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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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Single wide mobile home
Amount: $35,588.82
Posted by: Booda#46 in Stillmore, GA.Posted: July 29th, 2018 06:07PM
Size: 16x80Manufacturer: Harton
I want to buy this mobile home but it's some repairs to be did. Flooring is uneven. The carpet is very old. The front & back doors weather mess up. The light fixture in the living room got to be replaced. All the bedrooms and bathrooms & closets door knobs got to be replaced.the siding got holes & the unsiding the animals has messed it up. It's a 2001
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1990 Doublewide Champion Mobile home
Amount: $55,000.00
Posted by: Louis Smith in Gardnerville, NV.Posted: July 27th, 2018 01:07PM
Size: 1680 sq ftManufacturer: Champion
New roof, new paint, custom master bath and walk in closet, custom pantry and linen closet, new dual pane windows, new laminate flooring
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How much is my double wide worth
Amount: $19,000.00
Posted by: CRYSTAL g in Holland, OH.Posted: July 16th, 2018 07:07AM
Size: Manufacturer: Fleetwood
3bed 2 bath short double wide, wood floors through living space, carpet in beds, step in shower in master, tub shower in main, skylight in master bath, wood burn fireplace
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How much is my mobile home worth
Amount: $28,000.00
Posted by: Dejuan Clemons in Morrilton, AR.Posted: July 15th, 2018 07:07PM
Size: 16/80Manufacturer: Spirit
New hardwood floor in living room new ceramic tile in kitchen new roof all done a little over a year ago plus new flattop stove dishwasher microwave & water heater.. 3 bedroom 2 full bath wit jacuzzi tub & shower in master bedroom wit mirrors around the tub
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Value
Amount: $35,000.00
Posted by: K. Brost in Riverton, WY.Posted: July 6th, 2018 02:07PM
Size: 16x76Manufacturer: Skyline
3 bedroom, 2 full baths, central a/c, new hot water heater, fairly new 10'x8' covered deck, fairly new 10'x9' gable steel lawn shed, updated carpet, appliances, fixtures.
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Value
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: James Myrick in RICHTON, MS.Posted: June 22nd, 2018 05:06PM
Size: 16x80Manufacturer:
How much is a 1996 16x80 worth. Needs a little work but liveable.
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Resale price
Amount: $8,000.00
Posted by: Stephanie noel in Dekalb, IL.Posted: June 14th, 2018 06:06PM
Size: 20x50Manufacturer: Carrolton
Wanting to know cost needs work, needs carpeting,kitchen floors bathroom floors. In a few years will need new a.c. and heating, also needs new roof
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Wanting to sell my 2 bedroom 1 bathroom trailer
Amount: $23,000.00
Posted by: Julie shoaf in laporte, IN.Posted: June 2nd, 2018 03:06PM
I am wanting to sell my 2 bedroom 1 bathroom trailer. We have remodeled the kitchen and also the living room brand new carpet
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How much is current value
Amount: $43,000.00
Posted by: Shawn C in Ocean View, PA.Posted: May 31st, 2018 09:05AM
Size: 398 SFManufacturer: Dutch Park
Land is leased.
Classic Series 700 -787
2010
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How much is my 1983 skyline double wide 3 bdrm 2 ba mobile home worth
Amount: $32,000.00
Posted by: Jewels in broomsfield, CO.Posted: May 21st, 2018 03:05PM
Size: 1152 sq ftManufacturer: skyline
1983 double wide 3 bdrm 2 ba
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How much is my home worth
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: Joshua Smith in London, KY.Posted: April 21st, 2018 01:04PM
Size: 28×50Manufacturer: Four seasons housing
3 bedrooms and 2 full baths.. Heating and aircondintion..
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2009 mobile home
Amount: $29,000.00
Posted by: P in Lake charles, LA.Posted: April 2nd, 2018 09:04AM
Size: 16x60Manufacturer: Clayton
Mobile home has a two year old ac and an awning and shed wondering what was the value of the home all appliances included some furniture
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Value
Amount: $12,000.00
Posted by: 1997 14×70 4bdrm in Clinton, ME.Posted: March 22nd, 2018 01:03PM
Size: 14×70Manufacturer: Skyline
I am in the process of trying to buy a mobIle home. It is a 1997 4bdrm, 1 bath single wide with aluminum siding, siding on back outside of home has fire damage (trailer caught fire a few years ago), old furnace but works, carpets need to be replace, hole in floor near washer(water damage from water overflow into house due to freezing pipes). Surround on bathtub but tiles behind are falling causing mildew, wood work on doorways need to be fixed, black mold underneath bathroom sink vanity,tile floors and bathroom needs replacement. Other than that 1 broken window, no screens, need paint and kitchen cabinets. Just trying to find out what it is worth
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How much is my mobile home wirth
Amount: $10,000.00
Posted by: Lana Nelson in PITKIN, LA.Posted: March 13th, 2018 01:03PM
Size: 16x80Manufacturer:
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Home value
Amount: $16,000.00
Posted by: Jeremy Lohmeyer in Quincy, IL.Posted: March 8th, 2018 09:03AM
Size: 14x60Manufacturer: Fleetwood
This is 1991 that's clean and kept up. Put a new a/c in recently and has a small shed for storage. Also a carport attached.
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How much is my mobile home worth
Amount: $20,000.00
Posted by: Almas in Kountze, TX.Posted: March 7th, 2018 02:03PM
Size: 20x80Manufacturer:
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Mobile home resale price
Amount: $60,000.00
Posted by: Lauren Roth Wood in Candler, NC.Posted: March 5th, 2018 07:03PM
Size: 14x76Manufacturer: Fleetwood
I bought it brand new in 2007. I have replace the carpets with perfo flooring and the paint is updated.
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Value
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: cynthia bishop in Fort Edward, NY.Posted: February 13th, 2018 01:02PM
Size: 14x70Manufacturer: Hollyhome
2 beds, 1 bath, hardwood floors, quarts counter tops, 12x16 shed
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Current value
Amount: $70,000.00
Posted by: Judykowens in Medford, OR.Posted: February 6th, 2018 02:02PM
Size: TripleManufacturer: Golden state
We have completely remodeled this home. Husband paralyzed in 2011. All hardwood floors, high end ada master bath. (All tiled) very beautiful home. Triple wide. All new kitchen except cabinets. 2600 Sq ft. 2 decks. Double wide car port surrounded by trees. New carpet in very large guest bedroom with large closets. . 2 1/2 bath. Lots of storage.
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Resale value
Amount: $37,000.00
Posted by: Jmpruett in Decatur, TX.Posted: January 27th, 2018 07:01AM
Size: 16X76Manufacturer: legacy
Bought in 2008 brand new- wanting to know estimate of resale value- in good condition
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What is my mobile home wroth to sell
Amount: $53,000.00
Posted by: Mrs. Davis in Thibodaux, LA.Posted: January 26th, 2018 10:01AM
Size: 14x72Manufacturer: Clayton
One owner, special built, for extra space in living and bedrooms. 2007 2 bedroom, 2 full bath. Comes with 8x8 porch with 2 set steps. Can come fully furnished with 2 bed, dresser set, ref. Stove, washer, dryer. 8x8 porch, a/c and a/h. New skirting. To be moved.
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Need to know Value of manufactured home
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: Handy Sandy in Gatesville, TX.Posted: January 24th, 2018 07:01AM
Size: 1178 sqftManufacturer: Fleetwood
1996
3br 2 bath, new pre-engineered wood floors thru out, no carpet. Island sink. New shingle roof.
Wanting to either sell or use as collateral to buy land with another home on it and move this one to property.
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How much is this home worth?
Amount: $43,000.00
Posted by: Tammie Jones in Batesburg, SC.Posted: January 2nd, 2018 09:01PM
Size: 16×76 ssManufacturer: Vanderbilt
3bed/2bath 2008
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How much is it worth?
Amount: $40,000.00
Posted by: Tiona Rodriguez in ARDMORE, OK.Posted: December 31st, 2017 07:12PM
Size: 14x70Manufacturer:
We completely rebuilt it. Metal roof,sheet rock, usedo screw and metal brackets. It's built like a house.
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What's it worth
Amount: $2,000.00
Posted by: Stephanie Morgan in Phoenix, AZ.Posted: December 9th, 2017 09:12PM
Size: 14x64Manufacturer: Palm harbor
It is a 1984 palm harbor, list price was 16,595, curious what the current value would be? Approximately 700 square foot.
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  4.  www.toolbase.org/Technology-Inventory/Whole-House-Systems/two-story-manufactured-homes
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