Understanding Mobile Homes

Term: Mobile Homes in the Prairies
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Is a Mobile Home a Good Choice as a Seasonal Home?

With more than 17 million Americans and 1.8 million Camadians living in manufactured homes ,  buying a mobile home is the ideal solution for countless families. Mobile homes are also one of the most cost effective solutions for people looking to purchase a seasonal home. Continue reading to learn more about why buying a mobile home is the premier solution for your seasonal home purchase.


Mobile homes are one of the most secure and affordable options for people looking to purchase a seasonal home. According to the Canadian Real Estate Association, a typical single-family home costs an average of $453,560, while manufactured homes average only $259.000. Additionally, mobile  homes cost anywhere from 10% to 35% less per square foot to build than homes built on site. Mobile homes are cheaper because of the perfected manufacturing process. Factories are able to purchase gargantuan amounts of products, materials, and appliances at significantly cheaper rates than typical on-site or condominium builders. As a result, these cost savings are passed on to the homeowner. If you are looking to purchase a seasonal home, buying a mobile home is the ideal way to keep your costs low.

How factory built homes are exploding in popularity

Here is a great article I found. If you are considering buying a home in Canada, you should really read this. (Sorry but the ads come with the permission to post this.)

How factory-built homes are shedding their 'cheap' label and exploding in popularity

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5 reasons why to put a second Home on your property in Manitoba

Adding a second home on your property in Manitoba can make it worth substantially more money and provide you with a wide variety of benefits.

The following are five reasons to consider putting a second home on your property:

1. Providing a home for your adult children

If you have adult children, you may want them to live on your property. They may live farther away, or even under your roof. Having them nearby, but out of your house, provides both generations with independence. If they live farther away, having your children move closer provides multigenerational benefits for both of you, and if your children have kids of their own, you’ll get to spend valuable time with your grandchildren. You’ll all be able to see each other frequently, and each family will have the other nearby in case of emergency.

Is a Mobile Home cheaper than a regular home?

Jul 08 2015


So you are thinking about buying a home. You really never thought about it but as you drive along the number 1 highway in Headingley or the south perimeter you see mobile homes for sale. You may not have considered a manufactured home an option but maybe you should.

Manufactured Homes homes typically have the reputation of being both a cheap and a quick option for homeowners who are in desperate need of an adequate living situation now.  This reputation of being “cheap” has also led many homeowners to quickly cross the idea of investing in a mobile home off of their list. Thanks to stricter modern building codes, however, most mobile homes must pass relatively high standards – before they ever leave the manufacturer.  Here are some ways in which the price tag on a mobile home compares with one that is built onsite: The Modular home must be built to the same standard as a home is built on site.

Can I have 2 houses on a property in Manitoba?

Jul 08 2015


Many of my clients as k me during the research process" Can I have 2 houses on a property in Manitoba?" There is flexibility within many municipalities in regards to having two houses on the same property.  Restrictions apply as well though. A second house can only be put as a temporary fixture to a property which must be of a proportionate size large enough to hold two houses without the homes crossing over on to someone else's land. The main house is usually set towards the front, and the temporary home put in the back of it. This can only be done for areas which are in rural communities. Land within city limits does not usually allow for a second home to be put on to the property. If there is a 2nd driveway or close to a waterway you may have to get highways or department fisheries and oceans (DFO) to approve placement.

How Do I Move A Mobile Home in Manitoba?

Jun 22 2015


How Do I Move a Mobile Home in Manitoba?

If you have recently found a used mobile home for sale at a great price that you would like to buy, you first need to consider how you are going to have the mobile home transported. Transportation of a mobile home requires experience and equipment that most people do not possess. If you need to have a mobile home moved in the near future, use the following guide to learn how a professional transportation company can help you.


Before the trailer can be moved, you need to have it inspected to ensure that it has the structural integrity needed to be able to be transported safely. An inspection can be done in a very short period of time. The transportation company will more than likely know of an inspector that you can hire to do the inspection or they may employ one that you can hire to inspect the home for you.

How Much does a mobile home cost in Manitoba.

Jun 12 2015


How Much does a mobile home cost in Manitoba?

If you are looking for an affordable yet comfortable house, a mobile home can be the ideal purchase. With price tags that can range between under $100,000 and several hundred thousands of dollars, the type of home you want can greatly affect the price.

Size Matters

As you might expect, the price of a mobile home goes up as the size of it increases. One of the smallest options, a 16'x60' structure costs about $69,000. For the extra space a 16x68 gives you, the prices raises to $78,500. The price tag of a 16'x76' is $81,000.

Service and Maintenance Tips for Mobile Homes in Manitoba

Jun 08 2015

It is not surprising that more people are now investing in mobile homes. This is especially attributable to the fact that prefabricated homes are less expensive than homes constructed through traditional methods, yet they are equally attractive, well built and comfortable. Beside, a mobile home will afford you the freedom and mobility to move from one place to another. You can opt to get a single section home or a large multi-section unit with such fancy features as a fireplace, or cathedral ceilings. You can even go for a 2 story mobile home.


Whichever type of manufactured home you opt for, it is imperative that you perform routine maintenance and inspection on it. This will not only render the home more comfortable to live in, it will also help in retaining its resale value in the event that you bought it as an investment. The following mobile home maintenance tips may come in handy while performing repairs, decorations or simply an annual inspection of your home.

What are the legal issues for mobile homes in Manitoba Saskatchewan?

May 29 2015

 Ownership of the Mobile Home

Mobile homes are portable living units that can be transported on their running gear and chassis by towing or any other method. They are put upon the frame of a vehicle hence they are part of the car. Mobile homes in Manitoba, 

Mobile homes in Winnipeg and Mobile homes Saskatoon have subdivisions and parks set aside for them. Ownership of these homes is similar to that of permanent homes except in the case of these mobile homes you may own the home but not the land around it.

Ownership of the land

According to the laws in these areas, you should have your mobile home within the parks to avoid trespass on other people’s property and congestion. The segregations are also created for uniformity and in the Manitoba, Saskatoon and Winnipeg regions the law states that every park should comprise of at least 50 homes. These homes will make up your small neighborhood seated on approximately 10 acres of land. The land in these parks is owned by the local governments.

How to prepare for and set up your mobile home?

May 14 2015


Setting up a mobile home is not as easy as it may appear. There are numerous tasks to be accomplished in ensuring that your home is set up safely. In the event that you are buying a new mobile home or have recently purchased a new mobile home, you will probably get your set up and general installation handled by your dealership as part of the purchase price. However, if you bought a used mobile home that requires to be relocated or you simply require to move your existing home to a different location, you will have to do it yourself, which is not always easy. If you are looking for guidelines on installation of your mobile home, read on.