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Old 07-04-2008, 11:11 AM
 
Location: Charlotte
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Does anyone know where to buy a USED Modular Home? I have a vacant lot that came with a rental property that I bought some years ago. It's just sitting there costing me taxes and generating no revenue.

Stick built is too costly as are new modulars. Need 3 BR 2 Ba abt 1200 sq ft. Looking to spend abt $40k - $50k plus site prep etc. Any ideas?
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Old 07-04-2008, 12:54 PM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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Does anyone know where to buy a USED Modular Home? I have a vacant lot that came with a rental property that I bought some years ago. It's just sitting there costing me taxes and generating no revenue.

Stick built is too costly as are new modulars. Need 3 BR 2 Ba abt 1200 sq ft. Looking to spend abt $40k - $50k plus site prep etc. Any ideas?
You are not talking about a modular home. You are looking for a trailer, a manufactured home. True modular homes are not movable. They are built on a slab or crawl space and cost almost as much as a stick built home. Only a trailer (or mobile home, or manufactured home, whatever you want to call it) is movable and can be found in that price range. If some dealership is trying to tell you a modular is movable, run, they are crooks who have stolen the term "modular" when in fact all they are selling are trailers.

Google "used mobile homes" and you'll likely find some dealers or individuals selling them.
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Old 07-05-2008, 03:21 PM
 
Location: Charlotte
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Thanks for the reply...

Actually, I'm looking for just what I said.

Yes, the modulars are "bolted" to a slab/crawl space/attic etc. (I helped a friend do a two story 4 module colonial a few years ago and understand a bit about the process.) And yes, in many instances there is little cost saving vs a stick built. (Unless, like my New England friend, you want a new house buiilt in a unionized area. THEN the cost difference can be a whole bunch. My friend saved about $100K!)

By the nature of their construction, modulars *should* be easier to move than trying to 'dismantle' a stick built house and move it.

But I could be wrong.

Alternately, is there a central "clearing house" for learning about regular stick-built homes to be moved?
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Old 07-05-2008, 06:03 PM
 
Location: CLT native
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Try charlotte.craigslist.org.
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