Manufactured & Modular Homes Blog

Duncansville

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Doing Our Part – Green Modular Homes

In honor of Earth Day, I want to look into Green Modular Design. Factory built housing has been around for years yet the benefits of factory-built homes and its impact on our environment is still a hot topic. Modular and manufactured housing have some inherent green aspects embedded in the construction process. Less Site Disturbance – […]

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Spring Open House 2015

  Our annual Spring Open House is this weekend! This year, we will be hosting open houses in three locations; Lewistown, Osceola Mills, and Duncansville.   Between the three locations, there will be 45 houses on display for you to see. Each location will be showing unique product from multiple manufacturers. All of the houses are […]

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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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Looking back and looking forward…

Wow, we are almost through January 2015. This is the time of year when we review policies and procedures. The goal is to make improvements to make our company better, and to create a better experience for our customer. One of our commitments this year is to provide more formal training for our newer field employees. We will […]

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Customer Review

Recently we completed a project for customers of ours, the Kentner Family. They came to us looking for a home that would have enough room for the whole family and also have living space for Mrs. Kentner’s mother. In order to provide everything they needed, we had to do some custom work for them. The […]

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Manufacturer Fall Shows

Wow, I can’t believe fall is here already. Earlier this week we attended fall shows at three manufacturing facilities. This is an event that allows the manufacturers to present their new looks for the coming year. They introduce and build new floor plans. They also show new product offerings and color pallets. I want to […]

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Customer Review

We work hard to make sure that your project runs smoothly from start to finish.   During the project, we document the different stages and after the job is done we ask our customers to fill out a survey.   This home review form helps us to understand what we did right and make any necessary changes.  […]

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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 […]