This week we are talking about things you will want to keep in mind when buying a mobile home in Wyoming. Also, we have included some cool mobile home finds from across the state.
Facts about Wyoming
Wyoming is the 10th largest state in the country, but did you know that it is the least populated? There are only around 577,000 people who call Wyoming home. Which is good news if you are considering buying a mobile home in Wyoming, plenty of land available! Check out these other facts about mobile home living in Wyoming:
Average price of a pre-owned home: $42452
Average model year of a pre-owned home: 2002
Average pre-owned home size in square feet: 1219
Average sites in a manufactured home community: 82
Average year a community was developed: 1990
Number of age-restricted communities: 9
Number of all-age communities: 149
Things to Know Before You Buy
The first steps to buying a mobile home in Wyoming include deciding how much home you need, where you are going to place your new home and finally how you are going to pay for it. Luckily, Wyoming has a great website with information on all of that and more. The Wyoming Housing Alliance has info about dealers in the state, financing options as well as communities. It’s a great first step to finding your new manufactured home.
Wyoming Housing Alliance
P.O. Box 1493
Riverton, WY 82501
What Comes After the Sale
Like most other states, when buying a mobile home in Wyoming it will need to be titled. You have a 30-day window from the date of purchase to accomplish this. You can find the required form on the Wyoming Department of Transportation site.
But, if a mobile home is installed on a permanent foundation and is taxable as real property, the certificate of title or manufacturer’s certificate of origin, if any, must be surrendered to and canceled by the county clerk. The affidavit form to surrender the title can also be found on the transportation site.
When you buy a new mobile home from the dealer that home automatically includes a 1-year warranty that covers any defects from the builder or problems that occur during installation. So, if you find an issue during that first year, reach out in writing (so that you have a paper trail if needed) and let them know. Most dealers have a staff on hand that can handle just about any issue you may encounter.
Wyoming does not administer its own HUD dispute resolution program for mobile homes. However, if you have an issue with a manufacturer or installer that cannot be resolved, the National HUD dispute resolution program can help. It’s important to remember the following if you are considering filing a complaint:
- The retailer, manufacturer, installer, HUD, or the State Administrative Agency was notified of the alleged defect(s) within one year after the date the home was first installed.
- The home was not reinstalled.
- You can submit your request in the following ways:
Email: [email protected]
Mail (preferably certified)
ATTN: Manufactured Home Dispute Resolution Program
1676 International Drive
McLean, Virginia, 22102
Mobile Home Living in Wyoming
There were only a little over 100 homes available on Zillow, but there’s no doubt that mobile homes will continue to grow as a top housing choice in Wyoming as time goes on.
Related: The Ultimate Mobile Home Skirting Guide.
When researching Wyoming, I came across why buying a mobile home in Wyoming is such a great idea “There’s no better location to place your new custom factory-built home than Wyoming. With multiple national parks, sprawling mountain ranges, and majestic forests throughout the state, Wyoming is the perfect place for anyone who loves the outdoors. “ (source: Manufactured & Modular Homes)
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