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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] .
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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I am looking for land or a city lot that is zoned for a menufactured home in San Bernardino County.
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1976 nuway
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Posted by: Michelle Holmes in Arapaho, OK.Posted: October 13th, 2019 01:10PM
Size: 16x72Manufacturer: nuway
3 bdrm 1 1/2 bath. master has large bathroom wth garden tub. needs plumbing work and electrical and new flooring or carpet and tile park lot rent is 85.00. has a new professional metal roof installed. just needs tlc. is livable because i live in it. desperately want to move. will accept 1/2 cash and other half on a comparable priced car. or a car worth full value.
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1989 trailer
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Posted by: Sophie Carter in Dundas, IL.Posted: October 9th, 2019 10:10PM
Size: 14x70Manufacturer: How much is it worth???
1989.
3br/1b
Floor has a few soft spots in the kitchen area, all floors are wood paneling. No central ac.
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1997 double wide
Amount: $45,000.00
Posted by: Timothy marlow in Plattsburgh, NY.Posted: October 5th, 2019 04:10PM
Size: 28by 46Manufacturer: Redman
Is this home worth 45000.00 ? I am in the process of buying this home is it worth the price I am paying for it?
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2005 sunshine
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Posted by: SHARON BAILEY in Gladstone, MO.Posted: September 28th, 2019 09:09PM
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Price worth
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Posted by: Brian Edward Cochrane in Hermiston, OR.Posted: September 18th, 2019 02:09PM
Size: 980 sq ftManufacturer: Liberty
Price worth havent bought it yet
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Need advice...please help
Amount: $148,000.00
Posted by: Julia Adams in Dunnellon, FL.Posted: September 17th, 2019 12:09PM
Size: 2040Manufacturer:
Theu want 148000 they defiantly did internal repairs and cleaned it up to where it looks almost brand new again with a recent new rood and tie downs that withhold from over 200mpg winds. 2040 sq ft on a fenced 2.28 acres with a huge workshop out back. Im so deperate to get out of my current house because it s falling apart that im worried im being gullable and paying way to much money. Any thoughts?
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Mobile home
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Posted by: Cassandra J Swanson in Fargo, ND.Posted: September 15th, 2019 06:09PM
Size: 14x74Manufacturer: Marshfield
Good asking price? Outside is not resided however inside all but one wall has been remodeled.
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How much should I offer to sell?
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Posted by: Mandakay in Converse, TX.Posted: September 10th, 2019 06:09PM
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3 bedroom 2 full baths. Has central Ac and heat, dishwasher, front and back porch. On a rented lot in a manufactured park. Could use a new roof. Has new skirting. Hard wood floor in the living room.
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Size: 28x60Manufacturer: Redman
4bedroom 2bath
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How much is it worth
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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
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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
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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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1996 model
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Size: 18x64Manufacturer: Fleetwood
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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
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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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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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