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Mobile homes becoming more popular in San Diego

Posted at 7:28 PM, Sep 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-26 01:25:11-04

SAN DIEGO, (KGTV) -- Dan and Vicky Thompson are selling a house in Mira Mesa. The 1,500 square foot, three bedroom, two bath home has granite countertops, wood cabinets, high ceilings, and a walk-in closet.

While other homes in the area are going for around $500,000 to $700,000, the Thompson's home is selling for around $240,000.

That's because it's a manufactured home.

"They're very, very well insulated nowadays; they're built just like a house probably better," said Vicky.  

The homes can be built in as little as two to three weeks but because of an increase in demand, the Thompsons, who own TLC Manufactured Homes, say the waiting list is months long. 

Customers can go online to choose from different floor plans and customizable options. 

The homes are located in mobile homes parks all over San Diego County, many of which are restricted to seniors. Some parks open to families of all ages. 

Although the prices of the manufactured homes may be considerably lower than their traditional neighbors, buyers should consider the price of renting space in a mobile home park. In some cases, the expense can equal the mortgage on the mobile home.