Yes, it goes into escrow, but the escrow fees are much less and the process is less complicated. I use a wonderful company in Stanton to do my mobile escrows, and they just make it easy as can be. You still have the 17 days for disclosures and inspections, and then remove the contingenciies like a normal contract -- however, it does not get titled at the county recorders, so you don't have to wait until you get "official" word. Usually they decide on a day and when they have everything they need, it's ok to go. Also, as I said, the fees are much, much less than a traditional home.
I love to sell mobile homes because you can get a wonderful home to live in for a fraction of what a house would cost. The taxes are so small yearly, that it's a great buy, as well, for certain people. I think, however, that it really is best to buy with the assistance of a licensed REALTOR, as we have agreed to work with certain ethical standards in all transactions. It would be sad to see some of your rights lost because of inadequate representation.
Good luck! And enjoy your new home.
Bonnie Scribner, REALTOR, QSC
Century 21 Discovery