Manufactured home production continues to grow year over year and month over month in March 2022, per the latest data provided by the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) to MHProNews. By comparison, the long vaunted FAANGs stocks have fallen significantly recently. Subway is another example of a brand that – like Disney and the FAANGs – ‘went woke’ and are ‘going broke.’ Well, not literally broke. But they are all losing value as they lose sales, store closures gain speed, and other objective measures that reflect a loss of public support. Today’s report will begin with the HUD Code manufactured home production and sales data, followed by a brief analysis, related information, and then press forward to the MHVille manufactured home equities and market reports updates.
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Manufactured Home Production Growth Continues in March 2022
Washington, D.C., May 3, 2022 – 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 increased in March 2022. Just-released statistics indicate that HUD Code manufacturers produced 11,279 homes in March 2022, a 12.7% increase over the 10,008 new HUD Code homes produced during March 2021. Cumulative production for 2022 now totals 29,670 homes, a 12% increase over the 26,479 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 March 2022 — with cumulative, monthly, current year (2022) and prior year (2021) shipments per category as indicated — are:
The March 2022 data results in no changes to the cumulative top-ten shipment list.
In Washington, D.C., MHARR President and CEO, Mark Weiss, stated: “While the May 2022 industry production statistics are positive, they nonetheless highlight an important point that MHARR has – and will continue to – aggressively advance. Namely, if production increases such as this are possible given all of the headwinds that the industry faces and has faced for some time, such as exclusionary zoning and the absence of federal securitization and secondary market support for the vast bulk of the industry’s consumer loans, how much more growth and expansion would occur if enhanced federal preemption and the Duty to Serve law were fully and properly implemented? The results would be a tremendous benefit to the industry, consumers and governments at all levels seeking solutions to the affordable housing crisis.”
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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Additional Information, More MHProNews Analysis and Commentary
Per the National Association of Realtors (NAR) in an apple-to-apples time frame, existing home sales nationally “Existing-Home Sales Slip 2.7% in March” 2022.
The NAR’s key highlights:
- Existing-home sales fell for the second straight month in March to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.77 million. Sales were down 2.7% from the prior month and 4.5% from a year ago.
- With slower demand, the inventory of unsold existing homes increased to 950,000 as of the end of March. That would support 2.0 months at the monthly sales pace.
- The median existing-home sales price rose to $375,300, up 15% from one year ago.
NAR data also said:
- Total housing inventory2at the end of March totaled 950,000 units, up 11.8% from February and down 9.5% from one year ago (1.05 million). Unsold inventory sits at a 2.0-month supply at the present sales pace, up from 1.7 months in February and down from 2.1 months in March 2021.
Lawrence Yun, Ph.D., NAR’s chief economist said the following.
- “Home prices have consistently moved upward as supply remains tight,” Yun said. “However, sellers should not expect the easy-profit gains and should look for multiple offers to fade as demand continues to subside.”
- February and down from 32% in March 2021. NAR’s 2021 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers – released in late 20214– reported that the annual share of first-time buyers was 34%. “It appears first-time homebuyers are still looking to lock in at current mortgage rates before they inevitably increase,” Yun said.
The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) for that same March 2022 period said the following.
- Single-Family Permits Decline in March as Affordability Woes Continue
- Due to strong multifamily production, overall housing starts increased 0.3% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.79 million units, according to a report from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau.
- The March reading of 1.79 million starts is the number of housing units builders would begin if development kept this pace for the next 12 months. Within this overall number, single-family starts decreased 1.7% to a 1.20 million seasonally adjusted annual rate. The multifamily sector, which includes apartment buildings and condos, increased 4.6% to an annualized 593,000 pace.
- “Higher mortgage interest rates and rising construction costs are pricing buyers out of the market, and these higher costs are particularly hurting entry-level and first-time buyers,” said Jerry Konter, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a home builder and developer from Savannah, Ga. “Policymakers must address building supply chain disruptions to help builders bring down construction costs and increase production to meet market demand.”
- “The shift in affordability can be seen in the March data with strength for multifamily construction and some weakness for single-family permits,” said NAHB Chief Economist Robert Dietz. “Our builder surveys show that confidence levels in the single-family market have declined for four straight months as affordability conditions continue to worsen, and this is a sign that single-family production will face challenges moving forward.”
So drilling down, per NAHB:
- multifamily housing increased 4.6 percent, to “an annualized 593,000 pace.”
- single-family housing decreased 1.7 percent, to an “1.20 million seasonally adjusted annual rate.”
And NAR said:
- Sales dropped to a “seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.77 million. Sales were down 2.7% from the prior month and 4.5% from a year ago.”
MHProNews has been periodically saying for at least 4 years that only factory-building can close the gap between the numbers of housing needed nationally, estimated between 4 to 8+ million units needed nationally, depending on the source. The manufactured home option ought to be one of the top attractions for growth-potential minded investors. The flashback quote graphic below from 2019, while some of the data (like housing costs) have moved up, nevertheless illustrates the core point. Namely, that factory building could and should be the future of housing.
Independent retailer Alan Amy was quite right in this video interview that is posted below.
Since Amy made those observations, several investment funds moved into the manufactured home community sector. The quotes that follow are just a pair of examples that MHProNews has reported on for years.
S2A modular made the bold statement that they could open dozens of new production sectors, due to the demand for housing and the advantages of factory-built housing.
The bottom-line with respect to S2A is whether they attain that lofty goal or not, the obviously have a business plan that some bank(s) or financial backers bought into enough to make that announcement possible.
That should be reason enough for manufactured home producers to similarly step up. Indeed, Cavco Industries (CVCO) chief executive William “Bill” Boor indicated that the housing and new construction shortages were reasons why manufactured home builders could catch up.
In the face of that range of input and data, that the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) continues to fail to do what common sense demands points to a Occam’s Razor type of conclusion. The industry is underperforming because several MHI insiders have openly stated that they want to consolidate the industry. It is difficult to consolidate an industry that is growing robustly. By comparison, it is far easier to consolidate an industry that is growing only modestly or is stagnant. Evidence in manufactured housing is the difference between the late 1990s efforts by Champion and Fleetwood industries to buy up retail outlets as the industry was peaking. Berkshire Hathaway took a different approach when they entered the industry in 2002 and 2003, as the industry went into decline. They arguably allowed a choking off of lending options to cause a ripple effect of consolidation and failures of retail, which in turn impacted independently owned communities and producers.
The report below focused on the comments by Professor James A. “Jim” Schmitz Jr to DoJ/FTC regarding mergers provides academic facts and historic evidence that is relevant. Schmitz specifically mentions factory building and manufactured homes in his research.
‘Monopolies Inflict Harm in Many Ways’ ‘Merger Guidelines are a Free Pass’ – Historic Lessons in ‘Sabotaging Monopoly’ Economics in DoJ/FTC Guidelines by Prof James A Schmitz Jr, Sr Economist
As was noted at the top, with the FAANGs and several ‘woke’ brands slipping in ways that might have been difficult to imagine not so long ago, and with the need for millions of more housing units baked in, there should be a serious move by newcomers as well as insiders to expand the manufactured home market.
Next up is our daily business news recap of yesterday evening’s market report, related left-right headlines, and manufactured housing connected equities.
The Business Daily Manufactured Home Industry Connected Stock Market Updates. Plus, Market Moving Left leaning CNN and Right-leaning (Newsmax) Headlines Snapshot. While the layout of this daily business report has been evolving over time, several elements of the basic concepts used previously are still the same. For instance. The headlines that follow below can be reviewed at a glance to save time while providing insights across the left-right media divide. Additionally, those headlines often provide clues as to possible ‘market-moving’ news items.
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Headlines from left-of-center CNN Business – from the evening of 5.3.2022
- Business steps up. Again
- A worker loads boxes onto a pallet at an Amazon fulfillment center on Prime Day in Raleigh, North Carolina, U.S., on Monday, June 21, 2021. Amazon.com Inc.’s annual Prime Day sale, which begins Monday, arrives as the world grapples with the lingering effects of the pandemic.
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- Finnish group ditches Russian-built nuclear plant plan
- New retirement bills let older workers put even more into their 401(k)s
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- Rocket Lab catches, then drops booster in helicopter capture attempt
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- Popeyes reveals a new twist on its chicken sandwich
- Huntington Beach, CA – April 22: A view of a home for sale at center of photo, 20821 Catamaran Ln. in Huntington Beach, listed at $1,199,000 Friday, April 22, 2022. The median home price in Orange Count has reached $1 million for the first time in history.
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- A record 4.5 million Americans quit their jobs in March
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- Buffett says Berkshire’s success is more about being ‘sane’ than ‘smart’
- Elon Musk sells $8.5 billion worth of Tesla shares
- Venmo owner PayPal is one of the worst stocks of 2022
- Boeing delays its newest jet as losses soar
- China may be getting ready to wind down its crackdown on big tech
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- Why the food crisis sparked by Russia’s war hasn’t hit Gulf states yet
- France issues an arrest warrant for Carlos Ghosn
- Budweiser workers could strike in UK
- Anheuser-Busch will brew a Ukrainian beer in the US
- McDonald’s left with millions of dollars of Russian food it can’t use
Headlines from right-of-center Newsmax 5.3.2022
- Franklin Graham on SCOTUS Roe v. Wade Leak: ‘Praise God!’
- Russian Invasion of Ukraine
- Russia Fires More Rockets at Steel Plant; Some Evacuees Safe
- UK’s Johnson Predicts Russia Will Lose
- US Official: Russia Plans to Annex Parts of Eastern Ukraine
- US Relieved as China Appears to Heed Warnings on Russia
- Russia Claims It Bombed US and European Weapons Near Ukraine’s Odesa
- Putin Orders Retaliatory Sanctions Against West
- Report: More Than One-Quarter of Russian Forces in Ukraine War ‘Combat Ineffective’
- UN Warns Grain Shortage Imminent as Russia Blockades Ukrainian Ports
- Demand Way Up for High-End Nuclear Bunkers in Europe
- Russia Plans to Quit International Space Station Over Sanctions
- Push to Arm Ukraine Putting Strain on US Weapons Stockpile
- More Russian Invasion of Ukraine
- Newsmax TV
- Braun: Biden ‘Nonchalant’ About High Court Leak | video
- Bill O’Reilly: Trump Wants to Run in 2024 | video
- Victoria Toensing: ‘Polygraph Every Single Law Clerk’ | video
- Waltz: SCOTUS Leak Points to Dems’ ‘Scorched Earth Approach’ | video
- Markwayne: Roe v Wade Decision Should Be Announced Now | video
- Joyce: Timing of Leaked SCOTUS Document ‘Suspicious’ | video
- Hartzler: SCOTUS Draft Leaked to Intimidate Justices, Congress | video
- Dershowitz: ‘Never Been a Leak Like This’ | video
- More Newsmax TV
- Schumer Vows to Pass Law Keeping Abortion Legal
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- Biden: Ready to Protect ‘Fundamental’ Right to Abortion
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- Franklin Graham on Leaked SCOTUS Roe v Wade Draft: ‘Praise God!’
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- Liberal Media Treating Leaker as ‘Hero’
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- Chief Justice John Roberts on Tuesday confirmed the authenticity of a [Full Story]
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- Employers Post Record 11.5 Million Job Openings in March
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- Rubio Wants FCC Crackdown on Chinese Telecommunications Firms in US
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- Scientists Say This Amount of Sleep Best for Health When Over 40
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Manufactured Housing Industry Investments Connected Equities Closing Tickers
Some of these firms invest in manufactured housing, or are otherwise connected, but may do other forms of investing or business activities too.
- NOTE: The chart below includes the Canadian stock, ECN, which purchased Triad Financial Services, a manufactured home industry lender
- NOTE: Drew changed its name and trading symbol at the end of 2016 to Lippert (LCII).
- NOTE: 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.
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