Is Manufactured Housing an Exception? ‘The Deal is Off’ Home Sales Getting Cancelled at Record Pace, Redfin, ZeroHedge, Media Raise U.S. Housing/Economy Alarms; and MHMarkets Update


Redfin recently reported with the ZeroHedge financial/news site and others amplifying the rising numbers of cancelled housing sales recently. So, it is not only the Texas Manufactured Housing Association (TMHA), but also the Texas A&M Real Estate Research Center (TERERC) that noted lower consumer traffic on manufactured home street retail centers. Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) member brands such as Skyline Champion (SKY) or Cavco Industries (CVCO), as noted in reports by MHProNews linked below, have made similar observations, and they are ‘national’ brands. Restated, this stated drop at retail in manufactured housing is apparently part of a broader national housing trend. That said, and prior to diving into insights from Redfin’s data-driven 7.11.2022 media release, MHProNews will remind readers that for now, the latest facts reflect that overall manufactured housing production continues to rise. So, there are counter-indicators, which will also be explored via additional information provided herein below.

Following the facts and statements from Redfin, there will be additional information from others in media, plus more MHProNews analysis, related reports, and commentary.

The Deal Is Off: Home Sales Are Getting Canceled at the Highest Rate Since the Start of the Pandemic

July 11, 2022 by Lily Katz and Ben Walzer

Some homebuyers are backing out of deals as a slowing housing market gives them more room to negotiate. Others are being forced to renege on contracts because higher mortgage rates mean some homes are no longer affordable.

Nationwide, roughly 60,000 home-purchase agreements fell through in June, equal to 14.9% of homes that went under contract that month. That’s the highest percentage on record with the exception of March and April 2020, when the housing market all but ground to a halt due to the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. It compares with 12.7% a month earlier and 11.2% a year earlier.

This is according to a Redfin analysis of MLS data going back through 2017. Please note that homes that fell out of contract during a given month didn’t necessarily go under contract the same month. For example, a home that fell out of contract in June could have gone under contract in May.

“The slowdown in housing-market competition is giving homebuyers room to negotiate, which is one reason more of them are backing out of deals,” said Redfin Deputy Chief Economist Taylor Marr. “Buyers are increasingly keeping rather than waiving inspection and appraisal contingencies. That gives them the flexibility to call the deal off if issues arise during the homebuying process.”



Marr continued: “Rising mortgage rates are also forcing some buyers to cancel home purchases. If rates were at 5% when you made an offer, but reached 5.8% by the time the deal was set to close, you may no longer be able to afford that home or you may no longer qualify for a loan.”

The housing market has cooled in recent weeks as the Federal Reserve has boosted interest rates in an effort to quell inflation. That has given house hunters more freedom to seek concessions from sellers, but higher rates also make housing less affordable. Buyers did get a reprieve this past week, when the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate fell to 5.3% in the largest one-week drop since 2008.

“When mortgage rates shot up to almost 6% in June, we saw a number of buyers back out of deals,” said Lindsay Garcia, a Redfin real estate agent in Miami. “Some had to bow out because they could no longer get a loan due to the jump in rates. Buyers are also more skittish than usual due to economic uncertainty.”

Metro-Level Summary: June 2022

The table below measures pending sales that fell out of contract as a percentage of overall pending sales, and is sorted from highest to lowest. A metro must have had at least 1,000 pending-home sales in June 2022 to be included.





Additional Information with more MHProNews Analysis and Commentary

Beyond what is noted above there are these other examples of recent reports

  • ZeroHedge said on 7.12.2022: “This Recession Is Looking Like A Depression“: Housing Market Craters As Sales Get Canceled At The Highest Rate On Record.” They cited Redfin and others.
  • MarketWatch said on 7.10.2022: ‘Fewer signed contracts, fewer bidding wars’: A slowdown in Manhattan real estate may be a grim warning for the U.S. housing market.
  • MarketWatch said on 7.11.2022:

“The first half of 2022 was a catastrophe for home buyers. Skyrocketing mortgage rates and home prices made homeownership unaffordable for millions of renters. At the year’s midpoint, the real-estate landscape remains steeply tilted against home buyers. But the terrain may become less hostile to buyers in months to come.” They added: “Mortgage rates climbed faster in the first half of 2022 than anytime since 1981. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.06% in December and 5.66% in June. Mortgages went up in response to rising prices and the Federal Reserve’s policy of trying to control inflation by raising interest rates.

Meanwhile, home prices shot into the stratosphere. The median price of a resold home was $407,600 in May, a 14.8% increase over 12 months earlier, according to the National Association of Realtors.

In the second half of the year, forecasters expect the median existing home price to drop but stay within striking distance of $400,000. The Fed is expected to keep hiking rates, exerting continuous upward pressure on mortgage rates.”

Next from Nerd Wallet via MSN: “The first half of 2022 was a catastrophe for home buyers. Skyrocketing mortgage rates and home prices made homeownership unaffordable for millions of renters. At the year’s midpoint, the real-estate landscape remains steeply tilted against home buyers. But the terrain may become less hostile to buyers in months to come.” They added: “Mortgage rates climbed faster in the first half of 2022 than anytime since 1981. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.06% in December and 5.66% in June. Mortgages went up in response to rising prices and the Federal Reserve’s policy of trying to control inflation by raising interest rates.

Meanwhile, home prices shot into the stratosphere. The median price of a resold home was $407,600 in May, a 14.8% increase over 12 months earlier, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR).

In the second half of the year, forecasters expect the median existing home price to drop but stay within striking distance of $400,000. The Fed is expected to keep hiking rates, exerting continuous upward pressure on mortgage rates.”

  • Fortune, which has periodically cited the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) Housing Center research that has been cited MHProNews for some years, said on 7.8.2022 noted the following: “The Fed’s housing market ‘reset’ has us in a housing correction. Here’s what to expect next”

“As the Pandemic Housing Boom raged along, it pushed up prices across the economy. Higher home prices pushed up rents. Elevated homebuilding levels—which hit a 15-year high during the pandemic—put upward price pressure on everything from windows to lumber while also adding stress to an already stressed global supply chain. Not to mention, cash flowed into the economy from homeowners who tapped into that record home equity.” That also said: “The Federal Reserve wasn’t a fan.”

“Across the country, the U.S. housing market is slowing. Mortgage applications are down 17% on a year-over-year basis, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association. New home sales and existing home sales are falling sharply. Homebuilding has slowed. And more home sellers are slashing their list price.”

“Across the nation, the Pandemic Housing Boom saw home prices become detached from underlying economic fundamentals. That detachment has been even more pronounced in markets across the Southwest, Mountain West, and West Coast. Now that mortgage rates are above 5%, buyers in those “overvalued” markets are feeling particularly squeezed. Some would-be buyers are choosing to remain on the sidelines. Others simply can’t afford a mortgage at a 5% rate.”

“For months, Moody’s Analytics chief economist Mark Zandi has been calling this slowing a “housing correction.” He doesn’t see it stopping this year. Through the summer, he expects home sales to continue falling. By this time next year, Zandi expects year-over-year home price growth to slow to 0%. That’d be quite the deceleration considering that the latest reading sits at 20.4%.”

“Moody’s Analytics predicts U.S. home prices would fall by 5% while significantly “overvalued” markets, like Charlotte and Tampa, would see home prices fall by 15% to 20%”

Newsweek on 7.8.2022 said: Will Housing Market Downturn Be as Devastating as 2008 Crash?

Among the pull quotes: “Jerry Howard, CEO of the National Association of Home Builders, offered a similar analysis as Fairweather. He does not believe house values will plummet, or that the entire financial system will melt down.

“You’ll see a slowdown, and with that will probably come a certain amount of price decline,” he said. Price declines could be “offset” by increased costs of capital, he added. “It’s going to be a different animal than what we went through in 2008.””

The Newsweek report stated without question an odd claim that: “America’s facing a significant housing shortage, with conservative estimates putting the shortage around 1 million units while other estimates believe it’s closer to 3 million.” That is odd because it was not so long ago that the National Association of Realtors asserted the national housing shortage at more than double the higher of those figures, at well over 8 million units. There seems to be no intellectual curiosity, or even acknowledgement by many in media, that there has been far larger claims of the number of housing units the U.S. needed just a few years ago.  Given that an NAR contracted RCG as the research firm which revealed there has been a deficit in American housing production through most of the 21st century. There is no known serious source that explains the large discrepancy.

Collage by MHProNews.

More recently, Freddie Mac said the shortage was close to 4 million units, but that too appears too low based on other data, such as those noted above.


While perhaps another 2+ million people have poured over the leaky southern border since Biden took office an undid the “remain in Mexico” and essentially resumed Obama-Biden era “catch and release” policies for the detention of undocumented migrants.  Comparing facts and statements from a range of sources in recent years suggests the problem should be worse, so how is it that Newsweek came up with an estimated 1 to 3 million housing units needed, when housing hasn’t kept pace for years and the ‘gap’ was much bigger before?


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As the graphic above reflects, housing starts in the U.S. were operating at a faster pace at points in the 1970s and 1980s than they have in recent years. Note that despite years of HUD and other housing subsidies and ‘home ownership programs’ the overall rate of home ownership in the U.S. is lower now than in many prior years. For additional insights, see the related reports, linked further below.

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State-by-State, Regional, National Manufactured Housing Data for Production, Shipments for May 2022, Compare Manufactured Home to Conventional Housing, Other Research Reports; and MHStock Updates

NAR or NAHB vs. Manufactured Housing Institute – Latest Housing Data Demonstrates, Say MHI Critics, Superior NAR-NAHB Reports to MHI’s, w/MHARR Comparison; plus Sunday Weekly Headline Recap

‘Quite Obvious U.S. Economy Slowing,’ TRERC Research Economist Harold Hunt, Ph.D. Manufactured Housing Demand in #1 Texas Slips, Slowdown in 2nd Half of 2022 Expected; plus, MHStocks Updates


Manufactured Housing Institute ‘Response’ to Explosive Allegations by Manufactured Home Industry Insider – Exclusive Facts & Analysis Includes MHI, Other Sources; plus MHMarket Update






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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Biden Admin officials announced inflation is now ‘officially’ at 9.1 percent, but many believe that the actual rate of inflation is about double that claim.  Wholesale inflation is reportedly at 11.3 percent. The Washington Examiner said that a historic record 88 percent now thinks that the U.S. is on the wrong track under Biden. As the value of the dollar erodes, that impact should be considered when looking at stock market performance. Note: depending on your browser or device, many images in this report can be clicked to expand. Click the image and follow the prompts. To return to this page, use your back key, escape or follow the prompts.

Headlines from left-of-center CNN Business – from the evening of 7.14.2022

  • Bad news from JP Morgan
  • JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon looks on during the inauguration of the new French headquarters of US JP Morgan bank on June 29, 2021 in Paris.
  • Jamie Dimon battens down the hatches for a recession as the bank posts a 28% dip in profits
  • A truly massive interest rate hike is now on the table
  • LIVE UPDATES Dow tumbles as recession fears grip investors
  • Biggest pay raises in 15 years are on tap for 2023. It won’t make up for inflation
  • Mortgage rates rise to 5.5% as volatility continues
  • The market meltdown threatening pensions for millions of Americans
  • Average rent in Manhattan jumps to a record $5,000 a month
  • Stamps are more expensive now. Here’s how much more you’ll pay
  • What can Biden actually do about inflation? History is a guide
  • Chinese homebuyers refuse to pay mortgages on unfinished apartments
  • Pepsi is making big money on smaller portions
  • Exclusive: Wordle is being turned into a board game
  • SEC asks Elon Musk more questions about his Twitter deal
  • Here are the highlights from Twitter’s lawsuit against Musk
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  • Tesla’s head of AI, a big backer of ‘full self driving,’ exits the company
  • Airport workers stand next to lines of passenger luggage arranged outside Terminal 2 at Heathrow Airport in London, Britain, June 19, 2022.
  • 1,000 bags. Zero passengers. Delta flight from Heathrow latest sign of air travel hell
  • The Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (BMW) badge sits on a BMW 220d vehicle on display at the company’s driving center in Incheon, South Korea, on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. BMW, the world’s biggest manufacturer of luxury autos, is introducing 16 new or refreshed models this year to win customers and fend off efforts by Audi AG and Daimler AG’s Mercedes-Benz brand to take the global premium-car sales lead by 2020.
  • Why BMW is offering heated seats on a monthly subscription
  • These new emojis may soon be coming to your smartphone
  • TikTok announces new ways to filter out ‘potentially problematic’ videos
  • Twitter sues Musk to force him to complete acquisition
  • Meta slashes hiring plans, girds for headwinds
  • Instagram tests new tools for age verification
  • Twitter launches legal challenge in India over orders to block content
  • The FBI on Thursday added Dr. Ruja Ignatova, the self-proclaimed “Cryptoqueen” to its list of Ten Most Wanted fugitives, and is offering a $100,000 reward for information leading to her arrest.
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  • EU agrees rules to tame ‘Wild West’ crypto market
  • RadioShack’s NSFW Twitter account, explained
  • Hackers steal millions from California cryptocurrency firm
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Headlines from right-of-center Newsmax 7.14.2022

  • Donald Trump Announces His First Wife, Ivana, Has Died
  • Texas Sues Over Federal Rules Requiring Life-Saving Abortions
  • Pro-life protesters stand near the gate of the Texas state capitol in Austin at a protest in May. Thousands of protesters came out in response to a new bill outlawing abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected. (Getty Images)
  • Russian Invasion of Ukraine
  • Ukraine Condemns Russia Strike That Killed 23 in ‘Ordinary, Peaceful’ City
  • Russia Says It Downed Ukrainian Jets, Destroyed US-Supplied Weapons in Eastern Ukraine
  • Macron: Turn Out the Lights, Brace for Russian Gas Cutoff
  • Nations Discuss Coordinating Ukraine war Crimes Probes
  • Ukraine: Russian Missile Strike Kills 12 South of Kyiv
  • Yellen: Ukraine War ‘Greatest Challenge’ to Global Economy
  • Russian-Backed Donetsk Spokesman: Foreign POWs Should Be Shot
  • More Russian Invasion of Ukraine
  • Newsmax TV
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  • Dick Morris: Biden Mideast Trip a ‘Publicity Thing’ | video
  • Hinson: Biden’s Saudi Trip for Oil a ‘Slap in the Face’ to US | video
  • Andy Harris: Biden’s Record Brings Doubt on Iran Nuke Pledge | video
  • Wittman: Inflation Report Points to ‘Looming Recession’ | video
  • Reschenthaler: Jill Biden’s ‘Taco’ Comment Shows Democrats’ Bias | video
  • McCarthy: Dems’ Inflation Indifference Causing US Real Harm | video
  • Jim Jordan: GOP-led Congress Would Investigate COVID Origins, DOJ | video
  • More Newsmax TV
  • Newsfront
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  • Lamon, Masters Slug It Out at Newsmax Arizona Debate
  • Homing in on securing the border, fighting crime, and flipping the [Full Story] | video
  • House Republicans Demand DOJ Release Jan. 6 Footage
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  • Italy’s President Rejects PM Draghi’s Resignation
  • The Italian head of state on Thursday rejected the resignation of [Full Story]
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  • Texas Sues Biden Administration on Abortion Guidance
  • The state of Texas on Thursday filed a lawsuit challenging guidance [Full Story]
  • Ukraine Condemns Russia Strike That Killed 23 in ‘Ordinary, Peaceful’ City
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  • Father of Parkland Shooting Victim Sends 52 Buses to Cruz’s Home
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  • Video Report: Euro Reaches Parity With Dollar for First Time in Two Decades
  • The Euro has reached parity with the U.S. dollar for the first time [Full Story] | video
  • Lankford Blocks Democrats’ Bid to Unanimously Protect Travel for Abortion
  • James Lankford, R-Okla., blocked a Democratic Party request [Full Story]
  • Russian Basketball Boss Defends Brittney Griner in Drugs Trial
  • A Russian basketball club director gave evidence in support of U.S. [Full Story]
  • Video Report: Panamanians Protest High Prices, Inflation, Corruption
  • Panamanians have taken to the streets to protest high fuel prices, [Full Story] | video
  • Lawmakers Ask USDA for Update on Drug Smuggling in Food Imports
  • A bipartisan group of lawmakers is asking the Agriculture Department [Full Story]
  • Illinois AG Warns of Scammers Targeting Survivors of Highland Park Shooting
  • Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul on Wednesday warned of scammers [Full Story]
  • State-backed Hackers Impersonate Journalists to Access Info
  • Government-sponsored hackers from China, Turkey, Iran and North Korea [Full Story]
  • As Monkeypox Cases Climb Demand for Vaccine Outweighs Supply
  • As monkeypox cases continue to climb worldwide, demands for vaccines [Full Story]
  • GOP to Help Immigrants Prepare for Naturalization Test
  • The Republican Party will begin holding classes to help immigrants [Full Story]
  • Judge Again Denies Request to Delay Bannon Contempt Trial
  • A federal judge on Thursday again declined to delay the upcoming [Full Story]
  • Video Report: New San Francisco DA Pushes Pro-Police Policy After City Recalls Far-Left DA
  • San Francisco’s new District Attorney Brooke Jenkins pushes to give [Full Story] | video
  • Investigation Launched Into Mo Farah’s Trafficking Claims
  • An investigation into four-time Olympic champion Mo Farahs claims [Full Story]
  • Twitter Suffers Worldwide Outage
  • Twitter appeared to be returning for some users after experiencing an [Full Story]
  • Russian-Backed Donetsk Spokesman: Foreign POWs Should Be Shot
  • Foreigners captured in Ukraine likely will be killed, a Donetsk [Full Story]
  • Gallup Poll: Republicans’ Confidence in Public Schools Plunges
  • Just 14% of Republicans say they have a great deal or quite a lot of [Full Story]
  • Wholesale Inflation Surges to 11.3 Percent
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  • Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey pleaded not guilty on Thursday to [Full Story]
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  • Central Banks Rapidly Shift Gears to Stem Inflation Tidal Wave
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If it is true, then it isn’t necessarily bragging. By checking the facts and following the money trail, even on controversial topics, MHProNews has provided reports and analysis that stand the test of time. While others – including various examples from mainstream media – have published reports that later need to be corrected or modified in significant ways, reports on MHProNews in recent years have provided a routinely dependable resource for reliable information, analysis, and evidence-based ‘logical’ commentary. There is simply nothing else like it, which is why we have been and remain the #1, despite coverage that often vexes the powers that be in manufactured housing.


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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All on Capitol Hill were welcoming and interested in manufactured housing related issues. But Congressman Al Green’s office was tremendous in their hospitality. Our son’s hand is on a package that included a copy of the Constitution of the United States and other goodies. Tamas has grown considerably since this photo was taken. 

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