August 31, 2022
A manufactured home purchase is a big decision. That’s why we believe it’s always best to 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, so researching ahead of time will help you secure a manufactured home financing plan that allows for a comfortable monthly expense you can live with.
August 15, 2022
Manufactured homes are factory-built homes that, upon delivery, are assembled at your chosen site. Different from modular homes, manufactured homes have many benefits: they are customizable, energy-efficient, and affordable, to name a few.
August 01, 2022
If you’re planning on purchasing a manufactured home in 2022, one of the biggest hurdles you’ll face is choosing the right floor plan! At Jacobsen Homes, we pride ourselves on flexibility in our floor plans and our variety of choice. Still, for those interested in larger floor plans and more upgrade options, these luxury manufactured home plans are excellent considerations for larger families and families looking for room to grow.
July 11, 2022
Choosing a manufactured home provider is one of the most critical decisions you will make on your path to manufactured home ownership. Who you work with can make or break your experience, and you should feel comfortable being discerning when you make that choice. If you’re not sure what sets a great manufactured home provider in Florida apart from the rest, read on to learn about the top five things you should look for.
June 29, 2022
Let’s face it, a lot of new home construction these days looks very similar. If you’re tired of considering cookie cutter homes but are worried that a manufactured home won’t offer the character and customization options you crave, this article is for you. At Jacobsen Homes, we work with each of our customers to add custom touches that make your home uniquely you - from floor plans to finishing touches. Here are some of the most popular manufactured home upgrades that you should consider adding to your manufactured home construction.
June 21, 2022
If you’ve started looking into manufactured housing, you might have run into a number of terms that leave you scratching your head.. As with any major purchase, you want to understand as much about the purchasing process as possible before you sign on any dotted lines.
June 14, 2022
Creating the space where your family can grow and create memories together is an important step to take. When your journey to home ownership in Florida includes purchasing a manufactured home, it’s important to know your options. Some manufactured home companies only offer limited design choices while others may offer no choice at all.
May 10, 2022
It’s a natural part of The American Dream — to own a home that’s all yours. But nowadays, the landscape of home ownership offers a number of different routes to go down that all arrive at the same exciting finish line: your very own home.
April 26, 2022
Manufactured homes offer affordability and value, as well as customizable designs and high-quality building materials. Still, like any home, a manufactured home may require a remodel at some point. Whether you’re looking to do a full remodel or simply spruce up your space, here are some tips and pointers for remodeling your manufactured home.
April 19, 2022
Florida residents pay closer attention to the weather during the Atlantic hurricane season – and with good reason. From June through November each year, it’s important that they track developing systems and review their hurricane preparedness plans in order to stay safe from these powerful storms.
April 12, 2022
Whether you’re a first-time home buyer or this isn’t your first rodeo, finding the right manufactured home builder can be a challenge. This is your soon-to-be home, so while you may come across many different builders, you want to make sure you choose the right one. Manufactured home builders differ in their home design capabilities, design options, the quality of the materials they use, and their dedication to providing an excellent customer experience.
March 29, 2022
Making your manufactured home your own is all about the customizations you make and the upgrades you decide are most important. If you’re ready to enhance your home, Jacobsen Homes offers several options to suit your individual needs and style.
March 23, 2022
One major advantage of choosing a manufactured home is that it gives you the ability to customize and design it to meet your needs. While making these design decisions can be an exciting time, it’s important to know what to lean into and what to steer away from when designing your manufactured home. Here are some major do’s and don’ts to help you sort through the noise during your home design process.
March 08, 2022
Florida is known for its beautiful weather. On days when the sun beams down and practically begs you to spend time outside, one of the best ways to heed that call is by enjoying your porch. Making the most of your manufactured home’s exterior space is an important part of fully enjoying your life as a homeowner. These manufactured home porch ideas can help you do just that.
February 24, 2022
If you’re looking at small mobile homes and are unsure whether or not the floor plans provide enough room for you and your family to be truly comfortable, you’ve come to the right place. There are ways to utilize space in even the smallest of floor plans to make your new home feel spacious, it’s just about knowing how to maximize the space you have.
February 09, 2022
Manufactured homes come in many different shapes and sizes. When you’re looking for more room and a flexible floor plan, triple wides are the way to go. But what does triple wide mean, exactly, and what kind of options are you looking at when it comes to choosing your dream manufactured home? Let’s dive a little deeper.
January 27, 2022
Your manufactured home’s floor plan is one of the key pieces of its design – and arguably the most important part. Your home’s layout will impact how you use your home and your daily life. It colors how family members spend time together or apart, how you furnish and decorate your home, and your ability to host guests. Choosing the perfect manufactured home floor plan gives you the chance to make your home your own.
January 25, 2022
Your home’s exterior is what makes the biggest first impression. When looking for ways to upgrade your manufactured home exterior, you may have some big ideas right out of the gate – from landscaping and lighting to a garage and patio addition, and beyond. While these are great, value-boosting features, the smaller details have a part to play as well; in particular, your manufactured home’s exterior doors.
January 12, 2022
With the new year here, it’s likely that you have your sights set on some exciting goals. Many people view the start of a new year as a fresh start – an opportunity to reinvent different parts of their lives or themselves. What better time to update your home with the latest styles than the new year? Let’s explore the top 2022 home décor trends.
December 15, 2021
Manufactured homes are a versatile, high-quality, and cost-effective housing option, making them a great choice for people at any stage of life. Manufactured homes are known for their affordable price compared to most traditional, site-built homes. Not only are manufactured homes less expensive upfront, but their appreciation in value is similar to that of site-built homes – although outside factors such as location, age and condition of the home, the state of the housing market, and more may influence value (as they also would with a site-built home).
November 17, 2021
The winter season is often a time where we get together with loved ones, celebrate the holidays, participate in seasonal activities, and reflect on what’s important. Decorating your home is a fun way to get excited for, celebrate, and acknowledge each season. Here are some ways you can decorate your manufactured home to ring in the winter season.
November 11, 2021
As you shop for your ideal manufactured home in Florida or elsewhere, you will want the assurance that it’s well-built and will provide a safe living space for you and your family. The regulations set forth by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (also known as HUD) guarantee that manufactured homes are built according to spec from a safety and quality perspective.
November 02, 2021
Triple-wides are a highly sought-after type of manufactured home. These large manufactured homes are usually in the 1,600 to 2,400 (or more) square foot range and are called triple-wides because they are constructed with three separate sections, which are joined together during assembly.
October 20, 2021
Known for their affordability and versatility, choosing a manufactured home as your next living option is ideal for people in all stages of life. Before you start selecting the fine details of your home, you must first decide on its floor plan. The number of bedrooms and bathrooms, layout and configuration, and square footage can all be designed according to your specifications.
October 14, 2021
It's no secret that manufactured homes are a great option for retirees and families looking for affordable, yet customizable living accommodations. As the largest manufactured home producer in Florida, we march to the beat of our own drum, and strive to create manufactured homes that are both customizable and made with the utmost quality.
October 05, 2021
Due to their construction process, versatility, and environmentally friendly material options, manufactured homes are generally more energy-efficient than site-built homes.
September 27, 2021
The place you call home is somewhere you should be proud of. It’s where family and friends gather and precious memories are made. Whether you’re fixing what’s broken, making cosmetic improvements, or adding to your home, updating your manufactured home’s exterior can not only boost curb appeal and resale value but can also increase the enjoyment you and your loved ones get out of your home.
September 08, 2021
Manufactured homes, also known as mobile or modular homes, have become an increasingly popular housing option for families nationwide — and it’s no wonder why. They offer many benefits to both new and seasoned homeowners.
August 23, 2021
During your manufactured home search, you’ll have many things to consider throughout the entire process such as home size, design, community, and more. An often overlooked, yet important, part of your home’s design is the appliances you choose.
August 09, 2021
When it comes to manufactured homes you may have heard many myths regarding their safety, quality, and durability in the face of severe weather. Manufactured homes are structurally sound and must adhere to specific safety standards that make them just as safe as site-built homes when severe weather strikes. This is because each manufactured home is built according to the wind zone in which they’re placed.
July 27, 2021
With the U.S. averaging 14 storms and hurricanes each year, home prep is a major concern for homeowners — especially in Florida. Severe storms present a risk to any home, but with a bit of preparation, you can help keep your home safe throughout hurricane season.
July 20, 2021
The beauty of buying a manufactured home is having the option to put your dream home exactly where you want it. All you have to do is pick the floor plan and features you want and have your home delivered to your location of choice.
July 12, 2021
It can be challenging to decide on what size of a modular home to get — you want a home where you feel comfortable but also matches your budget, needs, and lifestyle. One of the main things you want to keep in mind whether you’re browsing or looking to buy a manufactured or modular home is its square footage.
June 29, 2021
Florida is known for its beautiful weather, however, it can be unpredictable and occasionally severe. While it’s crucial to know how to prepare your home for a hurricane, it’s just as important to know how to properly take care of it afterward.
June 15, 2021
Manufactured homes, a cost-effective housing option, offer great value and safety to homeowners. Whether you’re local to Florida or looking to move, it’s likely you’ve heard one of the biggest myths about living in Florida: Manufactured homes aren’t safe.
May 26, 2021
Manufactured home living in Florida is on the rise — and it’s no wonder why. Florida ranks at number 10 on U.S. News’ Overall Best States Rankings list. Its beautiful natural scenery, flourishing economy, vast work opportunities, and more are all reasons people have been flocking to Florida.
May 17, 2021
Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer, purchasing another property, or looking to downsize, manufactured homes are a great housing option for people in all stages of homeownership. While the manufactured home buying process seems daunting and there are many things to consider when purchasing a manufactured home, the process doesn’t have to be complicated.
April 29, 2021
Florida attracts people from all over the world for bucket-list vacations and as a place to call home. Whether you’re a Florida native or have never been to the state, there are many misconceptions about living in Florida that you’ve probably heard.
April 12, 2021
Compared to site-built homes, manufactured homes are much easier to customize. Since they’re built to order, you have much more control over your manufactured home’s design. You can personalize all parts of your home — from its size and layout to the landscaping, exterior, and interior features.
March 22, 2021
Whether you’re looking to downsize, purchase your first home, or simply want a change, manufactured homes are a cost-effective, high-quality alternative to site-built homes. Along with their distinction from traditional homes, there are many differences among manufactured homes themselves.
March 10, 2021
One of the biggest benefits of manufactured homes is your ability to personalize them. You can customize your manufactured home’s floor plan, square footage, exterior features, and more.
February 26, 2021
When it comes to buying a manufactured home, the options are endless — so much so that it can beoverwhelming. While there are many things to consider when buying a manufactured home, the first thing to think about is whether you want a new or pre-owned home, and the pros and cons of each.
February 08, 2021
Your home is a valuable investment, and protecting it against disaster can give you the peace of mind to live comfortably. When insuring your manufactured home you may have many questions, including: How is manufactured home insurance different from site-built home insurance? What kind of insurance is needed? Are there specific types of insurance to consider for homes in Florida?
January 25, 2021
Whether you’re a first-time home buyer, looking to downsize, or are simply searching for an additional property, a manufactured home is a great, affordable option for Florida living. Continue reading as we discuss the four best things about manufactured home living in Florida.
January 14, 2021
After your exciting trip, coming back to a house you love and can live in comfortably will make it feel that much more like a home. Read on to learn some top places and activities you should add to your list when planning a Florida day trip or staycation from your manufactured home.
December 22, 2020
Whether you’re looking for an outlet to satisfy your green thumb or a low-maintenance landscaping design, gardening and landscaping are some of the best ways to upgrade the exterior of your manufactured home.
December 04, 2020
Some manufactured home shoppers don’t realize that there are a number of different exemptions and other benefits available to Florida residents to help reduce tax liability.
December 02, 2020
One of the most exciting parts about purchasing a new manufactured home is getting to choose many of the design elements, including many available luxury options.
October 28, 2020
Today’s manufactured homes are similar to traditional homes, inside and out. However, there are a few key differences that set the two apart which you should consider before you buy your next home.
October 28, 2020
Selling a home in the winter has some great advantages and can get you a better asking price with the right strategy. Learn some ideas for attracting potential buyers during the chilly months.
October 02, 2020
Manufactured homes are a great option for homebuyers, as they offer all of the features of a site-built home at a lower cost. However, there are a lot of misconceptions about manufactured home ownership regarding things like financing and long-term home value. Knowing the difference between real property and personal property is important for understanding what type of financing you’ll be able to receive on your new home.
September 28, 2020
There’s nothing like the feeling of moving into a beautiful new home. When you buy your perfect manufactured home in Florida, you may feel ready for an exciting fresh start, but you may also be leaving close friends and neighbors behind. Depending on how far you’re moving, you could find yourself and your family looking for a whole new network. Fortunately, living ...
August 31, 2020
With time, and as you advance to new stages in life, you may find that your family is smaller, your life is simpler, and your house is bigger and more work than you need. If you’re looking to simplify your home life and save space, see why a manufactured home is perfect for downsizing.
August 19, 2020
If you are in the process of purchasing a manufactured home, one detail you might wonder about is appliances. From cooking meals to washing clothes, you want to ensure you have all the major appliances you need to make your new manufactured or modular home function and feel like a true home.
July 22, 2020
So you’ve found the perfect manufactured home and are excited to move in, but one thing stands in your way - selling your old home. Because manufactured homes are built quickly, we understand your urgency to put your home on the market as soon as possible.The good news is you’ve picked a great time to sell.
July 13, 2020
The Sunshine State has much to offer beyond just palm trees, sun and salt water. It's no surprise that Florida was the top destination state for people who relocated in 2019. Whether you are considering a move from another state, or you're a born-and-bred Floridian who's looking for the perfect place to call home, a manufactured home is a great option for getting settled in Florida.
June 03, 2020
Military members and veterans are vital to our society, and it is only right that they are able to own homes that they love. Manufactured homes offer a variety of amenities and benefits for active duty military members, veterans, and their families. Manufactured and modular homes are built quickly and efficiently with quality in mind.
May 21, 2020
Until a few years ago, the work-from-home (WFH) model was an unknown concept for many individuals. Today, it’s a reality, getting a major boost from the COVID-19 pandemic. Having a space in your home where you can work is not only convenient but, in extreme situations, necessary.
May 07, 2020
Florida draws an estimated 900,000 to one million seasonal residents, or “snowbirds,” every year. While there are many options for seasonal housing in Florida, Jacobsen Homes manufactured and modular homes are popular and affordable options for many residents.
April 23, 2020
Building or renovating a site-built home can be costly—both to your wallet and to the environment. That’s why more Florida homeowners are turning to modular and manufactured homes, saving them lots of money while protecting Florida’s valuable natural resources. Here you will learn how energy efficient manufactured homes can be.
April 08, 2020
According to the real estate company Zillow, housing costs are rising much faster than incomes for many people. As a result, they could face financial struggles while juggling childcare costs, job opportunities and concerns about schools and safety.” The same report shows that many people are missing out on a key consideration: manufactured homes.
April 07, 2020
One of the most common myths about manufactured homes is that they’re all the same. In fact, there are many ways to customize them. If you’re thinking of moving to a manufactured or modular home, you will undoubtedly want to express your family’s unique identity and design choices. Here are some of the ways that you can customize a manufactured home to make it truly yours.
January 23, 2020
A manufactured home is a home that is built in a factory and then delivered to the buyer’s chosen site. A typical manufacturer produces many homes at a time, gaining economies of scale and keeping overall costs down.
December 30, 2019
Many homeowners choose a manufactured home over a site-built home based on the excellent value, but may have lingering concerns about safety.
December 19, 2019
Most Americans dream of owning a home, and many of those specifically dream of owning a home in Florida. Whether you wish to buy your first home, a vacation refuge, or a retirement haven, your dream may feel out of reach.
December 19, 2019
We knew we wanted to retire to Florida, but our one hesitation was leaving our grandchildren behind. We were used to living in the same city as two of them, with the third one just a few hours drive away.
November 18, 2019
A 2-bedroom manufactured house can be a spacious place to call your home. Learn how we maximize space in our small floor plans and what features you can enjoy.
November 07, 2019
At Jacobsen Homes, we build affordable, quality homes with families in mind. Since 1959, we’ve made it our mission to make the best manufactured homes that Florida has to offer.
October 24, 2019
Looking to start your retirement in Florida? Learn about some of our 55+ manufactured home communities throughout the state and what fun activities are available in the area!
September 24, 2019
While Florida tends to stay hot and sticky, you can still enjoy the autumn months with some simple DIY décor! Get inspired by these fall decoration ideas for manufactured homes in Florida.
August 28, 2019
Labor Day is right around the corner. Hosts friends and family at your manufactured home this holiday using these fun and creative party ideas!
August 20, 2019
Ready to buy your dream manufactured home? Use this list to help you ace the buying process and get the necessary documentation you need for success!
July 26, 2019
What is a manufactured home exactly, and how have they evolved over time? Here, we share information about manufactured homes through the decades.
July 17, 2019
There are a lot of misconceptions about the quality and value of mobile homes in Florida. Here are 3 common myths about manufactured homes we want to put to rest.
June 29, 2019
Florida weather is ideal year-round but what are some of the top things to get you out of your manufactured home and into a local adventure. There is no shortage of places for fun in the sun (don’t forget the sunscreen!) from theme parks to endless white sand beaches to natural springs. Check out the top spots we recommend visiting in Florida this summer:
May 30, 2019
Looking to utilize your mobile or manufactured home’s closet space? We provide tips and tricks to make the most of your closet space.
April 25, 2019
You’ve been thinking about “going green,” and you’re wondering where to start. Did you know only a half percent of the planet’s freshwater is available for human use? Water conservation is an easy way to help our environment. Although Florida is one of the rainiest states in the U.S., droughts do happen. And some locations are experiencing water shortages, as withdrawals from surface and underground sources exceed the rate of recharge.
April 24, 2019
Thinking about going the manufactured home route? Take a look at some of Jacobsen Home’s most popular floor plans before picking your Florida dream home.
March 18, 2019
The top beaches in the United States could be right in your backyard by living in one of Jacobsen Home’s luxury manufactured home communities in Florida. Learn more!
January 07, 2019
Buying a home or moving to a new area is an exciting step, so it’s important to know that the manufactured home you pick meets your needs and lifestyle. Learn what key points to consider when deciding which manufactured home is right for you.
December 18, 2018
Neighborhood potlucks and block parties seem to be relics of an older era. As people become more connected to technology, neighbors may no longer feel as connected these days. The sense of community might be fading in some neighborhoods, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be revived. Below are some ways a Jacobsen Homes community makes your neighborhood feel more like a community of friends and family.
November 02, 2018
Gardening in the Sunshine State can be natural given the sheer amount of favorable conditions available. Not only will homeowners find plenty of gorgeous plants to incorporate into a garden but beauty will abound with the tropical varieties that are also well suited for the area. Many homeowners may assume that show-stopping gardens take a big budget, but there are plenty of ways to make your garden beautiful without much expense.
November 01, 2018
By giving this boost to your curb appeal, you can maximize the value of your sale while also creating an inviting appearance for potential buyers. Don’t know how to get started? Our team has a few ways to help give your curb appeal the boost it needs when you are considering moving
into a Jacobsen Home.
October 01, 2018
Florida is named as one of the top places to retire in 2018! Visit Jacobsen Homes today to begin your dream retirement lifestyle.
July 30, 2018
Back-to-school can be chaos for even the most organized households. New schedules, routes, classes, sports, wardrobes and school supplies are enough to make anyone feel overwhelmed. Listed below are some top tips to get your home ready for the new school year and tackle clutter before it begins.
June 25, 2018
Prepare for hurricane season with an essential list of items that you can pack before a storm hits.
March 26, 2018
You’ve decided to purchase a manufactured home — now you have a lot of important, but exciting choices to make. There are many manufactured home retail centers in Florida, with many locations and communities to choose from. Manufactured homes also offer an array of floor plans and customizations. With so many decisions to consider, focus on these five things to look for when buying yours.
February 22, 2018
One of the first questions people tend to ask themselves when searching for the perfect new manufactured home is, “how many bedrooms do we need?” It’s important to take time to think about it before answering, though, as this seemingly simple question requires consideration of both your current situation and your future needs.
January 24, 2018
Florida has long been a destination for retirement and relaxation. With its ideal climate, coastal breezes and many beaches, you would be hard pressed to find someone who doesn’t dream of a little sunshine and relaxation in Florida in January.
November 14, 2017
Thanksgiving Centerpieces That Will Have Your Guests Talking!
Can’t decide what to bring the host of Thanksgiving this year? Or, are you hosting Thanksgiving in your Jacobsen Home? Whether family, friends, neighbors or a combination are invited, we have our top DIY Thanksgiving Centerpieces that will get everyone in the holiday spirit!
September 18, 2017
Hurricanes can have a devastating effect on the areas hit hardest and this is no less true for recent hurricanes Harvey in Houston and Irma in Florida. Below are a few ways that you can help hurricane relief efforts after the storm passes.
August 24, 2017
Florida has no income tax, which means all forms of retirement income are tax free at the state level. Florida also boasts sales tax and property tax rates that are close to the national average. Below is a list of frequently asked questions regarding retirement in Florida.
February 13, 2017
From humble beginnings to the modern designs of today, manufactured homes have undergone a transformation in style and efficiency. While remaining affordable, manufactured homes have come a long way, transforming into a luxury living option that rivals a standard home on a foundation.
January 04, 2017
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.
December 27, 2016
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!
December 13, 2016
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.
December 05, 2016
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?
November 10, 2016
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.
November 03, 2016
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