Manufactured & Modular Homes Blog

Buying Tips and Info

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New and Exciting Modular Floor Plans!

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.   […]

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Floor Plan Changes in Manufactured and Modular Homes

“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, […]

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Five disasters to avoid when buying a manufactured home.  

Your new home purchase should be an exciting time.  The last thing you want is problems that cost you time and money!  While no builder is perfect, there are ways to avoid these types of problems: purchase your new home through a reputable experienced builder.  Be upfront with your housing consultant on the information related […]

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Think Spring

It’s time to start thinking about your spring building project. You may be thinking: why? There is still 6” of snow on the ground, aren’t you rushing it a little? From a builder’s perspective, not really. A typical project schedule is as follows: Step one: you will need to meet with a housing consultant to […]

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Furniture Arrangements

Many times, you walk into display houses and think “Wow, this furniture is perfect for this house!”  You may start to wonder: will my furniture fit?  We can help you with this question.  Just give us the dimensions of some of your furniture and roughly where you would like to have it, and we can draw […]

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Mother-In-Law Suites and Apartments

With an aging population comes a renewed interest in alternative housing arrangements.  Many families are looking for options to help better care for aging parents; assisted living, skilled care, or bringing everyone together under one roof.  The 1950’s American household of Leave it to Beaver with mom, dad and kids is once again being rethought. […]

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Building Permits

One of the first things you must do to build your new home (or any construction in PA) is obtain a building permit.   First, let me say that if you purchase a house through Black’s Home Sales at Duncansville we will help you with obtaining your building permits. For starters, let me review a little […]

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What Options and Upgrades Should I Buy?

There are so many options you can get in your new home – everything from whirlpool bath tubs, upgraded flooring, fireplaces, more insulation, and heavier roof loads.  The list goes on and on, but we all have a limited budget so choices have to be made. What should you pay for now, what can wait […]

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Universal Access in Modular Homes

Are you thinking of downsizing into a smaller, single-level, and more energy efficient house? If so, you’re not alone! Census Bureau statistics tell us that every day, 8,000 people will reach the age of 65. With the baby boom generation retiring, many families are looking for smaller spaces with low maintenance. You may want to […]

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Open House Wrap-Up

We want to thank everyone for coming out last weekend (April 11-13) for our annual spring open house. We had three busy and exciting days talking with everyone. It was great to see how many of you are excited about your future home plans. Now, we are working hard to get quotes for everyone and […]

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Important Aspects of Manufactured Home Installation

We borrowed this (with their permission, of course) from the State of PA’s website regarding manufactured home installation.  You can find more details here.  It really is important to pay attention to this when you are purchasing your new home.  If you have any questions, you can always reach us here. Important Aspects of Manufactured […]

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Install your new manufactured home right!

Buying a new home is one of the biggest investments you will ever make. It’s important for you to know that your new home will only function properly if it is installed correctly on a properly prepared site. The PA Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) has established the Housing Standards Division to make […]