Buying or Selling a Home/Mobile Homes


My wife and I rented a trailer before we had kids and loved it. Now with the kids grown up, we are thinking about buying a mobile home.
Are there any major pros and cons to consider? What about maintenance, and moving it to another trailer park? Thanks!

Hello Bud;
As a REALTOR I do not deal in mobile homes unless they are no longer mobile (in other words, they are attached to a permanent foundation).  Mobile homes, in the US are not considered to be the best option for home ownership and values are not as high as permanent residences that are stick built.  However, they are considerably less expensive; as a rule, well built and subject to rigorous quality control standards.  If you are on a very limited income, you will need to remember that the additional costs to move the home and then pay for home association dues, neighborhood amenities (if you move it into a mobile home park), connection fees, etc all should be factored in.  I would strongly consider the energy efficiency and insulation standards in the mobile home vs. a stick built home as well.

The longevity of a mobile home is not the same as a site built home. If you buy the land upon which the home is moved then you have something that you can will to the children but if it is in a mobile home park, you really don't have much to leave to them years down the road.  There is not much equity in the home 15 to 20 years down the road.

I hope that this helps.

Warm Regards,
Jessica Bryan
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