Google Search Interest in Mobile Homes for Sale

Texans search interest in mobile homes for sale declined in October following the usual seasonal pattern of lower search volumes for the month. Search traffic remains very low historically with only 2018 and 2013 volumes below the current level, as rising interest rates, high levels of inventory, and economic uncertainty weigh on consumer demand.

Google searches for “mobile homes for sale” in the state of Texas tend to peak in January, slow down through the Spring, and then hit a second peak in July before declining through the end of the year. The second peak came a month early in 2022 and has been declining sharply ever since.

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.