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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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Value of my home
Amount: $26,999.00
Posted by: Deeanna in Mansfield, TX.Posted: September 12th, 2017 03:09PM
Size: 16 x 60Manufacturer: Clayton/Alamo
When I bought it my home had an ac/ heating unit that had to be replaced, several light fixtures and light switches that had to be replaced, a kitchen faucet had to be replaced,and the linoleum on the kitchen counters is chipped. There is a gouge in the island and the outlet in the island is scorched and cracked.There is also scorching on the outlet in the master bath. Is this price appropriate for a home in this condition?
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How much is it worth?
Amount: $28,000.00
Posted by: Shannon Ray in Millsap, TX.Posted: September 1st, 2017 08:09PM
Size: 16 x 80Manufacturer: ?
Single wide. Owe 17,500
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Mobile home
Amount: $104,900.00
Posted by: Francie2012 in Newport, NC.Posted: August 25th, 2017 11:08PM
Size: 16X80Manufacturer: Horton
Looking to buy a mobile home and have no idea why this one is over $100,000! It's beautiful from the pics, and the park seems really nice. Has a nice deck with gazebo and shed but why so expensive?
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how much is my manufactured home worth?
Amount: $39,000.00
Posted by: a user in las vegas, NV.Posted: August 18th, 2017 10:08PM
Size: 27x44Manufacturer: redman
it's a 2000 double wide redman in good condition
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What mobile is worth
Amount: $26,000.00
Posted by: James ohler in Tuscaloosa, AL.Posted: August 17th, 2017 07:08AM
Size: 16x80Manufacturer: Fleet wood
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How much is my mobile home worth
Amount: $17.90
Posted by: Johnnyhomz in Flat rock, MI.Posted: August 13th, 2017 11:08PM
Size: 16x60Manufacturer: Bayview
2bedroom 2bath all wood cabinet central air new roof
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1970 double wide
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: draksmom in orick, CA.Posted: August 13th, 2017 03:08PM
Size: 20×60Manufacturer:
Wondering what this is worth. Its for sale in a trailer/rv park. I dont want to over pay.
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Mobile home
Amount: $21,000.00
Posted by: Danielle E Gates in Northfield, MN.Posted: August 2nd, 2017 10:08PM
Size: 1,216Manufacturer: Modular
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Double wide fleetwood
Amount: $42,000.00
Posted by: Tracey Degrange in Falling waters, WV.Posted: July 31st, 2017 01:07PM
Size: 26 x 53Manufacturer: Fleetwood
New carpet new metal roof concert patio 16x 20and 2 outside buildings
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Round about ptice
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: Megan L Davison in Stillwater, OK.Posted: July 28th, 2017 04:07PM
Size: 18x80Manufacturer: Skyline
1991 3bedroom 2 bath nice same family since purchase.3rooms vaulted ceilings nice kitchen really good shape
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Wanting to sell
Amount: $16,000.00
Posted by: Melbells in Falling waters, WV.Posted: July 17th, 2017 07:07PM
Size: 14x70Manufacturer: Fleetwood
3 bedroom 2 bath, totally remodeled. Water system built in. Need to know how much I should sell it for? It's a 1991
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1991 2 bedroom ,2 bath,new centra heat & air 21/2 ton unit
Amount: $22,000.00
Posted by: robert hackney in concord, NC.Posted: July 16th, 2017 07:07AM
Size: 14x70Manufacturer: horton mobile home
shingle roof new good condition,masonite siding
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Value
Amount: $70,000.00
Posted by: Karen B Sargent in Galivants ferry, SC.Posted: July 12th, 2017 11:07AM
Size: 32'x86'Manufacturer: Horton
Purchased new in 2007 Horton Summit 3 bedroom, 2 bath
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Rough value
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: Disturbed1985 in Shreveport, LA.Posted: July 11th, 2017 06:07PM
Size: 18x70Manufacturer: 2004/05 Cappaert
Bought new for Gmom so only lived in by 1 person. Now in nursing home. Condition roof, walls, floor are 9/10. Only issue is living room carpet will need replaced. Either she or fire left a red stain on carpet. AC is out not sure what needs repaired. Heat works fine. Also, dishwasher is out. Fridge and stove work fine. Break it down. Needs new living carpet, new appliances and ac repair or replaced. Other then that nothing just small stuff as toilet seat or loose sink handle. Has glamour bath with seperate walk in shower in master as well as walk in closet. 3/2.. Storm windows and doors. New tile roof. After power wash looks like it did day we bought it from dealer. In great park and it can stay if buyers meet parks requirements. Thoughts?
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live2stream.net
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: live2stream.net in Delmas, MN.Posted: June 13th, 2017 09:06AM
Size: Manufacturer: Haiti
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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How much is my home wirth
Amount: $58,000.00
Posted by: Rachel L Dayton in Delevan, NY.Posted: June 12th, 2017 08:06AM
Size: ?Manufacturer:
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
Size: 16x70Manufacturer: Oakwood
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Value
Amount: $13,300.00
Posted by: Rootertooter in Threr oaks, TN.Posted: June 7th, 2017 09:06PM
Size: 14x76Manufacturer: Oakwood
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Value of 1971 single wide mobile home in San Diego park
Amount: $0.00
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
Amount: $0.00
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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  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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