If you are in the market for a new home, you may have heard that the state-wide building codes for Pennsylvania were in the process of being updated. This set of codes applies to all residential construction that is not HUD-code (single-wides or sectionals). It applies to site-built and pre-fabricated homes as well as modular. […]
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Whether you look at the economic or the environmental advantages, going with a modular or manufactured home has many benefits over the traditional stick-built 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.
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.
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 […]
Buying a home is one of the biggest decisions a person will make in their lifetime. Buying ether a modular home or a manufactured home (mobile homes) can be a great option for lower-income families, first time home buyers and for anyone who want a new home feel. However, buyers may realize that financing manufactured […]
We thought we’d take some time to highlight some of the more popular options in our Colony line of homes. You have more choices available than ever before, and hopefully this article will help you with a few of them. Today we will be talking about: Recessed Lighting, Hickory Cabinets, Kitchen Islands, Ceramic Tile, and […]
These pictures are of a Champion home that our friends at Champion sent to us. It is on display at a dealer up in Vermont. I love the rustic feel of this home and I could easily see these details incorporated into our Porch lot model. Here are some pictures of our display model. You […]
Let’s say your parents (or grandparents, or children for that matter) have a piece of property with a house on it. You would like to build on a section of that property. We see it almost every day. Many families are considering ways to move closer to help with caregiving, cut expenses, and make life […]
There’s nothing worse than being cold all winter (except maybe being too warm all summer), so we’d thought we’d take a moment to talk about your options for heating and cooling a sectional home. Sectional (or HUD-code) homes come with a forced air heating package installed from the factory with one of three fuel types: […]
This week, I wanted to feature two new models from Atlantic Homes by Champion. At first glance, these homes may appear vastly different but they share the same overall connection of spaces. Both houses separate and connect the living room and the kitchen in a unique way. The first home is on display at Duncansville. […]
“This floor plan is just what I want, except…” If you’re like everyone else, that thought has crossed your mind at least once during your search for a new home. So the question is, “Can I make floor plan changes to manufactured and modular houses?” The quick answer is: absolutely. As is usually the case, […]