Communities and Counties Pay People to Move There, Plus Manufactured Housing Industry Market Reports

CNNMoney5.10.2018ICYMI, yes, you read that headline correctly.  There are cities and towns that pay you to move there, or to live there. This could be useful information for manufactured home marketers in or near these areas. That will be our spotlight report this evening.

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.

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Headlines from CNN Money.

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  • Will Ford’s suspension impact you?
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Headlines from Fox Business.

  • Dow turns positive for 2018 as inflation concern eases
  • Wednesday’s gains pushed the S&P 500 back up for the year.
  • Visa glass ceiling scrutinized in CEO meeting
  • Iran oil ban: Can US make up for shortfall?
  • Wells Fargo ensnared in pension fund snafu
  • Novartis cites ‘mistake’ in paying Trump lawyer
  • Peyton Manning reportedly asked to join Carolina Panthers ownership bid group[overlay type]SPORTS
  • The two-time Super Bowl champion quarterback is said to be considering an offer from billionaire Ben Navarro.
  • NTSB probing 4th Tesla crash
  • Snap co-founder Evan Spiegel named highest-paid CEO of 2017
  • Why the Ford F-150 is a profit machine
  • US should revive enhanced interrogation techniques: Dick Cheney
  • Iran nuclear ambition may draw US into war: Leon Panetta
  • Trump DOJ to Comcast, ‘public enemy No.1’: Not so fast!
  • Have a virus? It’s allergies, Dr. Mike says
  • Spotify bans R. Kelly from playlists as hate policy announced
  • Gasoline prices: These states are paying the most
  • Bouqs CEO John Tabis talks ‘Shark Tank’ rejection, tips for entrepreneurs

The Closing Tickers:


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 –

CNN Money’s mostly right on this report, per other sources, and there is enough correct where the report is worth sharing.  The issue is CNN making the claim overly broad, about rural areas losing population.  Some areas are, others are not.

For example, Pew Research said about a year ago that there is a move toward more rural areas, so there is at least a dispute on that issue.

That some communities are losing population is not in dispute.

What is certain is that there are rural towns and counties that pay you to move there, or give other incentives. This might be useful information to marketers of manufactured and modular homes.

According to Brookings, the “US population disperses to suburbs, exurbs, rural areas, and “middle of the country” metros, per William H. Frey on Monday, March 26, 2018.”

So CNN could be wrong overall on the move away from rural areas, but that these towns, counties or even a state are giving people incentives, that’s a fact at this time.


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 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.

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