhaps elsewhere, Gooch should know about Schmitz due to that connection through Freddie Mac. So, how can one explain that Schmitz – who is making the case for more manufactured housing and what is necessary in order to achieve more manufactured housing – why is his name missing from MHI’s website? In the business world, the rear-view mirror is always clearer than the windshield.” – Warren Buffett. That begs a key question. Why don’t more people LOOK at the rearview mirror more so they can learn more about the patterns that influence what’s ahead? Note: depending on your browser or device, many images in this report can be clicked to expand. For example, in some browsers/devices you click the image and select ‘open in a new window.’ After clicking that selection, you click the image in the open window to expand the image to a larger size. To return to this page, use your back key, escape or follow the prompts. https://www.manufacturedhomepronews.com/in-the-business-world-the-rear-view-mirror-is-always-clearer-than-the-windshield-warren-buffett-mhville-leader-showcases-efforts-to-renew-american-dream-plus-sunday-weekly/



If something doesn’t fit the MHI narrative or unstated agenda, then do not expect to find it on their website.
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If MHI sincerely wanted to achieve robust growth, as they have claimed at various times and in authoritative documents, then why have they partnered with NAHB and other industry competitors which Schmitz and others say are trying to undermind manufactured housing?

Indeed. Why not 500,000 new HUD Code manufactured homes annually?  The still and quote are from the video posted on this page. https://www.manufacturedhomepronews.com/we-need-to-remove-the-shackles-on-our-industry-mhi-ceos-historic-call-for-cfpb-feds-to-unleash-manufactured-home-industry-growth-via-more-lending-marty-lavin-in/

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This is from an IRS Form 990 filed by MHI and signed by Richard “Dick” Jennison. It says where the blue arrow is pointing that the organization’s mission or most significant activities are: “Improve the overall operating environment for the Manufactured Housing Industry and Expand the Demand for Manufactured Homes by Seeking Fair and Equitable Treatment in the Marketplace and the Regulatory and Legislative Arenas.” This document is signed under penalties of perjury. It states that it is first reviewed by MHI’s “executive committee’ from their board of directors. This may be one of the most important documents to federal investigators or others who are probing manufactured housing’s historic underperformance in the 21st century. In some devices and browsers, you can click to expand the image and follow the prompts. 

Doug Ryan with Prosperity Now, when that nonprofit was known as CFED, made a similar but different claim. Like Schmitz et al, Ryan pointed to various pieces of evidence in asserting that the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) was providing cover for Clayton Homes and their affiliated lenders. Those lenders, 21st Mortgage Corporation and Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance (VMF), have drawn scrutiny for years, including, but not limited to, the Seattle Times series of reports on their problematic lending practices. Those practices would arguably not have been so significant, but for the fact that Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, Ginnie Mae, and other federally backed and/or legislatively supported programs have been throttled for the bulk of the 21st century. While Lesli Gooch, on behalf of MHI denied the allegations made by Ryan, a close look at the analysis linked below demonstrated the resilience of Ryan’s concerns and the weaknesses of Gooch’s slippery defense.

See his context and the full ‘debate’ context in the report, linked here. https://www.manufacturedhomepronews.com/epic-kevin-clayton-moat-rant-analysis-lesli-gooch-debate-defense-doug-ryan-charge-end-clayton-monopoly-over-manufactured-housing-breaching-buffett-berkshire-clayton-monopolistic-moat-method/
See his context and the full ‘debate’ context in the report, linked here. https://www.manufacturedhomepronews.com/epic-kevin-clayton-moat-rant-analysis-lesli-gooch-debate-defense-doug-ryan-charge-end-clayton-monopoly-over-manufactured-housing-breaching-buffett-berkshire-clayton-monopolistic-moat-method/

Ryan’s point is similar to ones made by Pew Research or the Urban Institute.


The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) has recently, and for years, pressed MHI to ‘do its job’ instead of posturing, preening, and pretending to act when a close examination of the facts reveals that MHI is failing at its owned claimed 990 mission statement.

‘Ending the String of Self-Inflicted Manufactured Housing Industry Wounds’ January 2023 Manufactured Housing Assoc for Regulatory Reform Issues and Perspectives (MHARR); plus Sunday MHVille Recap

MHI Owes the Manufactured Home Industry an Explanation and a Lawsuit – the Need to Stop Destructive Energy Regulations of Manufactured Housing

Despite the fact that MHI has an apparent array of critics who are PRO-Manufactured Housing, but who have publicly QUESTIONED MHI’s effectiveness, methods, and results – MHI is publicly largely silent about those critics. More privately, the word is that MHI attempts to slur and demean their critics when asked about them.  As recently as this past week, MHProNews has asked MHI, and/or their outside attorneys, to comment on such concerns. While the messages were acknowledged, no reply or comments were offered. Thus, the allegations against them stand unchallenged publicly.






There is an evidence-based case to be made that manufactured housing ought to be operating at several times its current production levels.  Actually, one could simply rely upon Dick Jennison’s comment from some 8 years ago that manufactured housing could achieve 500,000 new homes produced annually. But there are voices within and outside of manufactured housing that when carefully examined make a compelling case for that or more.  For instance, the second item immediately below is a remark made by Cavco Industries (CVCO) William “Bill” Boor during an earnings call.  Statements by corporate officials are supposed to be accurate and not misleading, per various federal regulations.



Bill Boor is correct in saying that the industry has an opportunity to ‘catch up’ – or even pass – conventional housing builders. But that opportunity existed 2 decades ago too. That means, that until the root issues are addressed, authentic progress will not be obtained. That noted, by addressing the root issues robust growth can occur.


A year ago, Cavco was all but bragging that they were turning away business.

Cavco Industries “Record”-William “Bill” Boor ‘Simplify Offerings’ “Turning Away Business” – Unpacking Latest Earnings Transcript, Odd or Bizarre Statements by CVCO – News Analysis plus Insider Tips

Yet, when the year came to an end, the market recap for 2022 revealed that Cavco and numbers of manufactured housing connected equities did not keep up with inflation, and/or outright lost value.

‘Stomach Churning Year’ CNN-Wall Street ‘Forget 2022’ Down Year – Major Equities Data Compared to Manufactured Housing Stocks, Manufactured Home Community REITs, Performance for Year by Company



There is direct and indirect evidence that manufactured housing is underperforming due in part to the action/inaction of specific corporate and association leaders who want the industry to underperform in order to act as a barrier to new companies coming in and to foster consolidation of the industry.



Strommen Manufactured Housing Institute Quote: MHI Mouth Piece of Big 3 Restraint of Trade Should Not Get NOERR protection.



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A law professor told MHProNews that he found Strommen’s thesis to be compelling and well presented.  There is an apparent need for public officials and/or private attorneys, perhaps working on behalf of shareholders, to probe and prosecute as needed those involved in the apparent undermining of the manufactured housing industry.  There is simply too much education and experience among the leaders of MHI to ignore the terrible performance as measured by manufactured housing production and sales. The apparent motivation for this scheme to underperform as an industry includes consolidation, as several public firms have said as much in their own investor pitches.  That said, it is not an excuse to shortchange the public, taxpayers, investors, and others through clever head fakes, paltering, and the like.

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Cavco was bragging that they were turning away business during an earnings call referenced and linked above. Yet, they finished the year significantly lower than they began. While they admit that they want to grow through acquisitions as well as from organic growth, there has been very little organic growth when compared to consolidation. This arguably shortchanges the interests of shareholders, independent retailers, independent communities, the affordable home seeking public, taxpayers, and others. Yet Cavco currently holds effectively the two top board positions at MHI. While others may not have as much board visibility, Cavco is hardly alone among manufactured home producers and communities that have behaved in ways that are arguably contrary to their fiduciary responsibilities.
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Several publicly traded firms are making similar statements, but this one happens to have a partner and co-founder a prior MHI chairman, Nathan Smith. https://www.manufacturedhomepronews.com/flagship-communities-reit-flgmf-tsx-mhc-u-announces-latest-deal-serious-saturday-satire-nathan-smith-plus-manufactured-housing-stocks-updates/
Robert Reich worked in the Clinton Administration. He is a Democratic Party member.

The Bottom Lines?

State attorneys general are tasked to enforce a range of laws that include antitrust. State governments routinely struggle with the impacts of the affordable housing crisis.

This 500 word op-ed (letter to the editor) sums up years of insights. MHProNews spotlights granular issues in manufactured housing, but also takes a periodic look at macro issues too. This is to set the concerns of our industry into a broader context. In order to solve our industry’s problems, good existing laws must be properly enforced. There is no
need to wait years for legislation that in the past has often led to little or no discernable benefit. https://www.wnd.com/2021/05/solution-big-tech-oligarchs/
Indeed, Kelley has contributed to MHProNews numerous times over the years, and has commented on political topics too. He published an article by Berkshire Hathaway unit manager Joanne Stevens, which without mentioning MHI, was clearly slamming them for what her article in MHR saw as a failure of industry preparation for obvious attacks on the industry. https://www.manufacturedhomelivingnews.com/open-letter-kurt-kelley-joanne-stevens-frank-rolfe-manufactured-housing-review-about-senator-elizabeth-warrens-request-for-information-from-manufactured-home-community-owners/
https://www.manufacturedhomelivingnews.com/monopolization-of-american-dream-telling-the-inside-story-of-home-ownership-gone-awry/ Note: the collage of quotations and illustrations below can be opened to a larger size in many browsers OR it can be downloaded and opened ‘full size.’

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This collage of quotes and illustrations from third-party reports and research sheds light on why manufactured housing is underperforming during an affordable housing crisis. It is an evidence-based call for state/federal investigations. Note: in many browsers and devices this image can be clicked for a larger size, follow the prompts.
The quotes and illustrations reflect a broad spectrum of viewpoints and claims made from within manufactured housing as well as from sources exploring the industry. Note: in many browsers and devices this image can be clicked for a larger size, follow the prompts.


Part III. Daily Business News on MHProNews Markets Segment

The modifications of our prior Daily Business News on MHProNews format of the recap of yesterday evening’s market report are provided below. It still includes our signature left (CNN Business) and right (Newsmax) ‘market moving’ headlines. The macro market moves graphics will provide context and comparisons for those invested in or tracking manufactured housing connected equities.

In minutes a day readers can get a good sense of significant or major events while keeping up with the trends that are impacting manufactured housing connected investing.

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Headlines from left-of-center CNN Business – from the evening of 1.17.2023

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In the business world, the rear-view mirror is always clearer than the windshield.” – Warren Buffett. That begs a key question. Why don’t more people LOOK at the rearview mirror more so they can learn more about the patterns that influence what’s ahead? Note: depending on your browser or device, many images in this report can be clicked to expand. or example, in some browsers/devices you click the image and select ‘open in a new window.’ After clicking that selection, you click the image in the open window to expand the image to a larger size. To return to this page, use your back key, escape or follow the prompts. https://www.manufacturedhomepronews.com/in-the-business-world-the-rear-view-mirror-is-always-clearer-than-the-windshield-warren-buffett-mhville-leader-showcases-efforts-to-renew-american-dream-plus-sunday-weekly/

Headlines from right-of-center Newsmax 1.17.2023

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  • NOTE 1: The 3rd chart above of manufactured housing connected equities includes the Canadian stock, ECN, which purchased Triad Financial Services, a manufactured home industry finance lender.
  • NOTE 2: Drew changed its name and trading symbol at the end of 2016 to Lippert (LCII).
  • NOTE 3: Deer Valley was largely taken private, say company insiders in a message to MHProNews on 12.15.2020, but there are still some outstanding shares of the stock from the days when it was a publicly traded firm.  Thus, there is still periodic activity on DVLY.
  • Note 4: some recent or related reports to the REITs, stocks, and other equities named above follow in the reports linked below.

Manufactured Housing Properties-Results for Three and Nine Months Ending September 30.2022–Exploring ‘Mobile Home Park’ Manufactured Home Community Investing; plus MHVille REITs, Stocks Update

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‘Changes Will Benefit Customers,’ Boost Sales-Legacy Homes CEO Duncan Bates – LEGH ‘Delivered 22.5% Return on Equity in 1 Yr’ – Corp Q3 2022 Insights, Analysis; plus MHVille REITs, Stocks Update  

‘No Assurance Inflation Will Not Affect Our Future Profitability Financial Position’=Cavco Industries 10-Q, Solitaire Deal, More CVCO Data; Supreme Court Ruled-SEC Regs on False-Omitted Remarks

Skyline Champion Provides Quarterly Results, Adding Retail Centers, Improved Delivery Times-CEO Mark Yost Says ‘Can Outperform Conventional Housing’ Explored; Plus MHVille REITs, Stocks Update


Triad Financial Services Q2-2022 FINANCIAL RESULTS, per ECN Capital – Several Bright Spots in Manufactured Home Market Highlighted, Including Communities, Retail, Land-Home, Floor; MHStocks Update


Manufactured Home Communities (a.k.a. ‘Mobile Home Parks’ – SIC) – Exploring UMH Properties; Fellow Manufactured Housing Institute Member Yes! Communities Suits and Settlements; plus MH Markets Updates


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All on Capitol Hill were welcoming and interested in manufactured housing related issues. But Congressman Al Green’s office was tremendous in their hospitality. Our son’s hand is on a package that included a copy of the Constitution of the United States and other goodies. Tamas has grown considerably since this photo was taken. 

By L.A. “Tony” Kovach – for MHProNews.
Tony earned a journalism scholarship along with numerous awards in history. There have been several awards and honors and also recognition in manufactured housing. For example, he earned the prestigious Lottinville Award in history from the University of Oklahoma, where he studied history and business management. He’s a managing member and co-founder of LifeStyle Factory Homes, LLC, the parent company to MHProNews, and MHLivingNews.com. This article reflects the LLC’s and/or the writer’s position and may or may not reflect the views of sponsors or supporters.










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