How Much Does A Mobile Home Cost?
Mobile homes are also called manufactured homes or houses. Mobile homes are completely made in a factory and are an inexpensive alternative to traditional housing. Mobile home prices range from $10,000-$300,000. The cost of a mobile home varies depending on whether it is new or used, its size and style, what amenities it has, and on its location. Mobile homes are available in several different sizes – single wide, double wide and tripe wide – and can comes with a wide assortment of amenities like skylights, fireplace, walk-in closets, cathedral ceilings and much more. When calculating the cost of a mobile home, the cost of land, delivery and set up should also be factored in.
How Much Does A New Mobile Home Cost?
New mobile home prices vary depending on size and style. New mobile home prices also vary depending on location, manufacturer and the amenities that it has. New mobile homes range from $30,000-$300,000; however, average mobile home prices are from $35,000-$100,000.
Used Mobile Homes
Used mobile home costs range from $10,000- $200,000; however, they average from $10,000-$80,000. Used prices vary depending on the home’s size, style, location, condition and what amenities it has. Average used single wide mobile homes cost $10,000-$30,000. Average used double wide mobile homes cost $30,000-$50,000. Average used triple wide mobile homes cost the most with prices ranging from $50,000-$80,000. Used triple wide mobile homes that are in excellent shape and have a large amount of amenities can cost up to $200,000, but it is rare.
Single wide mobile homes are 600-1150 square feet in size. Single wide mobile home prices range from $10,000-$60,000; the average single wide mobile home costs around $35,000-$40,000. Average used single wide mobile home prices are $10,000-$30,000. Again, prices vary depending on location, manufacturer, style and what amenities it has.
Double wide mobile homes are 1250-1800 square feet in size. Double wides have to be moved in two parts and are put together on site. Double wide prices range from $30,000-$120,000; average costs are $50,000-$70,000. Average used prices range from $30,000-$50,000.
Triple wides are 1900-2500 square feet in size. Triple wides are moved in two or more pieces and put together on site. Triple wide mobile home cost ranges from $50,000-$300,000; average costs are $80,000-$100,000. Average used prices range from $50,000-$80,000.
Mobile Home Set Up Costs
Mobile home set up includes things like delivery, installation, foundation and having electricity, water and other similar things installed. Many companies include delivery and basic installation in their mobile home prices, but some do not. Mobile home set up costs range from $1000-$10,000 depending on what is included in the original mobile home price, how far it is being delivery and if it is a single, double or triple wide. Mobile homes set up costs also vary depending on location and how difficult it is to have water and electricity run to it. Mobile home delivery costs from $1000-$5000 depending on distance and size of the home. Having the utilities hooked up usually ranges from $200-$1000, but can be considerably more if the home is located in an out of the way area. Having water hooked up ranges from $100-$6000 depending on location and if the area has city water or well water, and having a septic tank installed costs from $2000-$4000.
Mobile Home Foundation Cost
Mobile homes require a solid foundation to be set up on. Once in place, most mobile homes have their wheels removed and are set up on a solid foundation. There are several foundation choices to choose from: pier and ground anchor, slab, and basement foundation. The pier and ground anchor foundation is the most common as it is fairly easy to install and works on almost all ground types. A slab foundation is the cheapest and easiest type of mobile home foundation. A basement foundation is the most expensive and hardest to put in. A slab foundation costs around $5000 and a basement foundation costs around $20,000.
Mobile Home Levelling Cost
Mobile homes settle over time and need to be levelled. The cost of mobile home levelling ranges from $200-$2000 depending on location, how much levelling needs to be done and who does the job. A basic levelling costs $200-$400, while an extensive levelling costs $1000-$2000.
Buying A Mobile Home
Buying a mobile home is a serious decision that requires a lot of research as there is a lot of choices and options to choose from. When buying a mobile home, it is best to start by making a budget so you know exactly how much you have to spend. When planning a budget, people should consider things like how large of a home they want, where it is going to be set up and the cost of site preparation. Expenses like insurance, land purchase, set up, hooking up utilities and other similar things should be considered in the budget. After a solid budget is set, it is best to arrange for financing; it is best to have financing established before looking at mobile homes so you know exactly how much money you have to work with. When shopping for a mobile home it is best to thoroughly check references and reviews of the manufacturer and dealer. Before signing any contracts, people should carefully read over all the fine print and know exactly what is and is not included in the price. Once the home is purchased, site preparation, set up and utilities hook ups need to be arranged. Regular maintenance for the home should also be arranged. Buying a mobile home is exciting, but it can also be overwhelming; it is important to do thorough research so there will not be a lot of unpleasant surprises.
Mobile Home Removal Cost
Mobile home removal cost ranges from $1000-$10,000 depending on the size and condition of the home, if it being demolished or moved to a different location, and if it is old and rusty or in good shape. Having a mobile home demolished and removed is less expensive than moving it to a different location. Mobile home demolition cost ranges from $1000-$4000. Cost varies depending on how big the home is, location and dump prices. To have a mobile home moved from one location to another ranges in price from $2000-$10,000. How large the home is, the shape it is in and how far it is being relocated affect moving costs.