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  • Texas Manufactured Home Shipments Market Analysis

    June

    Manufactured home shipments for June moved down sharply from both the preceding month and June of last year. The decline hit both multi-section and single-section homes, but was much … more

  • Texas Manufactured Housing Sales Market Analysis

    April

    Titles for new homes sold in April were pulled down from March by a decline in single-section home sales. Multi-section home sales were higher than the previous month and came in above … more

  • From the 86th: 2019 Session Recap

    The 2019 session has now come and gone.  What started out with 7,323 bills filed concluded at the end of the 140 days with just 1,429 bills sent to Gov. Abbott’s desk.  Of those, Gov. Abbott later … more

  • From the 86th: The State’s Big-Ticket Items

    Unlike previous sessions that at times derailed over politically volatile issues, this session remained focus on the job at hand.  And as laid out by the three state leaders – Gov. Greg Abbott, Lt. … more

  • From the 86th: Landlord Tenant and MH Community Bills

    From a previous post early on in our From the 86th series, we discussed the increased volume  of landlord tenant related bills filed.  We tracked 50 bills this session that could have some impact on … more

  • From the 86th: Disaster Related Bills

    Following the devastation of Hurricane Harvey, it was clear that a top priority of this year’s legislature was to address issues coming out of the most significant natural disaster in recent memory … more

  • From the 86th: Sunset Bills

    Recall that the laws in the state of Texas mandate that all state agencies are placed on a “sunset” clock.  Periodically, every state agency must come up for review and are required to go through the … more