However, from my experience, many mobile home sellers (even a greater proportion than "stick built home" sellers) want/need all cash. So lease-option opportunities with mobile homes tend to be more difficult to find. Still, the only way to know is to ask.
One tip: Mobile home sellers tend to be a LOT more flexible on price than other sellers if you can offer cash. Example: I've seen plenty of mobile homes sold for 50%-60% of the asking price, even when the asking price was fairly reasonable. If you have some cash--or a relative or friend with some cash--make an offer. Even a low offer. You might be surprised at the result.
The Secretary of State's office in your state will typically have this information and sale dates listed. You can also scrounge around the web for the information. Most of the sites are come ons and offer you something that you can find for free all by yourself. Be very cautious when purchasing at these sales as it is YOUR responsibility to perform your due diligence. Looking at a plat map or aerial photo will tell you NOTHING! Visit any property that you are considering unless you have the money to lose.... more