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How Much Does a Mobile Home Cost?

 
average costSingle-Wide Average: $37,100high costDouble-wide Average: $73,600
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Although most people call them mobile homes, the official name (since 1976) is "manufactured houses" or "manufactured homes." They're a less-expensive alternative to traditionally constructed houses, and they range from basic narrow structures to spacious homes with carefully crafted floor plans that can include amenities such as cathedral ceilings, walk-in closets, recessed lighting and skylights

Typical costs:

  • The average sales price nationwide for a new manufactured home in 2007 ranged from $37,100 for a single-wide and $73,600 for a double-wide (not including land), according to an annual report by the Census Bureau[1] and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Regionally, the lowest average price was $35,900 for a new single-wide in the Midwest and $83,800 for a new double-wide in the West.
  • Many new manufactured/mobile homes are set up in developments/parks, where the home owners pay monthly fees/space rent of $100-$800 or more, depending on location and park amenities. Other manufactured homes are set up on private acreage in rural areas. For these there may be additional costs for installing a foundation, utilities, decking and landscaping. Costs vary widely depending on location and choice of materials. The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) provides a 112-page guide to manufactured home foundations[2] .
  • Used double- or triple-wide mobile homes tend to hold their value better than single-wides. Prices can range from nothing or next to nothing for homes where people just want to be able to walk away from the monthly space rent on an older home, to $10,000-$250,000 or more depending on location, age, size and amenities. MHBay.com lists used mobile/manufactured homes for sale by state[3] .
Related articles: Modular Home, Building a Custom Home, Homeowner's Insurance, Refinancing a Mortgage

What should be included:
  • Mobile or manufactured homes are built in a factory and transported to the site they occupy. Overall size is limited by what can be towed by a tractor-trailer on public highways. Single-wide mobile/manufactured homes are a maximum of 18 feet wide and 90 feet long. Double-wides are at least 20 feet wide and a maximum of 90 feet long, and are towed in two separate units that are joined together at the site. There are triple-wide and homes with four or more units, but they are less common. Some modern manufactured homes are two-story[4] .
  • HUD's Office of Manufactured Housing programs provides consumer information about buying and owning mobile/manufactured homes[5] and AARP lists manufactured housing issues.
Additional costs:
  • If you're buying or selling a used mobile/manufactured house, NadaGuides.com will provide a detailed retail value report[6] for a 1969 or newer mobile home for $20, or sells a manufactured housing cost guide[7] for $60-$120. There are a variety of guidebooks for buying manufactured homes[8] selling for $10-$40.
  • It can sometimes be difficult to obtain financing to buy a used mobile/manufactured home (especially for single-wide and/or older models on rented land), and often interest rates are higher than for loans on conventional site-built homes. Mobile/manufactured homes are considered property rather than real estate, and usually they're registered as a motor vehicle (although most of them are never moved again once they're installed).
Discounts:
  • HUD provides guidelines for saving money by saving energy in manufactured homes[9] .
Shopping for a mobile home:
  • The Federal Trade Commission presents consumer guidelines for buying a new mobile/manufactured home[10] and the Manufactured Housing Institute offers a detailed booklet on "How to Buy a Manufactured Home"[11] .
  • Prefab-Home-Buying-Guide.com lists mobile home manufacturers[12] and national and states associations related to manufactured houses[13] .
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Posted by: live2stream.net in Delmas, MN.Posted: June 13th, 2017 09:06AM
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The values indicated on value reports generated by our Manufactured Housing Online Request Form and MH CONNECT for Used Homes are intended to be used as guidelines only.
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Its a 3 bedroom 1 and half bath its also a 1991
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How much is it worth?
Amount: $15,500.00
Posted by: Bertro in Chester, VA.Posted: June 10th, 2017 05:06AM
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Value
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Value of 1971 single wide mobile home in San Diego park
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Posted by: Marilyn Lewis-Hampton in San Diego, CA.Posted: May 17th, 2017 11:05AM
Size: 12x74Manufacturer: Chapion
Nice park, nice lot, ancient mobile home in fair condition; seems like 39K is a lot, especially since I can't get a loan. CASH only. Appreciate comments/information. Thanks!
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1998 fleetwood
Amount: $10,000.00
Posted by: Ghost in Hampton, VA.Posted: May 2nd, 2017 06:05AM
Size: 27x70Manufacturer: Fleetwood
Its a 3 bed room 2 bath room
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Buying
Amount: $289,000.00
Posted by: Stella0829 in Lisbon, OH.Posted: April 29th, 2017 03:04PM
Size: 16 x 68Manufacturer: Skyline
We are interested in purchasing a 1998 Skyline model home , 2 bedrooms and 2 baths ( one bath has a garden tub with skylight ).
We paid $375 for a home inspection and there were no defects/repairs noted. We are concerned that this is a high price for something manufactured in 1998
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How much is my mobile home worth?
Amount: $25,000.00
Posted by: [email protected] in Blaine, MN.Posted: April 11th, 2017 04:04PM
Size: 16x80Manufacturer: Highland
3br, 2ba, cent.air, garden tub, 2 showers, vinyl windows
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How much is a 2002 roll home double wide worth really
Amount: $77,000.00
Posted by: Marky and v in Trevor, WI.Posted: March 25th, 2017 11:03AM
Size: 28x68Manufacturer:
Looked at this property it's a Doublewide 2000 to roll home the owner has had it on for sale for 140 days on trulia asking $77,000 sell by owner. I'm wanting to know what a 2002 roll home double wide is worth and what my might be a good price to offer....please help !!!!!!!!
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Looking to price a 1968 Fleetwood 4E8XS7743 in fair to good condition
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Posted by: Christina J Lane in Port Townsend, WA.Posted: March 23rd, 2017 05:03PM
Size: 12X60Manufacturer: Fleetwood
Vinyl windows and some updates 2bdrm 1 bath in decent condition
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need to sell and get how much it is worth if anything
Amount: $4,950.00
Posted by: Roxann in Salton Sea Beach, CA.Posted: March 22nd, 2017 02:03PM
Size: singleManufacturer: Skyline 1969
Selling property with mobile home need to know if there is
any value on this mobile home
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1983 Palm Harbor
Amount: $15,900.00
Posted by: Dail in Abilene, TX.Posted: March 2nd, 2017 06:03AM
Size: 16x76Manufacturer: Palm Harbor
2 bedroom 2 bath
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How much is it worth?
Amount: $52,000.00
Posted by: Melanieindica in Frankfort, NY.Posted: February 22nd, 2017 06:02PM
Size: 16x80Manufacturer: Fairmont
3/2 great shape.
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1997 Mobile Home
Amount: $18,000.00
Posted by: Madison.Smith96 in Troy, KS.Posted: February 21st, 2017 12:02PM
Size: 16x80Manufacturer:
I have a 1997 16x80 3 bedroom 2 bathroom mobile home I am looking to sell. It is in excellent condition. Brand new AC unit. Curious how much its worth? It must be moved off the property it is on now. I do not owe anything on it.
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1982 2 br, 1 bath Mobile Home
Amount: $6,000.00
Posted by: Pati in Eugene, OR.Posted: February 14th, 2017 02:02PM
Size: 14x70Manufacturer: Hampton
Lifetime warranty roof, vinyl Windows, brand new water heater. Original appliances, sinks and bathtub.
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How much is this home worth?
Amount: $22,000.00
Posted by: a user in aransas pass, TX.Posted: January 22nd, 2017 07:01AM
Size: 16by76Manufacturer: fleetwood palm harbor
Did I pay too much
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2000 fleetwood doublewide
Amount: $80,000.00
Posted by: traci Jimenez in Omak, WA.Posted: January 17th, 2017 05:01PM
Size: 54x32Manufacturer: Fleetwood
How much is my home worth if I sold it tomorrow? Its in perfect condition and was purchased brand new.
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2013 Mobile Home for Sale
Amount: $32,000.00
Posted by: Rebecca Johnson Webb in Downsville, LA.Posted: January 14th, 2017 11:01AM
Size: 16x80Manufacturer: Farr
Hardwood floors in living room, hall and 3 bedrooms. Linoleum flooring in kitchen and 2 bathrooms. Excellent condition. Must move yourself
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how is my trailer worth
Amount: $1,200.00
Posted by: Kristy in Green River, WY.Posted: January 3rd, 2017 12:01PM
Size: 14×70Manufacturer: Cham
Its a 1983 cham mobile home.
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2002 Town and Country
Amount: $26,000.00
Posted by: Brandi Elliott in Oklahoma city, OK.Posted: December 16th, 2016 10:12PM
Size: Manufacturer: Cavelier
Wanting to sell. Owe 8000.00.
3 bed 2 bath new water heater
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1995 Fleetwood 14x70 2 bedrooms 1.5 bath
Amount: $18,900.00
Posted by: Tricha1970 in Shelby, NC.Posted: November 26th, 2016 06:11PM
Size: 14x70Manufacturer: Fleetwood
Trying to sell 1995 14x70 Fleetwood paid 18,900.00 purchased.77 acres mobile home is on lot in Shelby North Carolina, needs underpinning and front and back door steps . Put septic tank on lot, mobile home needs outside restorations inside is in excellent condition, jacuzzi tub with skylight above it and mirrors completely surrounding hot tub. Excellent starter home asking 18,000.00 obo any reasonable offer will be considered, would consider financing with 10,000 down
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Mobile home
Amount: $29,029.00
Posted by: Kathy baker in Casper, WY.Posted: November 13th, 2016 06:11PM
Size: 16 x 80Manufacturer:
How much is my 2005 mobile home worth. It is on a mobile trailer park. I owe 29,029.00 it is in good condition
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Posted by: Teenie in Myrtle beach, SC.Posted: November 12th, 2016 09:11AM
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Looking to purchase a 1987 fleetwood vogue that has been foreclosed on.. Trying to get a base value price to offer
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  2.  www.huduser.org/publications/destech/foundations.html
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  4.  www.toolbase.org/Technology-Inventory/Whole-House-Systems/two-story-manufactured-homes
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  10.  www.consumer.ftc.gov/
  11.  www.manufacturedhousing.org/how_to_buy_mhome/
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