We continue our guide to buying mobile homes while our attention stays north this week with a look at buying a mobile home in Connecticut. We only have a handful of states left to cover, including a glimpse of Nebraska, Minnesota and Wyoming in the coming weeks.
Connecticut Mobile Home Facts
Did you know that there are only two states smaller than Connecticut in the United States, but that there are more than 3.5 million people living in the state ? We also found these facts about mobile homes in Connecticut:
The average price of a used house: $ 80,993
Average model year of a used house: 1996
Average size of a used house in square feet: 936
Average locations in a prefabricated community: 86
Average year of community development: 1979
Number of age-restricted communities: 27
Number of communities of all ages: 86
Related: The only reason to buy a mobile home.
Know Before You Buy
There are so many things to consider when making a big purchase. If you're thinking of buying a mobile home in Connecticut, your first place to start is Connecticut Manufactured Housing Association. Not only do they have links to different manufacturers available in the state, but they also have listings for all of the mobile home communities and all of the businesses that are members of the association.
PO Box 605
Bristol, CT 06011
Keep this in mind after the sale
Once you have chosen your new or "new for you" mobile home, it is time to make it legal. Connecticut does things a little differently from most states. Here is what we were able to find on the Connecticut government website:
Any person who owns a mobile prefab house on or after October 1, 1986 must file with the clerk of the municipality in which the mobile prefab house is located, a certificate of title, a deed of sale or any other document attesting that the person owns the manufactured mobile home. On or after October 1, 1986, any person holding security interest in such a mobile prefab house may deposit the security for registration in the land registers of the municipality in which the mobile prefab house is located.
So my suggestion would be to contact your local DMV or the county clerk's office to see exactly what their process is. It looks different depending on the location of the hearth and the age.
Warranty issues after sale
As we mentioned before, all new mobile homes include a one year warranty for prefabricated homes. The warranty covers manufacturer's defects as well as problems that can go wrong during installation. Be sure to keep good records of all communications (preferably communicate in writing) so that you have a paper trail showing that you have tried to resolve your issues in the first year.
If you are unable to resolve your issues, you will need to use the housing dispute resolution program in the HUD. Connecticut is one of the states that does not administer their own program. Instead, they are part of the federal program in place. You can submit your complaint in the following ways:
E-mail: (protected by e-mail)
Mail (preferably certified):
ATTN: Prefabricated House Dispute Resolution Program
1676 International Drive
McLean, Virginia, 22102
Connecticut Living Mobile Home
Each week our favorite part of these articles shares some of the great homes you can find when you are considering buying a mobile home in Connecticut. They were found on Zillow, but you can also find great purchases on Realtor.com and sites like Facebook Marketplace.
As you can see, buying a mobile home in Connecticut is a fairly simple process, as it is in most states. Not to mention, there are superb homes available. So if you live in Connecticut, living in a mobile home is the way to go!
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