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  • Writer's pictureAlleine Solmirano

Interested in Buying a Mobile Home in California

Updated: Jan 30

mataMobile homes (also known as manufactured homes) are cheap option to traditional stick built homes and are becoming more popular in California. As with any major investment, buying a mobile home needs to be researched and done properly. You may have wondered what all factors you should consider before buying a manufactured home. This guide will help you to understand the process of buying a mobile home.

Choose the Type

There are three types of mobile phones:

  • Single-These units are single-wide and have a narrow width. They don't have hallways.

  • Double-These units are almost twice as big as single-wide homes and include hallways that connect some rooms.

  • Triple-wide units with three to four bedrooms that are connected by hallways.

Choose the price range

The property's price is not only determined by its size but also depends on other factors such as the location, inbuilt amenities, the facilities, age of the mobile home, whether it is new or used, and even the quality of the walls and floors. When setting your budget, it is important to also consider future expenses.


You'll be more likely to find a deal that includes the land and the mobile home if you live in suburbs. If you want to buy a mobile home in an urban area, renting the land may be better. You should also ensure that you have enough space for your mobile home and some extra space if you like a private backyard.

Financing your Purchase

Although obtaining a loan to finance a conventional home is easy, it can be complicated if you have poor credit. However, financing a mobile home requires different rules.

Once you have decided on the type of home that you want, the location, and the price, the next step is to find a mobile home dealer or seller. Select the floor plan and, most importantly, get a warranty for your home. Next, get ready to purchase a wonderful home and get excited to meet your neighbors and mobile home community.

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