Real vs Personal Property

First, let’s distinguish between “real” and “personal” property. Real property deals with land and improvements to land.

For example, a house is an improvement to the land it’s built on and gets assessed and taxed as real estate by the county in which it’s located.

A manufactured home (a.k.a. mobile home) permanently affixed to land is considered real estate, but a manufactured home that is still “mobile” is not.

In fact, manufactured homes that are still mobile require registration.