Small Modular and Mobile Homes: The Right Amount of Space


Mobile homes and modular homes tend to be overlooked by many people, who may not be aware of the benefits they can offer. Young families may look for a mobile home or a modular home when considering purchasing their first home. Elderly couples often prefer mobile and modular homes to “stick-built” houses because they are a more cost-effective option. Couples who no longer have children in the house and want to downsize may consider mobile and modular homes as a more valuable option than opening another mortgage on a stick-built home.

In addition to providing a more feasible value to many different types of families, mobile homes and modular homes can provide all of the same luxurious features as a stick-built house at a more reasonable cost. Don’t believe us? Check out these homes that you can purchase today from Black’s Home Sales:

The “New Era Edge AJ10142014”

On Black’s Home Sales’ Osceola Mills lot, we have a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home for sale. This 28 x 48 modular home has large closet spaces in two of the bedrooms, with a large walk-in closet in the master bedroom.

The home features a beautiful, Red Letter kitchen with an island for extra counter space – perfect for entertaining! The open concept design with the kitchen and living room makes it easy to talk to guests or keep an eye on the kids while you’re cooking dinner.

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The “Pennwest Firleigh HX108-A17”

On Black’s Home Sales’ Lewistown lot is a beautiful 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom modular home built by Pennwest Homes. The home provides plenty of storage space – including large closets in all three bedrooms, a utility room and attic stairwell.

The living room, kitchen, and eat-in dining area open concept design offers plenty of space for a small, young family to grow. You’ll love the large kitchen where you can prepare dinner and still have room at the kitchen island for the kids to complete their school work.

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The Bellissimo NH376 Modular Home

Black’s Home Sales has luxurious modular homes available from  Manorwood Homes for a small family to live and grow, or for a couple who needs to downsize their current home. The home is complete with two spacious baths and 3 bedrooms. Choose from additional options – like an open attic stair.

The Cape Cod style home offers a beautiful curb-side appeal and a gorgeous kitchen.  The master bathroom offers a couple’s dream with two sinks.  As of January 2017, you can see this home in person at our Duncansville location.

Contact Black’s Home Sales today to ask about and of these mobile and modular homes! These options aren’t exactly what you’re looking for, but you love our designs and quality of work? Ask us about our other options or browse our website!

 

Modular Vacation Homes, Ideal for PA Lake Communities


If you have a dream of owning a beautiful home for your vacation getaway, or near one of our beautiful Pennsylvania lake communities, consider a manufactured or a modular home.

Black’s Home Sales has lines of modular homes built for beautiful views of the outdoors. The New Era Edge Series might be the perfect future lake house.  Take a look at this model OR contact one of our three locations to find a modular or manufactured home that can be your new PA vacation house.

New Era Edge Series LE158 Cape Chalet

Experience your getaway house with this Chalet style modular home.   With its classic chalet roof, trapezoidal windows and optional front porch/rail, this home will feel right in any setting.  The large windows and doors would be the perfect way to enjoy a lakefront or mountain view.new era cape chalet-frontThe design features 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.  Large and plentiful windows let in natural light and scenic views.  The open ceiling in the large main living area make the home comfortably roomy.  new era cape chaletThis home can be seen at our Duncansville location.

Happy Lake Home Customers

Black’s Home Sales is a highly qualified manufactured home reseller and installer. We take extra care getting you your home and setting it up at the location you love. One of our customers loved being in the outdoors so much, and had a connection with Rothrock State Forest, so Black’s Home Sales designed, delivered, and set-up the home of her dreams in the location of her dreams near Raystown Lake.

Check out these photos of the finished home:

 

Your Personal Lake or Vacation Getaway Home

Whether modular or manufactured homes are right for your budget and your lot, we can help you plan and price your dream home in PA.  Whether it is for a lake front property or a secluded wooded lot in the mountains of Pennsylvania, call or stop by Black’s Home Sales to let us find the perfect home for you and your family.  You can call now or contact us to schedule an appointment to discuss the vacation home of your dreams!

Featured Single Wide Homes in PA


Single wide homes are a popular choice for a couple buying their first home or for a homeowner who wants to downsize from their current home. Single section homes at Black’s Home Sales offer all of the amenities of a sectional home and provide the perfect amount of space for you to live. Our single section floor plans give you a detailed idea of the type of home you could soon be calling your own!

Check out some of our favorites!

Single Wide Home in PA by Colony – DS104A S-2

This home manufactured by Colony is perfect for the couple just beginning a family or a single person who wants a place they can call their own. The single sectional floor plan includes an open-concept design with the kitchen, living room, and nook area. Have a home all to yourself, but enough space to entertain a few friends for a dinner party!

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The 16 x 76 floor plan includes a master suite complete with a large, walk-in closet and is attached to the master bath. The two additional bedrooms are located on the opposite end of the home with a second bathroom between the two.

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This home is currently on display at our Osceola Mills location.

Three-Bedroom Two Bathroom Eagle River Home

This manufactured home is a great affordable option for any buyer in need of three bedrooms. Buyers who only need two bedrooms can easily convert one of the bedrooms to a home office or hobby room. The home offers a very open feel from the living room through the kitchen that you just have to see.

The kitchen features the black appliance upgrade and an installed dishwasher.  Click this link to view the walk-through video and see the home for yourself on our website.

The open-concept design between the kitchen and the living room makes the home feel larger and the covered porch is perfect for relaxing on a summer day. The buyer has the option of a different porch design, as well. The design include optional patio doors and a new position for the railing opening.

This home can be ordered in Lewistown.

Single Sectional Home in PA – Clayton Inspiration Maple

One of our newest single wide homes available at Black’s Home Sales is also one of our most popular homes!

This home feels huge – even though it’s a single sectional! The open concept design opens the home up and allows you to have plenty of space to entertain friends and family. The utility room located next to the kitchen is an added bonus, giving you room for storage and even an optional, built in shelf.

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The master suite is large and cozy. The walk-in closet and private, master bath are huge selling points. Additionally, the two other bedrooms located at the opposite end of the home share a bathroom.

The kitchen is stunning, with enough space for storage and plenty of countertop available to prepare food. If you’re a single, amateur chef, or if you simply enjoy cooking, this is a great option for you!

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This home is available to order from our Duncansville location.

Black’s Home Sales has a large selection of single wide homes available now in PA. Contact us today and speak to one of our representatives at any of our locations to begin the search for your perfect home.

Luxury Modular Homes DO Exist


When you think of a modular home, you probably don’t think of the word luxury. But the truth is that modular homes can be as luxurious as you want. This is because your new modular home is customizable from top to bottom.

In general, modular homes provide their owners with security and assurance throughout the building process. Since a modular home is pre-fabricated and delivered to the build site, there are less chances of delays and construction problems. Because of this, you already know the complete and final costs and an estimated date of completion when you start the project.  Below are some luxury examples we have on our lots.

Luxury Modular Home Builders Within Your Budget

While many people looking to build a new home are skeptical of modular homes and relate them to low-end quality, this is truly an unfounded statement. The truth of the matter is that prestigious architects are designing large modular home for exclusive living areas like the Hamptons. Germany’s Huf Haus has a factory-built home that exudes extravagance and sells for up to $10 million.

But you don’t need to move to the Hamptons or shell out millions of dollars for a luxury modular home here in Pennsylvania. Visit our Duncansville location to check our New Image Renaissance modular homes including this New Image R120B on display.

This 4 bedroom and 3 bath modular home will meet your definition of luxury.  The master bedroom features a ceramic edge and back splash in the master bath with Toscana Vista flooring. The open concept of the kitchen will provide you ample space to entertain and view your guests or children while they watch television in the living room.  When you tour the home, remember that you can always order a similar home with upgraded features or customize it to suit your tastes and budget.

The Pennwest Nextflex Ranch at our Lewistown location is another example of a home with luxury features ready to be moved to your location.

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This 3 bedroom, 2 bath ranch home includes a fireplace and features ceiling crown moldings.  The kitchen has pull out shelves in the base cabinets and hand laid stone behind the range area. With an easy access attic stairwell with door, this home offers excellent storage possibilities.

Premium Materials Used in Luxury Modular Homes

When you start choosing your dream home, you can rest assured that your home will be manufactured with strong, premium materials. Think about it this way, if your house is strong enough to survive the miles of driving from our lot to your site, it is surely well-built enough to withstand the years it will be standing on your property.

If you are going with the luxury look and feel, you aren’t going to want to worry about shoddy and cheap material. To ensure that luxury look, developers use all kinds of premium materials such as solid-surface counter tops, premium floor coverings, and solid wood cabinets.

The New Image Renaissance R712 home is a great example of the use of luxury materials. This model’s kitchen is absolutely gorgeous and includes a brick pattern backsplash. This home is available for viewing at our Osceola Mills location.

 

Customize Your Luxury Modular Home

Maybe your perfect home is not already built and ready for delivery.  No problem. Nowadays, modular homes can be ordered and customized to your preferences.

Want an open floor plan? You got it!

Want the best appliances? Sure, no problem!

Fireplace? Why not.

It doesn’t matter your taste. When you order and customize your modern home to your luxury taste, you can go with a contemporary feel, something a little more traditional or in a completely different direction. The choice is up to you.

At our Duncansville location, we have a registered architect available to work with you in designing a completely customized modular home to be as luxurious as you want.

Are You Ready for Luxury?

Here at Blacks Home Sales, we are ready to help you take the next step in building your dream home. If you call us at 1-800-773-2835 or contact us here online, our team will help you in building your new luxury modular home.

 

Modular Home Insurance: What Policy Do You Need?


If you are looking to build a new modular home, you probably have a bunch of questions. One of the biggest questions is probably about insuring your new modular home.

Modular home insurance isn’t much different than insuring a stick-built house. In fact, you will probably get the same homeowners policy that you would with a traditional stick-built home.

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Modular Home Insurance During Construction

Before you even move into your new home, you will be required to purchase some insurance when you begin the construction phase.

The insurance that the builder carries protects their interest and employees.  It is up to you to carry insurance that protects your home once it is installed on your property against things like fire, natural disaster, vandalism, etc.

To simplify, just remember that the builder’s insurance covers the builder and their employees.  If your home is on site, and you have paid for everything except the final completion, it is necessary that you have insurance on the home to protect your investment.

Modular Homeowners Policy

Unlike purchasing a mobile or manufactured home, the benefit of purchasing a modular home is that you don’t need to worry about a different type of insurance policy for your new home.

For insurance purposes, your modular home is treated just like a stick-built home because it is built to the same building code.  A Standard homeowners policy covers you for many incidents and accidents that can happen to your property, or to others on your property.

  • Your dwelling is covered for repairs or to rebuild your house due to a covered loss.
  • Structures separate from your house such as garages, sheds, etc. are covered.
  • Personal property can be reimbursed if it is damaged in your home by a covered loss.
  • You are covered for housing and living expenses if your home is unlivable during restoration of a covered event.
  • Your assets and defense costs can be covered in the event of a lawsuit that resulted from someone being injured on your property.

This isn’t an exhaustive list, and there are usually optional coverages that you might want to include. You will need to talk with an insurance professional for more information.

We can’t provide you with specific insurance policy advice here at Blacks Home Sales, but if stop by any one of our locations or give us a call at 1-800-773-2835, we will be more than happy to help you get started.