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After finally saving up enough money to use as a down payment, I decided that it was time to hit the market. I met with a lender, got pre-approved for a loan, and then started visiting different properties. However, I quickly realized that I didn't know as much about real estate as I would have hoped. I wanted to find a great neighborhood and know what to ask the professionals, but I could tell that I needed a little help. To point me in the right direction, I started working with a great real estate agent who was familiar with the area. This blog is all about educating the general public on real estate matters.


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The Cost Of Buying And Setting Up A Mobile Home

by Nathan Olson

Mobile homes are affordable, environmentally friendly, and versatile. The homes come at different prices, just like conventional homes. Below are some factors that determine how much you need for a mobile home.

Size or Type

Mobile homes come in different types depending on their sizes, including single-section, double-section, and triple-section. The type of mobile home determines its price. The multi-section properties cost more than double-sections and single-sections.


These mobile homes feature one to two bedrooms and bathrooms. They are relatively small and rarely have additional rooms apart from the basic ones.


Double-section homes feature two to three bedrooms and bathrooms. They are bigger than single-section homes and have additional rooms, such as a separate dining room.


Triple or multi-section mobile homes have at least three bedrooms, but many have more. Triple-sections are the biggest mobile homes available today. Many look like conventional or site-built properties.


You need a place to set up your mobile home if you don't have a ready place. You can lease land for the home, especially you have not decided to live anywhere permanently. Alternatively, you can buy land and set up your mobile home just like a conventional house. The purchase option costs more than the lease option.

Utility Connections

Mobile homes require utilities just like conventional homes. Examples of common utilities include internet, cable TV, sewage, water, and electricity. Depending on the location, utility connections require that you provide payment, permits, the type of utility, and the number of utilities. Your mobile home setup also determines utility connection fees. For example, some mobile home communities (where you can lease space) charge discounted utility connection fees.


If you're buying a new mobile home, you can customize it to suit your taste and preference. You can choose the materials, fixtures, and exterior installations. For example, you can add a porch to the exterior. Only your budget and imagination limit the possible customizations.

Location and Delivery

Unlike a standard home that you must buy where you want to live, you can buy a mobile home in one part of the country and use it in another part. The purchase location determines the property's overall price in two main ways. First, property prices vary by location. Secondly, the location determines the delivery charges to your preferred home.

Do your research and due diligence when buying a mobile home, just as you would with a conventional home. Contact a real estate agency, such as Kerman Mobile Homes, to help you with the purchase.