Our state guide series concludes this week as we take a look at buying a mobile home in Oklahoma.
Mobile Home Facts in Oklahoma
Although completely surrounded by other states, Oklahoma is actually home to more man made lakes than any other state in the country, with over 1 million surface acres of water. Which makes it the perfect spot for a variety of manufactured homes, all lake front!
Here are some other facts we found about Oklahoma and mobile home living:
The average price of a pre-owned home: $67798
Average model year of a pre-owned home: 2008
Average pre-owned home size in square feet: 1477
Average sites in a manufactured home community: 96
Average year a community was developed: 1993
Number of age-restricted communities: 9
Number of all-age communities: 261
Know Before You Go
When buying a mobile home in Oklahoma, your first step is to know what you are looking for. You will want to have in mind how much home you need? How are you going to finance your new home? Are you going to place your home in a community or do you own property to place your new home on? A good place to start finding the answers to these questions, the Oklahoma Manufactured Housing Association site.
While there you can find information about why manufactured housing is becoming one of the top choices for affordable housing. You can also learn about financing options and available communities in the state.
6400 S Shields
Oklahoma City, OK 73149
After the Sale
Once you have found your new or “new to you” mobile home. You will need to make that home legal. In Oklahoma, just like most states, that means titling your home. The Oklahoma DMV takes care of the titling process. We did find a complete guide to mobile homes for the state of Oklahoma that explains what to do in most situations, whether titling your home or canceling your title for any reason.
Keep in mind, if you are buying a new manufactured home, your dealer will usually take care of the titling paperwork for you. Just make sure to ask before closing that the required paperwork is filed.
During the first year after buying a new mobile home, if there is an issue from the manufacturer or something isn’t right from installation, you have options to get those problems resolved. First, contact your dealer, preferably in writing, and let them know. Most dealers have a whole staff that handles problems after the sale. Act quickly when you find an issue, the one year warranty is in place to handle your problems.
If you aren’t able to get those problems handled directly with the dealer or manufacturer, you will need to contact the state and file a complaint. In Oklahoma, the Used Motor Vehicle and Parts Commission handles any consumer complaints regarding manufactured homes. Unlike many states, Oklahoma only accepts complaints in writing. You can download a copy of the form and mail it along with any documentation to:
STATE OF OKLAHOMA
USED MOTOR VEHICLE AND PARTS COMMISSION
421 NW 13th, Suite 330
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73103
Mobile Home Living in Oklahoma
There were lots of awesome mobile homes for sale in Oklahoma. Almost 600 available on Zillow alone! So, buying a mobile home in Oklahoma offers a variety of choices, from single wides to double wides. From homes on acres of property to homes in mobile home communities, Oklahoma has it all.
If you have been keeping track, you already know we skipped a couple of states in our buying a mobile home series. Those two states, Hawaii and Alaska, aren’t really home to many manufactured homes. However, especially in Alaska, there is likely to be a rise in manufactured housing as the need for affordable housing continues to rise in the state.
We hope you have enjoyed our state guide series as much as we have loved sharing how to buy a mobile home across the country.
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