5 Biggest Lies About Manufactured (Mobile) Homes


– Hi, my name is Kristina Smallhorn, Your Real Estate Whisperer. Providing you the best real estate tips with a dash of humor. And this week we’re talking
about your mobile homes. And I know that I did a
video a few weeks back about the pros and cons
of buying a mobile home. Holy cow, the amount of lies that was put in the comment
section of my last video about the five facts about
mobile homes is unbelievable. And we’re going to be addressing those big five lies today. It’s Take a Tip Tuesday. (calming music) Hi, my name is Kristina Smallhorn. And about a month ago I put out a video about the five facts of mobile homes, and it was a huge success. But the comment section was riddled with really bad information
that was being given out. And I realized after I started
reading this more and more, that a lot of people believe these things because they’ve been said for so long, it becomes true in their minds. So I was able to meet with Gary Millet who owns a manufactured home showroom right here on Airline Highway. And he was kind enough in
his super Cajun accent, to explain the five myths, and address each and every one of them. Before we even do that I do want to say, I was not paid by Gary to do this video. I did not pay Gary to
do this video with me. And I know that in the comment
section of the last video they said, “How much is she getting paid to do these kinds of facts?” I’m just doing it to educate the public, and that’s all this video’s about is to tell you the five biggest lies that are told to you
about manufactured homes, and I’m going to address them right now. All right, why don’t you
tell everybody who you are. – I’m Gary Millet Senior, and I’m the owner of a
manufactured housing retail. I am also a commissioner
for the state of Louisiana that regulates manufactured housing. I have been in this
business now for 42 years, so I have learned a lot about
the construction of our homes. There’s a lot of myths that
people talk about our product, and they’re all false. The very first one is that
mobile homes attract tornadoes. That’s a myth, folks. It’s the way they are anchored today. There are more anchors
on a manufactured home, this house as heavy as it is, when we put it together, we got two sections we put together, this house will weigh about 70,000 pounds. We put it together and we
anchor the center of the house, we anchor the sides of the house, and we anchor the horizontal anchors, so there’s no uplift on this. I promise you this house
will withstand more wind than a house that’s build on pillars. – A common theme when it came to the comment section of
the manufactured homes was the fact that the type
of building materials. And I know for myself that I thought a lot of the building
materials were inferior. But the way that Gary explains the type of building materials that are used in manufactured homes, and what guidelines they have to follow in order to get that
manufactured home put on a lot is a little bit more than
a lot of people think. And of course the guidelines
have changed over the years, but like I said Gary explains it best in his way that he can explain it, super passionately. – First off, there’s three
categories of manufactured homes. You probably can relate to
what I’m going to tell you better if I do it in auto vehicles, Chevrolet, Cadillac, Mercedes. And materials that are put in those homes are dependent upon which one you pick. You as a customer, if you come up to me and you say, “Listen this is my budget.” I’m going to take you in a
home that fits your budget, it might not have the same materials as the Mercedes or the Cadillac, but it’s going to have
materials that HUD approves. The other thing about this home, and the lot of them, is the windows are all thermopane windows, just like you would put
on your site build house. You get appliances, and all of these cabinets are real wood. So don’t tell me about inferior, there’s no such thing in our industry. – When you go back to the comment section of my previous video about mobile homes, a lot of people mentioned the insulation and their utility bills. You had some saying their
utility bills were pretty low, and you had some saying
that they were a nightmare. Well Gary and I went ahead
and discussed that as well. – You’re going to have a utility bill the whole time you’re living in this home. If you don’t add that insulation at the time it’s being
built at the factory, you can’t put it in folks. That’s why we strongly suggest you do it. Like I said, this house has R30, it has R19 insulation because of the two-by-six sidewall, and R22 in the floor. – So people couldn’t blow in
insulation after the fact? – No. You can put it in the bottom. – You can put it in the
bottom, but not in the– – No unless you got a
place to get in the attic, and there’s none. – Well there’s something I learned today. – Yeah. (laughing) – The comments what it related to the type of people that
own manufactured homes. I want to address this first, and the fact that there are many people that live in manufactured homes. And this hurt me because
people are people, and you never should
judge a book by its cover. I know this sounds super preachy, but for goodness sakes
where a person lives does not make them the
person that they are. And Gary addresses this as well. – Well first off I would never, ever say that a customer of mine was deplorable. Listen I make my living
selling to customers. They can’t afford to go out
and buy a site built house, that’s why they come to me. And if they ever tell me they want to go buy a site building, I say, “Good luck, go do it. You’ll never do it for
the price of my home.” My price per square foot, it’s probably $100 a square
foot less than you building it. And that’s going to
determine how you build it. Because if you build it
the way this home is built, that’s why the customer comes to me, because I can help them to get in a home at a much more affordable price. Everybody can’t afford a
Cadillac or a Mercedes, they just can’t. So if they can’t afford that folks, they come in here. This is going to be the biggest investment they make in their life. And I’m telling you that’s all a myth about people who buy manufactured
homes are deplorables. No, no. – You just don’t want it. I mean cars go down in value, mobile homes go down in value, it’s a car you sleep in. I mean that’s what you’re dealing with. So if you want to rent one, that’s fine. – That is totally false. It surely depends on how well
you take care of your home. I mean listen you drive off
the car lot in a Mercedes, and they’ll tell you you lost $10,000 just for driving it off the lot. That’s not the same thing with our homes. What’s the demand? That’s what regulates
the price of any home. Because I’ve seen some site builds that started out at 150 or $200,000. And when it got time to sell them, God it was terrible. – Okay so now we’re on lie number five. And this is not true of every single area, and it is true in some other areas. But they say that you’ll never gain value on your manufactured home. In some areas they say if
you take off the tongue and you lay it on a foundation, it’s considered real property and no longer personal property. Here you can finance a
manufactured home with an RD loan, or an FHA loan and it’s easy. In other areas it’s not so easy. So make sure you do your research first before you decide to
purchase a manufactured home, and see what the resell
value is in your area. You can always contact
a real estate agent. If you’re thinking about
selling your manufactured home, and you do want to gain value, I’m going to make a video in the future covering the best ways you can gain the most money out of
your manufactured home. So be on the lookout for that, so make sure you’re subscribed so you don’t miss that one. – You know, there’s a lot of people that will buy a manufactured home and put it on a piece of property. And it automatically,
automatically increases the value of the home with the property. – Oh, yeah. – And I can tell you for a fact, there’s a lot of people that did that, and ended up selling the land and the home for a lot more money than they had in it. So there’s your proof. I promise you it’s happening all the time. – It’s like you can buy a base model car, or you can buy a base model house, you can add upgrades. I just did a video about comparing a house between $200 and $250,000, it all came down to a
little bit of extra size and a lot more extras
when it came to upgrades. This is no different than
any other type of home. And that is the biggest
thing I want to get across. The biggest lie is that
this is not a real house. It 100% is a real home. It is an asset. And it can be resold, if it’s taken care of, at a profit. And now for a few bonus tips. This is one that came up not
only in the comment section, but I’ve heard this for many years, and it was about the type
of glue that they use to put together the manufactured homes. It was told to me that it attracts rodents, and pests, and
especially German cockroaches. But let’s go ahead and
hear what Gary has to say about this particular lie. – Again, another myth. Folks, listen. – You mean lie. – There’s no question housekeeping
plays a big deal here. I’ve lived in four
different manufactured homes in my lifetime. And did we have them, did we have roaches? Yes. Guess what we did? We sprayed. I’ve lived in a house that had them. You can’t keep them out, they’re coming in. – Especially in Louisiana. – You’ve got to have some
kind of pest control, or if you do it yourself
just do it regularly. But that’s all a myth folks, because remember the same
materials in this house are used to build a site built house. – Oh, you know what I want to talk about? – What? – You mentioned that people oversizing their air conditioning
units for the mobile homes. And the other thing is they not only put the air conditioning on the outside, they end up sticking a window unit in. So tell them why that’s a bad idea. – Well first off in a manufactured home, the manufacturer gives us the BTU rating. The BTU rating is the
size that the duct works can take in that house. Now site built houses use 500 BTU’s as a guideline for each 500 square feet. And our deal is not that way. Because we put so much instillation, we’ll have a 16-by-eight, or this house, this is a 32-by-64, 1,800 square feet. This house will take three turn air. Now if you want a four turn air, I won’t sell it to you. Because it’s going to void your warranty, you’re going to have mold. I’m telling you, it’s gonna happen. If you oversize the air conditioner, this is what it does. It turns on, cools the house down quick, and turns off. Let’s just say you got
your thermostat set at 68, and the dew point outside is 70. And guess what’s going to happen between the walls that you won’t see. Just like that glass of ice water, having the condensation
on the outside of it, you’ll have condensation in your walls. But you won’t see it, because it’s in the insulation, it’s between the sheet rock, the insulation, the OSB that’s on the outside, that’s your barrier. And then you got your vinyl siding, or your Hardieplank, whichever one you want
to put on the house. Going to have water I promise you. – Yep. – Thank you for listening to us. – Yeah, I appreciate your time today. Thank you so much. – No problem. – Gary Millet is definitely passionate when it comes to manufactured homes. He’s been doing it or a long time, and he’s quite a character. If you want to know
more about Gary Millet, I will go ahead and put his
information in the description. But if you’d like to know
more about manufactured homes, I will go ahead and put the playlist for manufactured homes right here. If you want to know more
about modular homes, I’ll go ahead and put a video right here. But make sure you like,
share, and subscribe so you don’t miss any of my information when it comes to any kind of home. My name is Kristina Smallhorn, your real estate whisperer. And I tell you all this
because you matter.

100 Replies to “5 Biggest Lies About Manufactured (Mobile) Homes

  1. 🏠 Here are the 5 facts about mobile homes ➡️ https://youtu.be/0qJhpwjmeVo ➡️How Do You Feel About Manufactured (Mobile) Homes?

  2. Bought our Mobil home 1986 & the windows, door seals, insulation all suck.
    Wood through out in furniture, what a joke. Pressed wood!!!

  3. Also can’t get things replaced with common house built stuff.
    Had to replace one window, wound up replacing 2 to have them match.
    Don’t you know I had to buy specific “mobil home” windows.
    And it’s hard to find the windows, hard to find somebody to replace them.

  4. You can call them mobile homes so you can sell them but people still call them trailers and some live in trailer parks…

  5. Chevy, Caddy and Mercedes used to be good vehicles but they all suck in todays market…. Maybe he should have said Ford, Toyota and Lexus

  6. Manufactured homes aren't mobile homes though. A mobile home is virtually a single wide with gooseneck and axles still intact

  7. I am watching this sitting in the manufactured home we rent. This is the 19th home we've rented in 41 years and it's by far the most beautiful home we've ever lived in! We live on a main road thats very noisy. When I come in and close the door, all that noise stays outside! And, living where there is hurricane season, our windows can stand up to 180 MPH winds! I would recommend a manufactured home to anyone! 🙂

  8. I don’t now much about manufactured homes, but I’ve seen some set up at fairs or festivals, and they all looked really nice when I took a tour.

  9. My biggest problem with manufactured homes is all I have to do is walk through one and the formaldihyde makes me very ill. Bad lungs

  10. I bought a mobile home from a great aunt who lived in it 20 years, I lived in it 8 years, my brother lived in it 10 years, and then it was used as a rental for 15 years. The last owner got rid of it because her last renter totally destroyed it. Broke the windows, punched holes in the walls,tore the toilet out. But until then, with normal maintenance as on any home, it lasted 53 years until 2017. So it was built in 1964 when the building standards were not as strict as they are now. Today’s mobile homes should last longer.

  11. Why get so worked up by differences of opinion and calling them lies. It's so childish. I don't even know what those supposed lies are but I am so turned off by that, I'm bailing. No class.

  12. Don’t let this YT personality – clearly plugging her stuff – fill you with confidence in your decision to buy a mobile home. Dave Ramsey is right they will lose value. The cost of moving them is around $10k, which you will never get back. Are they affordable? Yes. However, as a typical home and investment they are not a good choice.

  13. It beats living under a overpass, and for a lot of folks that’s good enough. There are people who say I would never live in a mobile home until you don’t have a choice.
    I’m not saying only poor people live in mobile homes, in Florida there are a lot of wealthy people living in mobile homes full and part time. When it comes to affordable housing for every financial level a mobile home is a notable option.

  14. I live in a 1988 double-wide and have owned it since 2000. I bought it from my mother at the price it was appraised at. It didn't look much different than it did when it was new, although it had lost $10,000 in value. My biggest problem is with the plumbing. The pipes and fixtures were junk. The windows were not of the best qualty either. It has lost some value and if my mother would have bought a site build house for the same price it would have been worth more today. In saying that my double-wide is worth a lot more than a single wide from 1988. There is also a vast difference in modular homes. Where I live people can no longer move single wides or double wides into this area. Make sure your manufactured home has real wood in the walls. Some of them do not and even if it's HUD approved it's better to have real plywood and hardwood in the exterior walls. Some of the new manufactured home dealers want to sell you one with an electric forced air furnace. If you live in the north that will cost a lot more than a gas furnace to use. My living room, dining, and kitchen area have slanted ceilings. The rooms that have flat ceilings are better insulated and are easier to heat and cool. My next home will have an attic not to store things but to manage and to be aware of any leaks in the roof. I'm caught in the scenario that if I remodel my double-wide the value will only increase so much. I would like to buy a real house and that option is costing more and more each day.

  15. I. REAAAAALY wanted to watch this video – but, WTF were all those pings?!.!?😡🤦

    Didn't bother after the 3rd ping.

    Next!

  16. Twenty five years ago we rented a mobile home in NC, it was cute and we saved money renting it,but I have to say the air went out and while we waited for the repair,things started coming unglued from the heat,lol !

  17. Thank you, so much for putting this video out. I especially liked the fact that you covered Myth #5: "You'll Never Gain Value on a Manufactured Home". I can personally tell you that's total BS. In 2017 I paid $135K for my 1976 doublewide manufactured home which sits on a 2/3 acre private lot. Today the property is appraised at $215K. I'd say I got a pretty damn good return on my investment. I don't know when these lies will ever stop about non-appreciation. It's like any home; the more you maintain and care for it, the more it will retain its value.

  18. False… Just FALSE… A manufactured home comes to you on a flatbed trailer already assembled in SECTIONS.. Mobile Homes have an actual steel frame connected to it… Just saying… I am a former driver for a carrier that has went bankrupt years ago… Crown Housing out of Phil Campbell Alabama and Vina Alabama…

  19. The only problem with manufacture d homes is the wood floor, if it ever gets wet for whatever reason it warps and gets weak. The rest of the home is on par with normal standard construction.

  20. 7 years ago, I upgraded my old single wide to a previously owned 2000 Cavco double wide (to accommodate my new wife's 2 kids). It was in excellent condition, so I borrowed $40,000 from my bank (@ 6% annual interest) against my 5 acre parcel to cover the purchase and setup expenses. My plan was to set it up, legally attach it to the property and refinance everything with a ~3% pa mortgage.
    Instead of setting it up myself (w/help), AZ forced me to pay a licensed contractor $5,000. Furthermore, AZ forced me to pay a different licensed contractor to install the concrete block skirting for the ground set.
    When the two halves arrived on my property, one of my neighbors (200 yds away) shot a hole in one of the windows with a pellet gun, just because they didn't want a mfr'd home in the neighborhood.
    After the setup, it looked just like any other home. But, when I tried to refinance it, the mortgage company told me that refinancing wasn't available, just because it was purchased second hand. This is after I had repaired all of the drywall cracks from its move, installed new flooring and hardwood interior doors. So, I was stuck with the 6% loan. BTW, I have never been late on a loan payment, had a credit score of 745 at that time and 800 now.
    The worst part is that I have invested $60,000 in my land + $50,000 in my home (still detached from the land), but can still only borrow 80% of the FMV of the land. Since the home isn't legally attached ($15 piece of paper), banks classify my property as 'raw, undeveloped land', although it has a household electrical supply, a well, a septic system and improvements.🤬
    So much for my long term plan of financing the construction of a sustainable solar powered off grid 2500 sq ft monolithic dome home… just because I thought I could save ~$10,000 on the second- hand mfr'd home.😢
    Now that I'm divorce and retired, my only option is to borrow another $40,000 against the land @ 8% + sell the double wide for ~$25,000 to finance the construction of a basic dome shell, then finish it over time. But, I suspect that AZ will force me to have the mfr'd home moved off the property at that point. There goes my potential buyer.😱

  21. YES HUD REJECTED BY COMPLAINT;;AND I AM DISABLED SO THEY WERE SUPPOSE TO HELP ME;;I ONLY ASKED THAT THEY COME OUT AND TEST FOR FORMALDEHYDE;;NO WAY;;THEY WILL BE RESPONSIBLE SO WHAT WOULD THEY DO??I HAVE ASKED EVERY AGENCY TO HELP ME;;NO WAY;;ANY SUGGESTIONS????CAN'T MOVE;;NO WHERE TO GO

  22. I have lived in a mobile home since the early 90's. We have done some changes on it over the years. We plastered the walls and put rounded corners. We put up crown molding and replaced the roof. There are a few areas I would like to change. One thing is having the roof over hang and the siding in some areas had to be replaced with James Hardie siding. We updated the HVAC. In time I want to update the siding and take up foam insulation. I've had to replace some of the plumbing and after 30 years I finally had to replace the water heater. Even if i had another type of house I would still have to do some changes and upkeep so it has provided housing for our family for almost 30 years.

  23. Awesone video Kristina. I was painting a manufactured home today. I fell in love with it. Its small but simple and cozy.

  24. I live in a 1962 VanDyke Embassy Mobile Home—I have been in it for over 27 years in Michigan….There is NOWAY to get out of it BC No Money…..I could walk away and owe a Disposal fee of $1000 (so says Park Manager) And Trust Me—-They sure made pressboard and staples real good back then !!!! And it's not the home that is valued—Its the LAND people—That's where the money is….In the Land Value and Land NEVER Depreciates….Remember That:)

  25. I live in a "double wide" that my husband and I purchased in 1999. It is so well built. I watched the guy who delivered and set it up. I watched the workmen install the sheet rock and the carpeting after it was on my property. They waited to do that work so that the sheet rock wouldn't crack and the carpet wouldn't come loose while being towed. We moved from a brick house that was paid for to this home (which is paid for) and we couldn't be happier!

  26. Location location on any home. And yes you hv to take care of it, like any home to increase the value. I just want u all to stop using any products w FORMALDAHYDE n it. U use it and i hv an allergic reaction, my kids r sick. Takes a year or so to get that chemical out of it. Ty

  27. They should Banned Manufactured homes. They are UNSAFE! and use CHEAP MATERIALS! You will LOOSE the VALUE of it once you MOVE in. You will be HARD PRESSED if you are in the PATH of a STORM, because your "HOME" (past tense) will not hold up. Is your life worth it?

  28. Oh yea, corrupt to the core. Works in a position to regulate the very industry he is involved in? Can you say "Conflict of interest"? Corrupt? Poor choice of example. Cadillac and Mercedes are just more expensive junk approved by a corrupt government agency.
    Get an interview with a NEUTRAL independent agent. Mold is a problem with poorly designed homes. Hardy plank burns so fast it isn't funny.

  29. Get rid of the bell sound in the start of the video. That bell sound is the reason I'm not gunna watch the rest of this video

  30. Ok so here's a dose of reality….I am retired US Military. Our kids are all gone (Moved away). We had a 4800sgft Brick home with 4 acres of land valued at around $400K. Stupid big house with problems all the time. 5 bedrooms, 4 baths. We had rooms we closed off cause they weren't used. It would take me 2 days on a riding mower to cut the grass! Beautiful property. So, we decided to downsize. We bought 2 acres of land and a 1500sgft Mobile Home. A trailer some would say. My truck payment (a Dodge Ram) is $607 a month. My Mobile home and property payment is $602! Yes it will take longer to pay it off but the loan is actually so small we will probably pay it off before I pay off my truck. Now the Pros: Our electricity bill is half of the big house. We have no water bill cause we put in a 474 ft deep Well. It takes literally minutes to clean the place. I can cut the grass in about a half hour. We had the the Mobile put on a permanent Split faced Block foundation so it doesn't look like a Mobile. And it gets better insulation as a bonus. I removed the stock appliances and installed all Stainless Steel appliances. I removed the stock sink and installed an upgraded sink with restaurant style faucet. Wife loves that. I'm working on replacing the kitchen cabinetry and the bathroom cabinets too. Small things that upgrade for a lot less than if we had bought with the upgrades. We are also adding a 16 by 30 enclosed 4 season room. Biggest Pro is the lot less expense than the 400K house. Cons: AC/Heat Pump is loud. Works well but is loud. Floors even though tied down are not as stable as a slab. Doors are not traditional house sized. A little smaller. Electric outlets are "snap in" (but I'm working on changing them.) Back door is an out opening one. I don't like that. Interior walls are thin. Sound travels. Carpet is cheap. Flooring in Kitchen is cheap. Cabinets are cheap. But all that is replaceable. Some might say I'm spending a load of $$$ on upgrades. Not really. We bought it the way it was cause I knew I could upgrade way cheaper than financing those in the Mortgage. This place is set on a beautiful, very quiet property. No one can tell it's a Mobile and I saved a lot of money. Over 2/3's of what I was paying. Upgrade here and there. Make it what we want. Home is where you park it.

  31. Ive gotten a couple at a auction there built sturdy an built well they are better than a single wide trailer they're built way better they pull them down the highway with one open side if they were going fall down they would have fell down doing that ride they don't they're insulated like a house you just have to pay attention to the type that you're get if you get a high-end when you dip better quality materials in your kitchens and bathrooms now if you get the bottom of the barrel you get cheap cabinets in kitchen in your bathrooms so yeah you're going to have issues as a ages luckily the ones that I've gotten at auction they were high-end so they had quality materials on the inside they're not like a single wide where they put up paneling and aluminum wire and a thin piece of insulation they have two by fours deck installation sheetrock when we were on the inside when a tornado came through the city no problems a half a mile away at leveled a School and a police station I remember the ceiling fans turn in so fast it pulled the curtains away from the window and they got stuck in the ceiling fan I was absolutely terrified couple of the windows blew out but no siding came off no Roofing came off it was tied down so had two straps that held it in the ground of course they do not flip like a single wide would so I think they're very trustworthy the bad problem is is if you're going Finance one and then you put it on that rented lot the amount of money that you're paying between payments and the rented lot you could have had a brand new house with a cheaper payment and your own land so I would not suggest someone Finance one of these to put on the lot that's rented If You Don't Own Your Land don't do it they usually come out to be a financial burden that's how I got the ones that I got at auction now it would be okay if you can pay cash for one and not have that payment and only a lot payment you just have to be careful and ask the neighbors how often they raise the rent on that property I remember one that I got at auction the house payment was almost $900 the lot rent was $500 which increased to $700 a year later and became a financial burden

  32. The bells at the beginning of the video when I was trying to hear what you were saying is what made me exit the video and move on.

  33. We lived in and raised our family in a 1993 double wide. It survived West Texas weather well. Three years ago we traded up to a newer model. Has tall ceilings, granite counter tops, wood flooring, fire place, whirlpool tub and on and on. We have 15 acre lot out of city limits. Kids have grown up and moved out. I am 58 and retired. We could have moved into a "regular" house. But why? This home is solid built. Well anchored and should serve us for the rest of our lives. I agree with everything said in this video. Thanks for all!

  34. In regards to insulation, our temperature zone requires 2×6 exterior walls to fit enough insulation. Manufacturered homes have 2×4 exterior walls. Most homes have 2×4 exteriors walls so my situation is an outlier but thought I would add it just for others information.

  35. In 2004 we bought a block home built in the 70s and have slowly been remodeling since. There’s such reward in slowly improving. Now at retirement age, we considered selling so stopped into a nice manufactured home lot. I was BLOWN AWAY at the cheap materials and construction starting at $70,000 for a SINGLE WIDE!!!!!! My house cost us $50k + a lot of upgrades over the years. But now we can sell it for $250-300k!!!!

  36. People, especially older people who were introduced trailers way back when often get manufactured homes confused with what they grew up with. I did because I grew up in a two bedroom trailer that was really built cheap. Manufactured homes are built these days with a whole new set of standards. They are pushed more towards safety and security now more than ever. If I was in the market for a new home I think because the construction process takes so long and is significantly more expensive I would have to go with one of these beautiful new homes.

  37. Ok I live in a mobile home. I lived in one before when I was in my teens.
    Maybe someone can answer me what the difference is between a manufactured home and a pre-manfactured mobile home. Plus if it is a pre-manufactured home. Then why do the pre-manufacturwd homes cost a hell of alit more then a regular mobile home does.

  38. I live in a trailer park in a year '71 mobile home with my family and for how old it is it seems like once something goes bad more stuff follows that goes bad especially when you don't have enough money to fix it right away. If a loan could cover buying a new mobile home I'd be glad to get a new one and tear this trailer down. But I'm not fortunate to have money to get one.

  39. I dismantled a mobile home once, instead of two by fours a lot of the wood used was two by two's for wall structure, pasteboard was used instead of good walls. The cabinet was pasteboard that in time will fall apart due to moisture. I lived in one for twenty years and slowly over twenty years had to replace counters, cabinets, and ceilings. The insulation was thin in the one I lived in and in the one I dismantled. Three grades of mobile homes are not told to the buyer.

  40. Can you please talk about the use of formaldehyde in the building material & cabinets of these homes? Specifically, the off gassing of chemicals inside the home and the effects on people exposed to them?

  41. It's harder to sell a used home for a decent amount of money, most banks will not give loans on a used mobile home. Since they started renting this changed the selling effect greatly, ask me how I know. I was very lucky and sold mine and they paid cash. Just terrible to deal with.

  42. Today's manufactured homes are energy efficient and built to a higher standard than past years. The finish materials are the difference in price.

  43. Manufactured homes cost less than sight built because the roof is made of 2×2 rafters and the foundation is dry stack block in addition to sub standard materials on low budget models. You can get 30-40 years out of a manufactured home if maintained properly.

  44. My trailer was sitting east and west. I bought a peice of land down the street and moved the trailer I put it north to south and my electric doubled

  45. I love my (2008) manufactured home in Western Arizona/ Colorado River
    cost: $94,000
    utilities: $250.00/mo
    tax: $800.00/yr
    *2 bdrm/ 2 bath -2 car attached garage (1250 sq ft)

  46. Kristina, Gary is right on it. I was the engineering manager for five housing manufacturers that built both Modular homes and HUD built homes (mobile homes- built to federally regulated codes). I also have lived in five single section mobile homes and two section homes. Gary's answers to the 5 myth's discussed and his comparison to automobiles is right on. If you wish to talk about the mobile home industry and how it has enabled people who otherwise could not afford a home and get out of the trap of only being able to rent I am here.
    for you. Do your research people, I think you will really be surprised on how well factor manufactured housing is built today. I STRONGLY SUGGEST YOU TAKE A FACTORY TOUR. Just for the record, I presently am a certified building inspector in 45 states , a certified energy expert known as a HERS RATER, and have worked for an engineering agency for fifteen years that helps to regulate the industry. Don't get me wrong, there are bad apples out there who don't have a good record as manufacturers, dealer-builders and set-up/ installation crews. Just like any other major purchase you may make DO YOUR HOMEWORK.

  47. What about the pressed particle floorboards found in all mobile homes? when they get wet they swell and are impossible to repair, you have to replace the entire floor in order to resolve the fact that they put cheap flooring in when they manufactured it!

  48. I'm currently looking to buy a manufactured home, but the land lease where I live (Los Angeles county), averages between $1,200-$2,700 a month! Plus they expect people to make SEVEN TIMES THE LAND LEASE?! Who makes that much?? Especially in this city.

  49. 🤔 I paid 160k for my home in 2010 and the property values have shot up since then up to 340k due to the explosion of jobs and improved economic stability, etc. The manufactured homes/lots (trailer park) about 5 miles down the rd all stayed the same value or dropped (just a fact) but the lot rent was increased from about $250 to $1000 a month bringing in a whole different group of people and now they're selling half the land in the park to actual property developers because they cant find people to put homes down for the $$$. 🤔 My baby brother bought his manufactured home for 115k back in 14' and placed it on his own land not even a mile away from me and the actual assessed value of the home has dropped down to around 50k as of this post and is very well kept, even though it has a proper foundation and is considered permenent due to city code, while the land value exceeds 60k for a total tax value of a 110k for 180k investment???? Thats all the proof I needed to know they're not worth their value and this vid sells some serious lies. 🤣😂🤣😂 but whatever yall believe! A good real estate speculator knows a good deal and unless this garbage is being used for long term rentals, they're worthless no matter what quality of life additions are added to them. Its like having a decked out RV, they WILL lose value.

  50. Manufactured homes are cheaper as far as the mortgage but if you live in a community you also have to pay a lot fee which could cost ypu close to or over $1000 a month.

  51. I love mine. In 2016 I sold my own 1910 OLD home. Boy it was sucking a lot of money. Moved into a brand new Manufactured home 2017. And I'm now saving 2/3 a year. And it is all electric. And we live in Manchester,NJ.

  52. yes but you have to beg people to accept you in a manufactured home where we are in texas. you just cant find an empty spot and pay rent on land and drop in. they act as if its the RITZ. and you have to get accepted. and if they don't like you then they throw you out and you have to move your home right then. so they know they have you on toes acting nice and half afraid to make anyone mad else you have to call a rig to come and tear your home apart moving it.

  53. Here in South Carolina it's mostly mobile homes. The people's electricity bill is from $500 and up. A single wide mobile home with 1 only person living in it, the electric bill is from $100 (the very less) and up. I have a doublewide 3 bedroom Oakwood 2003. It was a repo. I bought it for $10,000.00 plus $5,000.00 for moving. It has no heating and cooling system. I lived here for 12 years now without heating and air conditioning because it's not worth putting investing. It's very drafty because the wall and the floor is very thin. The plumbing holes are too big that snakes are coming up from there. When opening the windows there's a gap between the stationary panel and the moving panel that frogs and snakes can cruel in. It needs a new roof because hurricane blown the shingles. I'm not looking forward to renovating it. I'm looking on building my carport into a home.

  54. We bought a manufacturer home from Palm Harbor for $98000.00 last year all total cost us $144000.00 after hurricane Harvey.

  55. I have a manufacture home.paid cash 20years ago sitting on 3&1/2 Acer's!i tryed to get a reverse mortgage and because it 20 sq.short of 800sq they turned me down!i only owe 5 more years on my land and it will be paid for if i live that long.i am 70 now! just thought you like to know. thanks for reading my message

  56. Our mobile home was made in the 1980s. Years ago new double paned windows were installed…a new rolled roof and we recently painted the outside. Inside..the flooring and carpet need replacing. Sick of the wood paneling. All pink sinks and tube…yuck!!!! But our home is paid for.

  57. Manufactured homes are generally a good idea and built quality is good. They lose value when they sit on rented land. They HAVE to sit on property you own. Then it all makes sense.

  58. This is the first video of yours that I've seen. I must say that I'm glad that you made this video, it feels more like a resource than a "myth buster". I appreciate it.

  59. Bought a used double wide in a nice senior park for $21,000 4 and a half years ago. Put $8000. into upgrades just sold it for $52,000. Do the math folks.

  60. Agreed 100 percent & thank you for the informative video. Yes manufactured/ mobiles come in all types & conditions. They do need upkeep / maintenance like any other " home". You can renovate/ paint/ upgrade & be very happy in your home. I know i am. I refuse to live in an over priced/ high tax area. Home & land for the price of a furnished room. Yes the value HAS gone up/ appreciated. Home is what you make it. Mobile/ manufactured homes make it possible for many to have a great home for less than an apt or renting from someone else. Do your homework & due diligence ! You wont be sorry !

  61. Need to Cover the Financing Aspect (ie: most Mortgage and Bank will not finance because it is not a site built but will finance a site built pre-water damaged from being soaked in the rains while being built?????? and the insurance aspect where most insurance companies will not insure a manufactured home on a permanent foundation with being real property and no title but a deed???????????????????

  62. I’ve lived in mobile homes and I can tell you they make them as cheap as you they can get away with. Thin insulation thin walls. Heat and air goes right through. Power bills are high.

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