Manufactured home shipments to Texas retailers expanded once again in October moving up a seasonally-adjusted +2% from the previous month. The increase continues to push the … more
The Manufactured Home Builders (MHBI) stock index moved up +6.6% in November from the preceding month but trailed the broader residential construction market (ITB) which was up +18.2%. The MHBI also … more
September Preliminary Data
New manufactured home sales in September titled to date have moved down a seasonally-adjusted -1.2% from the previous month and are -4.1% below September of 2022.
The … more
Prices received by producers of manufactured housing were unchanged in October with the Producer Price Index (PPI) value coming in at the same level as last month’s revised value. The index values … more
Texans search interest in mobile homes for sale moved down a seasonally-adjusted -6.5% in October and remains at a decade’s low volume.
Despite the low levels of search activity new manufactured … more
The average sales price for multi-section homes in the South Census Region according to the Manufactured Housing Survey (MHS) moved down to $152,600 in June which was a -5.6% decrease from the … more
According to the most recent annual data from the US Census Bureau manufactured housing continues to provide homeowners with considerable costs savings when compared to site-built construction.
The … more
TMHA is pleased to announce that the Department of Energy released Friday, May 29th, a revised final rule pushing back the effective date of the new manufactured housing energy construction standards. … more
The MH Division of TDHCA announced on May 16th a revised and consolidated Consumer Notice form. Formerly, the Consumer Notice was 6-pages long and there was a separate Formaldehyde Notice. The new … more
The current fourth called special session will end on December 6th. But as things currently stand coming out of the Thanksgiving holiday, there is very little hope by the Governor’s office to revive … more
The CFPB announced several annual threshold adjustments in the form of new final rules.
In a joint rulemaking between the CFPB, the Federal Reserve Board, and the Office of the Comptroller of the … more
On November 16, 2023, the Code Council for the Industrialized Housing and Building (IHB) program within the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) met and unanimously approved (see video … more
A quick reminder from TMHA that tomorrow is election day. The voters will decide tomorrow the fate of 14 Propositions. And while there aren’t any races for office, other than the special election … more
The 3rd Special Session comes to an end tomorrow. But don’t worry, by the looks of it, we will be right back at in an anticipated 4th Special Session.
There were 278 bills filed during this special … more
The third Special Session of the Texas Legislature began Monday, October 9th, at 1pm. So, we have kicked off another 30-days of session, and already there have been 113 bills filed. We expect … more
Following the TDLR IHB Code Council (state regulatory entity for modular housing in Texas) meeting on July 27, 2023, where Council members voted to approve moving to the 2021 version of many ICC … more
On September 22 the board that oversees the operations of the MH Division of TDHCA met in Austin. One of their action items was to move forward with proposing amendments to the administrative rules. … more
For most bills passed into law during a legislative session, the default effective date is September 1st. On rare occasions when bills get a super-majority, they become effective the moment the … more
Gov. Abbott signed into law on July 24th the bills that comprise the full slate of property tax cuts passed by the legislature in the 2nd Special Session.
The major provisions are as follows:
$12 … more
Welcome once again to our series of posts recapping the 2023 Texas Legislative Session. We have grouped posts on bills that passed into subject matter categories for ease of reference and readability. … more