It depends on the area of the country, but in many areas you'll find more trailers sold privately than listed on the local MLS. So, if you're looking, certainly work with a Realtor but also recognize that many will be for sale that aren't on the MLS.
Financing can be difficult unless it's new or nearly new. There are some specialty lenders for mobile (and manufactured) homes. Usually, the park management will have a list of possible lenders. Many mobile and manufactured homes, though, are bought with either all cash or with owner financing.
Hope that helps.
Just to clarify in the last 10 years the number of trailers and trailer parks in this area has decresed not increased. You are far better off buying a condo then a trailer. Any advice to the contray is suspect.
Ask yourself these questions: How many financially solid, successful, people do you know who live in trailers in this area? How many Real Estate investors would buy trailers? Why are trailers so cheap? Are they desirable? Buying a trailer is just not a good idea.
Silver Creek Realty
Trailers aren't right for everyone, but for some buyers, trailers are the best option for ownership. If you have cash to purchase, then the monthly lease is an affordable alternative to apartment rent. The rent is not tax deductible, but the lower payments may offset your lost tax benefit.
Realtor commissions for such transactions are quite low, so trailer purchases aren't very popular with most agents.
Also the leased land option of Canyon View Estates is a very, very bad idea. The restrictions in the tract in addition to the high monthly rental fees do not usually work for most situations.
I have seen client after client over the years lose money in trailer homes and leased land fiascos. Please do yourself a favor and consider other options before buying a trailer. There is a reason trailers are not popular. They are rarely a sound investment.
Silver Creek Realty
There's also a fantastic alternative to mobile homes in the Canyon View Estates community. Here you'll find manufactured homes that rival the quality and comfort of traditional single family residences.
Please elaborate on your needs, and I'll do my very best to assist you with your SCV mobile home search!
Drive safely and stay dry today :)