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How Much Does a Mobile Home Cost?

 
average costSingle-Wide Average: $37,100high costDouble-wide Average: $73,600

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:

  • In the most recent data from the Census Bureau's Manufactured Housing Survey (MHS), the average sales price nationwide for a new manufactured home in February 2020 was $55,600 for a single-wide and $107,500 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. Regionally, the lowest average price was $54,000 for a new single-wide in the Northeast and $92,800for a new double-wide in the Midwest.
  • 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[1] .
  • 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[2] .
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[3] .
  • HUD's Office of Manufactured Housing programs provides consumer information about buying and owning mobile/manufactured homes[4] 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[5] for a 1969 or newer mobile home for $20, or sells a manufactured housing cost guide[6] for $60-$120. There are a variety of guidebooks for buying manufactured homes[7] 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[8] .
Shopping for a mobile home:
  • The Federal Trade Commission presents consumer guidelines for buying a new mobile/manufactured home[9] and the Manufactured Housing Institute offers a detailed booklet on "How to Buy a Manufactured Home"[10] .
  • Prefab-Home-Buying-Guide.com lists mobile home manufacturers[11] and national and states associations related to manufactured houses[12] .
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Looking to buy
Amount: $39,000.00
Posted by: Cherndoyn in Junction city, KS.Posted: July 29th, 2021 11:07AM
Size: 16x74Manufacturer: Clayton
Looking to possibly buy a 2019 16x74 in a trailer park. 3 bedroom 2 bath single wide it has been lived in previously some minor wear and tear includes dishwasher stove and refrigerator. All tile floors except master bedroom and front bedroom. Asking price is 39,000 but I less than 2 months there will be brand new ones coming for around 41,000
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How much is it worth?
Amount: $45,000.00
Posted by: Lu Zubke in Lannon, WI.Posted: June 18th, 2021 06:06PM
Size: 16x80Manufacturer: Marshfield
Owners have Asked $45,000.
They have expanded kitchen for a larger refrigerator,replaced the dishwasher,oven, range hood, about 8 months ago with all stainless steel appliances,including washer & dryer. Replaced all cabinetry in kitchen &bathroom,although have not installed any shelving in them. Are replacing the skirting and some outside siding where a window was removed to install larger refrigerator. doing minor paint touch-ups on inside paint. Installed new tub & tile surround, toilet & cabinets in bathroom. Has shingle roofing. Age 1991. How much is it worth?
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How much is iy worth?
Amount: $3,500.00
Posted by: Conman in Evansville, IN.Posted: June 7th, 2021 08:06AM
Size: 16×80Manufacturer: SCHULTZ
Needs all new carpet and or hard dlooring. Needs all appliances including ac/heater. Walls need patching and painted through out home. I was hoping to find the value if it needed no work at all and also the value as is.
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1993 Singlewide estimate
Amount: $4,000.00
Posted by: Amy Reynolds in Swanton, VT.Posted: May 11th, 2021 09:05PM
Size: 16x80Manufacturer: Redman
3bedroom, 1.5 bath. Needs complete roof, water damage and mold in ceiling and walls. Both bathroom floors caving in.
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How much is my 14 by 70 worth
Amount: $10,000.00
Posted by: Lillian in Lancaster, SC.Posted: April 24th, 2021 06:04AM
Size: 14 by 70Manufacturer: Fleetwood
Looking to sell asap
Will need to be moved in good condition 3bedroom 2 full bath
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Maybe purchasing need help
Amount: $25.00
Posted by: a user in Albuquerque, NM.Posted: March 23rd, 2021 01:03PM
Size: 14×70Manufacturer: Skyline
I may purchaae this mobile home ans need an idea of how much it is worth. I have been checking the internet but not much luck. They are asking 25K.Please help me because we need to answer quick as mobile homes are selling very quickly in Albuquerque. Thank you.
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How much is it worth?
Amount: $54,900.00
Posted by: Megan Turgeon in Belleville, MI.Posted: February 6th, 2021 08:02AM
Size: 28×80Manufacturer: Redman
1999 2240 square feet, 4 bedroom 2 bath manufactured home with a family room, dining room, livingroom and eat in kitchen-- all appliances included. Located in Belleville MI.
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1979
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: Jess Bunger in Kearney, NE.Posted: January 25th, 2021 07:01PM
Size: 3 bed 2 bath with garageManufacturer: Ethan Clark
They have completely redone the entire house top to bottom , added a garage , tree house and huge new back deck and carport . They are asking 70,000 is that too much ?
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Estimated worth
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: K. Good in Troutman, NC.Posted: January 14th, 2021 02:01PM
Size: Manufacturer: 1994 double wide
3 bedroom, 2 full bath. Needs new floors, interiors walls, cabinets, etc.
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Is it worth it?
Amount: $37,000.00
Posted by: Lisa Acevedo in Merced, CA.Posted: December 27th, 2020 07:12PM
Size: 12X60Manufacturer:
They did a really rough job they filled in some holes but didn’t bother to sand then they painted they did a sloppy paint job trying to charge me for including the first months rent and one year of insurance into the price of the mobile home not too happy with the deal
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1980
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: Easley in Phoenix, AZ.Posted: December 16th, 2020 05:12AM
Size: 263 square feetManufacturer: Redman
1 bd, new hvac
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Live in park owner wants me to buy it for 5000
Amount: $5,000.00
Posted by: Amanda Goodman in Streetsboro, OH.Posted: November 13th, 2020 06:11PM
Size: 14 x70Manufacturer:
1979 or 1980 single wide 2 bed 2 full bath furnace not working some floor damage needs new entry doors needs new washer plumbing installed
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What it\'s worth
Amount: $20,000.00
Posted by: Kizzie11 in Lake charles, LA.Posted: September 28th, 2020 04:09PM
Size: 16x80Manufacturer: Brighton
3bedroom 2 full baths new floors put in kitchen living room and 1 bedroom
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How much is it worth?
Amount: $40,000.00
Posted by: SMCV in Welsh, LA.Posted: September 27th, 2020 07:09AM
Size: 16x80Manufacturer: Cavalier
2005 - 3 bedroom, 2 bath. Replaced all walls with sheetrock and painted thruout. Wood looking vinyl plank floor. Carpet in 2 bedrooms. Linoleum in bathrooms. Master bath tub was replaced with a jacuzzi jet tub. Separate shower. Needs new roof and skirting.
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How much is it worth
Amount: $17,000.00
Posted by: Romona in Jackson, MO.Posted: September 14th, 2020 02:09PM
Size: 1996 16x72 single wideManufacturer: Cavalier MFGHM
Has 2 bedrooms, 2 bath (one is master bath with walk in shower and double vanity, kitchen and living room. Underpinning not in the best shape. Has central air/heat (electric)
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What's it worth?
Amount: $30,000.00
Posted by: casey anderson in OMER, MI.Posted: August 31st, 2020 03:08PM
Size: 16x80Manufacturer:
1998 3 bedroom,master bath has garden tub. Living,kitchen and halls have updated "hardwood like" linoleum
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Doublewide
Amount: $66,000.00
Posted by: Sharon Austin in Buena vista, VA.Posted: August 19th, 2020 11:08AM
Size: 24×76Manufacturer: 2000 Redman
My home is falling apart and not worth the money that I owe on it. It's been refinanced twice and I still owe another 12 years and cant afford to fix anything. My husband passed away in 2013 and it's my debt now. Just wish I had a way of trading it in for a better built one. The amount I owe on it and cost to remodel is more than what I could buy a new one for now.
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Worth
Amount: $42,000.00
Posted by: Karenland2 in Plymouth, MI.Posted: July 26th, 2020 06:07PM
Size: 1728 square feetManufacturer: Commander
4 bedroom 2 bath, updated hard wood look flooring, 16x9 deck added
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How much is it worth
Amount: $83,000.00
Posted by: Carla Hendrix in Monroe, LA.Posted: July 14th, 2020 10:07AM
Size: 32x62Manufacturer: Champion
Mint condition, lived in only 6 years. 3 bedroom 2 bath hardwood floors and carpet in 2 bedrooms.
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Replacement cost
Amount: $23,000.00
Posted by: Steve M in Falcon, CO.Posted: May 13th, 2020 09:05AM
Size: 14×80Manufacturer: Fleetwood
Looking for replacement cost in today's rates
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2012 Champion mobile home serial #PFS1099029
Amount: $62,000.00
Posted by: Annie Jones in Chepachet, RI.Posted: May 11th, 2020 08:05AM
Size: 72 X 14Manufacturer: Champion
For Tax purposes in town of Glocester. Rhode Island 01824
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  2.  www.mhbay.com/mobile-homes-for-sale
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  9.  www.consumer.ftc.gov/
  10.  www.manufacturedhousing.org/how_to_buy_mhome/
  11.  www.prefab-home-buying-guide.com/manufactured-home-builders.html/
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