Manufactured & Modular Homes Blog

Modular Homes

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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 […]

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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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A West Virginia Modular Update!

We have some big news for our friends “south of the border”! We would like to announce that we are now officially licensed to sell modular houses in West Virginia. We are excited to be able to serve customers in a new area for us. It came about this way. We had a couple come […]

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New Display Model on its way!

Last Thursday and Friday, New Era had a spring show and open house.  They told us one of their goals was to have some new, exciting looks, and they delivered in

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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 Preparations in High Gear

Everyone here is busy getting ready for our biggest event of the year, our spring Open House. As a matter of fact, it’s this weekend: April 11th, 12th, and 13th. We will have three new lot models and we have discounted to sell six of our current lot models. One of our new models is […]

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Window Condensation in today’s tightly built, energy-efficient homes.

This is an important topic because window and door condensation can occur in your new tight built, energy efficient home.  It can also be minimized with the correct heating and cooling plan for your new home. First, what is condensation and why does it happen?  Condensation is the change of state from a vapor or […]

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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 […]

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Can I see my modular or manufactured home being constructed?

Yes and No. This really is a common question, and one that can be difficult to answer. The manufacturing process is often not an exact science. Several factors can come into play: The scheduling process – any manufacturing plant will schedule their production to their best advantage. This often entails scheduling similar types of homes […]