“Housing Madness” – CNN Reports 88 Offers with 76 All Cash on One House – SF Housing Demand High, Inventory Low – Why is Manufactured Housing Thwarted, Denied? Plus, Manufactured Home Investing, Stock Updates

DowJonesAvg3.29.2021AtCloseYahooMHProNewsLOGOAnna Bahney’s bio in brief says that she is: “a writer for CNN covering investments and real estate, focusing on investments in traditional, alternative, real estate and cryptocurrency markets.” CNN reported tonight that “Housing is on a tear.” That is demonstrably true for conventional housing, but why not more affordable manufactured housing? This report and analysis will pull back the veil on yet another example of far higher cost conventional housing’s surging while affordable manufactured housing has been sidelined and arguably thwarted at a time it is much needed.

CNN’s Bahney reported on 3.29.2021 that “housing madness shows no signs of slowing.” She cited a case in Washington, D.C. where “a fixer-upper in suburban Washington, DC [was listed] for $275,000 on a Thursday. By Sunday evening, she had 88 offers.” Ellen Coleman for RE/MAX Realty Centre said that 76 of those were all cash offers. She said that Coleman has never received so many offers on a house in her 15 years in real estate sales.

15 of those offers were sight unseen. The single family house was 4 bedroom, 1800 square feet and reportedly sold for $460,000 some 70 percent higher than the asking price. The buyer was an investor who will renovate and resell “at an even higher price.”

Normally, Coleman said she is seeing about 15 offers per house, many of which are fixer uppers where the hopeful housing seeking buyers are willing to do their own repairs. “There is such low inventory out there and people feel like that is a way they can get into a home,” said Coleman.

As MHProNews has been reporting for some months based on data from the Fannie Mae, National Association of Realtors (NAR), the National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB), the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR), Federal Reserve research on the impact of “sabotage monopolies” that marginalized manufactured housing and more. Conventional housing is soaring. Yet manufactured housing is snoring.

The reports linked below set the context for that statement.



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But as James A. Schmitz and his Federal Reserve or other colleagues have said, marginalizing affordable housing is harming the ability of minorities and the low-income and lower-middle class of all backgrounds from being able to access affordable manufactured housing as an attainable means of household wealth creation.

The Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) has quietly dropped their semi-public monthly economic report that they used to email to their members and other readers. Potentially useful and positive reports about manufactured homes are routinely missing from their website. But MHI touts their own sponsored or produced research, which arguably is not as persuasive to outsiders. Additionally, MHI routinely fails to have on their own website the stronger legal arguments that could be advanced. Put differently, the evidence-based case can be made that MHI is posturing efforts for their own members, but when closely examined, they are allowing the industry to languish in a fashion that fosters consolidation that benefits its larger members. Coincidences?

Returning to more of Bahney’s market insights plus additional information from the AEI Housing Center will be our featured focus for tonight.

Before pivoting toward tonight’s featured focus segment – and for the benefit our growing numbers of new readers – a few quick evening/nightly market report insights.

  • Every business evening/night, MHProNews provides a bullet list of left-right news headlines from CNN Business and Newsmax. In a matter of moments, savvy professionals can see at a glance news headlines and views across the political spectrum.
  • This is a time saving and insightful way to quickly grab insights from across the left-right divide.  It is a useful at-a-glance opportunity for those who are hooked on this market-nightly feature.
  • Our featured focus follows the quotable quotes, periodic political cartoons, those left-right headlines, and two of our three market summary graphics as reported at the closing bell.
  • After the featured focus, are some recent/related report links and the third manufactured housing focused stock equities graphic. There are some additional items that include the free signup for the manufactured housing industry’s x2 weekly emailed news to the most-read trade publication in our profession:

On a mixed day for the markets, most manufactured home connected equities declined, as our closing graphic further below illustrates. With that backdrop, let’s press on to the insights from the balance Bahney’s report for CNN, along with some additional insights from AEI’s housing center, as our featured focus for tonight.


Quotes That Shed Light – Industry, American, Social, National Issues

See his context and the full ‘debate’ context in the report, linked here. https://www.manufacturedhomepronews.com/epic-kevin-clayton-moat-rant-analysis-lesli-gooch-debate-defense-doug-ryan-charge-end-clayton-monopoly-over-manufactured-housing-breaching-buffett-berkshire-clayton-monopolistic-moat-method/
See his context and the full ‘debate’ context in the report, linked here. https://www.manufacturedhomepronews.com/epic-kevin-clayton-moat-rant-analysis-lesli-gooch-debate-defense-doug-ryan-charge-end-clayton-monopoly-over-manufactured-housing-breaching-buffett-berkshire-clayton-monopolistic-moat-method/


See his context and the full ‘debate’ context in the report, linked here. https://www.manufacturedhomepronews.com/epic-kevin-clayton-moat-rant-analysis-lesli-gooch-debate-defense-doug-ryan-charge-end-clayton-monopoly-over-manufactured-housing-breaching-buffett-berkshire-clayton-monopolistic-moat-method/
See his context and the full ‘debate’ context in the report, linked here. https://www.manufacturedhomepronews.com/epic-kevin-clayton-moat-rant-analysis-lesli-gooch-debate-defense-doug-ryan-charge-end-clayton-monopoly-over-manufactured-housing-breaching-buffett-berkshire-clayton-monopolistic-moat-method/




Headlines from left-of-center CNN Business

  • Housing on a tear
  • A home is for sale at 3036 Dale Street on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 in San Diego, CA. As of May, prices in the San Diego metropolitan area had risen 5.2 percent in a year, the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Indices reported Tuesday.
  • Home prices climb in San Diego, USA – 28 Jul 2020
  • 76 all-cash offers on one home. The buying madness shows no signs of slowing
  • Major global banks could face billions in losses after hedge fund meltdown
  • There are ‘definitely merits’ to reparations, says first Black Fed president
  • The ship in the Suez Canal is finally free. But the fiasco could disrupt supplies for months
  • ‘It’s crazy. There is no inventory.’ Housing veteran marvels at boom
  • Opinion: We can’t suspend evictions and foreclosures forever
  • Good news for struggling renters: The CDC is extending its eviction moratorium
  • Vaccine passport apps could help us return to normal. First they need to solve the trust problem
  • Here’s what could happen next as milestone Amazon union vote ends
  • Rental car shortage is a boon for Turo, the Airbnb of cars
  • Your Disney+ bill is about to go up. Here’s why
  • Opinion: We need to create a global standard to protect and share data — before it’s too late
  • The Derek Chauvin trial is the biggest court case of the streaming TV age
  • View of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and a statue of George Washington at Wall Street on March 23, 2021 in New York City. – Wall Street stocks were under pressure early ahead of congressional testimony from Federal Reserve Chief Jerome Powell as US Treasury bond yields continued to retreat.
  • A little-known hedge fund caused widespread chaos on Wall Street
  • VICTORVILLE, CA – MARCH 31: Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 MAX airliners sit at the Southern Logistics Airport on March 31, 2020, in Victorville, CA. Southwest Airlines had to temporarily store all of its 737 MAX fleet due to the worldwide grounding order as a result of a faulty automated flight control system which is suspected to have contributed to the types crashes in Ethiopia and Indonesia that killed 346 people.
  • Southwest just placed the biggest Boeing 737 Max order since it was grounded
  • Carbone takes aim at Rao’s with new supermarket sauce lineup

Headlines from right-of-center Newsmax

  • Most Americans View ‘Cancel Culture’ as Threat to Freedom: Poll
  • The Biden Presidency
  • Ban on Renter Evictions During COVID-19 Pandemic Is Extended
  • Biden Does Not Intend to Meet With North Korea’s Kim
  • Ken Paxton to Newsmax TV: Biden ‘Doing Great Harm’ to Migrant Children
  • Biden to Announce Transportation-Focused Stimulus on Wednesday
  • Child Border Migrations Climbing, Will More Than Double in 7 Months: Report
  • Kamala Harris Focused on Illegal Immigration ‘Root Causes’ Despite Border Crisis
  • Biden to Announce 90% of Adults to Be Eligible for COVID Vaccine in April
  • Cotton: Border Patrol Agrees Immigration Policy a ‘Total Failure’
  • Biden White House Plans ‘Vaccine Passports’
  • Lithuanian President Agrees With Biden That Putin Is a Killer
  • Newsfront
  • GOP Woman Runs for Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski Seat
  • An early Republican candidate announced plans Monday to seek the Alaska U.S. Senate seat that has been held since 2002 by Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska…
  • Pompeo to Newsmax: My First Priority Is ’22
  • Real-World Study Finds Pfizer, Moderna Vaccines 90% Effective
  • Related
  • New York Lowers COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility Age to 30
  • Peter Navarro Slams Fauci: Virus Came From ‘Building’ He Built
  • CDC Chief Warns of ‘Impending Doom’ as COVID-19 Cases, Deaths Rise
  • Petition Launched Against New York State’s COVID-19 Passport
  • Biden White House Plans ‘Vaccine Passports’
  • Most Americans View ‘Cancel Culture’ as Threat to Freedom: Poll
  • Illegal Immigrant Crisis Could Thwart Citizenship Push for ‘Dreamers,’ Laborers
  • New Mexico Sues US Over Nuclear Waste Storage Plans
  • Thom Tillis Announces Prostate Cancer Diagnosis
  • Trump Rips Biden in Surprise Appearance at Mar-a-Lago Wedding
  • Opening Statements Begin in Ex-officer’s Trial in Floyd’s Death
  • A prosecutor told jurors Monday in his opening statement at former
  • Piers Morgan Defends Sharon Osbourne After ‘The Talk’ Firing
  • Ship Blocking Suez Canal Freed, Traffic to Resume
  • Florida Gov. DeSantis Threatens to Sue CDC to Get Cruises Sailing Again
  • Czech Billionaire Kellner Killed in Alaska Helicopter Crash
  • China Generated Over Half World’s Coal-Fired Power in 2020
  • Jack, Leslie Flynn Get June Hearing in $75M Lawsuit Against CNN
  • WHO Report Says Animals Likely Source of COVID
  • NK Accuses UN of ‘Double Standard’ on Missile Tests
  • North Korea said on Monday that the U.N. Security Council showed a
  • Ted Cruz: Cartel Members ‘Renting’ Kids to Bring to Border
  • Ted Cruz, R-Texas, said Sunday cartel members are “renting”
  • New York to Expunge Convictions With Marijuana Legalization
  • Biden Cyber Director Nominee Delayed Amid Turf Battle
  • Biden’s New Trade Adviser Not Ready to Lift Tariffs on China
  • Corey Lewandowski to Newsmax TV: Trump’s Social Media Site Launching in 3-4 Months
  • Trump Says He’s Leaning Toward Visit To Border In ‘Next Few Weeks’
  • Goldman Sold $10.5 Billion of Stocks in Block-Trade Spree
  • NY Dem Rep Calls WH Hypocritical for Firing for Pot Use
  • The firings of several White House staffers who admitted to smoking
  • Finance
  • Ship Backlogs From Suez Chaos Could Take Months to Clear
  • The stranding of a container ship in the Suez Canal has created disruptions in the global shipping industry that could take weeks and possibly months to clear…
  • Southwest Airlines Orders 100 Boeing 737 Max Planes
  • Biden’s New Trade Adviser Not Ready to Lift Tariffs on China
  • Shock-Weary Global Economy Girds for Supply Jolt From Suez Mess
  • Experts: $15 Wage Will Mean Fewer Jobs for Teens
  • Health
  • Be On the Alert to Avoid COVID-19 Vaccine Scams
  • People desperately searching for COVID-19 vaccine appointments may become victims of unscrupulous scammers.
  • 5 Ways to Slash Your Cancer Risk by Half
  • 6 Germy Places in Your Home You Should Clean but Probably Don’t
  • Even a Little Coffee in Pregnancy Could Impact Newborn’s Weight: Study
  • FDA Clamping Down on Abuse of an OTC Decongestant


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Edward Pinto, J.D., Director, AEI Housing Center sent the following item to MHProNews earlier today.

Long-Term Home Price Trends

FHFA’s Capital Rule from November 2020 created a countercyclical adjustment to risk-based capital requirements based on a long-term trend of home prices and a symmetric 5% collar above and below it. At the time of the rule’s release, FHFA noted that home prices were 10% above their long-term trend.  As of year end 2020, they were 14% above and are expected to increase significantly in 2021. Using our preferred trend line, which ends in 2001 and therefore excludes the 2002-2006 boom, home prices were already 28 percent above their long-term trend at year end 2020.” AEI is one of numerous sources that show the strong demand for conventional housing.


Returning to CNN’s Anna Bahney report today, she advanced the following insights.

  • “…inventory of available homes for sale is now at a record low, driving competition and home prices ever higher across many regions of the country.”
  • With demand for homes remaining strong, it’s hard to imagine when the market might become more affordable…”
  • Chris Stroud, chief of research at HouseCanary said “…prices have been on a tear going upward because of lack of supply.
  • The median price of a home has risen 16% from last year, according to the National Association of Realtors”…wrote Bahney.
  • Housing “increased even more in some regions of the country like the Northeast and West, which are both up 21% from last year.”
  • Meanwhile, inventory has continued to linger at record lows. In February, the number of available homes for sale was down nearly 30% from a year ago.”
  • I don’t think people are getting a 10.4% increase in their income or saving rate to substantiate those gains,” said Brad Dillman, chief economist at Cortland. “It is competition for a home that is driving the price up.”

These facts ought to be strong indicators that manufactured housing could be soaring. But instead, the purported issues involving MHI, Clayton Homes, and other key allies has made a much needed industry drag instead of leading the way to meeting the demand and need for more affordable housing.  To learn more, see the linked and related reports.


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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, 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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