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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 2018 averaged $51,371 for a single-wide and 96,529 for a double-wide. The prices paid varied significantly by region, with averages a little lower in the South and a few thousand higher in the West, according to an annual report by the Census Bureau[1] and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Regionally, the lowest average price was $50,614 for a new single-wide in the Midwest and $110,986for 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 is it worth
Amount: $18,000.00
Posted by: Dee Rhodes in Jacksons gap, AL.Posted: August 27th, 2019 08:08AM
Size: 16 x 80Manufacturer: Standard
Hot water burst three times, water damage in both bathroom, floor sagging in bathrooms, master shower does not work, air condition unit broke, light fixtures broke, cabinet coming loose. Insulation water damaged
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1968 single trailer
Amount: $1,200.00
Posted by: Angie DeSpain in Tucson, AZ.Posted: August 23rd, 2019 02:08PM
Size: ?Manufacturer: Westward
Completely remodled. With appliances. Shed and washer drier. Extended 2 nd bedroom.
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I want to purchase
Amount: $7,000.00
Posted by: [email protected] in Hemet, AR.Posted: August 10th, 2019 02:08PM
Size: Manufacturer: 1967 Kauffman Mobile home
Thinking of buying a one bedroom ,1 bath ,additional room added fixer upper home
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Wanting to sell
Amount: $25,000.00
Posted by: Steven C in Elkhart, IN.Posted: August 8th, 2019 06:08AM
Size: 1456 sq ft doublewideManufacturer: 1996 Skyline
3bd 2 bath. Bathrooms have new floor and sinks put in, in 2018.
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What is my mobile hime worth
Amount: $21,000.00
Posted by: Rhonda Adams in Pikeville, KY.Posted: August 7th, 2019 06:08PM
Size: 14x70Manufacturer: Horton
1996 model
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2016 3 bed 2 bath
Amount: $60,000.00
Posted by: Jessica M Connelly in Huntsville, TX.Posted: August 5th, 2019 01:08PM
Size: 18x64Manufacturer: Fleetwood
How much could I get for my home
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Double wide
Amount: $48,000.00
Posted by: Kathy Jordan in Bessemer, AL.Posted: August 1st, 2019 01:08PM
Size: 4 bedroom 2 bathManufacturer: Unknown
Has 3.sheds and almost an acre of land has new roof new central air
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What is it worth, thinking of selling
Amount: $35,000.00
Posted by: Jade2013 in Minot, ND.Posted: July 31st, 2019 05:07AM
Size: 16 by 80Manufacturer: Highlander
3 bedroom, 2 bathroom master has garden tub and shower
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How much is it worth?
Amount: $1,000.00
Posted by: Joshua Brienen in Concord, NC.Posted: July 22nd, 2019 02:07PM
Size: 14x76Manufacturer: 1999 Redman
Remodeled entirely. 3 bed, 2 bath. Tile walk in shower, new walls all over house, carpet, plumbing.
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What is my single wife trailer worth
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: Holly’s Galvin in Woodland Park, CO.Posted: July 16th, 2019 02:07PM
Size: 16x80Manufacturer: ?
Everything is original and it is in fair condition and has no land value.
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How much can I get for my mobile home
Amount: $13,000.00
Posted by: Amber N Gibbs in Sturgis, MI.Posted: July 11th, 2019 03:07PM
Size: 12×80Manufacturer: Not sure
My husband and I had bought our mobile home last year, we have remodeled the entire inside, it is a two bedroom one bath. Has new flooring carpet dry wall trim and more. We are in a community park the community is very good. Lot rent is decent we are looking to sell our home to buy a new one we are trying to find out whatour home is worth on a price
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Value of 1998 Liberty 3/2, on rented land, it is in fair condition. The home is located in Sun Valley NV
Amount: $50,000.00
Posted by: Cheryl Simpson in Sun Valley, NV.Posted: July 11th, 2019 12:07PM
Size: 28 x 66Manufacturer: Liberty
Rented land, no upgrades, fair condition.
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What is a reasonable price for a 2009 16×80 skyline
Amount: $30,000.00
Posted by: TCluck in Troy, KS.Posted: July 9th, 2019 01:07PM
Size: 16×80Manufacturer: Skyline
It's a 3 bedroom 2 bath home. It's the fully upgraded version with the 2×6 walls.
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What is my mobile home worth
Amount: $6,000.00
Posted by: Marla Berndt in Excelsior Springs, MO.Posted: June 22nd, 2019 12:06AM
Size: 16x80Manufacturer: Oakwood
Outside is in very good condition and I have done a lot of updates on the inside
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what is worth
Amount: $40,000.00
Posted by: igor chamorro in lewisville, TX.Posted: June 21st, 2019 10:06AM
Size: 15.5x76Manufacturer: palm harbor
all appliances included,washer dryer(Samsung)ceramic kitchen stove, double door Kenmore refrigerator with ice maker,dishwasher,all appliances are white color,air conditioner well maintain. close to grocery stores and schools,this park is excellent for family fun.
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What's it worth now?
Amount: $21,995.00
Posted by: Peggy L Rodriguez in Greenwood, IN.Posted: June 14th, 2019 06:06AM
Size: 28 x 48 1344 sqftManufacturer: Redman
We completely remodeled it to ceramic tile floors and carpet and redone both bathroom and upgraded the shed and both porches as well
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How much is it worth
Amount: $44,593.00
Posted by: Jessica3301724 in Seagoville, TX.Posted: May 17th, 2019 05:05PM
Size: 28×56Manufacturer: Guerdon
Did hardwood floor on most of the house. New outside paint. Small details but ready to move in.
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Whats it worrh
Amount: $45,000.00
Posted by: Lesley M in Los almos, NM.Posted: April 19th, 2019 06:04AM
Size: 14x68Manufacturer: Champion
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Mobile home 1990
Amount: $27,000.00
Posted by: Sanya mari in Festus, MO.Posted: April 6th, 2019 02:04PM
Size: SingleManufacturer: N.a
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Mobile Home For Sale
Amount: $3,000.00
Posted by: Kendra McNeil in Anniston, AL.Posted: March 27th, 2019 06:03AM
Size: 16 by 17Manufacturer: Unknown
A friend got this basically for the cost of the new central unit (2 yrs. old) that had been installed. It had been a renter that the owners got caught in the economy, I believe it was devaluing their property so they wanted it gone
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Single mobile home
Amount: $59,000.00
Posted by: Lenora L in Flagstaff, AZ.Posted: March 3rd, 2019 10:03PM
Size: 16x64Manufacturer: Cavco
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How much is this worth?
Amount: $10,000.00
Posted by: Scraven 76 in Hendersonville, NC.Posted: March 1st, 2019 06:03PM
Size: 14×80Manufacturer: Oakwood
Decent condition. Not bought yet but soon. Just wanna make sure that I'm not getting ripped off.
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How much is my Mobile Home worth
Amount: $1,000.00
Posted by: Tami Marie Scott in Apache Junction, AZ.Posted: February 25th, 2019 12:02PM
Size: 14×80. 1970. 2bed 2 bathManufacturer: Ranad
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How much is my mobile home worth?
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: Buranda Ledford in Dalton, GA.Posted: February 10th, 2019 07:02PM
Size: Single wide not sure on exact measuremenManufacturer: Don't know
1983 single wide 3 bedroom 2 full bath. Has to be moved from the current property it resides on. Needing to sell. Grandmother left it to me in a will when she passed away may 14th 2018. Any help would be appreciated
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1980 double wide
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: Firk in Green Bay, WI.Posted: February 7th, 2019 11:02AM
Size: Double wideManufacturer: Rollman
Looking for value of 1980 Rollman double wide with addition. 4 bedroom, fireplace, deck, nice condition
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Mobile home moved an setup
Amount: $1,500.00
Posted by: Tee Stroud in Weston, WV.Posted: January 28th, 2019 03:01PM
Size: 14*52Manufacturer:
I like to know how much will cost to move 14*50 single wide from WV to MD an disconnect an setup
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1977 colonnade on 0.67 lot
Amount: $40,000.00
Posted by: [email protected] in Bad axe, MI.Posted: January 27th, 2019 08:01PM
Size: Double wideManufacturer: Colannade
1977 . Newer roof , sliding back doors, on .067 acre out of town in bad axe Michigan. 3 bedroom 2 bathroom
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Thinking about buying a property that has a used Single Wide Mobile Home on it.
Amount: $54,900.00
Posted by: Mark Cordell in Corbin, KY.Posted: January 7th, 2019 03:01AM
Size: 1152 sq ftManufacturer: Clayton
I know the model is called Vision and it's a 2010 Single Wide Clayton Home.
The previous owner took the HVAC Unit, Water Heater, Stove, Refrigerator and Thermostat. Cosmetically, a few scratches on the cabinets. The countertop has came unglued on the edge closest to where the stove would be. Not sure if that can be fixed by gluing it back down. The front Vinyl siding has quite a few small holes from a lawnmower maybe.
The property sits on 1.2 acres of land. The land itself is worth maybe $12,000 - $15,000.
Any information on estimating the value of the home is greatly appreciated.
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How much for 1991 Palm Harbor mobile home
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: a user in Athens, AL.Posted: January 6th, 2019 10:01AM
Size: 28 x 72Manufacturer: Palm Harbor
4 bedroom, 2.5 bath.
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Good asking price?
Amount: $70,000.00
Posted by: Brittney Garrison in Somerville, AL.Posted: December 1st, 2018 05:12PM
Size: 16x76Manufacturer: Clayton
Built in 2017. 3 bedroom. 2 bath. No repairs needed.
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External Resources:
  1.  www.census.gov/data/tables/time-series/econ/mhs/latest-data.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
  5.  www.hudhomestore.com/Home/Index.aspx
  6.  www.nadaguides.com/Manufactured-Homes
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  8.  www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_gw?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=manufactured...
  9.  www.huduser.org/publications/destech/saveEnrgy.html
  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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