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  • Texas Manufactured Housing Sales Market Analysis


    New home sales for July moved up from June with month-over-month gains for both single and multi-section homes. Single-section home sales were down from July of 2018, but large year-over- … more

  • Texas Manufactured Home Shipments Market Analysis


    Manufactured home shipments for August moved up from July to the second highest total of the year at 1,418 homes. Multi-section shipments beat single-sections making it nine straight … more

  • New Texas Law on Landlord Late Fees – Effective Sept 1

    The majority of the questions coming in are focused on the new law fee law that goes into effect on September 1, 2019.  SB 1414 changes the law in Chapter 92, Property Code.  Chapter 92 governs all … 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