How to Find a Home That Is Within Your Budget
How to Find a Home That Is Within Your Budget
How to Find a Home That Is Within Your Budget
The Beginners Guide to Mobile Home Insulation
The Beginners Guide to Mobile Home Insulation
The Beginners Guide to Mobile Home Insulation
Great Mobile Home Furniture for a Lovely Interior
Great Mobile Home Furniture for a Lovely Interior
Great Mobile Home Furniture for a Lovely Interior
Budget-Friendly Mobile Home Additions
Budget-Friendly Mobile Home Additions
Budget-Friendly Mobile Home Additions
Residents Enjoy Spooky Fun at the Lakes at Leesburg Annual Halloween Party
Residents Enjoy Spooky Fun at the Lakes at Leesburg Annual Halloween Party
Residents Enjoy Spooky Fun at the Lakes at Leesburg Annual Halloween Party
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How to Find a Home That Is Within Your Budget

Whether you’re a first-time home buyer or a retiree looking to downsize, it can be hard to decipher which type of home will fit the best within your budget. If you’re unsure where to start, manufactured homes are a great choice as they’re typically easier to maintain and afford. If you find that a manufactured home is right for you, you’ll need to plan out what location you’d like to live in, the layout of the home, and what you can afford. Follow along for more tips on how to find a manufactured home that’s within your budget. Plan Out Your Budget It can be hard to plan out on paper what type of home works best for you, especially if you’re new to owning a home. Take time to sit down and look at your incoming finances. Examine the current monthly payments you’re responsible for and create an estimate ...
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The Beginners Guide to Mobile Home Insulation

(Originally published on MHVillage.com) The Role of Mobile Home Insulation Insulation plays an important role in maintaining the livability of your mobile home. The proper insulation will not only ensure that your home remains comfortable throughout the year, but it can also save you significant money on heating bills. The main difference between mobile and manufactured homes is their time of construction. The mobile home is the name for the homes built before 1976 when the construction became more strictly regulated. A home built after these regulations is referred to as a manufactured home. If you live in an older mobile home, there is a good chance that it has poor insulation, if any at all. There is also a possibility of gaps in insulation throughout your home. This is all a result of minimal supervision of building standards prior to 1976. So, once you start planning a renovation, insulation ...
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Great Mobile Home Furniture for a Lovely Interior

(Originally published on MHVillage.com) Amazing furniture and decor options exist for every size of manufactured home. For owners of compact manufactured homes, it’s particularly important to pick the mobile home furniture that allows you to maximize your space and create a great interior flow for your home. Here, we’ll discuss some rules of thumb for choosing mobile home furniture that’s both economical and elegant. In addition, you’ll find some recommendations for mobile home furniture pieces that will look great in a wide variety of mobile home floor plans. Know your home’s dimensions and examine furniture sizes carefully. Before you start shopping for furniture, find the dimensions of your mobile home floor plan, either by using a measuring tape or by checking the documentation that came with your home. Remember that walking space between two pieces of furniture should generally be at least 18 inches, and measure your ceiling height as ...
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Budget-Friendly Mobile Home Additions

(Originally published on MHVillage.com) One of the great things about manufactured and mobile homes is that they are relatively easy to expand. But, by no means can we regard these expansions as cheap. Some home expansions can easily cost a fortune, even though you are dealing with a manufactured home. Luckily, there are certain budget-friendly ways to expand with mobile home additions. Today, we will explore what they are and how to implement them properly. Understanding Mobile Home Additions Adding on to a manufactured or mobile home is much cheaper than doing so for a traditional site-built home. However, that doesn’t mean that it comes cheap. Any home expansion is bound to be costly, especially if you want it properly handled. And, depending on how much you want to expand, it can end up costing you a fair bit. So, in order to make your mobile home additions budget-friendly, you ...
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Residents Enjoy Spooky Fun at the Lakes at Leesburg Annual Halloween Party

If you're looking for a great social life after retirement, look no further than a 55+ manufactured home community in Central Florida! Many have year-round events and special holiday celebrations to give residents the opportunity to have fun and mingle.
The Lakes at Leesburg is no exception. In addition to their much-anticipated annual golf cart Christmas parade, their entertainment committee throws events for nearly every holiday.
This year for Halloween they hosted a Vampires Ball, complete with a DJ, snacks and appetizers, spooky decor, and a costume contest.
Pam O'Grady, Lakes of Leesburg board member and resident, filled us in on the festivities. (She's also a Four Star Homes sales agent!) Four Star Homes: How long has the Lakes at Leesburg Halloween party been running?
Pam O'Grady: The Entertainment Committee put on the first Halloween party in 2016 after many years of hiatus. It started with ...
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A Day in the Life of a Four Star Homes Agent

As Florida's largest and most experienced full-service mobile and manufactured home brokerage company, we wouldn't be where we are today without our incredible agents!
Many of our agents live in the manufactured home communities they work in, which makes them experts on the lifestyle.
We also believe in making personal connections with our clients. Whether someone is selling their mobile home or looking to buy a manufactured home in Central Florida, our agents will take the time to answer any questions and make the process as smooth as possible.
Many of our agents love working with Four Star Homes because it builds a sense of community. They also enjoy flexible schedules, with the ability to work as much or as little as they choose. In fact, many of our agents join us after retirement!
Colleen Kramer
Colleen is both a mobile home sales agent and ...
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Amenities and Affordability: Manufactured Home Communities Offer Both

(Written by Susan Doktor, Money.com)
How long have you been looking forward to your retirement?
You know what we’re talking about. Saying sayonara to your morning commute and hello to a relaxing cup of coffee—or two—on your porch. Bidding contentious coworkers a final farewell. Deleting weekly staff meetings from your calendar permanently and scheduling things that really matter to you. No doubt you’ve been painting your own picture-perfect vision of what life will be like when you stop working for some years. But how long have you been preparing financially to make your dream come true?
If you aren’t entirely confident that you’re in the best position to retire, you’re not alone.
Nearly a quarter of all workers in the US have no retirement savings whatsoever. And 72% of Americans feel they haven’t saved enough to retire comfortably. That’s why many retirees look closely at their ...
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Relocating When You’re Older: A Guide to Services That Offer Help

(Written by Michael Longsdon of ElderFreedom.net)
According to researchers who examine the lives of older individuals, a third of those age 65 and over change residences.
Moving is challenging under the best of circumstances, but the task becomes even more stressful when it happens during one's golden years. The job can be made easier by selecting services that specifically target your demographic. Here are a few that are designed to assist your transition, making the experience as smooth and carefree as possible.
Real Estate
Your journey begins with finding the right place to live.
If you’re of the mind that downsizing is key, and if you want to live in an area located near amenities like golf, the water, or shopping, a manufactured home in a designated retirement community can be a great choice.
House hunting can be intimidating for anyone. High-pressure sales situations ...
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A History of Florida Mobile Home Resorts

(Written with permission by Russell S. Watson of Florida Manufactured Home Living - See the video here!)
Hundreds of thousands of people live in manufactured home resort parks in Florida, yet few know the history that resulted in their creation.
Early History
The first large-scale production mobile home was the Conestoga wagon. It was constructed from wood, and the wheels were iron rim for greater durability. The wagon was about 18 feet long, 11 feet high, and four feet in width. It was the first mobile home used on a large scale. Everything you needed for the trip had to fit in that wagon. One could also argue these were the first RVs or mobile homes.
Prior to the widespread ownership of the automobile, most visitors coming to Florida did so by rail or boat. Towns and cities grew up along the coast, and later, along ...
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What’s the Difference Between a Mobile Home and a Manufactured Home?

When looking for a mobile home or manufactured home for sale, it can be somewhat confusing. The terms are often used interchangeably, but there are important differences.
What are mobile homes and manufactured homes?
Both mobile homes and manufactured homes were both built off-site in a warehouse. These prefabricated homes were then transported to the location where they’re set and permanently affixed to the ground. They are often placed in mobile home communities next to other mobile homes.
These mobile and manufactured home communities are a far cry from the outdated term "trailer parks", as they are more commonly well-kept with beautiful grounds and offer loads of resort-style amenities.
Manufactured and mobile homes are often much more affordable than traditional houses, referred to as site-built homes. Site-built homes are built on-site, hence the name, and construction can be expensive and experience delays due to weather.
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