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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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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
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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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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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Fireplace, 3 bedroom, 2 bath
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sale of single wide mobile home
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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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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
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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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Amount: $54,000.00
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Size: 28x60Manufacturer: Fleetwood
Model 2001
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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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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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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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Mobile home purchase
Amount: $6,500.00
Posted by: Quo-Vadis in Douglasville, GA.Posted: January 5th, 2014 08:01AM
Size: 16x70Manufacturer: Clayton
I purchased a 4bdrm 2bth Mobile home from a young couple that originally wanted $6000 for it, but there was literally a lady banging on their door when I was looking at the home and she was ready to buy it right then! I told the couple that I would give them $6500 cash right now. The rest is history! I love my home!
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1994 mobile home
Amount: $8,000.00
Posted by: Stacyp in Warroad, MN.Posted: December 22nd, 2013 01:12PM
Size: 16X70Manufacturer: Skylander
How much should I sell my trailer house
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Posted by: never-before/new mobile home owner in Pinellas Park, FL.Posted: July 22nd, 2013 08:07PM
Size: double-wideManufacturer: any
How much is the average cost of painting the exterior of a double-wide mobile home, (do no prep work on it), 2 coats, brush painting or spray painting is okay, also? (Living Room/Kitchen area juts up about 2 feet higher than rest of home,average height.) Shed, small front porch, one awning and carport are included, please. Thank you--I'd appreciate any ballpark figure, as I do not want to get ripped off. (One estimate I got so far is $800, which seems HIGH, and another is for $3800, which is robbery!!)
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  1.  www.census.gov/const/www/mhsindex.html
  2.  www.huduser.org/publications/destech/foundations.html
  3.  www.mhbay.com/mobile-homes-for-sale
  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/
  12.  www.prefab-home-buying-guide.com/manufactured-home-builders.html/
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