HUD Certification for Manufactured Homes: What You Need to Know

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.

Why You Need a Four Bedroom Mobile Home

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. 

Energy-Efficient Features Your Manufactured Home Needs Right Now

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. 

Manufactured Home Exteriors: Unique Ideas That Boost Value and Curb Appeal

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.

How Long Do Manufactured Homes Last?

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. 

Do Manufactured Homes Come With Appliances?

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.

Manufactured Home Wind Zones: What You Should Know

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.

Hurricane Home Prep: Top Things to Prepare Today

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.

How to Find Land for Your Manufactured Home

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. 

How Many Square Feet Are Modular Homes?

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.

Tips for Manufactured Home Owners After a Storm

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. 

Are Manufactured Homes Safe in Florida?

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.

Florida-Based Design Ideas for Manufactured Home Owners

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.

How To Buy a Manufactured Home

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.

4 Myths About Living in Florida

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.

Designing the Perfect Kitchen for Your Manufactured Home

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. 

What is a Luxury Manufactured Home?

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.

Double Wide vs. Triple Wide Manufactured Homes

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.

Buying a New Manufactured Home vs. a Pre-Owned Home

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.

What Kind of Insurance Do You Need for a Manufactured Home?

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? 

4 Best Things about Manufactured Home Living 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. 


Planning a Staycation from Your Manufactured Home

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. 

Gardening and Landscaping FAQs for 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.

Understanding Property Tax Exemptions on Manufactured Homes

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.

Kitchen Design Trends for Your Manufactured Home

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.

Difference Between a Manufactured Home and a Traditional Home

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.

Tips for Selling Your Home in the Winter

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.

What Makes a Manufactured Home Real Property?

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.

Meeting New People in Your Manufactured Home Community

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 ...

3 Advantages of Downsizing to a Manufactured Home

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.

Guide to Appliances in Manufactured Homes

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.

5 Tips for Selling Your Home in The Summer

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.

What Part of Florida is Right For Me? Where to Live in Your New Manufactured Home

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.

4 Reasons Manufactured Homes are Perfect for Military Families

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.

How to Set Up a Home Office in Your Manufactured Home

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.

5 Ways Snowbirds Can Protect Their Homes While Away

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.

How Energy Efficient Are Manufactured Homes?

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.

Can Manufactured Homes Withstand Hurricanes?

April 16, 2020
Each year from June to November is hurricane season in Florida, when residents pay closer attention to the weather and put their storm preparedness plans in place in hopes of never having to use them. When considering a manufactured home in Florida, you may wonder about safety in the case of a major storm.

The Advantages of Buying a Manufactured Home vs. Renting

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.

Nine Design Ideas to Make Your Manufactured House a Home

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.

Our Hottest Floor Plans of 2019

February 06, 2020

Jacobsen Homes offers floor plans ranging from small but comfortable two- and three-bedroom options, to luxury manufactured homes with five bedrooms and more than 2,000 square feet of living space. Take a look at the hottest floor plans to start discovering the perfect home for you and your family.

What is a Manufactured Home?

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.

Find Both Safety and Value in a Manufactured Home

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.

Manufactured Homes Give You More Choices You Can Afford

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.

The Perfect Floor Plan for Life as Grandparents

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.

The Perfect 2-Bedroom Manufactured Home

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.

Why Happy Futures Start with Jacobsen Homes

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.

Where to Affordably Retire in Florida (Part 1)

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!

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:

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

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!

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

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.

5 Things to Consider When Buying a Manufactured Home

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.

How Many Bedrooms Does Your Manufactured Home Need?

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?” Take time to think about it before answering, though. This seemingly simple question requires consideration both for your present situation and your future happiness. Learn about the size and floorplan options, and consider the following seven steps when you decide how many bedrooms you need for your manufactured or modular home.

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!

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.

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. While remaining affordable, manufactured homes have come a long way, transforming into a luxury living option that rivals a standard home on a foundation.

Ways to Upgrade Your Manufactured Home Exterior

January 19, 2017

While manufactured homes may feel completely custom on the inside, thanks to features like unique floor plans, kitchen cabinets, and window treatments, it can be harder to see the customization from the outside. This especially rings true in manufactured home communities, where ...

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!

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