Buying new mobile homes

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 I’ve got some land parcels that I am considering putting new mobile homes on and selling them.  Any good sources to purchase new homes at wholesale?  What should I expect to pay for new Doublewide’s in the 2000 square-foot range?

Originally posted by @Jon Klaus :

 I’ve got some land parcels that I am considering putting new mobile homes on and selling them.  Any good sources to purchase new homes at wholesale?  What should I expect to pay for new Doublewide’s in the 2000 square-foot range?

 Why not deal with the manufacturers direct?

Your question of price is difficult because you have not addressed the quality of homes you want to buy, or, where you plan to place them. There are wind zone standards that can make a big difference, as well as insulation and snow load zones.

Several years ago, I bought a number of Muti section homes from a high-end at over $100 K. About the same time friends of mine were buying multi sections from Clayton for under $40K. It sort of depends on what kind of home your market research indicates you should be handling. 

FYI: There are at least three manufacturers building HUD homes that routinely end up retailing for well over $300K.

Jon, 

You have a few options. If you would like to act as your own GC and secure the licensing and insurance needed to get a brokers license, its really not overly difficult and you may be able to go through a factory directly. 

That being said, demand is very high in the industry at this time and several factories are no longer signing new brokers. 

My team and I built Mobile Homes Direct for the owner of Alamo Homes and then decided to launch our own company - Braustin Mobile Homes where we leverage technology to help families and investors shop for and purchase mobile homes entirely online and over the phone. Our business model makes the process faster, simpler and less expensive since we do not have the over head of a typical mobile home retailer. 

Its not entirely wholesale as we do have to make our margins to stay in business, but we work with a number of investors who would rather pay a fee to let us leverage our team and experience to deliver a turn key project. 

As for price, it all depends on how many bells and whistles you want in the home. We offer 2,000 sqft homes starting from the low 50's to the mid 80's plus the cost of factory direct delivery to your home site. 

Feel free to reach out with any questions. 

Alberto Pina

Co-Founder|Braustin Mobile Homes

Look at refurbished manufactured homes.  Half the price of new ones and plenty of inventory all around the state.  Most mobile home sale sites have access to a statewide listing of used houses and many have someone locally that can refurb them turn-key.  When they are completed they look comparable to new ones and are easy to sell on land with owner finance or rent out.