There is an organization here (state of Indiana) that buys used mobile homes, fixes them up and resells them. They advertise having a home for every budget and I check their website frequently. So recently I saw a fairly nice doublewide that had been marked down from $16,900 to $12,900 and emailed them to ask about the moving costs. This was the response:
Home Price is $12,900.00
Estimated Road Prep $3,500.00
Estimated transport $2,500.00
Est Pier Foundation if needed by outside contractor $5,200.00
Est Reset the home by outside contractor $5,500.00
Plus local permits, skirting, est. $1,500.00
Grand Total $ 31,400.00
All out side services are to be contracted buy the buyer Evergreen is not responsible for their performance or their actions.
This is one of the reasons we are attempting to purchase a home from an owner and contract with the movers ourselves! The mover we contacted about the last mobile home was going to charge $1200 to move it. I know local permits don’t cost $1,500 and I think we could do the skirting ourselves. But the other add-ons still make a $12,900 home cost more than double the asking price.