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Does Size Matter?

March 10, 2017 | 0 comments
Bigger is always better – isn’t it? This popular saying has morphed into reality as the bigger, badest, best trend has permeated almost every aspect of our daily lives. Take our homes for example. The median house size in America is approaching 3,000 sq. ft. (2,491 sq. ft. to be exact)! This extra space comes from formal living and dining rooms (which are redundancies of family rooms and eat-in kitchens), offices, laundry rooms, guest rooms and the like.

A History of Manufactured Homes

February 13, 2017 | 0 comments
From humble beginnings to the modern designs of today, manufactured homes have undergone a transformation in style and efficiency.  The modern history of manufactured homes began with a need to provide housing that could be easily relocated. Over time, technology and materials have dramatically improved the process, making manufactured homes a viable choice for a permanently placed structure for residential use.

What You Need to Know about HUD Certification and Jacobsen Homes

January 31, 2017 | 0 comments
Manufactured homes, sometimes known as “mobile homes” are built according to specific guidelines set by the federal building code and governed by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD.)  HUD is a part of a national program established to protect owners of manufactured homes by enforcing rigorous federal safety standards for home construction and the administration of dispute resolution. 

Custom Manufactured Home Exteriors

January 19, 2017 | 0 comments
There are many experienced dealers who provide custom manufactured home exterior services to enhance modular or manufactured homes. Color and style can make a dramatic impact on form and functionality. Adding a porch creates the illusion of more outdoor space for casual seating and entertaining. A dressed up curb with landscaping and steps leading to an inviting porch space gives a home style and character.

What to Know when Financing a Manufactured Home

January 04, 2017 | 0 comments
A home purchase is a big decision. Do a little homework and follow some simple steps to ensure there are no surprises when the time comes for final signatures. A home is a long-term investment. A little advance research on your options will help you secure a manufactured home finance plan allows for a comfortable monthly expense you can live with. 

Ten Best Reasons to Retire in Florida

December 27, 2016 | 0 comments
If you’d like to enjoy January weather that averages in the low 60’s, retire in Florida. The summer and fall temperatures are consistently high for heat and humidity but you adjust after a season or two. An added perk is that you get to wear sandals year-round!

Going Green With a Manufactured Home

December 19, 2016 | 0 comments
When designing a manufactured/ mobile home, incorporating “green” best practices into both the construction process and finishing touches means cost savings are created for both the present and future. You’ll feel good about reducing your impact on the environment in a manufactured home.

Easy Landscaping tips for Manufactured Homes or Modular Homes

December 13, 2016 | 0 comments
Landscaping is an essential step for enhancing the curb appeal of your manufactured home. With some simple planning, you can design a low-maintenance yard that you and your family will enjoy for years to come.

Retirement Life: Tips for Downsizing the Holidays

December 05, 2016 | 0 comments
Getting closer to retirement means simplifying life, any way you can. It feels great to reduce clutter and re-organize, even find things that you haven’t seen in a long time because they were buried under boxes of things that have lost their usefulness. The old decorations that stay at the bottom of the Christmas box, dishes and appliances that never come out of the cabinets, even clothing that seemed like a “must-have” at the time, but you never really wear it —these are easy targets for removal. How do you simplify life and downsize the holidays?

High-end Finishes in a Manufactured Home? Yes!

November 10, 2016 | 0 comments
As the leading innovator in Florida manufactured housing, Jacobsen Homes feature the latest advances in computer-aided design and 'green builder' construction.  Each floor plan is assembled with precision.  Walls, floors, ceilings, and fixtures are installed to specification, often including the buyer’s own choices for manufactured home custom finishes.

Communities for the 55+ Florida Lifestyle

November 03, 2016 | 0 comments
Some of the most popular planned communities in Florida feature homes engineered and constructed by Jacobsen Homes.  Over the years, we have received many testimonials and kind letters from customers.  They tell us about how they are enjoying life in their chosen community and in their manufactured home built by the professionals at Jacobsen Homes. See photos and resident postings of just a few examples