I’ve always enjoyed walking through a neighborhood and looking at homes. I’ll imagine the home’s layout or how I would decorate it or even what the family is like that lives there. I suppose it sounds a bit creepy but I don’t think I’m alone since home decor blogs and HGTV are so popular. Naturally, I love home tours online and browsing through real estate sites. Looking at Craigslist mobile homes is a favorite past time so I thought I’d share a few of the homes I found in the past month.
Steve Lancaster, the founder of my favorite Facebook group ‘I love Mobile/Manufactured Homes,’ has a real passion for factory-built homes. His knowledge of the builders and the numerous models that have been released over the decades is unparalleled. He routinely posts great Zillow and Craigslist mobile homes on his group’s page and some are simply breathtaking!
Thanks to Steve and Search Tempest, a handy classified ad search engine that allows you to search numerous classified ad sites via specific criteria such as location, age, size, color, etc., I’m able to find and share these beautiful mobile homes from across the country with you.
Top Craigslist Mobile Homes from May 2017
These are my favorite Craigslist mobile homes found in May 2017. Keep in mind, that while I have linked to the original ads, affordable homes tend to sell quickly so the ad may have been removed since we published the article.
1982 Single Wide in Roanoke, Virginia for $11,500
This 1982 Colony single wide sits in a 55+ community where lot rent is $230 per month (and that includes your water and sewage). It is 14′ x 70′ with 2 bedrooms and 2 full baths and has been completely remodeled.
The park is beautiful and the home is right beside a 2-acre lake. You can see the Craigslist ad here (until it is sold).
I hope I can be fortunate enough to find a beautiful and affordable home in a great setting like this when I retire!
1972 Single Wide in New Port Richey, Florida for $9900
Retiring to Florida is a popular goal. With a mobile home, it’s a goal that is absolutely in reach for us ‘regular’ people that have a regular job and a regular bank account. My 401K is a 101B but I could probably save up $9900 in the next 15 years if I tried hard enough.
(Note: This cute single wide is posted on Zillow and Craigslist. The Zillow link had bigger images so I used it. You can see the ad here.)
Cute Lakefront Single Wide in Albion, Indiana
This is a lakefront vacation home but I’m including it because it is such a cute property. You pay $12,500 for the 10′ x 50′ mobile home with 2 bedrooms and 1.5 baths sitting on an 86 acre lake in Albion, Indiana.
The home has been well cared for and has the original paneling and built-ins. Lot rent is $2700 a year (includes water, sewer, and trash) and the park is open April to October. A pontoon boat and your own dock is a part of the deal!
You could buy the Florida single wide above for the winter months and this mobile home for the summer and have an amazing retirement! See the ad and lots more photos here.
1984 Liberty Single Wide in Reese, Michigan for $7000
This is a great looking home for $7000 in a park in Michigan. It has 3 bedrooms and 1 bath and you get all the furnishings and working appliances.
Pitched roof, great layout (LOVE those end kitchens!) and obviously taken care of – this is a great looking home. No mention of the lot rent but if I had to guess it would be less than $400 a month.
Some people spend $7000 on a gaming computer (I know one personally and while it is a very nice system I would much rather buy an entire home). You can see the ad on Craigslist here.
2011 Double Wide on 2 Acres in Mayo, Florida for $76,000
This is a great looking home! For less than $80,000 you get 2 acres of land and a 3 bedroom, 2 baths home with 9-foot side walls. The bedrooms have walk-in closets.
The kitchen has a walk-in pantry and a great island. I saw a truck that cost more than this in today’s newspaper. See the Craigslist as here.
This home has 9-foot ceilings! 9 foot!
Nice Single Wide in Gainsville, Florida for $11,500
There are no interior images on this ad but I loved the exterior photo. Look at that water view! For $11,500 (OBO) you could easily fix up the interior if needed though the ad says the home has been very well kept.
This single wide has 2 bedrooms and 2 baths. The home sits on a large corner lot overlooking a beautiful pond in a very well maintained mobile home park. See the ad here.
Single Wide and 1/4 Acre in Warner Robins, Georgia for $24,000
This single wide has so much potential! It sits on a quarter of an acre and has 2 bedrooms and 2 baths. It’s already been updated a bit and would make a great home for a small family.
The possibilities are endless. See the entire Craigslist ad here.
1998 Double Wide on 0.87 Acres in Lexington, SC for $90,000 obo
This 1998 double wide has been nicely updated. Land in South Carolina is getting expensive thanks to all the people moving down from the north (just like we did – but there are no jobs in WV so we had to go somewhere).
I wish we had enough money saved to buy something like this – I see so much potential! See the ad here.
Double Wide and Land near Savanah, Georgia for $60,000
This is a great looking home! This double wide has been recently updated with new porches, metal roofing, and interior updates. It sits on its own land so appreciation is very likely. Click here to see the Craigslist ad.
Beautiful Double Wide in Belleville, Michigan for $56,000
This double wide manufactured home is gorgeous. The owners obviously put a lot of time, effort, and pride into their mobile home remodel. Not much is said about the lot rent or neighborhood but I suspect this isn’t your average manufactured home community since the garage is attached to the home (most parks don’t allow that).
This home has 2 bedrooms and a den with a walk in closet so it can be used as a bedroom if needed. A friend of mine paid $50,000 for her SUV last year. It’s a great ride but it isn’t half as nice as this home! See the entire ad here.
Summary – Top Craigslist Mobile Homes in May ’17 (East Coast)
Of course, there are thousands of great mobile and manufactured homes for sale across the nation. These were just 10 I’ve seen over the month of May that I liked most.
I’m not a real estate expert and I don’t know if these prices are a good deal. Please contact an expert if you plan on buying a home from Craigslist. Do lots of research and make sure everything is on the up and up. Craigslist mobile homes are fun to look at but it’s a whole different ballgame when money becomes involved.
Related: Tips for Buying a Manufactured Home
If you have a great home or DIY project you’d like to share please comment below and I’ll reply. If you’ve found some great Craigslist mobile homes let us know!
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