The Ultimate Manufactured Home Valuation Guide!

Manufactured Home

At TAG, we focus on correctly valuing manufactured homes and understand their importance in North Carolina’s housing market. Our expertise not only aids in fair transactions and financing but also reinforces our connection to the community. It’s important to note that while mobile homes can be on owned or leased land, TAG strictly handles mobile/manufactured homes that have a permanent foundation on owned land.

Join us as we share insights and guidance on manufactured homes to ensure you’re informed and valued every step of the way. Welcome to the TAG family, where every home, including manufactured ones, is appreciated.

Manufactured homes, also known as mobile homes, are a key part of housing in North Carolina. They blend affordability with the charm of our state’s diverse landscapes.

These homes are factory-built and then placed on a permanent site. This offers an efficient and value-driven housing option. North Carolina, with its scenic beauty from the coast to the mountains, is a prime location for these homes. There are many reputable manufacturers in the area who contribute to the state’s affordable housing solutions.

How Much is My Mobile Home Worth? (aka Manufactured Home)

If you’ve ever found yourself pondering, “How much is my mobile home worth?”, you’re not alone. That’s why we’re here to guide you through the appraisal process.

It’s a crucial step in determining the value of your mobile home. We provide fast home value assessments in just 3-5 days (48 hours post-inspection) so you’re not left waiting.

The Mobile Home Appraisal Process

The appraisal process for manufactured homes is tailored to account for their unique aspects. It begins with a thorough inspection, where a certified home appraiser examines the home in detail. Following the inspection, we consider various factors to accurately assess its value.

Key Factors Influencing Mobile Home Appraisal Value

Several crucial factors play into the valuation of your manufactured home:

  • Location: Just like traditional homes, the location of your mobile home significantly affects its value. Homes situated in desirable areas, with access to amenities and good schools, tend to have higher values.
  • Age and Condition: The age of your mobile home and its current condition are pivotal in determining its worth. Newer homes or those meticulously maintained usually fetch a higher appraisal value.
  • Size and Layout: The size of your home and the efficiency of its layout also contribute to its overall value. Spacious homes with functional layouts are highly sought after.
  • Upgrades and Amenities: Any upgrades or additional amenities you’ve added to your home can also increase its appraisal value. Examples of this are: modern appliances, energy-efficient windows, or a deck.
  • Owned land/permanent foundation: A permanent foundation and land ownership significantly boost your manufactured home’s value by offering stability and equity, enhancing its market appeal and valuation.

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Peter Bimonte

Extremely flexible…On time, thorough and knowledgeable…I would recommend them for your next home appraisal without hesitation…5 Stars!

Peter Bimonte

Duwayne Evans

I can’t explain how thankful I am to have a such a wonderful appraisal company at my fingertips. They’re very professional and have fast response times.

Duwayne Evans

Maurice Ellis

I’m very pleased with the way Triangle Appraisal Group conducted business me Kevin was very professional explaining the process and walking me through everything

Maurice Ellis


In working Vicki and Amber, we were extremely pleased with not only how quickly our home + property appraisal was scheduled, but with how professionally the entire process was completed. And, it only took 2 business days for the appraisal to be created and sent to us.
I would highly recommend Triangle Appraisal Group to anyone seeking an experienced team for this service!


Stephanie Howard

From the minute, I called Triangle Appraisers to the day I received the appraisal report, I was extremely impressed! Vickie responded immediately to every question or request. This was the easiest most efficient transaction I have had with a business in years! I highly recommend this firm for any of your real estate needs!

Stephanie Howard

Alexandra Saywell-Wade

Triangle Apprasial Group was amazing to work with . They’re so knowledgeable of the housing Apprasial process, housing market. They are quick to reach out to you and have great customer service , punctual and give you a very Detailed report. I recommend them to anyone who needs an appraisal.

Alexandra Saywell-Wade

William Reid

This company was very prompt in answering my online request. Their evaluator was very respectful of our property. Very professional from start to end.

William Reid

Alyssa Baker

TAG has been so helpful and friendly ever step of the way. The appraiser was prompt and courteous. I would absolutely recommend!

Alyssa Baker

Deborah Jordan

They are professional putting the needs of customer first. Taking the time to listen, help you work through struggles. They also work in a timely manner. This is the best deal for meeting your needs. I am a valued customer.

Deborah Jordan

May Love

Outstanding appraisal experience. Expertise and timeliness exceeded expectations. Incredibly accommodating appraiser! Went the extra mile for my rent analysis as well. Impressive service. Thank you Matthew, Vicki and TAG!

May Love

Manufactured Homes vs. Traditional Homes

Our team often encounters questions about the differences between manufactured homes and traditional site-built homes. To help you understand these distinctions clearly, we’ve put together a chart that highlights the key differences. Whether a home is manufactured or built on-site, each has its unique advantages and value in the housing market. Here’s a comparison from our perspective:

Pros and Cons of Manufactured Homes

The TAG Team recognizes the unique benefits and challenges of manufactured homes. Here’s a balanced look at what to consider.

The Pros

  • Affordability: One of the most appealing aspects of manufactured homes is their affordability. They offer a cost-effective route to homeownership, especially for first-time buyers or those on a tight budget.
  • Faster Construction Times: The factory setting of their construction means manufactured homes can be ready in a fraction of the time it takes to build a traditional home. In turn, you’re able to get into your new home faster.
  • Energy Efficiency: Many new models are designed with energy efficiency in mind, significantly reducing utility bills.

The Cons

  • Depreciation Rate: A common question we encounter is, “Do manufactured homes depreciate?” Unfortunately, the answer is often yes. If the home isn’t affixed to a permanent foundation or on owned land, this affects its long-term investment potential.
  • Financing Challenges: With fewer lenders offering financing options, securing a loan for a manufactured home can be more complicated than for a traditional home
  • Perceptions and Stigma: Despite many advancements in quality and design, manufactured homes still face undue stigma, affecting community acceptance and resale value.
  • Zoning and Placement Restrictions: Finding a place to set up your manufactured home can be tricky, as zoning laws and placement restrictions can limit available options.

Pricing and Valuation in Relation to Other Types of Homes

It’s important for us to shed light on some of the most pressing queries, particularly around pricing and valuation in comparison to traditional homes.

Average Cost Comparisons:

Manufactured homes often present a more affordable option than their traditional counterparts. This affordability is a significant draw for many, making homeownership accessible to a broader audience.

Factors Affecting Price:

When considering a mobile home appraisal cost, several factors come into play. The condition of the home, age, size, and specific upgrades of a manufactured home can all influence its sale price. A common question we encounter is, “Do manufactured homes appraise well?” The answer varies, but with the right features and upkeep, they certainly can.

Impact of Location and Land Ownership:

Location, the community it’s part of, and whether the land is owned or leased greatly affects your mobile home value. Homes in sought-after locations or on owned land typically hold their value better and may even appreciate over time.

Appraisals and Their Effect on Financing and Insurance:

An appraisal is a critical step in the buying process, affecting not only financing options but also insurance premiums. Lenders often require an appraisal report to determine a home’s value before issuing a loan. Likewise, insurance companies use this valuation to set premiums. A comprehensive appraisal that reflects the true value of a manufactured home can improve loan terms and insurance rates.

Whether you’re buying, selling, or refinancing, we’re here to provide the expertise and insight you need to navigate the valuation process with confidence.

Tips for Owners Seeking A Mobile Home Appraisal

In gearing up for an appraisal of your manufactured home, a few strategic moves can significantly influence the outcome. Having covered a broad spectrum of tips for homeowners in our previous blog post, here’s a quick recap to ensure your manufactured home is appraisal-ready.

Key Points to Remember:

  • Quick Fixes: A tidy appearance and minor repairs can make a big difference. It’s all about presenting your home in the best possible light to the appraiser.
  • Value-Boosting Updates: Consider simple upgrades that can enhance your home’s value. Think energy efficiency or cosmetic improvements.
  • Expertise Matters: Opting for an appraiser with specific experience in manufactured homes is crucial for an accurate valuation. Their specialized knowledge can be a game-changer.

Final Notes: Navigating Manufactured
Home Values with TAG

Tg Team

In this guide, we’ve covered the key aspects of valuing manufactured homes, from appraisal processes to enhancing their valuation. Triangle Appraisal Group is here to provide expert appraisal services tailored specifically to manufactured homes. If you’re seeking an accurate appraisal or have questions, don’t hesitate to contact us. Your home’s value matters to us, and we’re eager to assist you in navigating its appraisal with ease and confidence- TAG us in!