• July 2016 Reports and August Preliminary Data

    New titles for July moved down -2.95% from June, but came in 8.86% over July of 2015. Other than the slight dip in May, multi-sections continue to keep pace with single-section home sales as they& … more

  • Department of Labor New Overtime Rule

    The US Department of Labor’s new overtime rules become effective December 1, 2016. The rule changes increase the salary threshold for exemption to $47,476 per year. Meaning if you have an … more

  • MHI's Fair Housing 101 and Sample Policies

    Compliance with the federal Fair Housing Act (FHA) has long been required of housing providers, including manufactured housing and manufactured home communities. And for those not aware the … more

  • HUD Guidance on Limited English Proficiency

    On September 15, 2016 HUD published a guidance memo on the Fair Housing Act (FHA) - Protections of Persons with Limited English Proficiency. Specifically, the guidance addresses how disparate … more

  • August 2016 Shipment Report

    Welcome to the first post in what will be a monthly series on shipments. After last month’s substantial decrease, which I believe was due in most part to the 4th of July holiday, August … more

  • June 2016 Reports and July Preliminary Data

    This post is going to be a little different today, mostly because this story is too good not to share. Recall that I announced last week the release of our new Annual Manufacturer Shipments Report … more

  • May 2016 Reports and June Preliminary Data

    New titles for May were down about 7% from the preceding month, but outpaced May of 2015 by double digits for both multi-section (+13.37%) and single-section (+10.54%) homes. Greater Houston put up … more

  • April 2016 Reports and May Preliminary Data

    New titles for April reversed course from the big month-over-month gains we saw for February and March, falling 9.21% over the preceding month. The market experienced a similar drop last year at … more