With beautiful weather year-round and a wide variety of attractions it’s no wonder that Florida is one of the top states for retirees and people looking to relocate. Over 17.5 million Americans live in manufactured homes — a rising trend in many states, including Florida.
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.
1. Customize Your Florida Manufactured Home to Your Liking
From the floor plan to the landscaping, and everything in between, one of the biggest benefits of choosing a Jacobsen manufactured home is that they’re highly customizable. You can personalize your manufactured home to your liking, with any of the features you’re looking for — all at an affordable price point.
Personalize the interior of your manufactured home by choosing the color scheme and flooring, upgrading to high-end finishes, enhancing the bathroom and kitchen features, and choosing a floor plan that best suits your lifestyle. Tailor the exterior of your manufactured home to your preferences by adding a porch, deck, window awnings, or landscaping and gardening.
You also have flexibility when it comes to the location of your manufactured home. There are numerous manufactured home communities located throughout Florida — both land ownership communities and land-lease communities. If you elect not to live in a community, there are retail centers that can assist you in finding private property and help you with a land/home package.
2. Cut Costs While Investing in Your Manufactured Home
Manufactured homes are built in a factory — a process that enables the manufacturer to quickly construct these homes without weather delays. The amount of materials needed for a manufactured home are pre-determined. Manufacturers can often purchase these in bulk at a lower price point, with less waste. Any excess materials are recycled to reduce environmental impact. This environmentally friendly manufacturing process helps you save money on construction and materials costs.
Including energy efficient features and appliances in your manufactured home can lower your energy bill while increasing the home’s resale value. What’s more, research has shown that manufactured homes appreciate in value almost as much as site-built homes do. On top of these cost-effective benefits, living in Florida offers certain tax benefits and exemptions to its residents.
3. Benefit from Your Manufactured Home’s Warranty and Safe Construction
Manufactured homes are legally required to have a warranty for a minimum of 12 months provided by the manufacturer. Choosing a manufactured home builder that provides a 2-10 year Home Buyer’s Warranty further protects you against structural defects for up to 10 years after the home is built.
All manufactured homes adhere to the HUD (Housing and Urban Development) code, federal standards for energy efficiency, design, fire safety, construction and more. Contrary to popular belief, manufactured homes are designed to withstand Florida’s occasional inclement weather. With a home that’s built to last and an insurance-backed warranty, you’ll have the peace of mind to make your house a home.
4. Make the Most of an Enjoyable Environment
Choosing to live in a state that many people dream of visiting has its perks — all of the beautiful scenery and famous attractions are within driving distance of your Florida manufactured home. Whether you’re looking for a day trip, weekend adventure, or planning a staycation, Florida has a wide variety of places to explore throughout the state.
Enjoy the natural attractions including state parks, botanical gardens, scenic beaches and more. On top of these natural attractions, Florida is home to Walt Disney World, SeaWorld, and Universal Studios — which attract visitors from around the globe.
The weather is typically warm, sunny, and beautiful year-round regardless of where you decide to live in Florida. This is especially enjoyable during the winter months, where almost everyone else in the nation is dealing with snow and extremely cold weather.
Make Your Home a Jacobsen Home
We’ve been proudly helping families throughout Florida since 1959 create high-quality, affordable manufactured and modular homes. Contact Jacobsen Homes today to start creating the manufactured home of your dreams.