“Dearth of Supply in Housing,” plus Manufactured Housing Investment Updates

DowJonesClosingTicker8162019ManufacturedHomeStockUpdatesFor those who are new to manufactured housing and/or to MHProNews, a report like the feature today from Bloomberg News would be a head scratcher. There’s a ‘dearth in housing supply’ and stick builders can’t keep up. Housing affordability is an issue. Quality and satisfaction – according to third-party measures – are good. So why isn’t manufactured housing doing many times better than it has been in recent years?  That video and related will be our focus for this evening.


Every evening our headlines snapshots from two major media outlets on each side of the left-right news spectrum reflects topics that influence, reflect, or move investor sentiment. In moments, you can get insights-at-a-glance. This sets the broader context for manufactured housing markets, in keeping with our mantra, “News through the lens of manufactured homes and factory-built housing©.  

We begin with left-of-center CNN followed by right-of-center Fox Business. We share closing tickers and other related data courtesy of Yahoo Finance, and more. 5 to 10 minutes reading this MHProNews market report every business night could save you 30 minutes to an hour of similar reading or fact-gathering elsewhere.



Headlines from left-of-center CNN Business.

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Headlines from right-of-center Fox Business. 


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10 Market Indicator Closing Summaries – Yahoo Finance Closing Tickers on MHProNews…


Tonight’s Business/Market/Political Impact Spotlight –



Tonight’s Business/Market/Political Impact Spotlight –

In teeing up this video, let’s make it clear. It isn’t that a single word about manufactured housing is mentioned.  Nor does our sharing this video mean that our analysis would mirror theirs.

So why show this at all?

Simple. If you listen carefully to the points that the various experts make, and if you understand the modern realities of manufactured homes, it would be one more reason to wonder – why isn’t the industry soaring? Why is manufactured housing still well below the level that it was in new home shipments following the purchase of Clayton Homes and other pieces of the industry since by Warren Buffett led Berkshire Hathaway?  First, the video from left-of-center Bloomberg.

Aug.16 — Darrel Cronk, Wells Fargo Investment Institute President and CIO, and Stephen Stanley, Amherst Pierpont chief economist, discuss the U.S. housing market.  They review mainstream housing data while providing their analysis of the market.



The manufactured home industry is underperforming, as the chart below – which uses core data from Skyline Champion (SKY). Part of their IR pitch is that very point, that the industry has a long way to go to reach its historic potential.

To see this full size, download and open.

That begs the question.  Why isn’t the industry already at or beyond that historic norm?

To get a snapshot of that, see the related reports.

Related Reports:


Original images of homes and Kevin Clayton are from Clayton’s 2018 annual report, and are provided under fair use guidelines for media. https://www.manufacturedhomepronews.com/clayton-homes-annual-report-reviews-truth-hiding-in-plain-sight/

Prosperity Now, Nonprofits Sustain John Oliver’s “Mobile Homes” Video in Their Reports

Smoking Gun?!? In a series of direct quotes from Warren Buffett in context, a document from 21st Mortgage signed by Tim Williams, a Berkshire brand in MH Financing, and video recorded comments by Kevin Clayton, these all line up to demonstrate how independent retailers, communities, and producers – among others – where purportedly harmed by action that could be deemed an antitrust violation. MHI publishes an antitrust statement that is used at meetings. Why have they not acted on an apparent example of antitrust violations by their own members? The first half of the report linked below tees up the topic for a general public audience, but then goes into the details noted that ‘make the case’ for alleged antitrust violations by MHI member brands. https://www.manufacturedhomelivingnews.com/bridging-gap-affordable-housing-solution-yields-higher-pay-more-wealth-but-corrupt-rigged-billionaires-moat-is-barrier/

Bombshells! Former HUD Manufactured Housing Program Administrator Bill Matchneer, Cavco’s Manuel Santana Statements

Manufactured Housing Industry Investments Connected Closing Equities 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.
  • 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 each are suppliers to the manufactured housing industry, among others.

· AMG, CG, and TAVFX have investments in manufactured housing related businesses.

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