Pending Home Sales Up
Pending home sales rose sharply in May. Low mortgage rates and increasing inventories helped. All four regions of the country saw increases. The Pending Home Sales Index increased by 6.1% in May. This is the largest monthly gain since April, 2010.
Minimum Wage Increases Make the Day for Mobile Home Park Owners
A statistic overlooked by many investors is the relationship between mobile home park values and the minimum wage. With the minimum wage at $7.25, a monthly income of around $1,200 mandates rent of roughly 38%, or $456 per month. While apartment project and single family landlords can rarely get their rents down to this range, it’s common for mobile home parks to provide housing for around $500/month.