‘Potential Homebuyers on Sidelines Increasing Demand for Rentals’ – Which Markets UP, Metros Where Rents Fell – What Data Tells Affordable Manufactured Housing Pros; plus MHVille Stocks Update


In a press release via Berkshire Hathaway (BRK) owned BusinessWire, HouseCanary has released its first quarter of 2023 national rental housing market research report. Chris Stroud, Co-founder and Chief of Research at HouseCanary, commented: “High unaffordability and the uncertainty of where the housing market is headed has slowed down property acquisitions heavily, resulting in potential buyers minimizing risk by looking towards the single-family rental market. Additionally, given that rent inflation has such a significant influence on overall inflation, a decline in rent inflation will have to come from apartments and multifamily in order to bring some relief to overall inflation.” While the report doesn’t mention “mobile homes,” “manufactured homes” or “manufactured housing,” the research nevertheless sheds useful information for manufactured home marketers. It further informs manufactured housing producers, retailers, developers, and community operators about the broad national housing market picture along with specific insights on some of the ‘top’ metro area markets. Because knowledge is potential power (the ancient insight of “scientia potentia est” in Latin), MHProNews is providing the following information for those reasons and as an evidence- and fact-based barometer for manufactured housing’s potential.

  • HouseCanary said the following among their top-line bullets provided in Part I of today’s report.
  • Part II provides additional information with more MHProNews Analysis and Commentary.
  • Part III shares manufactured housing market connected stocks (equities, including REITs) updates along with the Daily Business News on MHProNews time-saving and insight generating left-right headline updates.


Part I

Per HouseCanary’s First Quarter 2023 National Rental Market Housing Report

Following a thorough analysis of the aggregated data, HouseCanary’s report identified the following key findings about the rental market for single-family detached listings in the first quarter of 2023:

Rental properties stayed on the market for an average of 30.4 days at the end of Q1 2023, roughly a 43.4% increase compared to Q1 2022 and a 12.6% increase sequentially. Over 35 MSAs saw a 50% increase in average days on market over the last year, most notably in the Southeast, with New Orleans, Raleigh, NC and Durham, NC seeing the most significant increases.

Inflation continues to impact the housing market. Mortgage rates hit a two-month low in Q1 2023 and are now hovering just above 6%. This has helped stabilize purchase demand, bringing more potential renters into the market. The next few months will be very telling for the future of the SFR market, as increasing mortgage rates will likely continue to push potential buyers into the rental market.

Median national rent has increased 6% since the same time last year. The seasonal cooling in the rental market seen at the end of 2022 quickly reversed in Q1 2023, as many homebuyers waiting for the buying market to cool cut their losses and began renting, pushing rental prices upwards.

Rental prices continue to remain high despite increasing supply. Regardless of the number of bedrooms, all rentals saw a YoY increase in price with the highest increase being in one bedroom rentals, which saw a 10.8% YoY increase.

The South experienced the largest YoY growth rates in rental inventory out of any regions in the U.S. In addition, rental properties in Southern states also experienced the highest growth rates for how long they stayed on the market.

Additional findings can be reviewed in the full report linked here.


About HouseCanary

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HouseCanary also said this report “compares insights from Q1 2022 and Q1 2023 to explore trends shaping the U.S. rental market for single-family detached listings, including price and supply shifts across the nation’s top 79 metropolitan statistical areas (“MSAs”) with the most rental market activity.”


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Part II. Additional Information with More MHProNews Analysis and Commentary

First Shore Federal has the following posted interest rates for a single section and multi-section manufactured home on a 10, 15, 20, or 25 years-long home only loans as of the chart below 5.9.2023.

New & Current Year Single and Double Wide Manufactured Home Only

Product Down Payment Max. Term Interest Rate APR *Payment per $1,000.00
Fixed Rate 10% 10 Yrs. 7.75% 7.750% $12.00
Fixed Rate 20% 10 Yrs. 7.00% 7.000% $11.61
Fixed Rate 30% 10 Yrs. 6.75% 6.750% $11.48
Fixed Rate 10% 15 Yrs. 8.00% 8.000% $9.56
Fixed Rate 20% 15 Yrs. 7.25% 7.250% $9.13
Fixed Rate 30% 15 Yrs. 7.00% 7.000% $8.99
Fixed Rate 10% 20 Yrs. 8.25% 8.250% $8.52
Fixed Rate 20% 20 Yrs. 7.75% 7.750% $8.21
Fixed Rate 30% 20 Yrs. 7.50% 7.500% $8.06
Fixed Rate 10% 25 Yrs. 9.00% 9.000% $8.39
Fixed Rate 20% 25 Yrs. 8.25% 8.250% $7.88
Fixed Rate 30% 25 Yrs. 8.00% 8.000% $7.72

Maximum Loan Term = 20 Years for new Single Wide Homes
Maximum Loan Term = 25 Years for new Double Wide Homes

 According to the U.S. Census Bureau data as of the month shown, the national average for manufactured homes cost are as follows.

United States
Total1 Single Double
December 122,100 80,200 155,700
November 125,200 88,000 155,200
October 128,300 81,400 160,400
September 130,400 95,800 159,400
August 125,700 86,500 158,800
July 131,800 85,200 161,600
June 126,900 87,600 159,600
May 124,900 85,800 159,200
April 132,000 83,100 168,000
March 129,200 87,300 156,600
February 128,000 87,700 156,300
January 122,500 84,600 152,800


Industry professionals, investors, public officials and others can use the data above do their own math.  For instance.  A new single section HUD Code manufactured home, for instance, with a minimum down payment on a 20-year term yields a monthly payment of about $614.97, plus applicable taxes, insurance, and closing costs. Obviously, there is the cost for a home site – be it leased or owned.  But in many cases, someone could own a three bedroom two bath manufactured home for less than the monthly rental of a single-family home.

RentCafe says that: “The average rent for an apartment in the U.S. is $1,702.”

With those facts and data points in mind, someone should consider the Freddie Mac research that indicated that some 25 to 26 million Americans are “mortgage ready” and live in an area that is “manufactured home” friendly. That 2022 research still makes financial sense, based on evidence like what is provided in this report above.



Freddie Mac’s research on the potential acceptance of manufactured housing clearly contradicts what the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) research reflected.  Freddie Mac’s results are considerably more favorable then MHI’s. Which begs several questions, such as, whose side is MHI on?




Not only Freddie Mac, but also other research studies debunk the most common concerns that the public has about HUD Code manufactured homes.




That sampling above is just the tip of a proverbial iceberg of largely positive evidence that ‘makes the case’ for HUD Code manufactured homes, somehow the geniuses who run MHI have managed to cause manufactured housing to go into a 6-month downturn.  How those leaders have the nerve to show their faces in public is explained in part by their ‘amen corner,’ who routinely seem to benefit from the status quo.  Put differently, there is evidence of corruption that benefits a few ‘insiders’ while costing much of the industry’s professionals the potential benefits of a robust manufactured home market.




Given that MHI’s prior president and CEO, Richard “Dick” Jennison, admitted that the industry could achieve 500,000 new HUD Code manufactured home sales annually, it is difficult for MHI to now deny that potential or more, especially in the light of the kind of credible third-party research linked from this report.


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MHI has vexingly provided ‘awards for excellence’ for so-called MHI ‘insider’ companies that have a poor track record with third-party organizations such as the Better Business Bureau (BBB).




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Breaking…Free Speech and Alternative Media Related – Tucker Carlson’s Update


Part III – Daily Business News on MHProNews Markets and Headline News Segment

The modifications of our prior Daily Business News on MHProNews format of the recap of yesterday evening’s market report are provided below. It still includes our signature left (CNN Business) and right (Newsmax) ‘market moving’ headlines. The macro market moves graphics will provide context and comparisons for those invested in or tracking manufactured housing connected equities.

In minutes a day readers can get a good sense of significant or major events while keeping up with the trends that are impacting manufactured housing connected investing.

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Headlines from left-of-center CNN Business – from the evening of 5.9.2023

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  • Chinese police detain man for allegedly using ChatGPT to spread rumors online
  • China’s shrinking imports, slower exports growth darken economic outlook
  • ‘Everybody is worried’: China raids offices of consultancy firm Capvision in widening industry crackdown
  • Goldman Sachs to pay $215 million to settle discrimination claims from female employees
  • Gallup poll: Americans have low confidence in Biden, Powell and Yellen on the economy
  • LinkedIn to cut 716 jobs and shut its China app amid ‘challenging’ economic climate
  • Treasury Secretary Yellen calls CEOs and business leaders with warning on debt limit
  • Sam Bankman-Fried wants his case thrown out of court
  • Fox News anchor Bret Baier’s reputation takes hit after text messages reveal what he said in wake of 2020 election
  • Graphic images of Texas mall shooting spread on Twitter, rekindling debate on how much to share


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2022 was a tough year for many stocks. Unfortunately, that pattern held true for manufactured home industry (MHVille) connected stocks too.

See the facts, linked below.

‘Stomach Churning Year’ CNN-Wall Street ‘Forget 2022’ Down Year – Major Equities Data Compared to Manufactured Housing Stocks, Manufactured Home Community REITs, Performance for Year by Company




      • NOTE 1: The 3rd chart above of manufactured housing connected equities includes the Canadian stock, ECN, which purchased Triad Financial Services, a manufactured home industry finance lender.
      • NOTE 2: Drew changed its name and trading symbol at the end of 2016 to Lippert (LCII).
      • NOTE 3: 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.
      • Note 4: some recent or related reports to the REITs, stocks, and other equities named above follow in the reports linked below.


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‘Keeping Our Mobile Home Communities Safe, Well-Maintained, Affordable is Vital’ – Attorney General Wm Tong Testimony, More Follow Probe of Sun Communities (SUI) Issue–Latest MHI Member Scandal?

Nobility Homes, Inc. Sales and Earnings for its Fiscal Year 2022 Report, Result$ Best Inflation – Net After Taxes Up 34%, More Fact$; DeSantis ESG and NOBH; plus MHVille Stocks, Market Updates

‘Manufactured Housing in the News,’ Unpacking UMH CEO Sam Landy Op-Ed’ It’s Time for Bi-Partisanship on Affordable Manufactured Housing Homeownership’ in HousingWire; plus MHMarkets Updates

Manufactured Housing Properties-Results for Three and Nine Months Ending September 30.2022–Exploring ‘Mobile Home Park’ Manufactured Home Community Investing; plus MHVille REITs, Stocks Update

‘Changes Will Benefit Customers,’ Boost Sales-Legacy Homes CEO Duncan Bates – LEGH ‘Delivered 22.5% Return on Equity in 1 Yr’ – Corp Q3 2022 Insights, Analysis; plus MHVille REITs, Stocks Update  

CEO Mark Yost, Skyline Champion Insiders SELL Million$ Value SKY Stock, Home Sales Drop-4th Q 2022 (3QFiscal2023), Official Result$-Facts, Analysis, Info Beyond PR; plus MHVille Stocks Update

Triad Financial Services Q2-2022 FINANCIAL RESULTS, per ECN Capital – Several Bright Spots in Manufactured Home Market Highlighted, Including Communities, Retail, Land-Home, Floor; MHStocks Update

BlackRock Document Exposes Central Banks like Federal Reserve on Recession; Manufactured Home Producer Cavco Industries 2022 Year End Results (CVCOQ3.23) Facts+Analysis; plus MHVille Stocks Update


Manufactured Home Communities (a.k.a. ‘Mobile Home Parks’ – SIC) – Exploring UMH Properties; Fellow Manufactured Housing Institute Member Yes! Communities Suits and Settlements; plus MH Markets Updates


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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. He is now an impressive, often thoughtful, teen. 

By L.A. “Tony” Kovach – for MHProNews.
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