CHANDLER, GILBERT, MESA & TEMPE:
Searches for mobile & manufactured homes will show residences in all of the four cities listed above.
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Due to a change of law occurring in 2017, real estate agents are now permitted to assist in the purchase and sale of mobile homes regardless of location - owned land or leased/rented land.
A mobile home (as the term implies) is a type of move-able dwelling. Similar to vehicles, they are personal property and there is a process of title and registration through the Arizona Department of Transportation, Motor Vehicle Division.
Regardless of where located (mobile home park or owned land) registration is ongoing. Ongoing, unless or until the home is permanently attached to land and an Affidavit of Affixture is issued by the Maricopa County Assessor. At that time, the mobile home is reclassified - from personal property - to real property.
To be clear, there isn't any way to tell what the home is (real or personal property) by the way it looks. While steps and skirting are largely things of the past, the key points of lender financing are: condition, year of construction, and Affidavit of Affixture.
The appeal of mobile homes is largely due to the fact they are inexpensive when compared to conventional homes of similar size. However unlike a conventional homes, mobile homes are more likely to depreciate in value making it difficult to find financing for older models. If located in a mobile home park there will be lot rent and possibly a proportionate share of utilities and community rules. If you seek to own a lot within a park, you will have the lot expense, ongoing fees and likely community rules in the form of a HOA. Also as with any home, there is maintenance.
And...There are mobile home neighborhoods with no HOA.