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Old 03-07-2020, 10:28 PM   #1
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Looking to purchase a decent (not new) mobile home to place on our family land as a place to stay while hunting, get together, etc...
Whereís best place to search for decent deals & decent quality ones? Good place to shop Repos? Just wondering where or methods some of yíall who have purchased as primary or secondary residence resourced?
Iím in Tyler area. Looking for only single wide
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Old 03-08-2020, 07:11 AM   #2
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I got lucky a few years ago at one of the local feed stores in Normangee. Found a lady who was wanting to upgrade and bought her used one for cheap. I ended up adding new doors, a handicapped shower for my parents and a couple other cosmetic items. All in was around 20k which is cheap if you try and price a new one.
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Old 03-08-2020, 07:48 AM   #3
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I got lucky a few years ago at one of the local feed stores in Normangee. Found a lady who was wanting to upgrade and bought her used one for cheap. I ended up adding new doors, a handicapped shower for my parents and a couple other cosmetic items. All in was around 20k which is cheap if you try and price a new one.
Yeah thatís what I figured. Iím ignorant when it comes to buying a MH. Do they come with central heat/AC & water heater? Iím guessing itís common they sale them with that included
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Old 03-08-2020, 08:32 AM   #4
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I would get with some realtors and tell them to keep and eye out. Likely be your best bet to find one as they go on new properties all the time. My wifes aunt is a realtor and found one basically brand new, still had plastic on all the fixtures, that was two years old on a property and they bought it for like a third of what it cost brand new.


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Old 03-08-2020, 08:33 AM   #5
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Watch the secondary market. They sell cheap after only a few years
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Old 03-08-2020, 08:56 AM   #6
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Just buy this one. Great price and spend the little extra to move it.

https://discussions.texasbowhunter.c...d.php?t=756399
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Old 03-08-2020, 09:10 AM   #7
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Most moblie home places sell used one or repoed ones.
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Old 03-08-2020, 10:38 AM   #8
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We decided to get one as a group for the lease. I was put in charge of looking for one. I looked for one in the 5-8k range for a whole summer. Most all of them I looked at were trashed out and we didnt want to do much work on one. I had given up.
One of our other guys had an emplyee getting married to a guy. This guy was trying to sell his house but couldnt sell it because his parents had put a mobile home on the property. No one wanted it there. We went and looked at it. It waz the nicest one I had seen by a long shot. He said if we got it off the property in a week it was free!
It was at the lease the next week. We only had to move it 18 miles and that cost us $2500 for the move and set up. Our came with the AC unit too.

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Old 03-08-2020, 10:47 AM   #9
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Sometimes you can find deals on new ones that have set on their lot for a longtime. When you custom design one to get built the price goes up big time. Find a spec on the lot and make lower offers.
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Old 03-08-2020, 12:44 PM   #10
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Use to work in the industry and sell them. New and used. 21st mortgage is a bank that finances mobile homes and they own quite a few repos. Actually at one time it was several hundred. Youíd be surprised at how many newer ones they have. You can buy directly through them as well and thatís the best pricing youíll get on a repo. If itís sitting on a sales center lot, there is mark up on it over what the bank will sell it for.


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Old 03-08-2020, 01:16 PM   #11
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You’ll spend more on moving it than buying it.
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Old 03-08-2020, 02:16 PM   #12
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I’m not gonna talk much on price at all. Pretty hardly ever means well built when it comes to mobile homes. The main deal you have to have is plywood floors. OSB,chipboard,dust floors all suck *** over the OMG run. Do NOT buy anything without plywood unless it’s so cheap you are ok with replacing it all with plywood. My family has made a killing in the business, we keep the ones with plywood floors (no matter the age or appearance) for our rentals.
Slap a metal roof on a plywood floored house and you are good to go for a long time.
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Old 03-08-2020, 02:21 PM   #13
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Just buy this one. Great price and spend the little extra to move it.

https://discussions.texasbowhunter.c...d.php?t=756399
I was planning to tell him about this one, you beat me to it. May be a little far away though. Lol
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Old 03-08-2020, 02:47 PM   #14
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Big fan of antlers86. But tile doesn’t travel in a mobile home. You’d be looking at redoing the entire floor. But it looks built right. And the price is good. Epoxy works wonders on cracked fiberglass or plastic tubs for a weekend getaway.
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Old 03-08-2020, 03:09 PM   #15
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PM inbound, I know a guy !
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Old 03-08-2020, 03:19 PM   #16
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Thanks for all the replies. Sounds like a chunk of change to move & set one up. Is it a flat rate within a certain mile radius?
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Old 03-09-2020, 04:09 PM   #17
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Everything is negotiated. Tires included. Leveling, blocking, tie downs, water hookups, electric hookups. It can be as much or as little as you want man. In North Texas I could help....probably not much south of Dallas.
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