Marina Howell, Home Buyer in Sacramento, CA

Do I need to pay a property tax if I buy manufactured home with cash-pay the whole amount off.?

Asked by Marina Howell, Sacramento, CA Fri Mar 30, 2012

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Sue Archer Reynolds’ answer
Sorry but the government does not let you avoid taxes, even if you bought your property for cash. Every year, there are taxes due to the county that you live in. Failure to pay can bring consequences so contact either DMV (who manages mobile homes not on a foundation), or your county tax assessor's office (if you're on a permanent foundation) to learn how/when you are required to pay and how much those are.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Sat Mar 31, 2012
Thank you very much for your reply. It was very helpful
Flag Sat Mar 31, 2012
Is there tax on the money you bought the mobile home with when you register at DMV?
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Dec 12, 2014
Many of the homes have been rolled over on to the tax rolls by previous owners so you might have to. These are personal property taxes on the homes only, not the land. I am talking about homes in parks only. The newer homes 1980 and newer are taxed. Once they started doing that, homes were able to have loans and also people could write off the interested as a home owner. HCD took it over from DMV. During the real estate boom, the sales tax on some of these homes was very high so people had a choice to put it on the tax roll, once that was done, it now stays on forever.
Be sure and check with HCD or an escrow officer to make sure. Otherwise you just pay sales tax and always registration yearly.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Sep 2, 2013
If you are speaking of a mobile home in a mobile home park, there is yearly DMV registration fees. If youeam a manufactured home on a piece of land you own, there are property taxes whether yOu own it outright or not.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Mar 31, 2012
Thank you very much for your reply
Flag Sat Mar 31, 2012
Pay either property tax or pay a yearly fee to the DMV.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Mar 30, 2012
What DMV got to do with this?
Flag Fri Mar 30, 2012
Jim Walker, Real Estate Pro in Carmichael, CA
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