Mobile/Manufactured Homes in Nanaimo

There are about 32 manufactured home parks in Nanaimo. I've separated them into three areas (plus Ladysmith) as you'll see below. I also have a list of ALL current mobile home listings down below.

Want to be notified when something becomes available in your favourite park? I'd be happy to create an alert - just contact me. For more info ABOUT mobile home living, jump down below.

All Mobile Homes in Nanaimo

18 Properties Found. Page 1 of 2

Looking For A Bright And Airy Home In A 55+ Par...

NEW Photo of Listing #881348

$239,900 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 962 ft²

Manufactured Home

6325 Metral Dr 136, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #881348

Looking For A Bright And Airy Home In A 55+ Park? This Is A 2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Home That Has Been Well Taken Care Of In Sharman Mhp. The Home Conveniently Has A Bedroom At Either End And A Nice Open Concept Living/dining/kitchen Area. Sliding Glass Doors...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Surrounded By Established Plants And Lots Of Gr...

NEW Photo of Listing #882397

$119,900 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 768 ft²

Manufactured Home

48 Honey Dr, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #882397

Surrounded By Established Plants And Lots Of Greenery, You Will Love This Bright, Clean Move-in Ready Mobile Home. Situated In A 55+ Mobile Home Park Centrally Located In South Nanaimo, This Home Is Only Minutes From Shops And All Other Amenities. The Insid...

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)

Valley Oak Mobile Home Park Is Situated Close T...

Photo of Listing #882320

$230,000 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 924 ft²

Manufactured Home

1915 Valley Oak Dr, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #882320

Valley Oak Mobile Home Park Is Situated Close To Walking Trails, Recreation Centre And Parks And Close Proximity To The Downtown Waterfront. This 2004 Built Home Is In Move In Condition And Ready To Go.

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

An Immaculate Home Located Within Nanaimo’s Ver...

Photo of Listing #882196

$349,900 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,374 ft²

Manufactured Home

6325 Metral Dr 47, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #882196

An Immaculate Home Located Within Nanaimo’s Very Well-maintained Sharman Mobile Home Park. This Lovely, Manufactured Home Offers A Modern Open Floor Plan With A Vaulted Ceiling And An Abundance Of Natural Light. The Spacious Kitchen Has Plenty Of Cupboard ...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Live Everyday Like You're On Vacation In The De...

Photo of Listing #882171

$214,900 Active

  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 0.06 Acres
  • 372 ft²

Manufactured Home

1120 Woss Lake Dr, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #882171

Live Everyday Like You're On Vacation In The Desirable Resort On The Lake Community. This 1bed,1bath Home Is Set On A Large, Private Lot Just Steps Away From Picturesque Westwood Lake Where You Can Enjoy A Walk Or Swim! Also In Close Proximity To The Resor...

460 Realty Inc. (NA)

A Truly Special Property - This 5.2 Acre Proper...

Photo of Listing #882080

$1,499,900 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 5.2 Acres
  • 2,436 ft²

Manufactured Home

2585 Quennell Rd, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #882080

A Truly Special Property - This 5.2 Acre Property Is Sure To Impress & Must Be Seen To Be Appreciated. It Is Completely Set Up As An Equestrian Property, Or Simply Enjoy Your Quiet Country Estate. This Property Boasts: Mountain, Lake And Pastoral Views. The...

Royal LePage Parksville-Qualicum Beach Realty (QU)

This Spacious Manufactured Home Is Situated On ...

Photo of Listing #881673

$524,900 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 0.31 Acres
  • 1,394 ft²

Manufactured Home

2186 Yellow Point Rd, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #881673

This Spacious Manufactured Home Is Situated On Just Over .30 Of An Acre In The Relaxing Countryside Of Cedar. Enjoy The Comforts Of A Lg O/sized Driveway W/ No Shortage Of Car Or Rv Parking. The Property Comes W/ A Convenient Shop Or Garage For Either Add'l...

RE/MAX of Nanaimo - Mac Real Estate Group

In A Quiet Park On A Tree Lined Street, At The ...

Photo of Listing #881688

$300,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.1 Acres
  • 1,152 ft²

Manufactured Home

5150 Christie Rd 27, Ladysmith, BC

MLS® #881688

In A Quiet Park On A Tree Lined Street, At The End Of Beautifully Maintained Cul-de-sac Waits A Spacious 3 Bedroom And 2 Bathroom Home Accented By A Large Fully Screened Sunroom And Featuring A Brand New Kitchen Complete With Guaranteed For Life Stone Count...

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)

Located In The Rocky Creek Village 55+ Park In ...

Photo of Listing #881557

$394,900 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,689 ft²

Manufactured Home

658 Alderwood Dr 51, Ladysmith, BC

MLS® #881557

Located In The Rocky Creek Village 55+ Park In Desirable Ladysmith, You Will Find This Spacious 1700 Sq Ft, 3 Bed 2 Bath Home. The Huge Master Bedroom Has A Full 4 Piece Ensuite With Walk-in Shower And Jetted Tub. Just Off The Master Bedroom You Will Find A...

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty Ladysmith

An Affordable Home Conveniently Located Nearby ...

Photo of Listing #880166

$129,900 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 0.02 Acres
  • 733 ft²

Manufactured Home

5854 Turner Rd 110, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #880166

An Affordable Home Conveniently Located Nearby All The Best North Nanaimo Amenities. This Two Bedroom Mobile Home Within Woodgrove Estates Is Now Ready For The Next Lucky Owner. Woodgrove Estates Is A Peaceful And Pet Friendly Community For Persons Over 5...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Carefree Senior (55+) Living In Seabreeze Manuf...

Photo of Listing #880049

$175,000 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 960 ft²

Manufactured Home

25 Maki Rd 122, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #880049

Carefree Senior (55+) Living In Seabreeze Manufactured Home Park. Close To Shopping, Recreational Facilities, Restaurants Etc. If You Enjoy Nature Walks The Nanaimo Estuary Is Almost At Your Doorstep. Large Open Living Room With A Great Kitchen-dining Area ...

Century 21 Harbour Realty Ltd.

Two Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Double Wide In Popular...

Photo of Listing #879720

$279,000 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,060 ft²

Manufactured Home

25 Maki Rd 163, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #879720

Two Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Double Wide In Popular Seabreeze Park. Close To All Chase River Amenities. Vaulted Ceilings In Living, Dining & Kitchen. New Electric Furnace And Heat Pump For Cool Comfort On Hot Summer Days. Neat Large Yard With Vegetable Gard...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Interested in knowing which MHPs have swimming pools for their residents? See my list of manufactured home parks with pools!
Or, here is a list of manufactured home parks which MAY allow for larger dogs.

Information about Buying Mobile Homes

While some mobile homes are on their own private lots, for the ones in "Parks" you own the building but not the land. The land is owned by a private company or individual who rents it to you, usually for about $525/mo in Nanaimo.

Many of these homes (the buildings themselves) are only worth a few tens of thousands – so why would anyone pay $275,000 for one? Well, it's because you are also paying for the rental agreement you will have with the park – that agreement does have value, especially since it comes with certain provincial protections; the landlord doesn't have the same ability to evict you as would someone who is renting out their house or apartment. There are protections from the Province of BC under the Manufactured Homes Act. If the landlord ever sells their property (e.g., to a developer who will build townhomes), you are entitled to a large sum ($20,000 last time I checked) as well as a year of grace, and additional compensation if you are unable to move your home somewhere else.

I can't describe what life is like, in the parks. I have never lived in one. They usually appear to be similar to any sectioned-off suburban development, with people tending to their yards or staying invisible inside. There are Park rules against most forms of disturbance, so you won't encounter a lot of rowdiness in most cases. You don't want to rock the boat when your right to the land is subject to the continued approval of the park management! Indeed, most people who want to make noise will avoid the MHPs and live elsewhere.

Most parks' fees include garbage/recycling; some parks also pay for sewer and water, while others have metered connections. Hydro is seldom included. Some parks are connected to municipal water/sewer services, while others have big communal wells or septic systems.

Financing a mobile/manufactured home can be a bit trickier than a regular home because these homes depreciate faster, and because your interest in the land is not as “solid” for the banks in terms of collateral. It's one reason why mobile homes are geared toward retired people – they have sold their old family home and have enough money to buy a mobile home, mortgage-free, with some funds left over for other living expenses.

Q. Do you pay property tax when you own a mobile home?
A. In British Columbia, the Manufactured Home Tax Act dictates that you pay tax on the home itself as personal property, but you aren't taxed for the land if your home is in a manufactured home park where you pay rent.

Your Rights as a Tenant in an MHP

Although you own the HOME, you are RENTING the space (pad) in the park. Many people wonder what sort of protection they have against eviction – what happens if the park owner chooses to sell the land for re-development?

The Province has some regulations designed to make this less likely, and to compensate you for the inconvenience (if the eviction is due to redevelopment). Each tenant is entitled to $20,000 for example, as well as twelve months' notice. Furthermore, there is a process for recovering more compensation if the tenant is unable to find a new place for their home.

Vacant Mobile Home Pads for Sale?

I often get asked: Are there any empty lots for sale in manufactured home parks? Like a vacant pad for sale, upon which I can place a new home?

It seems reasonable to think that you should see these for sale – for example, what if someone dies and their mobile home is considered unsafe, and it's removed - shouldn't the family be able to sell the RIGHT to park a home on that pad?

The SHORT answer is no. In fact, I am only aware of one such sale in the past 20 years in our area, and it was a special case.

The longer answer has to do with the provincial regulations regarding a tenant's right to ASSIGN (i.e., sell) their tenancy to someone else. First of all, you can't sell a month-to-month tenancy – and it is very rare for a park to offer a fixed-term tenancy. Moreover, the regulations allow a park owner to deny requests for assignment of month-to-month tenancies when the home has been removed or destroyed. I haven't dug into the reasons for this, but there you have it: If a pad is vacant, the park owner will put a new home on it, and sell it for profit.

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Assignment of the Tenancy Agreement

It's advantageous for a buyer if they are able to assume the seller's tenancy agreement when they are purchasing a home in a park (as opposed to a new agreement being created between the park and the new owner). It allows the buyer to keep the same monthly rate that the seller was paying, since the park owner is not allowed to increase the rent within the same agreement, more than once per year.

The regulations say that if the park owner receives a request by a seller to assign the tenancy agreement to the buyer, the park owner may not refuse, unless there are specific circumstances (failed credit/reference checks, the buyer plans a non-permitted use of the space, the home is unsafe or has been removed, the seller owes money to the park, etc.). However, in practice it is uncommon for a park to agree to the assignment. I don't know whether this has been challenged in court, or what. The good news however, is that most parks act reasonably and do not maintain large rent differences from one tenant to the next.

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