Craigslist Mobile Homes You Can Afford (2024)

There have been a ton of great Craigslist mobile homes for sale lately!

Scrolling through sites like Zillow, Redfin, and Craigslist is a hobby of mine. I love to see how other people live and decorate their homes (maybe I’m just weird?). You can get a lot of mobile home decorating inspiration and remodeling ideas just by scrolling through all the mobile homes for sale. It’s also neat to see how mobile home prices differ across the nation.

Mobile home prices and mobile home park lot rent costs go hand in hand. States with the lowest mobile home prices will usually have lower lot rent as well. Both mobile homes and lot rent are most affordable in the South but that can always change.

Please keep in mind that we are not affiliated with Craigslist or the home sellers. We just like to share Craigslist mobile homes for sale, especially if they are beautiful or look like a good deal. We always include the original listing and a couple of pictures of the home but we will break the link once we see that the home has sold.

Our 5 Favorite Craigslist Mobile Homes for Sale

We’ve shared several articles with Craigslist mobile homes for sale across the nation but in this article, we share 5 homes in just 2 states: Ohio and Florida.

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1972 Holly Park Mobile Home For $4,500 in Ohio

Our first find is a 1972 Holly Park single wide mobile home located in Ohio. The home appears to have its original cabinets, paneling, and built-ins. It also looks to be in very good condition for a home constructed in 1972!

Be extra careful when buying a mobile home built before 1976. That’s when the federal law took effect that required builders to meet minimum building regulations. Also, many mobile homes built before 1976 may have aluminum wiring. Always get an inspection done on any mobile home you are considering buying.

This home has a ton of potential and could make a great home for anyone. (This home has sold, sorry!).

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This 1982 Single Wide found in Florida is awesome! It’s smaller than some single wides, at 834 feet, but it makes great use of its space with a nice open layout.

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1982 Single Wide Mobile Home For $12,000 in Florida

Our favorite feature of this home? The kitchen, with its curved layout and plenty of both counter space and cabinets. This is another home that looks to be pretty much in its original condition. Light-colored paneling throughout and transitional kitchen cabinets along with copper bathroom fixtures make this a perfect example of a 1980’s model mobile home. Home has sold.

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1987 Holiday Manor Mobile Home for $20,000 in New York

Wow! This 1987 Holiday Manor Mobile Home located in New York has been completely updated inside.

Both the electrical and plumbing have been overhauled. This mobile home has an open floor plan and looks to have plenty of cabinets and storage space.

We didn’t see any pictures of the exterior on the listing, but based on the updated interior I bet it’s in good condition.

There are a ton of windows in the living room providing lots of natural light. The light walls helps all that light bounce around, making the rooms appear to be much larger than it is. The home has sold.

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1983 Sout Mobile Home For $21,900 in Florida

This 1983 Sout Mobile Home in Florida has one of our favorite floor plans, a split plan home with a bedroom on each end. The

According to the listing, it also includes a nice-sized glass-enclosed “Florida room” which is a great addition to any mobile home. Like most of the other listings we’ve shared, this home has the original cabinets and fixtures.

The exterior is updated with vinyl siding. For only $21,90, this home would be perfect for anyone since it wouldn’t take much to update this home. The homehas sold.

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1981 Liberty Mobile Home For $13,900

We really like this 1981 Liberty Mobile Home that’s also located in Florida. It has been completely updated. We especially love the laminate flooring, which gives the mobile home a wood floor look without the extra costs. The kitchen has plenty of cabinets and it appears from one of the pictures that they have used a dresser to create an extra cabinet and countertop space between the living room and kitchen. It matches the rest of the kitchen very well. We are big fans of thinking outside the box like this owner did! This home has been sold.

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About Craigslist Mobile Homes for Sale And Buying Pre-Owned Mobile Homes

The mobile homes we’ve shared today were all posted on Craigslist. Craigslist is the best website to look for mobile homes in a park. That’s because mobile homes located in mobile home parks are sold privately, no real estate agents are required. The title is used to establish ownership.

Read all about mobile home titles here.

Buying a pre-owned mobile home (or manufactured home) without land doesn’t require a realtor but we always want buyers to hire an independent inspector and pay an attorney or title company to search for liens nationally (not just in your state).

Related: Great Tips for Buying a Pre-Owned Mobile Home

It’s always important to be diligent when thinking of making a purchase from an online seller. Never give the seller your money if they don’t have a title in hand. And, please, make sure you hire a mobile home inspector before buying a mobile home. Be sure to take a look at our article Buying A Used Mobile Homethat offers some great tips and resources.

Join almost 60,000 mobile homeowners on our Facebook Group, Mobile Home Living: Remodels and Repairs, and chat with other homeowners, see lots of beautiful mobile and manufactured homes, and get answers to all your remodeling and repair questions.

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Want to see more affordable pre-owned mobile homes for sale?

We’ve been sharing pre-owned mobile homes for sale for a few years now and there have been some gorgeous homes. Here are more great Craigslist mobile homes for sale.

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What does Dave Ramsey say about buying a mobile home? ›

In fact, Ramsey's blog states that "Mobile homes are a terrible investment because they drop in value super fast -- the same way your car loses value the second you drive it off the lot. Investing in a mobile home isn't like investing in real estate."

Can I save money living in a mobile home? ›

Mobile homes and manufactured homes are typically more budget-friendly compared to traditional site-built homes. Whether you choose to purchase a new or used mobile home, the cost is significantly lower than that of a traditional home.

How much is it to buy a mobile home in Georgia? ›

Also, I found that the average cost of a new manufactured home was $112,000 from a recent report of the Census Bureau's Manufactured Housing Survey (MHS). New mobile homes to cost around $40,000 to $250,000 in Georgia. While the secondhand mobile homes cost between $10,000 to $50,000.

How much should you spend on a mobile home? ›

Manufactured home cost factors
FactorAverage cost*
Double-wide unit$116,000 – $150,000
Full-service delivery$4,000 – $10,000
Site prep (including pouring a foundation)$7,000 – $47,000
Installing a well and septic system$6,000 – $20,000
3 more rows
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What is the disadvantage of living in a mobile home? ›

Additional disadvantages to mobile homes have to do with them typically being located in a mobile home park. Despite "owning" your actual home, you will still have a landlord, to whom you will have to pay rent and answer to for your compliance with park rules.

What uses the most electricity in a mobile home? ›

The two biggest electric hogs in a mobile home are often the hot water heater (as you already suspect) and the refrigerator.

Can you live full time in a mobile home? ›

Gone are the days of small caravans with just the basic functionalities needed for living – you can choose a mobile home that offers it all. With such comfort on offer, there is no issue being in a static caravan full time and choosing a model with double glazing and central heating will make even winter warm and cosy.

Where do mobile homes lose the most heat? ›

Windows and doors can account for between 25 and 40 percent of your mobile home's total heat loss. If you're in an aging mobile home, paper thin, old-fashioned windows could be costing you hundreds of dollars in temperate control waste.

What credit score do you need to buy a mobile home in Georgia? ›

What is the Minimum Credit Score You Need to Buy a Mobile Home in Georgia? Most mobile home loans will want a minimum credit score of 580 to 620 when buying a mobile home. If you are a first-time homebuyer, it may require a higher score. Putting down a larger down payment can offset a lower credit score.

How much is a triple wide mobile home in Georgia? ›

While double-wide and single-wide mobile homes look like standard site-built houses, triple-wide homes have a more trailer-like look. A multi-wide mobile home in Georgia can cost anything from $100,000 up to $250,000.

What is the best state to buy a mobile home? ›

4 Best States for Living in a Mobile Home
  • Texas. According to Statista, there are more manufactured homes in Texas than in any other state, by far — more than 556,00 compared to fewer than 319,000 in No. ...
  • Florida. ...
  • Arizona. ...
  • Michigan.
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Are mobile homes ever a good investment? ›

Mobile Homes Tend to Drop in Value

Mobile homes placed in mobile home parks typically decrease in value over time. On the other hand, land normally appreciates over time. So, if you own land and build a traditional home or, in some cases even place a mobile home on the land, the value will normally appreciate.

Do mobile homes have good resale value? ›

Manufactured homes may not hold value like traditional homes but may keep it better than other assets, such as vehicles. The value depends on the housing market, price and age of the house, inflation rate, maintenance and upkeep and other factors.

What is the average depreciation of a mobile home? ›

But when you buy a mobile home, you're still losing money every day because it can depreciate so quickly. How quickly do mobile homes depreciate? History says a $150,000 double-wide mobile home will depreciate by more than $50,000 in just five years (a third of the original value!).

How to negotiate buying a new mobile home? ›

Negotiate non-price factors: In addition to the purchase price, consider negotiating other factors, such as the inclusion of amenities, utilities, closing costs, or the timing of the sale (e.g., a longer closing period if needed).

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