Hello Connie - I have helped my clients who could not yet buy a homefind double wides and similar homes with acerage on Craigslist if it is available in your community go to craigslist.com and look for the area near you. Just go to meet them at the home with someone else or start out in a public place to see if you feel they are who they are. I have never had a problem and use it often to rent, sale, and sale and buy household and autos things. Just make sure if renting from an individual ask for their drivers license and verify with tax records they own the property there have been scams. Not to sound overly neurotic but it is a desperate economy in many areas and the internet age. I think you will find more property to look at for rent in this way at a better price that what is listed with us as agents because generally we get the more expensive properties as realtors to list for rent. A great value and spaceous property as you know goes fast. Of course if you can get credit approval you can buy a double wide for a little as 60,000 and that is about like a 450 house payment with your taxes and insurance. If I can help you in any way please do not hesitate to ask. I have helped others establish credit and suggest strategies such as a college student renting to another student and coming out with very little to pay in their part for homeownership instead of renting.