Monthly Archives: April 2016

2016 National Congress and Expo

The National Congress and Expo is almost here! Once again, will be exhibiting and will be a sponsor of this fantastic industry event. If you have never attended the National Congress and Expo, you are missing out! This is great opportunity to learn more about what is happening with manufactured housing.

Early Bird Registration prices end this Friday! Click here to get more information and register to attend.

From the Manufactured Housing Institute’s website:MHI

Plan to join us for the 2016 Congress & Expo to be held on May 3-5, 2016 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas to obtain the knowledge and resources necessary to excel in today’s housing marketplace. Attendees will be able to choose from top quality educational programs and special events; network with the most successful professionals in the industry including manufacturers, community owners/managers, suppliers, financial service providers, insurers, retailers and more; learn what is working for others and how it can work for you; establish new business relationships to enhance your potential for growth; develop new ideas that will make a meaningful difference for your business; hear from powerful general session speakers; and to see the latest and greatest technologies and products available for the industry by visiting the exhibit floor. Attendees also won’t want to miss the highly acclaimed annual NCC Spring Forum presented by the MHI National Communities Council.

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Rent and Occupancy Reports for the Northeast Region Available

Datacomp Releases 2016 JLT Manufactured Home Community Rent and Occupancy Reports for the Northeast Region

Datacomp, publisher of JLT Market Reports and the nation’s #1 provider of market data for the manufactured housing industry, today announced the publication of its March 2016 manufactured home community rent and occupancy reports for 5 Northeast markets in New York, Maryland and New Hampshire.

Recognized as the industry standard for manufactured home community market analysis for Datacomp logoover 20 years, JLT Market Reports provide detailed research and information on communities located in 87 major housing markets throughout the United States, including the latest rent trends and statistics, marketing programs and a variety of other useful management insights.

Datacomp’s manufactured housing market data published in the March 2016 JLT Market Reports includes many of the major markets for mobile homes in New York, Maryland and New Hampshire. Together, these manufactured home rent and occupancy reports track 106 “All Ages” and “55+” communities encompassing a total of 23,248 homesites.

2 Homes EntryEach JLT manufactured home community rent and occupancy report published by Datacomp includes detailed information about investment grade communities in the major markets, including number of homesites, occupancy rates, average mobile home community rents and increases, community amenities, vacant sites, and repossessed and inventory homes.

JLT Market Reports also include management insights that rank communities by number of homesites, occupancy rates and highest to lowest rents. Detailed reports show trends in each market with a comparison of March 2016 rents and occupancy rates to March 2015, as well as a historical recap of rents and occupancy from 1996 to date in most markets.

The March 2016 JLT Market Reports for are available for purchase and immediate download online at the Datacomp JLT Market Report website at, or they may be ordered in electronic or printed editions by phone at 800.588.5426. Each fully updated report for mobile home communities is a comprehensive look at investment grade properties within a market, enabling owners and managers, lenders, appraisers, brokers, and other organizations to effectively benchmark those communities and make informed decisions.

About JLT Market Reports

For more than 20 years, countless professionals have trusted JLT Market Reports for timely and accurate management reports on land lease manufactured home communities. JLT Market Reports are currently published for 87 markets nationwide and are recognized as the industry standard for manufactured housing industry data. In 2014, JLT & Associates merged its resources, skills and expertise with Datacomp, the industry’s oldest and largest national manufactured home appraisal company and number one provider of market data for the manufactured housing industry, and MHVillage, the premier website for advertising mobile homes for rent and sale nationwide. For more information, or to purchase complete JLT Market Reports, call 800.588.5426 or visit

Thanks for a Great Show!

Thanks again to everyone who attended the 2016 Tunica Manufactured Housing Show! If you weren’t able to make it, here’s a great video from that will give a taste of the show. Let’s look forward to the Tunica Manufactured Housing Show in 2017!

Inside MH – 2016 Tuncia Manufactured Housing Show from Charles Drake on Vimeo.

MHGives’ Partners Are Changing Lives

In 2015, MHGives, along with their 32 manufactured housing industry partners, raised enough MHGivesfunds to build 4 homes for widows and their children in Honduras. They also provided food and educational materials for hundreds of orphaned and vulnerable children. To see a list of the 32 people and businesses visit

MHGives is a movement of leaders in the manufactured housing industry created to raise awareness and bring lasting change to impoverished children throughout the world. Their goal is to provide homes, education, employment, and business opportunities to people that otherwise wouldn’t have access those things.

In 2016, MHGives’ project is to provide fathers in Haiti with employment so that they can feed their children and send them to school. This not only gives the father the pride of being able to take care of his family but it also helps keep families together. This can be done for a minimal $200 per month. Please see the website ( for more information regarding this project.