George Allen / EducateMHC Blog Mobile Home & Land Lease Community Advocate & Expert

July 21, 2017

Manufactured Housing exceeds MAGAnomics 3%/year Goal!

Filed under: Uncategorized — George Allen @ 6:39 am

Blog # 456; Copyright @ 23 July 2017; at

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INTRODUCTION: The content of this week’s blog posting is important, and potentially explosive – on the national scene, where economic performance matters, there is but one (‘I’) primary focus! And the hope is it, somehow, this Good News winds up in the hands of legislators and regulators presently oppressing manufactured housing and land lease communities, as encouragement to promote, rather than stifle, further economic growth nationwide!


Manufactured Housing & MAGAnomics

‘Make America Great Again economics goal = sustained three percent annual economic growth’. Manufactured housing is averaging 10.4 percent annual growth for years 2013 thru 2016!

Don’t know ’bout you, but given this triple high level of business economic performance, compared to MAGAnomics goal of three percent annual sustained economic growth, we – as an industry, should be touting and lauding our brand of affordable housing to every legislator in Washington, DC., and across this great land! What do you think? If you agree, print off this blog (#456) posting and pass it onto your federal legislators, state manufactured housing trade association, and anyone else who needs to hear and act on this message! If you don’t tell them, no one else will! And you have my outright permission to reprint this important information to this end!

So, what’s this all about?

During the past four years, for which we have ‘verified’ (‘v’) manufactured housing shipment totals, using Institute for Building Technology & Science (‘IBTS’) monthly data, including DESTINATION PENDING units (i.e. not shipped to specific state destinations, at the time of the monthly report)*1; and Dr. Stephen C. Cooke’s ‘production value’ of $43,126/new HUD-Code manufactured homes shipped*2, we can boast the following positive economic performances, in real numbers and percentages, for years 2014 thru 2016:

2013 = 60,228 (v) new homes shipped X $43,126/unit = $2.6 billion; total ‘production value’, rounded up from $2,597,392,000.00.

2014 = 64,331 (v) new homes shipped X $43,126/unit = $2.7 billion; total ‘production value’, rounded up from $2,774,338,000.00. Year 2014 annual ‘production value’ up 6.73 percent from year 2013.

2015 = 70,554 (v) new homes shipped X $43,126/unit = $3.0 billion; total ‘production value’ rounded down from $3,042,290,000.00. Year 2015 annual ‘production value’ up 9.6 percent from year 2014.

2016 = 81,136 (v) new homes shipped X $43,126/unit = $3.5 billion; total ‘production value’ rounded up from $3,499,071,000.00. Year 2016 annual ‘production value’ up 15 percent from year 2015.

Well, there you have it. Statistical information, based on IBTS monthly shipment data, that demonstrates HUD-Code manufactured housing is recovering from it’s doldrums of a nadir year in 2009, and is leading MEGAnomics as well!

What will you do to ‘spread the word’ that HUD-Code manufactured housing continues to be the most affordable brand of factory-built housing – or any type housing, for that matter, available anywhere in the United States? Write and tell us, via how you’re using this data to get customer, legislator, regulator attention, and sell more manufactured homes!

End Notes.

1. As will soon be pointed out in the forthcoming book SWAN SONG, a semi-autobiographical history of land lease communities from 1970-2017, most if not all annual MH shipment totals, e.g. 48,789 new manufactured homes shipped during 2009, are not verifiable using IBTS monthly data (IBTS does not publish annual totals for good reason), and different totals have routinely been published by one or more national advocacy entities between 1959, or 1985, thru year 2012.

2. Dr. Cooke’s ‘production value’ of $43,126 per new HUD-Code home is based on data researched during year 2013, at the behest of the Manufactured Housing Institute (‘MHI’). No data updates evidently available at this time.

George Allen, CPM & MHM; COBA7 c/o Box # 47024, Indpls, IN. 46247
Official MHIndustry HOTLINE: (877) MFD-HSNG or 633-4764.

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