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MHI – Monthly Economic Report July 2012

The numbers have been out for only a little while about the month of July.  Good news is that HUD homes that were shipped were up 14.6% from July 2011!

4,217 new manufactured homes were shipped in July 2012.  The increases were all over including shipments of single-section and multi-section homes (in comparison to the same month in 2011).

So far in each month of 2012 there has been an increase of homes shipped in comparison to 2011.  The first 7 months of 2012 the shipments have totaled 31,931.  In 2011 (during the same time period) home shipments were only 26,828.  This has been a net increase of 19.0% for 2012.

Floor shipments were up 12.4% from July 2011 with a total of 6,506 floors shipped.  The *SAAR of shipments totaled 51,479 in July 2012 and was up 0.9% from June of 2012 which had the rate of 50,997.  The number of plants reporting production has not fluctuated from last month.

Click here to access the July 2012 report.

To view the report, you will need to log in after you click on this link. If you don’t already have a user name and password, you can obtain this by clicking on “Member Log-in” and then “Sign up Member Only Access.” Complete the fields and you will be provided a user name and can choose your own password. All employees of member companies are encouraged to create their own log-in in order to access valuable content available only to our members. If you have any questions on this, please contact Cheryl Langley at cheryl@mfghome.org.


*The SAAR corrects for normal seasonal variations in shipments and projects annual shipments based on the current monthly total.

September 28, 2012 Posted by | General Information | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Call for Presentations!

It is time MHI and MHEI or the Manufactured Housing Educational Institute  is calling for presentations.  They are looking for proposals for educational workshops.  These workshops will be held during the 2013 Congress & Expo for Manufactured and Modular Housing.

This expo will be help at the Paris hotel in Las Vegas on April 16 – 18, 2013.

If you would like to submit a proposal please click here for a form.  The submission deadline is October 10th, 2012 which is right around the corner.  There is additional information on the form about policies that are related to speakers.

Make sure your workshop is relevant to the industry.  The length of a workshop should be right around one hour and fifteen minutes (keep that in mind).

The proposals will be evaluated on the following:

  • Relevance and timeliness to topic in relation to the modular and manufactured housing industry
  • How well-defined the topic is
  • The practical application of the materials for the attendees
  • Presenter qualifications

Any MHI members may contact Ann Parman for more information.

September 21, 2012 Posted by | Events | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

MHI’s 2012 Annual Meeting!

MHI’s 2012 Annual Meeting will be held at the Hotel Contessa in San Antonio, TX on October 7-9, 2012. Click here to register now and save $100. The early-bird hotel and registration fee deadline is September 7th which is coming up soon.

MHI has been working long and hard to hopefully amend the SAFE and Dodd-Frank Acts.  The laws, “threaten to limit the ability of consumers to obtain mortgage financing for manufactured homes and the ability of manufactured home retailers and sellers to provide home-buyers with adequate information to make an informed purchase decision or provide basic information about available lending options.”

Thankfully, progress has been made by the Preserving Access to Manufactured Housing Act, (S. 3484 and H.R. 3849), in the Senate and House of Representatives.  At the Annual Meeting there will be continued work on MHI’s priorities that which include a strategy to pass S. 3484 and H.R. 3849, CFPB regulatory implementation of Dodd-Frank and SAFE Acts; GSE reform and the government’s role in housing; and energy issues.

This year’s highlights include:

  • Initiatives & issues discussions on the recent legislation
  • Featured speakers
  • Information on the upcoming elections and health care reform
  • Special awards presentations, and so much more!

Please contact Cheryl Langley at 703-558-0668 or cheryl@mfghome.org for meeting information and sponsorship opportunities. Click here for a list of sponsorship opportunities.

MHI thanks the following members for their generous sponsorship of MHI’s Annual Meeting:

Gold Sponsors

  • Cavco Industries, Inc.
  • Hart, King & Coldren
  • Style Crest, Inc.
  • Triad Financial Services, Inc.

Silver Sponsors

  • Assurant Specialty Property
  • CU Factory Built Lending
  • follettusa
  • Manufactured Housing Insurance Services
  • McGlinchey Stafford PLLC
  • SSK Communities
  • T.R. Arnold & Associates
  • U.S. Bank

Make your plans today to attend MHI’s 2012 Annual Meeting!

September 6, 2012 Posted by | Events | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment