Top Ten Smaller Cities Millennials Moving to For Lower Housing Cost, Plus Stock Updates

5.2.2019DailyBusinessNewsManufacturedHousingConnectedMarketReportsBloombergMHProNewsLet’s have some fun admitting that while there are real pains to being the contrarian to the manufactured housing industry’s BOR-ing ‘Knoxville-Arlington Amen Corner,’ there is also a liberating quality to it. We on the Daily Business News on MHProNews don’t have to wonder what the big boys think when we publish a report that is based on evidence that they won’t want their Amen Corner writing about. We don’t ask a sponsor what we can or can’t say. Our views are our own, which is liberating all around. It’s like a popular talk radio station, where the views and opinions may not represent the sponsors, or even the station management. On another day of red on the big boards, with many manufactured home stocks dipping that should be rising, let’s look at the top ten cities that millennials are reportedly moving to so they can get lower housing prices.

We will, of course, tie it all into manufactured housing!


If you’re new, already hooked on our new spotlight feature – or are ready to get the MH professional fever – our headline report is found further below, after the newsmaker bullets and major indexes closing tickers.

The evolving Daily Business News market report sets the manufactured home industry’s stocks in the broader context of the overall markets. Headlines – at home and abroad – often move the markets. So, this is an example of “News through the lens of manufactured homes, and factory-built housing.” ©

Part of this unique evening feature provides headlines – from both sides of the left-right media divide – which saves busy readers time, while underscoring topics that may be moving investors, which in turn move the markets.

Readers say this is also a useful quick-review tool that saves researchers time in getting a handle of the manufactured housing industry, through the lens of publicly-traded stocks connected with the manufactured home industry.

This is an exclusive evening or nightly example of MH “Industry News, Tips and Views, Pros Can Use.” © It is fascinating to see just how similar, and different, these two lists of headlines can be.

Want to know more about the left-right media divide from third party research? ICYMI – for those not familiar with the “Full Measure,” ‘left-center-right’ media chart, please click here.


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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 the Bloomberg graphic, posted below.

Today’s MH Market Spotlight Report –



Listen carefully to what is said during this video. Only about 1 out of 10 millennials can buy a house in some cities, in the ones listed, about 1 in 4 can. The vast majority of these could buy if they were able to place a HUD Code manufactured home on vacant city lots, which has been done in other major metro areas with success.

The Arlington, VA based Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) managed today to get another message out for their fundraising meeting next week. But even though they had SVP Lesli Gooch, Ph.D., at that MHCC Washington, D.C. meeting we reported on early today that was visited by HUD Secretary Carson, the large MHI association staff apparently did not have time to let the industry know about Secretary Carson’s pro-manufactured housing comments. Why not?

ICYMI, see the linked text image box below.

HUD Secretary Ben Carson Surprise Appearance at Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee, Exclusive Quotes – Addressing Manufactured Home Industry

Only MHProNews brought you that exclusive report, thanks to 3 insider tips. We bumped another story to run that one.

What’s wrong in manufactured housing is that too few are questioning the leadership of the Omaha-Knoxville-Arlington axis. Warren Buffett’s Omaha based Berkshire Hathaway arguably could grow the manufactured home industry. Buffett has the media contacts, right? The Berkshire owned BH Media group could do it, if they wanted to, correct? Plus, given the wonder of Google, Bing, or Yahoo News, the right effort would over time win hundreds of thousands over, and then millions.

But instead, with John Oliver’s video ruling – thanks in part to funding from Buffett via dark money nonprofits – is proof once more that the truth can be stranger than fiction. Given there are billions in opportunities, why are so many big boy MHI members silent on what’s happening?

So as a result, millennials are turning to other cities, and whatever conventional housing they should be buying. And as a result, investors in several MHI member publicly traded companies who are in on it or aren’t fighting back are arguably robbing investors of far higher rewards.

A few will benefit, long term. But many are being de facto cheated in a purportedly rigged game. Millions of potential housing owners are among them. So too are industry pros, and investors.



So these are the headlines from CNBC.


The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) is a fraction of MHI’s size and budget. But they are taking on some of these issues.


“Lead, Follow … Or Get Out of The Way” | Manufactured Housing Association Regulatory Reform

The last decade-plus has not been especially kind to the manufactured housing industry and consumers of affordable housing. The 21 stCentury began with a great deal of promise for the industry and consumers alike.

MHARR Calls on HUD Secretary to End Discriminatory And Exclusionary Zoning of HUD-Regulated Manufactured Homes | Manufactured Housing Association Regulatory Reform

Washington, D.C., April 30, 2019 – The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) in an April 24, 2019 communication to U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary, Ben Carson (copy attached), has called on the Department to federally preempt local zoning ordinances which discriminatorily exclude manufactured homes regulated by HUD pursuant to the National Manufactured Housing Construction and Safety Standards Act of 1974 and the Manufactured Housing Improvement Act of 2000.


The National Association of Manufactured Housing Community Owners broke with MHI, because of their failures to perform.

Once the rules of engagement and methods used are better understood, then one can often predict what will follow. This satirical cartoon was done years ago by MHProNews, and much of it has since come to pass.

Say, what are those plaintiffs shareholders attorneys for Cavco doing for others in MHVille? Have they looked yet?

In a series of direct quotes in context, a document from 21st Mortgage signed by Tim Williams, and video recorded comments by Kevin Clayton, these all line up to demonstrate how independent retailers, communities, and producers – among others – where purportedly harmed by action that could be deemed an antitrust violation.

That’s our food for thought for industry pros. By the way, if you are an investor only, let me tell you. Our sources tell us that the big boys are on our site day by day. MHI has an outside attorney who is on our site to check our reports. We’ve invited the powers that be to refute or respond to our concerns. Silence.

They have the right to remain silent.

Investors have the right to get vocal.

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2020 News: Big Brother, Antitrust – Anti-Monopoly – Manufactured Housing, and You

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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).



Berkshire Hathaway is the parent company to Clayton Homes, 21st Mortgage, Vanderbilt Mortgage and other factory built housing industry suppliers.

LCI Industries, Patrick, UFPI and LP all supply manufactured housing.

AMG, CG and TAVFX have investments in manufactured housing related businesses.

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