Buying A Mobile Home

If you are looking for a home that you can afford, and stick-built homes and condominiums have proven to be out of your price range, then you may have chosen to go with a mobile home. While you can reside in a mobile home, the process for purchasing one is quite different than the process you would go through if you were purchasing a stick-built home. Here are the things that you are going to do when you have decided to purchase a mobile home.

Get a bill of sale

Although you are not required to get a bill of sale, this can prove to be very important if you are ever in the position of needing to prove the party did in fact agree to sell you the mobile home for a specific price. When you make up the bill of sale, you are going to want to have it notarized. By having a notary public legally notarize the document it will be considered to be more of a legal document. It can come in handy when it comes down to taking care of the title transfer as well.

You can choose any notary public you want who is certified for the state of Arizona, or you can have documents notarized at the MVD. The only signature that is needed to be notarized on a bill of sale is the sellers.

Get a title transfer

In the state of Arizona, the mobile home is not going to be considered yours from a legal standpoint until you have had that motorhome transferred to you through the MVD. You do this by filling out the information on the back of the title completely.

The seller must have filled out their part and had it notarized. Then, you as the buyer will also need to have your signature notarized. When having any document notarized, you will need to show your legal ID or driver's license to the notary public. Also, a lien clearance must be shown if there is proof of a lien showing on the current title.

Keep in mind, you should not take possession of that mobile home until you have had the title and registration put in your name. If you do take possession before then, you may find yourself facing some legal trouble with a lot of explaining to do.


Once you follow the tips above, you will officially be the new owner of that mobile home. This means it is yours to do with as you see fit and the seller will no longer have any say in what happens.