Posted by Tony-VA on February 12, 2001 at 07:57:18:
Check with DMV. There should be a procedure by which you can obtain an “Abandonment Title”. Generally you will be required to provide the VIN# and proof that the home has been abandoned on your home for a certain number of days, (perhaps 60). You will likely be required to advertise in a newspaper to try and locate the owner and/or provide notification. After that, you should be able obtain the abandonment title. I am certain that you will have to ask around but someone should know the procedure. When talking to DMV clerks, I have learned to keep asking different people until I get the answer. Most clerks have little experience with the mobile homes so keep asking around.
As for fix up, I would be suprised if it would cost you $5k. Yes the roof will run you some money but if you do the interior repairs yourself or hire a handyman (get bids first) you should be able to put the home in excepetional condition for much less.