Google Search Interest in Mobile Homes for Sale

Search interest in a mobile home for sale in the state of Texas has been elevated since April with four of the six months since coming in at series highs.

July typically marks the peak for searches, but August of 2020 set the record for the most searches for any month since 2012. October search interest was at an all-time high for the month across the series.

Searches for a mobile home for sale typically decline from a summer peak through the end of the year and pick back up in January of the following year as we move into spring buying season.

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

Mobile Home For Sale Search Term Selection

The google trends data is pulled for the search term “mobile home for sale” because the volume of search data for that term is 10 times higher than the volume of searches for “manufactured home 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.