“From Impossible to Inevitable,” Black Fly, plus Manufactured Housing Market Updates

CNNmoney7.16.2018ManufacturedHomeStocksMarketsReportsMHProNewsThere’s not much of a direct link between the newly unveiled BlackFly personal flying vehicle and manufactured housing. So why bother?  Because it is one of a range of technologies that could transform travel, especially for commuters.  That in turn could make living in a more rural area appealing, and thus offer additional options for housing seekers, which include manufactured homes.


Black Fly will be our fun, video focus tonight.


If you’re new, already hooked on our new spotlight feature – or are ready to get the MH professional fever – our headline report is found further below, just before the tracked stock closing tickers.

The ever evolving Daily Business News market report sets the manufactured home industry’s stocks in the broader context of the overall markets.  It’s an example of “News through the lens of manufactured homes, and factory-built housing.” ©

It just makes sense. Because like it or not, what moves the markets effects manufactured housing too.

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.

This is an exclusive evening or nightly example of MH “Industry News, Tips and Views, Pros Can Use.” ©  It is fascinating to see just how similar, and different, these two lists of headlines can be.

Want to know more about the left-right media divide from third party research?  ICYMI – for those not familiar with the “Full Measure,” ‘left-center-right’ media chart, please click here.


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


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 headline quote is from the video, posted below.

CBS this Morning broke the story last week about the first public look at the previously secret Silicon Valley facility where the aircraft called “Blackfly” is being built.

If the reports end up accurate, someone could buy a manufactured home, plus buy one of these VTOLs (Vertical Takeoff and Landing) and still be dollars ahead from purchasing a similar sized conventional house.



Forbes observes that BlackFly has more of a UFO look to it than other VTOLs and personal flying vehicles out there.

Utilizing eight small rotors spread across two parallel wings, it takes off by sort of rolling on and off the ground via its rounded belly, which makes it look a little bit like an old school rocking horse,” said Forbes.

Opener is the firm that is building the craft. They say it designed BlackFly with “triple-modular redundant flight systems, control surfaces, and sensors” to ensure safety and has flown over ten thousands miles of test flights.

There’s an auto-landing and return-to-home features to add extra usability.

Opener says the single passenger, joystick-operated system requires no formal licensing in the U.S. to fly, but the company will mandate that users take the FAA Private Pilot written examination and complete its own operator training.

At present, the system won’t be useable over a city. But as the technology develops, restrictions are likely to be eased, especially since others such as Google and Uber are developing their own flying vehicles.

Perhaps the more likely candidate to disrupt potential commutes affordably is the hyperloop.  For our recent report on that, click the below.

The bottom line for industry professionals and investors is this.  It should be obvious that the industry must continue to pursue what MHARR president Mark Weiss said was the full implementation of the Manufactured Housing Improvement Act of 2000.  That would include enhanced preemption.

But that other development – namely that technology could allow more to commute more readily from a more rural to a more urban or suburban locale – is not to be missed.

It is one of several developments that point to potentially brighter days ahead for manufactured housing.


Can the Hyperloop Benefit Manufactured Housing, Millions of Home Seekers? w/Videos

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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