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Get to Know Jacobsen Homes

October 09, 2019
The best way to truly get to know the manufactured homes from Jacobsen Homes, is to schedule a tour! Learn what you can expect from your tour here.

How a Jacobsen Manufactured Home is Built

October 07, 2019
At Jacobsen Homes, our manufactured homes in Florida offer quality and customization at an affordable price. See how we make the magic happen.

Fall Home Decoration Ideas

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.

Labor Day Party Ideas That Won't Break the Bank

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!

How to Ace the Mobile Homebuying Process

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!

Manufactured Housing Through the Decades

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.

3 Myths About Mobile Homes

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.

Top Things to Do in Florida in Summer

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:

Hurricane Home Prep: Top Things to Prepare Today

June 18, 2019
By planning an emergency strategy ahead of time and sharing this with your family you can avoid last-minute panic that can come with the unpredictability of a hurricane or severe storm. The following items are recommendations to help better prepare your mobile home in the case of a hurricane or storm.

Manufactured and Mobile Homes: How to Make the Most of Your Closet

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.

Easy Ways to Reduce Water Use in Your Florida Garden

April 25, 2019

Easy Ways to Reduce Water Use in Your Florida Garden

By Kelly Holland

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.

Top Manufactured Home Floor Plans: Which is Right for Me?

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.

Top Beaches Found in Florida

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!

4 Things to Know Before Moving to Florida

February 26, 2019
Florida natives enjoy a laid back and relaxing lifestyle. Low taxes, warm weather, endless chances for fun and affordable cost of living makes Florida the ideal place to retire and purchase your new manufactured home. Keep reading to find out the 4 things you should know before becoming a Floridian.

Are Manufactured Homes Cost Effective? Yes! Here’s Why

January 31, 2019
If you are looking to start a new chapter for 2019, consider making the move into a manufactured home. Before taking the big leap, many people wonder if a manufactured home is cost effective.

Which Manufactured Home Right for You? 4 Questions to Answer When Moving

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.  

Does Your Neighborhood Feel Like a Community?

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.

Tips to Have A Stunning Garden on A Budget

November 02, 2018

Tips to Have A Stunning Garden on A Budget

Kelly Holland
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.

Top Ways to Boost Curb Appeal

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.


Who Made the 100 Best Places to Retire in the USA?

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. 

Steps to Getting Your Manufactured Home Back-to-School Ready

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.

Florida Hurricane Preparation: The Items You Should Prepare

June 25, 2018
Prepare for hurricane season with an essential list of items that you can pack before a storm hits.

Why Manufactured Homes in Florida?

May 31, 2018
Manufactured homes in Florida are becoming increasingly popular for families, second homes and retirement lifestyles. Find out why!

Top Tips for an Energy Efficient Manufactured Home

May 01, 2018
Summertime is rapidly approaching in Florida which means beach days, iced tea and of course, the long battle with your thermostat to stay cool. A Jacobsen home is naturally Green due to the way our homes are constructed but we have also gathered some top tips and easy changes for you and your family to stay comfortable this summer without breaking the bank.

Looking for a Manufactured Home?

March 26, 2018
Looking for a manufactured home or floorplans in Florida? Jacobsen Homes provides their most popular manufactured homes and floorplans for every home need!

How Many Bedrooms Do You Really Need?

February 22, 2018
When searching for your new manufactured or modular home in  Florida, what is the ideal number of bedrooms or most popular floor plans you should consider?

Top Places to Retire in Florida

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.

Top DIY Thanksgiving Centerpieces for your Jacobsen Home

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!

The Magic Number: Three Bedroom Homes

October 13, 2017
Deciding on a home can be one of the biggest decisions you make and ensuring you have the space you need is top priority. Jacobsen Homes is here to provide the assistance you need.

How to Help After a Hurricane

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.

Understanding Florida’s Retirement Taxes

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.

Back To School: Design a Study Nook for Small Spaces

July 27, 2017
Creating a study nook can be simple and seamless in your home, even if you feel you are short on space. With a few simple décor items, furnishings and personal items, you can enjoy working/studying from home as much or more than that coffee shop down the street.

8 Tips to Help Organize Your Move

June 23, 2017
Do you have a pending move?  Are you considering a move and not sure where to start? You’re not alone, moving can be one of the most intimidating tasks you’ll ever do, but you can simplify the process with some tips and tricks we have listed below.

The Benefits of Manufactured Homes

May 24, 2017
Nearly a quarter of new homes built in the U.S. today are manufactured homes. That may come as a surprise to those who still associate the term “manufactured home” with “trailer,” but the fact is that the benefits of manufactured homes makes them especially desirable to everyone from young families to empty-nesters.

Build Your Dream Home Now

April 18, 2017
Summer is the ideal time to move into or build a new home for most families, but in order to do so, research and planning should start now. There are a lot of factors that families should consider when making a big move, and we’ve reviewed three of the biggest ones.

Does Size Matter?

March 10, 2017
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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