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As we look forward to a new year and consider the goals we have for making our next trip around the sun better than the last, many families put home ownership on the list. Whether you’re looking for your first home as a family or a secondary home to retire to or spend your winters in a warmer locale, the team at Jacobsen Homes is ready to help you make your dreams of home ownership affordable without sacrificing quality or style. Here are the top three things you need to know about manufactured homes going into 2023. 

Manufactured Homes Are Structurally Strong

Even if the traditional housing market cools as some experts are predicting, the 4% drop will not be enough to lower stick-built homes back to the affordable prices of pre-pandemic home buying. For that reason, many individuals and families are looking for alternatives to traditional, stick-built homes. One of the most common questions we receive from people just starting their alternative home buying research is about the structural integrity of manufactured homes. 

Due to the common misconception that manufactured homes are “just trailers,” many people believe that they aren’t as strong as stick-built homes. In actuality, the opposite is true. Because manufactured homes are built in a climate-controlled environment, there is less room for error in the building process. Additionally, each Jacobsen Home is carefully crafted and built strong enough to withstand hurricane-force winds. This strength is not only important because our homes stand the test of time (and weather) in Florida, but so they can safely travel from the factory to their final destination without a board or panel out of place. 

Manufactured Homes Offer Impressive Customization

One particularly attractive feature of choosing a manufactured home over any other housing type is the customization available. With stick-built homes, unless you are building yourself (a costly endeavor to be sure), you are often purchasing a home as-is. This leaves little room for adjusting floor plans, changing square footage, or opting for different features without investing in renovation expenses that add up quickly. 

At Jacobsen Homes, we work with each of our customers to fine-tune and adjust the floor plan of their choosing to meet their needs and preferences. This customization is available across a wide variety of floor plans and home sizes, meaning you have the ability to create your dream home, personalized just for you. 

The customization doesn’t stop at floor plan tweaks, either. You can also customize flooring choices, finishes, and more. 

Affordability Makes Manufactured Homes an Excellent Choice for First or Secondary Homes

Finally, and perhaps most importantly for many families going into the new year, manufactured homes are simply more affordable than their stick-built counterparts. Thanks to efficiency in the building process and a unique, fine-tuned workflow, Jacobsen Homes are available for purchase at a fraction of the cost of a traditional, stick-built home. 

This affordability is excellent for a number of reasons. Not only does it make homeownership more accessible for families who have desired to own their home but have struggled to get a strong foothold in the traditional housing market, but it makes creating a second home or home away from home in Florida that much easier, too. 

Jacobsen Homes Provides Superior Quality Manufactured Homes in Florida

Whatever the reason you may be considering a manufactured home for your family in 2023 and beyond, know that the experts at Jacobsen Homes are here to help make your dreams a reality. We have proudly served Florida homeowners for over 60 years, and offer exceptional quality construction at a more affordable price. Ready to learn more? Contact us for more information and to take the first step toward your dream home.