I found a 35K house in a 225K neighborhood. Is this legit?

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Like the title says, I'm looking on Zillow in a certain neighborhood that has a property listed for $35,000, but is estimated to be worth $212,000, with surrounding houses listed around 200K. Is this legit? Can I trust this?

typo? Bait and switch? Spam? 

Contact seller for confirmation

OK so I contacted the seller and he confirmed the price but it’s a mobile home, not a house. (The map wouldn’t show a picture of it)

zillow.... there's your problem haha

Sounds like the value of the land... unless you have the team in place to build new and make money, might not be a deal.

If you also weren't able to see inside, I'd see a big red flag, that it might need a lot of fixing up on the inside.  If this is a mobile home, from what I'm beginning to understand, you might put a lot of money into fixing it.  I think mobile homes earn steady income, but might not have much, if any, equity accrual.  If you paid $35 and had to put $25 into fixing it, how long would it take to earn that money back, and start making a profit?  Would it be easier to demo the mobile home, and build new, or just sell the land at a profit, minus the (probably trashed) mobile home?

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