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Heating and Cooling a Sectional Home

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: […]

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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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Black’s and County Homes: A Winning Team

We are very excited to announce the newest member of the Black’s family: County Homes in Lewistown, PA.County Homes has been a leading supplier of homes in Mifflin County and the Susquehanna Valley for years, and now that they are a part of Black’s Home Sales, we can offer you better selection and prices than […]

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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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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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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 […]