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Can You Get a Home Warranty on a Manufactured Home?
What’s the Difference Between a Mobile Home and a Manufactured Home?
Low-Maintenance Landscaping Tips for Mobile Homes
How Four Star Homes Gets Manufactured Homes Sold Fast
New Ownership Brings Community Enhancements to The Falls at Ormond
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Mobile Homes For Sale Near Me

Daytona Beach Mobile Home Maintenance: Here’s What You Need to Know Before Buying

Taking care of any home can be very difficult. Mobile homes are no exception. But once you get a feel for what you need to maintain, it’s not as hard as you’d imagine keeping your home in good shape. Here are some pointers on mobile home maintenance for your manufactured home. Make Sure Your Manufactured Home is Level   When it comes to manufactured homes, over time they settle since most are either resting on their axles or are propped up. Over time, a mobile home will naturally settle. Ensuring every so often to make sure that your mobile home is level is a must. If your Manufactured home is not settled evenly, this can cause issues, such a crack in the walls and ceiling. An unsettled house settling unevenly can really harm your home. If you are concerned there is an issue, call a professional. Check Windows and Doors ...
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Winterizing Your Manufactured Home

5 Tips for Winterizing Your Manufactured Home

While it’s not nearly as cold in Florida as other parts of the country, cooler temperatures should remind us to prepare our homes to stay efficient and warm. Here are 5 tips you need to know for winterizing your manufactured home. Our team at Four Star Homes can appreciate this weather when we’re out and about selling manufactured homes. Summertime in Florida may be long, but it’s always good to be ready for the unexpected-- especially for the variability of Florida weather. When winterizing your manufactured home, there are essentially three things you want to achieve: getting cold air out, keeping warm air in and taking care of plumbing. In order to achieve these goals, here are five simple steps for keeping your manufactured home nice and toasty! Check Your Heater First, make sure you have a heater that is well-equipped for the winter. Most HVAC companies suggest that you ...
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Mobile Home Amenities

Leesburg Mobile Home Amenities: What to Look for in Your Next Mobile Home Community

Not all manufactured home communities are created equal. Mobile home amenities vary vastly. Here’s what you should look for in your next mobile home community. When buying a manufactured home in Leesburg or the Central Florida area, one of the reasons to purchase is the community and lifestyle that you will be receiving when purchasing a home. There are some items you should follow when searching for a community. For instance, you’ll always want to ask, “What's included in the monthly lot rent?” You will likely find some combination of lawn care, amenity access, trash pickup and sometimes even water and cable. Manufactured Homes We have a saying here at Four Star Homes about what you’re getting when you purchase a manufactured home. Since mobile homes pretty much are located in a community, you’re not just purchasing a home, but a lifestyle. Communities are all about the lifestyle, and each ...
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affordable housing in Orlando

Leesburg Mobile Home Amenities: What to Look for in Your Next Mobile Home Community

Just because mobile homes are affordable housing does not mean that they aren’t lovely homes. Here’s how mobile homes can be affordable housing in Orlando and the central Florida area. Manufactured homes are not what you imagine them to be, I can assure you of that. The concept of a “trailer park” and the idea of the traditional mobile home community in the public’s mind is all based on misinformation. We aim to break the stigma around beautiful, affordable mobile housing.  Affordable Housing in Orlando and Central Florida: Mobile Homes Pricing Pricing for mobile homes is exceptionally reasonable and affordable. Depending on what you need, homes can range from $10,000 to over $100,000. Whereas most traditional houses range from above $100,000, a good $30,000+ home can be comfortable, spacious and perfect. The Community Here at Four Star Homes we always say that when purchasing a mobile home you’re buying a ...
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Leesburg Mobile Home communities

What to Look for in a Leesburg Mobile Home Community

Here’s what to look for in a Leesburg mobile home community in the Port Orange or Central Florida area. You’ve already made your choice. You’re going to live in a manufactured home. You’re off to a great start. There are plenty of reasons you should choose a Leesburg mobile home community over a house. It’s affordable, spacious and unlike their stereotype, manufactured homes can be more beautiful, if not much more beautiful than the average home. But before you buy your mobile home, you want to make sure you are picking the right community. There are plenty of manufactured home communities to choose from, whether they’re in Leesburg, Port Orange, or Daytona Beach, picking the right one for what you want is a top priority. You’re Not Buying a Home; You’re Buying a Lifestyle One key thing to remember about a mobile home community is that you’re not buying a ...
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The Falls in Ormond

The Falls at Ormond: A Beach Community, Right in the Heart of the City

Are you thinking of moving? There are two excellent reasons to move to Florida this year (if you aren’t already here). For one, it’s Florida, so say hello to the warm sun, the beaches, and the weather that’s nice all year round. And two, you just want something new, which again is why you should be thrilled to be diving into a new home in Florida! And not just any home, a manufactured home, and not just any manufactured home, but one in The Falls in Ormond, a mobile home community. There are many manufactured homes communities in and around Central Florida. One of those communities is The Falls in Ormond, and the reason why this community stands out is not just because of its location to the beach. The Falls in Ormond: a Lifestyle to Have When you're purchasing a mobile home, you aren't just buying a new home; ...
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The Florida Lifestyle Blog

The Florida Lifestyle Blog

Welcome to the all-new Four Star Homes Florida Lifestyle Blog. Thanks for taking a peek as we provide you with information about incredible, affordable Florida living. There are many houses, communities and other options for you to choose from to fit your budget and stage of life. The Communities Though some manufactured home communities openly welcome families with children, other communities are limited to adult-only residents or home buyers ages 55 and over who seek affordable housing along with lots of age-appropriate amenities, activities, and services. Our professionally trained agents can help you navigate all these options and find the home and community for you.    If you are considering selling, buying or living in a manufactured or mobile home in Florida, you have come to the right place! Many manufactured home communities feature solid construction, hand-built homes; these communities are very different than what most people think about when ...
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What You Need To Know Before You Sell Your Manufactured Home

What You Need to Know Before You Sell Your Manufactured Home

Do you live in a manufactured or mobile home community? Maybe one in Central Florida or somewhere along the Florida coast? Are you considering selling your home? There are many reasons you may be in the market to sell your manufactured home, such as you need a change of scenery, you want more space, or you’ve found the new perfect home in the manufactured home community of your dreams. Whatever the reason, before selling your home, be sure to remember these key things. Do You Own the Property or Have a Lot Lease Agreement? If you own the property your mobile home is on and you’re selling the home and property, this is considered real estate and is sold the same way as any other form of real estate, like a site built home. However, if your manufactured home is in a community where you pay monthly lot rent, you ...
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Mobile Homes For Rent Near Me

Find the Right Mobile Home Sales Agent to Help You Buy or Sell Your Home

Are you looking for a new home? Trying to sell your current home? Are you considering moving into a manufactured home community? Buying a home can be difficult, so make the process easy by selecting the right sales agent to help you! Here are some helpful tips and hints on what to look for in a mobile home sales agent: Experience Manufactured homes are different from site-built homes and you need a company and sales agent that knows the difference! Look for a company with a history of working in the mobile home market, with the knowledge that can get your home sold fast or help you find the perfect new place.   Integrity Search for a company that has a history of honest dealings and an established reputation of integrity. You deserve a trusted mobile home sales agent who has established themselves within the community and can work to ...
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