Study – Top Reasons People Can’t Buy a House? Plus, Manufactured Housing Stock Updates

CNNmone3.7.2019ManufacturedHomeStocksMarketsReportsMHProNewsThere’s plenty of reasons why manufactured housing ought to be performing much better than it has been. The report featured this evening is about a survey by BankRate.  Properly understood, their data  could be added to the list of reasons why much more sales growth is possible.  On a day when the markets took a slide, our focus tonight is a possible silver-lining to can-do manufactured housing professionals, per data about mainstream housing that is reported by CNBC.


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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.

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This is the Number 1 obstacle keeping people from buying a home, per BankRate and CNBC.

  • Income shortfalls are the top reason why people aren’t buying homes, according to a survey from
  • Monthly cash flow is a key factor in determining whether you can afford a home.
  • Forget student loans. Insufficient income is the No. 1 hurdle keeping many people from buying a home.
  • More than half of the participants in a survey by cited inadequate income as a barrier to homeownership.
  • The personal finance site polled 2,668 adults between Jan. 30 and Feb. 1.
  • In fact, when it comes to buying a home, income shortfalls are an even bigger roadblock than credit card and student debt, found.



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MHI’s Growth Agenda? Rick Robinson, JD, SVP Manufactured Housing Institute, Preemption Evidence, Writ of Mandamus, and Addressing HUD Code Manufactured Home Shipment Woes

President Donald Trump Talks About Factory Built Housing Legend to Scouts

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).


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