We are unique in how we price our homes and services. We have a basic charge for the home that includes the base price of the home, plus the company markup. After that, we do not charge you ANY markup on anything else: options, set-up, nothing else. We will go over specific, projected costs with you early in our discussions and you will know them before you commit to the project.
Having said that, there are two primary costs for a replacement home.
First is the cost of the lot it is on.
This is the biggest variable of all in the cost of a manufactured home as the price of the home is the same no matter what the cost of the lot you put it on, but the cost of lots varies tremendously.
Also, we need to clarify one of the most confusing things in the mobile homeworld. That is that when we talk about “getting a lot,” that does not necessarily mean you actually BUY the lot. There are a few parks in the area where you do own the land the home is on and in these, you do BUY the lot. These include Camarillo Springs Country Club Village, Poinsettia Mobile Home Park, and a variation of this, where all the owners, own a share in the park, Country Estates MHP. In all the other mobile home parks in the area, when we talk about buying a lot, that means you buy the home that is there and the rights to put a new home on the lot. In both instances, you pay monthly space rent.
The cost of the lot primarily depends on the quality of the park. At the time I’m writing this, three of the most costly parks in Ventura County are Lemon Wood, Ventura Marina Park, and Camarillo Springs. In all of these parks, the lots can cost upwards of $200,000. The market does fluctuate however and some lots have sold for much less. Again, to be clear, the cost of the lot means you buy an older home on the lot that you will plan to tear out–there are no empty lots available today and no new parks being built.
Some of the less expensive parks have lots (with homes to tear out) under $100,000, but most are in the price range of $100,000 to $150,000.
Of course, prices can vary with the time of the year and how motivated the seller of the lot is. Sometimes if a parent has passed away and the heirs want to sell quickly, and a cash offer will result in a great price. We work closely with you (and don’t charge for this service) to help you find a lot once you decide what park you want to live in. Paul Prehn is constantly in touch with people who work in the parks, Realtors, and others and we have been able to help clients get very good deals on lots. Please contact Paul at 805-766-6020 or email email@example.com if you want to know more about this.
If you have inherited the lot or live on it already, if you have paid off your current home, you don’t have to worry about this. If you haven’t paid off your current home there are loan programs available that may still may make getting a replacement home work for you.
Second is the cost of the home itself, though this is made up with a number of additional costs that include:
Cost of the basic structure of the home. Do you want a 3BR or 2 or 4? What size of home do you want? Most manufactured homes today come in widths of 24 or 27 feet and typical lengths are 52, 56, and 60 long. The choice of the factory you use to build the home determines some of the cost.
Cost of the options you want with the home. For example, do you want granite or quartz countertops? 9 ft. flat ceilings or vaulted ones? What kind of appliances and bath fixtures do you want? The options today are many enabling homeowners choices from simple and lovely to luxurious (soaking tubs, tile showers, spa bathrooms, and gourmet kitchens). Many, many options for both the interior and exterior are available today and as part of our service, I (Yvon, I’m the designer) work closely with you to find out exactly what YOU want.
This is one of the best parts about getting a home in this way—you get exactly what you want and need and are restricted to buy something that a dealer thought would appeal to the broadest audience. It’s important to note that unlike many other companies we do not add upcharges to any options you choose. You sell you the options at the factory cost.
The Bottom Line on costs
Currently, 8-2019 the combined costs of the home, options, transport, taxes, home set up and including a driveway, shed, and carport can vary from around $155,000 to over $225,000 depending on the size of the home and the options.
So the total price of a Replacement home would be:
Cost of the Lot + Cost of the home and options.
It would then range from a low end, where you already have your lot and want a home with modest options:
$0 for the lot (because you’ve paid off your current home) + $155,000 (a modest home set on piers) = $155,000
Medium range, if you own the home and nicer options:
$0 + 185,000
Most expensive where you buy the lot and put in a larger home with nice options:
$225,000 for the lot + $210,000 for a larger home with very, very nice upgrades and options: TOTAL: $435,000
please note: we have done large, custom, beautiful homes for people on the high end for under $400,000—many variables factor into the price
This would be for a beautiful home, 3BR, 2 BA, large 1,600 + sq.ft.; stainless steel appliances, quartz countertops, 9 ft ceiling with crown molding, many custom features in the home.
This is an extraordinary deal for Ventura County! The median price for a home in the county now is: $565,000 and homes in that price are often either smaller or not large or need lots of work.
A manufactured home is the best deal for housing in the area, plus living in a mobile home park you almost always have access to a community and to amenities such as pool, clubhouse, a safe neighborhood, community activities and much more.