Chinese Buyers Compete With U.S. Buyers for American Housing, Plus MH Markets Updates

CNNmoney1.8.2019ManufacturedHomeStocksMarketsReportsMHProNewsMarkets closed up again today, the first 3 consecutive days of increases on the Dow since November, 2018. In the mix of noteworthy reports this evening for manufactured housing investors and professionals in this item, that even with the trade battle, Chinese are still the #1 foreign buyers of U.S. housing.  That means competition for existing homes.  But is it a market that manufactured housing will tap successfully?


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



Manufactured Housing Composite Value (MHCV)



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 –



The National Association and CNBC reports this evening that Chinese buyers are expanding their reach in the U.S. housing market, as middle class home buyers, with numbers seeking financing, are getting in on the act.

  • For 6 straight years, Chinese buyers have been the top foreign buyers in both units and dollar volume of residential housing, according to the National Association of Realtors ™ (NAR), and now they expanding to new, lower-price tiers.
  • More middle-class Chinese buyers are searching for lower-priced homes and they are using mortgages much more often, said the NAR.
  • While California is still the favorite among Chinese buyers, they’re moving into other markets, such as Texas, Georgia, and Florida.


  • Chinese consumers may have soured on some American products, like iPhones, but they have only sweetened on U.S. residential real estate,” said CNBC.

According the Wikipedia, about 5.6 percent of those in the U.S. are Asian Americans. But Foremost research reflects that only about 1 percent of manufactured home owners are Asian in origin.



This is one of several barriers of acceptance that the manufactured housing industry has not yet generally addressed, as the data reflects.



For more manufactured housing research, and related market insights, click on one or more of the related report text/image boxes, linked below.

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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).



Berkshire Hathaway is the parent company to Clayton Homes, 21st 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.

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