Manufactured & Modular Homes Blog

Buying Tips and Info

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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 […]

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Gearing Up for Spring with the Champions Dealer’s Conference

Looking outside, it is hard to believe but spring is on the way. Black’s Home Sales has been gearing up for it on several different fronts. Last week we attended the Champions Dealer’s conference. What is this, you ask? It was a select number of top dealers invited to preview and give opinions on new […]

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Insulation in Modular and Manufactured Homes

Insulating your new home properly is one of the best things you can do to be green, and save green too! Over the years, insulation requirements for homes have been steadily increasing. Today’s homes are some of the best-insulated homes ever built. To put this in perspective, just five years ago the standard roof insulation was […]