I have noticed some communities advertising brand new mobile homes for sale for way less then I have been able to price out at least up in Minnesota where my community is located. Here is one example: https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/wsh/reo/d/houlton-new-2018-friendship-14x70-3-bed/6830244439.html
That is a 14x70 home asking $29,000 and in Minnesota you need 30lb roof snow loads and set the homes on expensive concrete piers.
I have purchased 16 x 66 box size Clayton Pulse model homes from the factory from mid to upper $30,000 range and thats not including the $7,000+ for concrete piers and setting, $1,400 for skirting and install, and $1,400 for front and back stairs. Add in the 10% margin on sale that 21st Mortgage Cash Program charges and I am coming in at $50,000 + sale prices for these homes. Even higher when I add in a $2,000 central AC and the electrical hookup of the home.
The community down the street which was owned by Frank and Dave was selling Clayton Pulse homes for $38,000 before they sold it to a new owner this Winter. That is about what I was paying the factory for just the home.
Last example here is a 16 x 80 Brand New Clayton for $39,000. No way could I offer this home for anywhere near this cheap and not take a $15,000 loss.
Anyone else notice this?