Manufactured & Modular Homes Blog


Double Your Fun: What’s In a Double Wide Home?

The phrase “Double Wide” literally means that two halves of a home will be put together into one wider structure. These halves typically consist of two fourteen foot sections to create a twenty-eight foot wide home – although two sixteen foot sections are occasionally combined into a thirty-two foot wide. Often called sectional homes, double wides (like single wides) are built to the HUD Code, have a permanent metal frame and do not require a foundation (crawlspace or basement) when being installed.


Manufactured Home Resale Value

While resale value for modular homes can appreciate, the same is not true with many manufactured homes. Whether your manufactured home will appreciate or depreciate in value over time is really up in the air, and the answer isn’t as clear-cut as you may like.


Manufactured Home Delivery and Assembly

The delivery of your manufactured home to your location is generally included in the pricing of your home initially unless you are choosing a location 100 miles or more from the factory location.


What Goes Into Buying a Manufactured Home?

The manufactured home planning process is vastly different from the installation of a modular home. Your general contractor and manufactured home seller will be there to walk you through the process so you can move into your home as quickly as possible.


What steps are there in building a modular home?

Unlike site-built homes, modular homes are built in a factory setting, shipped in pieces to a location, and assembled on a foundation. This process decreases construction time, provides a weather-controlled environment for the materials and building, and allows you to customize your home.


What is a Modular Home?

Because modular homes are a prefabricated home, some people believe they are of a lesser quality of stick built homes. Instead, modular homes are governed by the same building codes as site-built homes and are actually inspected more often.

A modular home is a perfect option for any home buyer looking to build a new home. Not only are there fewer delays, they usually cost less than a site-built home and are of equal, or, arguably, better quality.



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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 […]


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 […]