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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] .
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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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how much would this be plzzzzzzzzz help
Amount: $30,000.00
Posted by: Nick Dalton in Reedsville, WV.Posted: May 18th, 2015 08:05AM
Size: 16x80Manufacturer: Oakwood
Im,in the process of buying and would like to know if I'm paying to much for this?
It is a 2002 they want 30,000.00
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Price for 16 x 84 Clayton Plantation 2010 maufactured home.
Amount: $35,500.00
Posted by: Jo Lee in Benton,, KY.Posted: April 7th, 2015 08:04AM
Size: 16 x 84Manufacturer: Clayton
3b, 2 baths, master suite with garden tub and walk in shower. Cherry cabinets and lots of them. Tile and carpet. Thermal Flip windows that can be great to clean. Just flip from inside and its a breeze. Central heat and air. All electric with washer and dryer hook up. Large closets with 1 walk in.
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price is in the ballpark
Amount: $30,000.00
Posted by: a user in richland center, WI.Posted: January 29th, 2015 03:01PM
Size: 16 x76Manufacturer: skyline
Told was special order of 45,000. 3bedroom 2 full bath set up in a very old trailer park owner does not do driver's or cut trees or. Spruce up the trailer court.268 lot rent with taxesbrsnie
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Double wide
Amount: $23,000.00
Posted by: Leslie w in Spring lake, NC.Posted: January 23rd, 2015 03:01AM
I haven't fully bought it yet but the land lady tells me I will have to pay the property tax on it and it had a leak in the roof and they replaced the whole roof and the floors and they are replaceing a few other things and painting it. I was woundering if that was a good deal or should I worry about electrical issues bc there was a water leak and aparently it went down the kitchen wall and messed the cabnets up that they are replaceing :( it's 245 for lot rent and i would be paying 200 a month toward my 23000 and i have to pay 3000 for deposit which they said would go toward my payment. Im just a lil concerned and it's a 3 bedroom 2 bath.
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1976 holidayMobil home
Amount: $1,500.00
Posted by: Dustin clark in moselle, MS.Posted: January 15th, 2015 10:01AM
Size: 24x60Manufacturer: holiday
I've put about 7,000 in it do you think I would get my money back
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how much is my home worth
Amount: $46,000.00
Posted by: rachael ashcraft in spencer, NY.Posted: January 13th, 2015 09:01PM
Size: 14×70Manufacturer: eagleriver
bought brand new in 2012 looking to trade and want to know the value still in good to excellent condition w two decks one landing deck and one 16×20 deck and gutters all the way around worth 600$
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How much to move a doublewide 72 x 28 modular home from GA to AL
Amount: $100.00
Posted by: dreammover in Fort Stewart, GA.Posted: December 27th, 2014 04:12PM
Size: 72 x 28Manufacturer: Modular
What would be the approximate cost to move a doublewide 72 x 28 modular home from south GA to North AL?
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What is the Value for a 1999 Colony Single wide
Amount: $13,000.00
Posted by: David Furda in Bedford, PA.Posted: November 22nd, 2014 10:11AM
Size: single wideManufacturer: Colony
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Just moved in
Amount: $43,500.00
Posted by: Sandy Gibbs in Kissimmee, FL.Posted: November 21st, 2014 06:11PM
Size: 1200 sq feetManufacturer: unknown
Built in 93, but previous owner was in contruction. Has garage, large shed, all appliances including dishwasher and w/d were included. Ceramic tile floors in bath. Amazing kitchen. Only thing I would change is that I hate fiberglass tubs. I would replace with porcelain tile if I could afford it. Gated community with pool, clubhouse etc.Seniors only
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value of my mobile home
Amount: $26.60
Posted by: inez in smithfield, PA.Posted: October 11th, 2014 12:10PM
Size: 16 ft by 80 ftManufacturer: Champion
I brough my home in 2010 it was a repo from ohio .It is 2002 champion. it was in unbeliveable condition
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Whats it worth
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: Erock in Wichita Falls, TX.Posted: October 10th, 2014 08:10AM
Size: 1749 sq. ft.Manufacturer: Southern Energy
Fireplace, 3 bedroom, 2 bath
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sale of single wide mobile home
Amount: $39,000.00
Posted by: chrystal v in mahwah, NJ.Posted: October 8th, 2014 04:10PM
I wish to sell my home after 12 yrs due to health issues. It is in a lovely park with lake, swans, ducks...country setting in mahwah nj bergen county. The park is surrounded by million dollar homes and has been here since 1942.One bedroom lrg closet a/c; bathroom, new bath, toilet, shower door, new sink,medicine cabinet, linen closet, full size washer/dryer; kitchen, new countertop/a/c; living rm w/new windows, a.c; two extra rooms for storage, computer room, office; patio, med size shed, xlrg shed, two car parking, garbage shed....$37,000 w/1 yr warranty for repair of appliances....
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mobile home prices
Amount: $3,200.00
Posted by: luckey452 in Utica, OH.Posted: October 7th, 2014 01:10PM
Size: 12x60Manufacturer:
I bought a 1984 trailer from my sister my kitchen sink had leaked and by the time I noticed it, it was all "rolled" im trying to find out how much someone is willing to pay for it
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CLUELESS !! Never owned a mobile home !
Amount: $33,000.00
Posted by: giz58 in Marion, IL.Posted: October 1st, 2014 12:10PM
Size: 28x60Manufacturer: Friendship
i haven't signed the papers yet because I'm not sure if it's worth $33,000 ! It's a 3 bed 2 bath and needs some repairs. The thing that is scaring me is the furnace and hot water heater were in a basement. I'm not going to have a basement. The dealer is telling me he doesn't know how to hook up a furnace or a hot water heater. I'm older and single. I told him I wanted a home delivered that I could walk into and unpack. Now he's saying well, for an extra $2,000 I can hook up the furnace. From a basement furnace to a first floor furnace ?? I have heard of up flow and down flow . Not sure how they work but maybe I should run for the hills ... Any suggestions ?? And is the MH worth $33,000 delivered with a block foundation ?
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How much should I sell my 1978 mobile home for
Amount: $13,000.00
Posted by: Alycia in Hermiston, OR.Posted: September 18th, 2014 10:09PM
Size: 972 sq feetManufacturer: Hillcrest
All new piping under home, new kitchen sink, metal roof, vinyl siding.
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1995 Dutchman Single Wide
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: Charles Lehman in Fort Wayne, IN.Posted: September 11th, 2014 10:09AM
Size: 14x7Manufacturer: Dutchman
Need Value. What is it worth?
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What is the Value of Used Double Wide 22 years old
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: Georgette in Jackson, NJ.Posted: September 10th, 2014 10:09AM
Size: double wideManufacturer:
Looking at a double wide trailer in NC that is old but does have a new roof on it. It sits on an acre of land. They are asking $99,000. which I feel is way too much for such an old trailer.
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modular home prices in rural Alton, Mo.
Amount: $54,000.00
Posted by: Will Paxton in Alton, FL.Posted: August 31st, 2014 05:08PM
Size: 28x60Manufacturer: Fleetwood
Model 2001
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double wide mobile home
Amount: $78,500.00
Posted by: Donna Burbank in bowdoinham, ME.Posted: August 6th, 2014 03:08PM
Size: 28x56Manufacturer: fleetwood
Has to be moved off lot , comes with front deck and back porch
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How much is my home worth
Amount: $15,000.00
Posted by: Kshelton in Guntersville, AL.Posted: August 4th, 2014 06:08PM
Size: 28x60Manufacturer: Chandelier
I'm wanting to sell my 1998 chandelier double wide. It's 3br 2bth the master bedroom is the width of the entire trailer its connected to the master bath and has a huge garden tub inside it has had laminent floors put thought the house and a metal roof installed
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know how much to buy to move
Amount: $18,000.00
Posted by: Jean Fischer in Easton, MO.Posted: July 17th, 2014 08:07AM
Size: oversizeManufacturer: local
Missouri is where I live family size total electric two baths/two bedrooms unfurnited
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looking for at least 4br
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: kndllwn@yahoo.com in Billings, MT.Posted: May 30th, 2014 10:05AM
Wanting to combined our family in one place, we have 5 children and two adults. We don't have the best credit but e are trying, how can we make this work in starting to get frustrated because of all the money I just don't have :( please help.
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Dutchman single wide
Amount: $42,000.00
Posted by: Chrissye in ofallon, MO.Posted: May 29th, 2014 06:05AM
Size: single wideManufacturer: Dutchman
Wanting to sell home now..
Paid $42, 000 in 1999 nice home in park
Has many updates
Best offer
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how much is a good price
Amount: $38,000.00
Posted by: Joi in myrlle beach, SC.Posted: May 3rd, 2014 08:05PM
Size: 16x80Manufacturer:
myrtle beach sc area, owner wants 38000 for a 1997 16x80 3 bdr trailer on lot. it has front new good size porch, back small porch. new carpet. all appliances. 2 bathrooms. orignal roof. looks ok on outside. is this a good price?
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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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