Retirement Communities in Florida: Our Top 5 Picks
A Quick, Useful Guide to Mobile Home Plumbing
Manufactured Homes Florida: Your Resort-Style Life Awaits
Real Estate vs. Chattel: Everything You Need To Know
The Benefits of Mobile Home Community Living
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Retirement communities in Florida

Retirement Communities in Florida: Our Top 5 Picks

If you're looking for retirement communities in Florida, we've got you covered. Here are our top 5 retirement communities where you can enjoy sunshine all year round!  Hacienda Del Rio - Edgewater, FL This is one of the best retirement communities in Florida, located right on the Intracoastal Waterway in Edgewater, FL. Hacienda Del Rio provides a rewarding, active and fun-filled retirement lifestyle. The gated community features two clubhouses, two fishing piers, two swimming pools, and a boat launch.  If you enjoy playing sports, you'll love their pickleball, billiards, gym, horseshoe, ping pong, and tennis facilities. But if you prefer to sit back, relax, and enjoy the peacefulness of your serene surroundings, you can easily find yourself in the backyard admiring the beautiful views of freshwater lakes around the community.  If this sounds like your cup of tea, check out our available listings in Hacienda Del Rio. Call us if ...
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A Quick, Useful Guide to Mobile Home Plumbing

(Originally published on MHVillage.com)
Buying a mobile home is, in many ways, different than your regular real estate purchase. One of the vital aspects to inspect is mobile home plumbing, as understanding this part of the home can help you save a lot of money. Furthermore, you will learn how to recognize the difference between the right mobile home and a bad investment.
The Basics of Mobile Home Plumbing
To be able to dive into little details of mobile home plumbing, it is crucial to understand the basics:
  • piping materials
  • location of the pipes
  • venting procedure
  • the most common plumbing issues in mobile homes

Having a water pressure meter is a good way to control your plumbing. Piping materials
Regular plumbing pipes are usually made of copper, but those for mobile homes are made of hard plastic. It is crucial to know that the quality approval for material ...
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mobile home resort lifestyle

Manufactured Homes Florida: Your Resort-Style Life Awaits

What you picture in your head when searching for ‘manufactured homes Florida’ is likely far from the reality of what these homes offer current residents. Manufactured homes have taken on an entirely new meaning nowadays and have become a hot commodity in the housing market. Here’s why. The Lifestyle  While manufactured homes are built and crafted in a factory, they are then transferred to our mobile home communities to provide a stable, cost-effective housing solution. Think of a mobile home community as an apartment complex meets resort. When you buy or rent a manufactured home, you’re also granted access to all of the community amenities.  Amenities range from golf courses, pools, jacuzzis, tennis courts, billiard rooms, bocce ball, on-site restaurants, and more. Imagine a village filled with like-minded people who enjoy similar activities, support each other in the community and all want to enjoy their own different lifestyles. Trust us ...
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Real Estate vs. Chattel: Everything You Need To Know

In the world of housing, there are different terms that can easily confuse buyers and sellers. Here's a simple breakdown of the differences between traditional real estate and manufactured / mobile homes on lease land (also known as “chattel property”). Buying a mobile home in a community is a different transaction than a real estate purchase, so it’s important to understand differences that may affect the sale and purchase of your next home. What is real estate? There's a Latin phrase that says: “quicquid plantur solo, solo cedit,” meaning anything that is fixed to the land becomes part of the land. Real property (real estate) is exactly that--a home that is built on the land and is permanently affixed by a foundation, which can only be removed through an act of severance.  This includes land, anything that is built on the land, and things that are growing on the ...
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Mobile Home Lot Rent

The Benefits of Mobile Home Community Living

There are common misconceptions about mobile home lot rent and how this unique fee in mobile home communities is incorporated into the cost of living. We’re sharing the benefits and what it entails below.  Because mobile homes are a budget-friendly housing solution, monthly lot rent covers aspects of community living to make this lifestyle carefree and provide for the amenities and benefits in the community the mobile home resides in.  The monthly fee commonly known as “lot rent” (but also called a lease fee or lifestyle fee) is a land lease agreement between a home owner and the community owner that ranges in price depending on the community’s amenities and services. You may consider it a convenience fee that the property owner collects and allows you access to your community’s clubhouse, pool, hot tub, library, or even a golf course. Sometimes lot rent also includes lawn mowing, sprinklers and even ...
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Used Mobile Homes For Sale

3 Benefits You Can Get From Looking at Used Mobile Homes for Sale

We often get asked the benefits of investing in used mobile homes for sale. Although it was tough to narrow them down, here are three that might excite you the most. Save Money In The Long Run Think of used mobile homes for sale like pre-owned cars. Sure, they may have been in someone else’s possession before, but they’re much more cost-effective in the long run. When you invest in a used mobile home, you’re able to save a lot more money and you can do what you want with it. Most of our mobile home communities also offer numerous amenities and perks. The money you would be spending on an apartment could actually have a much better value in a mobile home community with similar amenities, plus your own yard and driveway!  Click the infographic below to learn about how manufactured home living is an affordable alternative: Be ...
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Manufactured Homes For Sale

Debunking 4 Misconceptions About Manufactured Homes for Sale

There are many things people assume about our manufactured homes for sale. We’re debunking four misconceptions below that you may find peculiar. Misconception #1: Manufactured Homes Are Built With Cheap Materials  Manufactured homes are built to meet the expectations of the National Conference of States on Building Codes and Standards. And trust us, manufactured homes cannot pass using cheap materials!  Most manufactured homes for sale are built using the same materials, if not stronger materials for transportation, as site-built homes. No need to worry about this! You can find even more information on this from the FMHA here. Misconception #2: All Manufactured Homes For Sale Look The Same  If you’ve ever looked at our listings, you’ll be able to understand how our homes are unique and charismatic. There is a wide variety of features and customizations available when building a manufactured home from scratch.  Click here to view some of our ...
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Mobile Homes For Sale

The Difference Between Manufactured & Mobile Home for Sale

While we have hundreds of mobile homes for sale, it’s become clear to us that not everyone knows exactly what they’re getting. We’re sharing the difference between mobile and manufactured housing in our industry. When you think of ‘off-site built housing,’ what comes to mind? Most people immediately imagine a trailer park home or a mobile home on wheels that they’ve seen from movies. However, there are differing definitions of off-site built housing that fall into two categories: Mobile and Manufactured Homes. While Four Star Homes has both manufactured and mobile homes for sale, the process in which they are built is not the same. We’re sharing the difference below!  Mobile Homes When you break down the phrase “mobile homes,” it’s common for people to imagine a house on wheels - a home that is actually mobile! While this definition was accurate at one point in time, it is now ...
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Mobile Homes Near Me: A Step-By-Step Guide to Securing Your Favorite One

If you’re looking for ‘mobile homes near me,’ look no further. Four Star Homes has the property you’re searching for! As the largest and most experienced full-service mobile and manufactured home brokerage company in the state, we have helped hundreds of thousands of people find the right housing solution to fit their needs. From price and size to location and amenities, our agents will determine your wants and needs for a mobile home and find you options that meet your expectations. If you’re looking for ‘mobile homes near me,’ you’ve come to the right place! Here’s how to secure your new favorite place.  Step 1: Browse Our Listings By Area  On the home page of our website, you’ll see the section labeled ‘Browse Listings By Area’ right off the bat. We’ve organized these areas by surrounding cities and have the appropriate contact information within each link. Once you choose ...
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Ocala Mobile Homes

3 Reasons Ocala Mobile Homes Are Great for Retirement

If you’re looking to retire and enjoy the fruits of your labor, consider Ocala mobile homes for your next adventure. Here’s why they’re a great option for retirees. Ocala Mobile Homes Are A Great Retirement Option  By now, you probably know that mobile homes are a cost-effective housing solution. If you didn’t, you’d be surprised to learn how much is included in the price of living in a modern mobile home community. Many houses include amazing features and are ready to move in or In today’s do-it-yourself era, mobile homes have become a highly demanded fixer-upper project due to the low cost of purchasing a home and renovating it.  Many people starting retirement are looking for an affordable housing solution with a carefree, low maintenance lifestyle. Mobile homes not only offer that, but also a long list of amenities that come along with living in a well-maintained community. If you’re ...
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