How do I buy a used mobile home?

How do I buy a used mobile home? What’s a good price?
Offered a mobile home for $2,000 as is. Is that good? How much are used mobile homes? What’s good and bad about mobile homes? Any good websites to check out?

http://www.mobilehomerepair.com/

Mobile homes unlike the previous poster seems to think range the gamut from triple wides on permanent foundations to very bad investments. Check out that site I gave you, it should really help.

As all major purchases, please get an inspector to evaluate it. It’s $200, but can save you thousands. Really make sure that the subflooring isn’t particle board and if it is that it has not been water damaged.

2 Comments

  • SnarkFish™
    February 4, 2012 - 2:38 am | Permalink

    Don’t. For one thing, "used" mobile homes are probably falling apart — especially one that someone’s willing to sell for $2,000. The things are made of aluminum, a little steel, some cheap insulation and wood. The appliances are NOT full size, unless you’re "lucky" enough to get a double-wide. Same for the bathroom(s).
    Bad: You cannot stay in one during any major weather event — like tornados. They tend to burn with astounding speed when they catch fire. During a rainstorm, the sound of the rain beating on the roof can be so loud, you can’t hear yourself think.
    Good: None that I’ve ever been able to discern.

    "As Is" is NEVER a good buying point. "As Is" could mean the floors are caving in, the roof leaks, the plumbing and electrical systems are shot.
    References :

  • anna
    February 4, 2012 - 3:04 am | Permalink

    http://www.mobilehomerepair.com/

    Mobile homes unlike the previous poster seems to think range the gamut from triple wides on permanent foundations to very bad investments. Check out that site I gave you, it should really help.

    As all major purchases, please get an inspector to evaluate it. It’s $200, but can save you thousands. Really make sure that the subflooring isn’t particle board and if it is that it has not been water damaged.
    References :
    We live in a very nice doublewide that from the inside looks like any other house. Full size appliances and all, lol. No aluminum

    And I have a big garden tub. ;)

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