Google Search Interest in Mobile Homes for Sale

Texans search interest in mobile homes for sale continued to rise through the last three months of the year. With October through December each coming it at all-time highs despite the typical end of year reduction in search activity.

Searches for “mobile homes for sale” historically peak in the first two months of the year, taper off in the spring, and then hit a second peak in July before declining through the end of the year, but this pattern did not hold in 2020 or 2021.

This interactive chart is built from Google Trends data for the search term “mobile home for sale”

Mobile Homes For Sale Search Term Selection

The google trends data is pulled for the search term “mobile homes for sale” because the volume of search data for that term is 10 times higher than the volume of searches for “manufactured homes for sale.” In Texas any home with a HUD-Code label on it is legally a manufactured home, and any home built in a factory prior to the introduction of the HUD-Code in 1976 is a mobile home. Despite the legal definition google search data suggests that consumers tend to characterize modern manufactured homes as mobile homes.