‘Production at Lowest Levels in a Decade’ but 2023 Outlook ‘Optimistic for Texas Manufactured Housing Industry,’ says TRERC – Supply Chain, Finance, Report, Analysis; plus MHVille Stocks Update


Studies suggest that millions of people never get beyond a headline. For example, Viral Nova said “that 60 percent of respondents admitted to reading nothing more than headlines.” That said, some publishers and authors – knowing the public propensity for most not to read beyond the headline – will put what they want as a reader’s takeaway to be in their headline. With that in mind, the Texas Real Estate Research Center (TRERC) provided as their headline for their press release below that: “2023 outlook optimistic for Texas manufactured housing industry.” It is MHProNews that used a key pull quote from their report as the leading part of the headline above, namely, that manufactured home production in the U.S.A.’s number #1 stated for shipments, Texas is: “‘Production at Lowest Levels in a Decade.’”

  • Part 1 of today’s report will include the text of the latest TRERC press release.
  • Part 2 will provide additional information with more MHProNews analysis and commentary.
  • Part 3 is the manufactured housing industry (a.k.a.: MHVille)





April 11, 2023/News Release No. 16-0423

2023 outlook optimistic for Texas manufactured housing industry

COLLEGE STATION, Tex. (Texas Real Estate Research Center) – Texas’ manufactured housing activity accelerated in March, marking the second straight month of industry improvements according to the latest Texas Manufactured Housing Survey (TMHS).

The TMHS sales index accelerated into positive territory and reached its highest value since January 2021.

“Despite last year’s macroeconomic challenges, housing manufacturers predicted a jump in sales back in the October survey,” said Wes Miller, senior research associate at the Texas Real Estate Research Center. “Data revisions reveal an improved economic environment in February and March that is expected to extend into the summer.”

The survey is completed during the last week of each month, meaning the March optimism takes into account any financial-stability concerns after the Silicon Valley Bank run.

This elevated optimism coincided with decreased prices paid for raw materials and much less volatility in the supply chain. The TMHS indicated an eight-month stretch of supply-chain normalization, corroborating improvements in vertical operations after pandemic disruptions.

“The New York Federal Reserve’s Global Supply Chain Pressure Index has proven to be a pretty good indicator of supply-chain conditions,” said TRERC Research Economist Dr. Harold Hunt. “The index turned negative in February, the most recent data, indicating supply-chain pressures are now below the long-term average. This was the first negative reading since August 2019 and a sign that supply chains are effectively back to normal.”

With supply chains smoothing and demand picking up, Texas’ housing manufacturers anticipate significant production increases over the next six months. The increased activity should support payroll expansions and average workweeks, both of which contracted consistently since last summer.

“The order increase in March was a welcome sign for the industry that retailers are working their way through excess and older inventory,” said Rob Ripperda, vice president of operations for the Texas Manufactured Housing Association. “The last time there was a reduction in the aggregate inventory level for the state prior to this first quarter of 2023 was in the summer of 2021. Production levels have been running at the lowest levels in a decade, but increased orders should start pushing production up as we move into the second quarter of the year.”

TMHS respondents, however, anticipate backlogs to build up over the next six months, suggesting sales may continue to outpace production. … ##


Part 2: Additional Information with More MHProNews Analysis and Commentary

Those who peddle paltering, disinformation, misinformation, “deception and misdirection” often favor censorship or throw dirt on truth-tellers is due in part because authentic fact checks can reveal to intelligent readers or viewers that someone or some group is trying to deceive them. That is hardly a new development. In Nazi Germany or Russia during the Soviet Union era had powerful propaganda tools that were disguised as ‘news’ that was broadcast and in print. From the viewpoint of the propagandist, so long as the target of their propaganda is kept from the truth, the half-truth or lie is relatively easy to veil in an environment where misinformation, paltering and propaganda are allowed to flourish.

Voices across the left-center-right spectrum are warning that America is in the throes of a periodically violent revolution. Oxford Languages defines “throes” as an: “intense or violent pain and struggle, especially accompanying birth, death, or great change.” It is not hyperbole to say that what is coming to ‘birth’ or ‘great change’ in the U.S.A. is our very way of life. Let’s segue briefly to see how that is evidenced in our society at large before swinging back to how this pattern operates in MHVille.

  • Who in 2019 would have thought that in 2023 inflation would be roaring, manufactured home cost would have soared so high, that incomes for the majority of Americans aren’t keeping up, and that the border with Mexico would be leaking like a sieve?
  • Who would have thought in 2019 that when the U.S. achieved domestic energy ‘independence’ that just a few years later, that the Keystone, other pipeline or energy projects would be deliberately curtailed or stopped? Or that EVs would being aggressively pushed by the leaders of the federal government even though the infrastructure for supporting electric cars doesn’t yet exist?
  • Who would have thought that Russia would be in the middle of a hot war with Ukraine? Or that China would blatantly fly a spy balloon over the U.S.? While leaked  classified documents claim that the U.S. has ‘boots on the ground in Ukraine, that the PINO in the White House would downplay or lie about the claimed insignificance of that risk of war with Russia and China?
  • Who would have believed that the U.S. would pull out of Afghanistan in such an embarrassing fashion that left over a dozen American servicemen dead and tens of billions of dollars in military equipment behind for the Taliban to do with as they pleased?

We are living in a kind of bizarre Twilight Zone episode. A U.S. Senator who had suffered a stroke was elected in 2022 that had to be hospitalized for depression in 2023. Evidence of criminal activity that may include treasonous behavior involving the supposed ‘first family’ is routinely downplayed by much of mainstream media, while that person’s chief political rival is vilified nonstop for what turns out to be ‘nothingburgers’ time after time.  There is still a free press in America. But information dominance by routinely left-leaning billionaires and their corporate, nonprofit, and political interests has become so pervasive that tens of millions can be sold lies that they freely accept.

Early in the 21st century, there were numerous publications in manufactured housing. They have all since vanished as the industry crashed. What has emerged in the new MHVille trade media landscape of the last several years are sources that when the money trail is checked are routinely aligned with the powers that be involved in the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) and what MHI calls their state association “affiliates,” such as the Texas Manufactured Housing Association (TMHA). An artificially but effectively constructed echo chamber of paltering, deception, and misdirection has emerged. It is not always easy to detect misinformation from reality, even for experts.

But what is apparent is that claimed ‘facts’ or ‘survey’ results from TRERC have not always stood up under close scrutiny. When asked to explain the difference between verified facts and what TRERC was publishing, MHProNews was told that the explanation was due to their reports being ‘sentiment’ surveys. Sentiments are not always the same as facts. Specifically, in an email dated 9.6.2022, following an MHProNews inquiry, a TRERC team member sent a message that said in part the following. “Moreover, our product is a series of sentiment indices that may not always match the hard data. One example of this is that we tell manufacturers to compare production month to month after adjusting for seasonal factors (the latter of which may be interpreted differently by each respondent).”

Manufactured housing, along with much of America, is being exposed to a blizzard of paltering, half-truths, spin, but some accurate information too. If a source that generated only falsehood was routinely exposed, in time, that source could end up faltering as public confidence in its messaging waned. By mixing some truth in with some “misdirection and deception” it can be difficult, as was noted, for even ‘informed’ professionals to discern the truth, from the half-truths or deceit.

Flashback and Fast-Forward

MHProNews launched in mid-October 2009 shortly after the once vaunted Manufactured Housing Merchandiser Magazine failed from a reported combination of the manufactured housing industry’s downturn and a legal struggle. It was frankly not our vision back then to be a source for news exposés, fact checks, and whistleblowing. Rather, the vision was to spur the recovery of an industry that had seemingly lost its footing. This writer and our publications (MHProNews/MHLivingNews) have always been true believers in the importance and value of HUD Code manufactured homes. Having years of experience in selling, managing and as an owner in manufactured home street retail, and working in land-lease communities, with factories, lenders, developers, and others in management and consulting, it seemed that the right information and motivation were often missing. Providing the right information and motivation could help the industry recover and return to or exceed its glory days. Note the tagline under our original logo: “Innovation – Information – Inspiration for Industry Professionals.” Frankly, while each element of that vision was true, in hindsight, it was also naïve. How so and why?


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This was the original name and logo for our site along with its tag line. Several years later, we rebranded as Manufactured Home Pro News or MHProNews.com, to more fully reflect the news, tips and views aspects of our industry-leading trade publication.


As we rebranded to become MHProNews, various pieces of information were brought to our attention over time. It should have been apparent that Berkshire Hathaway owned Clayton Homes, for example, could have created its own trade publication(s). They could, if they wanted to, create a modest cable television network. Kevin could have gotten “Warren’s” blessings over a decade ago on having the BH Media Group to do a weekly series of articles that cleared up the misinformation on manufactured housing while promoting a hypothetical cable channel on manufactured homes and its many advantages. Much of what has gone wrong in manufactured housing is precisely because of misinformation and outdated facts that might as well be myths or urban legends.

Put differently, because Clayton didn’t do that, because Berkshire Hathaway owned newspapers (the BH Media group has since been sold, but Berkshire reportedly still ‘holds the paper’ on the financing of the deal to Lee Enterprises) were as likely to say ‘mobile home’ or ‘trailer house’ instead of ‘manufactured home’ or ‘manufactured housing’ as any other publication, it should be OBVIOUS that some WANT the industry to UNDERPERFORM. That was the naïve miss on this writer’s part. It wasn’t just outsiders, say conventional builders or multifamily housing providers, that wanted manufactured housing to underperform or fail, if possible. It was industry insiders, sometimes giant corporate conglomerates, that played along with those on the outside that artificially depressed the manufactured home market.

Such collusion should have brought congressional or regulatory oversight. Indeed, lawmakers from time to time mentioned their concerns about manufactured housing and sent their concerns off to various federal agencies. There, those valid concerns went to die a quiet death in a digital form as well as in dusty filing cabinets.

It was one discovery at a time, one “aha! moment” at a time that brought this publication’s leaders to grasp that manufactured housing was underperforming because its leaders want it to underperform. But that begs the question, why?

The answer is consolidation. For those who recalled the relatively roaring days in manufactured housing of the late 1990s or early 2000s, the industry’s twin giants at the time, Fleetwood and Champion, were often buying market share. Retailers who sold out to them gladly took their money and ran. But when the industry crashed, ‘old’ Fleetwood and ‘old’ Champion both failed. Fleetwood today is a subsidiary of Cavco Industries (CVCO). The Champion of today is Skyline Champion (SKY), tied in some ways to the Champion of old, but quite different in other ways. Both of the giants from the late 1990s went bankrupt a decade later. But why? No doubt part of it was how they went about trying to buy market share, the loss of chattel lending, etc.

Try to find a reference to these historical facts in either Cavco Industries (CVCO = now parent to Fleetwood Homes) or Skyline Champion (SKY) investor relations packages. Or try to find a reference to this on the public side of the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) website or in what passes as their favored ‘trade media.’  Facts and evidence like this and what follows herein are among the magnets that attract the full range of manufactured housing industry leaders – from large firms to independents – to smaller ‘mom and pops.’ Similarly, it is such information that brings researchers, public officials, attorneys and others.
In this screen capture from the now defunct Merchandiser magazine, were the ‘top 25’ HUD Code builders in 1998. Once great and historic brands vanished or were absorbed by other brands in a trend that emerged circa the end of the 200os and early in the 2010s. Note that the old Merchandiser indirectly mocks the ludicrous way that MHI reports ‘wholesale’ value of manufactured home production and shipments. The automotive and RV industries report retail value of production, not wholesale. MHI arguably should too. “In the business world, the rear-view mirror is always clearer than the windshield.” – Warren Buffett. That begs a key question. Why don’t more people LOOK at the rearview mirror so they can learn more about the patterns that influence what’s ahead? 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.

But the loss of access to much (not all) of chattel lending is a two-part story.  Part one was the loss of securitized lending via the Government Sponsored Enterprises (GSEs) of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac that existed in the 1990s, but vanished as the repossession glut of the late 1990s and early 2000s hit. That part is quite well known. But part two of the tale is no less important. It is often untold by most other publications. Perhaps it was akin to the days when Harry Markopolos would ask questions about Bernie Madoff, and people in the know in private might respond, ‘Well, what do you know about Madoff and his operation?’



Information is potential power. Capital access is also potential power. So long as capital access is limited to vulnerable competitors, as they become financially weakened they will either fail or sell out for less than their true value. It is Kevin Clayton who enthusiastically said on video that he is glad to not have to go begging for money from investors after selling out to Warren Buffett led Berkshire Hathaway.

Madoff is said to have created a system of rewards for a few that kept his shtick going for longer than it may otherwise have run. A combination of rewards and fear were the motivations to keep people in line.

MHProNews spotlights granular issues in manufactured housing, but also takes a periodic look at macro issues too. This is to set the concerns of our industry into a broader context. In order to solve our industry’s problems, good existing laws must be properly enforced. There is no
need to wait years for legislation that in the past has often led to little or no discernable benefit. https://www.wnd.com/2021/05/solution-big-tech-oligarchs/

It is entirely possible that the different, but still arguably rigged system that exists in manufactured housing now could someday be viewed in the future as not so different than Madoff in this respect. It should have been obvious to public officials that something was wrong in the manufactured housing marketplace for years. To that point, ‘regulators aren’t regulating,’ said Berkshire vice chairman Charlie Munger, J.D.

Our industry is obviously underperforming because the powers that be want it to underperform.


There are any number of ways that they can mask a downturn that was entirely avoidable. Of course, they hate this publication – who else is exposing them? Beyond MHARR, which does so differently, who else?

Does TRERC know that they are likely being used as a channel for ‘sentiments’ that don’t always align with facts and reality? Their distribution list is stunningly limited. Who besides MHProNews/MHLivingNews will tell them of the obvious concerns?

There are good reasons why this publication became the runaway #1 trade publication. There are good reasons why we remain so. It is thanks to tipsters, sources, whistleblowers, sponsors, and good old fashioned research. There are evidence and sources that tell us that those who love what we publish, as well as those who wished we’d go away, are regular readers.

TRERC’s report above is incomplete at best, perhaps misleading ‘sentiments’ at worst. Without data that corresponds to units built, hard deliveries, accurately counted shipments, where those manufactured homes are going (for example to: retail centers, developments, land lease communities, customers’ locations, etc.), it is an arguably useful tool mainly to those powers that be (and their mouthpieces) that own most of those production centers in Texas.

Cavco also indicated that there would be an uptick some weeks ago. It didn’t happen for manufactured housing. Production fell sharply – and this is a takeaway from TRERC’s report worth mentioning – to the lowest level in a decade.

Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) Claims Contradicted by Cavco Industries IR Statements, ‘Shortage of Affordable Housing Costs Economy $2Trillion Annually;’ plus MHVille Markets Update

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This pattern could be a case study in how paltering operates in MHVille.


‘Manufactured Housing Closes Year on Cool Note, But Optimism Grows for 2023’ Says TRERC, But TMHA VP Rob Ripperda Lets Cat Out of Proverbial Bag, Exposing MHI; plus MHVille Market, Stocks Update

Since the report linked above, the actual-factual results for manufactured housing dropped, as the hard data posted at this link here revealed.


Has MHVille Reporting Forced Pivots? TRERC, TMHA, Manufactured Housing Institute Each Change Tune Following MHARR, MHProNews Reports – Fact Check, Analysis; plus Manufactured Home Community REITs, Stocks Update


Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) corporate and staff leaders obviously have an array of methods that they can use to generate smoke and distractions. One of the easier methods that can be used to detect apparent BS and head fakes are to keep ones eye on the production and shipment data.


A longtime MHI insider recently told MHProNews that the industry will never recover in our lifetimes to its former glory.  While that prediction is not set in stone, it is certainly sobering if no serious shakeup of the ‘sabotage monopoly’ ‘rigging’ of the industry isn’t acted upon by public officials and/or plaintiffs’ attorneys.


Lawyer Tip$, LCI, PATK, Scholar=Manufactured Housing Institute Insider Says Manufactured Home Industry Sales ‘Will Never Recover to Prior Levels In Our Lifetime;’ plus MHVille Stocks Update

‘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?


MHARR thankfully has the chutzpah to openly and publicly press the facts and evidence from their perch.

‘More Department of Energy Outrages Coming for Manufactured Home Industry and Consumers’ – Overlooked Facts on EISA Law from Mark Weiss, CEO of MHARR ‘Must Read’ – plus MHVille Stocks Update

‘Monstrous’ Ex-Manufactured Housing Institute VP-‘MHI Continues’ ‘Double Talk’ ‘Mess it Created’ ‘Ultimately Advancing Current Terrible Regulation’ Exclusive Ghorbani Q&A on Risky Assoc Maneuvers

Manufactured Housing Institute Accused of Trying to Mislead Industry Members on DOE Energy Rule, Dueling MHI and Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform Remarks; plus MHVille Stocks Update

A possible bright spot is that MHI-TMHA, in making their arguments in court, are putting themselves into yet another spot where their past behavior can and will be contrasted to their current ‘efforts.’ As contradictions and disconnects come to light, count on MHProNews/MHLivingNews to point them out to MHVille focused professionals.


‘Irreparable Harm,’ ‘Public Interest,’ ‘Legal Defects,’ ‘DOE Seeks to Avoid Judicial Review’ Cited by MHI-TMHA Attorneys v Dept of Energy – Pleadings and Developments; plus MHVille Stocks Update


Consolidation in manufactured housing is a reality. Much else that occurs is a smokescreen or distraction that aims in red herring fashion to lead people away from the industry’s factual realities.


Anar Pitre-CEO Lotus Capital Partners-Vexing Manufactured Housing Institute Claims in Fact Check of Forbes ‘What Manufactured Home Communities Investors Need to Know’ – Inaccurate MHI Data Shown


The manufactured home industry is at or near a crossroads. If the manufactured home industry doesn’t successfully fight back against the array of regulatory, perception, finance, and other challenges, it is obviously possible that it could once more slide as it did post 2009-2010.


Will Manufactured Home Industry Grow, Slow, Fade, or Go? Consequences and Rewards Hang in the Balance of Manufactured Housing’s Future – Road Map Legend; plus Sunday MHVille Headlines in Review



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The manufactured home industry is demonstrably underperforming. This image is from a fact- and evidence-packed report and analysis, one of the top 25 reports shown and linked above: https://www.manufacturedhomepronews.com/kevin-clayton-video-interview-w-transcript-historic-claims-claytons-call-double-production-illumines-decades-of-manufactured-housing-industry-und/ Industry readers clearly want to know why manufactured housing is underperforming during an affordable housing crisis. Who besides MHProNews, MHLivingNews, or MHARR are even raising this topic in digital or printed articles? Probing the tough questions and issues are apparently part of why we are #1 among industry pros. Note: depending on your browser or device, many images in this report and others on MHProNews can be clicked to expand. Click the image and follow the prompts. For example, in some browsers/devices you click the image and select ‘open in a new window.’ After clicking that selection you click the image in the open window to expand the image to a larger size. To return to this page, use your back key, escape or follow the prompts.


Stay tuned to MHProNews for the “Information, Innovation, and Inspiration…” © with the “Industry News, Tips, and Views Pros Can Use© that are needed for professionals who want the industry to achieve its authentic potential. See the linked and related reports to learn more about both the opportunities and the obstacles.





MHProNews will continue to monitor TRERC, the MHI-TMHA case, and the array of issues that ought to be OBVIOUS how they SHOULD be handled, yet MHI’s ‘leadership’ are apparently having such difficulty executing on. By monitoring statements vs. factual results and contrasting past with present actions, the truth about MHVille’s status begins to emerge from the various self-serving smokescreens.  ##

Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) Claims Contradicted by Cavco Industries IR Statements, ‘Shortage of Affordable Housing Costs Economy $2Trillion Annually;’ plus MHVille Markets Update


‘He’s a Criminal’ ‘I’ve Got Evidence’-Whistleblowers, Tipsters, in Federal, Manufactured Housing, Other Issues Including White House to Advance Accountability; plus MHVille Markets Update


Part 3 Daily Business News on MHProNews Markets 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.

Reminder: several of the graphics on MHProNews can be opened into a larger size. For instance: click the image and follow the prompts in your browser or device to OPEN In a New Window. Then, in several browsers/devices you can click the image and increase the size. Use the ‘x out’ (close window) escape or back key to return.



Headlines from left-of-center CNN Business – from the evening of 4.14.2023 

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  • The American consumer has bad news for the economy
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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.

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‘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.


Sun Communities – ‘Development in Our DNA,’ ESG Stance, Q4 2022 Year End Results Earnings Call & PR – Facts, Insights Beyond PR and Official SUI Statements; plus MHVille REITs, Stocks Update

‘Undervalued’ Cavco Industries Touts Q Result$ ‘Dire Need for Housing’ ‘January Traffic Up’- Rev Up 16%-Sales, Earnings, Mgmt Call Data–Analysis Beyond CVCO Statements; plus MHVille Stocks Update

‘Killing’s as Easy as Breathing’ ‘Bad Guys Know More Games’ Warren Buffett Annual Berkshire Hathaway Letter, Clayton Homes, 21st, VMF-Manufactured Home Loans-Compelling MHVille Expert Views

‘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.
Tony earned a journalism scholarship along with numerous awards in history. There have been several awards and honors and also recognition in manufactured housing. For example, he earned the prestigious Lottinville Award in history from the University of Oklahoma, where he studied history and business management. He’s a managing member and co-founder of LifeStyle Factory Homes, LLC, the parent company to MHProNews, and MHLivingNews.com. This article reflects the LLC’s and/or the writer’s position and may or may not reflect the views of sponsors or supporters.








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Ma Nishtana – ‘Why is This Night, Day Different from All Others?‘ The Pascha vs. Contemporary Orwellian Nightmare – the Sunday Weekly MHVille Headlines Recap

Call for Congressional Oversight Hearings of Manufactured Home Industry Regulators Highlighted by Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR); plus MHVille Markets Update

Official HUD Manufactured Housing Production Facts for Dec 2022 plus 2022 Year End Totals Explored by Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR)-“Millions” Needed – Analysis

Facts You Didn’t Know – Martin Luther King Jr – Videos, Insightful Quotes, Surprising Revelations, Videos, Reports, and Illustrations in Champion for Human Rights Including Affordable Housing

‘Global Disinformation Index’ Warren Buffett Ally Bill Gates’ Microsoft Org Charged-Cutting Revenue to Conservative Views via Xandr, GDI; plus Sunday MHVille Headlines Recap

#1 Texas’ Manufactured Housing Builders Survey Says They are ‘Ready for a Rebound’ But Data Point in Question, DOE MH Energy Rule Too – Facts, Analysis; plus, MHVille Stocks, Markets Update

Clayton-Next Step Off-Site Built ‘White Paper’-Manufactured Homes, ThinkND ‘Magic of the Mind-Everyday Illusion, Misdirection, Deception’ MHI Members’ Claims Analyzed; plus MHVille Markets Update

After Admitted Failure, Manufactured Housing Institute Doubles Down on CrossMods® in AP Terminology Doc Acquired by MHProNews–Are MHI Leaders Sabotaging MHVille Independents? Plus MHStocks Update

Concessions by Speaker Kevin McCarthy in House Speaker’s Battle Called ‘Most Significant Win for Conservatives in a Decade’ By Federalist’s Emily Jashinsky Report; plus MHVille Stocks Updates


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