Press Releases

June 15, 2017


Datacomp Releases 2017 JLT Manufactured Home Community Rent, Occupancy Reports for Seven New Markets

New market reports from Iowa, Nebraska, S.C., Virginia capture 162 new communities

Grand Rapids, Mich. (June 14, 2017) – 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 June 2017 manufactured home community rent and occupancy reports for seven new markets in Iowa, Nebraska, South Carolina and Virginia.

Recognized as the industry standard for manufactured home community market analysis for more than 20 years, JLT Market Reports provide detailed research and information on communities located in 131 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 June 2017 JLT Market Reports includes many of the major markets for the four states. Together, these manufactured home rent and occupancy reports track 162 “All Ages” and “55+” communities encompassing a total of 29,948 homesites.

Each 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. Established reports show trends in each market with a comparison of June 2017 rents and occupancy rates to June 2016, as well as a historical recap of rents and occupancy from 1996 to present date in most markets.

The new market reports cover the metro areas of Ames and Des Moines, Iowa; Omaha, Neb.; Charleston and Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Richmond and Virginia Beach, Va. 

The June 2017 JLT Market Reports for Iowa, Nebraska, South Carolina and Virginia are available for purchase and immediate download online at the Datacomp JLT Market Report website at www.datacompusa.com/JLT, or they may be ordered by phone in electronic or printed editions 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 131 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 www.datacompusa.com/JLT.

May 02, 2017


Datacomp Releases 2017 JLT Manufactured Home Community Rent and Occupancy Reports for Florida Markets

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 May 2017 manufactured home community rent and occupancy reports for 31 markets in the state of Florida, now including Bay, Escambia and Leon counties.

Recognized as the industry standard for manufactured home community market analysis for more than 20 years, JLT Market Reports provide detailed research and information on communities located in 130 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 May 2017 JLT Market Reports includes many of the major markets for mobile homes in Florida. Together, these manufactured home rent and occupancy reports track 752 “All Ages” and “55+” communities encompassing a total of 208,881 homesites.

Each 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 May 2017 rents and occupancy rates to May 2016, as well as a historical recap of rents and occupancy from 1996 to present date in most markets.

The May 2017 JLT Market Reports for Florida are available for purchase and immediate download online at the Datacomp JLT Market Report website at http://www.datacompusa.com/JLT, or they may be ordered by phone in electronic or printed editions 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 90 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.

March 17, 2016


Michigan Manufactured Home Community Rent and Occupancy Continues Growth Trend

Datacomp, publisher of JLT Market Reports and the nation’s #1 provider of market data for the manufactured housing industry, today announced a 16-year summary of its manufactured home community rent and occupancy reports for major markets in Michigan.

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

The most recent JLT Market Reports for manufactured home communities in Michigan were released in February 2016 and include 363 communities encompassing 113,777 homesites. This summary report is based on rent and occupancy trends from February 2016 to February 2015.

 

Download Historical 16-Year Summary of Michigan Manufactured Home Rent and Occupancy Here

 

Findings and Observations

Occupancy of All Ages Communities Shows Significant Increase for Second Consecutive Year

After an extended period of decline, occupancy rates among Michigan “All Ages” manufactured home communities stabilized in 2014 and began trending upward significantly for the first time in 2015. This positive trend has continued into 2016, as All Ages communities recorded the highest occupancy rates since 2008 and the largest occupancy increase in recent history.

As of February 2016, the average occupancy rate for Michigan All Ages manufactured home communities is 77%, a 2.7% increase over 2015 that is reflective of the strong demand for the affordable housing within the Michigan market. Despite this positive growth, Michigan continues to trend significantly lower than the 86% national average for All Ages communities.

Occupancy has also increased in Michigan “55+” communities. As of February 2016, the average occupancy rate is 81%, up 1.3% over February 2015. This represents the largest increase since 2014 and a reversal of a notable occupancy decline experienced among Michigan 55+ communities in 2015. Currently, the national average for 55+ communities is 94%.

As of February 2016, Michigan ranks 16th for average occupancy in All Ages manufactured home communities out of the 16 regions in which JLT Market Reports are published. Of the 14 regions that include 55+ communities, Michigan ranks 13th for average occupancy among this segment.

 

Rents Continue to Show Consistent Growth

Average rents in All Ages Michigan manufactured home communities increased for the 16th consecutive year.

In February 2016, the average adjusted rent in Michigan All Ages communities increased by 1.3% to $387, less than the average annual compounded increase of 2% in this market. The national average adjusted rent for All Ages communities is currently $436.

The average adjusted rent among Michigan 55+ communities in February 2016 increased slightly by .3% to $389. In contrast, the national average adjusted rent for 55+ communities is currently $469.

Michigan manufactured home community rents ranked 11th out of 16 regions tracked by Datacomp for All Ages communities as of February 2016, and 13th out of 14 regions for 55+ communities.

All Michigan manufactured housing research is based on data published in JLT Market Reports, published by Datacomp. Complete reports, including detailed information on manufactured home communities in 17 Michigan markets, are available for online purchase by major credit card at www.datacompusa.com/JLT or by calling 800.588.5426. Each Michigan manufactured home rent and occupancy survey, fully updated in February 2016, 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 information on land lease manufactured home communities. JLT Market Reports are currently available for 87 markets nationwide and are recognized as the industry standard for community market analysis. JLT Market Reports are published by Datacomp, the industry’s oldest and largest national mobile home appraisal company and number one provider of market data for the manufactured housing industry. Datacomp also operates MHVillage, the premier website for advertising mobile homes for sale or rent nationwide. For more information, or to purchase complete JLT Market Reports, call 800.588.5426.                                                        

March 01, 2016


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.

Click Here to Purchase Manufactured Home Market Data for New York, Maryland and New Hampshire

Recognized as the industry standard for manufactured home community market analysis for over 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.

Each 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 www.datacompusa.com/JLT, 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 www.datacompusa.com/JLT.

September 01, 2015


August 20, 2015


Colorado Manufactured Home Community Rent and Occupancy Continues to Outpace National Average According to Datacomp 10-Year Market Summary Report

Grand Rapids, Michigan – Datacomp, publisher of JLT Market Reports and the nation’s #1 market data company for the manufactured housing industry, today announced a 10-year summary report of its manufactured home community rent surveys for 3 major markets in Colorado.

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July 01, 2015