Converting a manufactured home into real property can be a confusing and complex process. However, if you follow the steps outlined below, it should be relatively easy. As with anything else, keep in mind that each state has different rules, so the steps to converting a manufactured home into real property will vary from one state to another. It also makes the home more desirable for buyers, who prefer buying real property over personal property.

In this article, we will discuss how you can convert your manufactured home into the real property if that is what you want to do or if you are considering doing so in the future.

Apply For A Permit To Convert Your Manufactured Home Into Real Property

You will need to apply for a permit. You can do this by contacting your city, town, or county government and providing them with the application and other required information.

You’ll need to provide them with the following information:

  • Name of the city/township/county
  • Address of your manufactured home
  • Name of owner(s) / purchaser(s) and their relationship (e.g., owner or buyer). If there are more than two individuals involved in purchasing a property together as joint tenants with the right of survivorship (JTWROS), one person must be designated as a representative for purposes of receiving communications from local government officials about a property’s status and taxes due on it.

· Manufacturer name and date purchased

Pay Any Fees Associated With Having Your Manufactured Home Converted Into Real Property

In most cases, you will also have to pay a fee before you can receive the permit. Once you have received your permit, you can begin converting your manufactured home into the actual property!

In many states, no fees are associated with converting a mobile home into real property. However, some states do charge fees for this service. If you want to convert your modular home into real property in one of these states (like Arizona), you must check with your local government about whether or not there are any fees involved and how much they would cost.

It is important that you meet with your city, town, or county to collect the application and ask questions about the process. You should ask what you need to do, what you need to provide, and how much it will cost. If any fees are associated with the conversion process, ask if they can be waived or reduced based on your financial situation.

Make Some Cosmetic Changes To The Manufactured Home

You can make some cosmetic changes to the manufactured home. Add landscaping, a porch, a garage, and a fence. Remove the mobile home wheels and axles as well. This will make it look like a real house instead of just another trailer or RV parked in your yard.

Consult With A Local Real Estate Attorney About Title Transfer Of Your Manufactured Home

When you are ready to convert your manufactured home into real property, it is important to consult with a local real estate attorney. A real estate attorney can help you transfer the title of your manufactured home and also the land that it sits on. Additionally, they will be able to assist you in conducting escrow processes for any fees associated with this conversion process.


If you are looking to own a manufactured home, you must know what you are getting into. There are many steps involved in converting a manufactured home into real property, and if you don’t follow all of them correctly, then there could be some severe consequenc