5 Things to Watch Out for When Buying a Mobile Home in San Antonio

When you’re in the market to buy a mobile home, it takes more than just luck to invest your money wisely. You really need to do a bit of research and learn the local San Antonio mobile home market before making a purchase. Protecting your investment requires a step-by-step process to perform due diligence. Your planning strategy should educate yourself about the problems to avoid, which will help save your precious time, money, and unnecessary stress.

You’ll want to include a checklist covering these five things to watch out for when buying a mobile home San Antonio.

Park Fees

You may be responsible for several additional fees when buying a mobile home inside of a park in San Antonio. Application fees, monthly lot rent, taxes, closing cost, moving expenses, etc. You’ll want to ask if there is a homeowner association (HOA) and how much are the fees or any other additional costs, such as property taxes, added to your monthly invoice from the park, in addition to the lot rental fee. Some parks bill the water and trash directly with the lot rent, while some do not and you will need to set up your own accounts. Some will offer to mow your lawn every few weeks for an additional monthly fee. By working with a professional buyer at Journey Mobile Homes, you can rest easy because you’ll know everything upfront, including exactly how much your monthly living expenses will add up to in your new mobile home. While we do not work for any parks or communities directly, we do have strong relationships with many of the local park managers that we are happy to connect you with. Not only in San Antonio, but San Marcos, Kyle, Seguin, New Braunfels, and other local Texas cities.

Park Rules

When buying a mobile home in San Antonio, you carefully review the park’s rules and regulations, which you may or may not find restrictive. For example some parks allow you to put up a small fence around your yard while others do not. Some have the option of renting a storage shed, others you have to purchase your own if you want one. First, the mobile home park should provide you a lease agreement. You should definitely understand the park’s approval process before buying. The professional buyers at Journey Mobile Homes are familiar with local mobile home parks and can help you navigate their rules and processes.  It’s not difficult, you just want to make an informed decision as opposed to jumping in blindly.


Any time is a good time for buying a mobile home in San Antonio; however, you should be aware that pricing can fluctuate seasonally. Typically spring and summer are busier times with more buyers competing for the same homes which can drive prices up. While in the fall and winter things are slower making the sellers have less options and they may be willing to accept a lower offer. Overall San Antonio and central Texas are great mobile home markets with many people still moving into the area and lots of jobs. Being familiar with the mobile home market trends and buying during the off-season may help you realize a discount. Because the experts at Journey Mobile Homes live and work here in the San Antonio area, you can be confident they will work to get you the best price possible while meeting any time constraints you may be facing. If financing is holding you back, the professional buyers at Journey Mobile Homes can work with you to find the funding you’ll qualify for, even if your credit history is less than perfect. We even offer in house owner financing on select mobile homes in our inventory. If you’d like to keep up with our ever changing inventory feel free to join our Facebook group.


You must carefully check the location, including crime rates, when buying a San Antonio mobile home. You or a representative should personally walk or drive through the property and park before purchasing a mobile home there. Pay attention to the condition of the roads, signage, and the general appearance of the mobile home park overall. Check out the amenities, such as the pool or playground, to ensure everything is in tip-top condition. The professional San Antonio mobile home buyers at Journey Mobile Homes, have a long track record of success in selecting the best location for your budget, which will help the mobile home hold value over decades. We have been buying mobile homes in San Antonio and Central Texas for good while and we have relationships with a number of the local mobile home parks or manufactured home communities. We typically grade them on a scale of 1-5 stars ⭐️. Typically 3 ⭐️ and up are good to go, safe, nice communities. The 5 ⭐️ parks are very nice but can also be quite restrictive and even difficult to get approved in. For most people I would recommend a 3-4 ⭐️ mobile home park in San Antonio.

Understand Your Goals

Unless you’re a full-time mobile home investor, you need a reliable professional to help you achieve your goal of getting a great deal on the perfect San Antonio mobile home for you. You can rely on the small team at Journey Mobile Homes to help you find your mobile home by developing a plan and working with you every step of the way. When you work with a professional buyer at Journey Mobile Homes, we know through years of experience about all the red flags to watch out for when you’re buying a mobile home in San Antonio.

At Journey Mobile Homes, we will take the time to listen to any questions or concerns you have. As a bonus, if you’re ready to buy, Journey Mobile Homes, has a steady inventory of the best mobile homes available in San Antonio. Call Journey Mobile Homes, at 210-504-8388 or send us a message to learn more about how we can help you. We also BUY MOBILE HOMES all over San Antonio and central Texas! If you are looking to sell a San Antonio mobile home we can close fast with cash and take care of all the legwork making an easy stress free process for you.

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