Manufactured & Modular Homes Blog

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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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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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New Arrival – Comfort Series by Schult Homes!

We bring in new homes from time to time, and while that is always a big deal to us, it’s a really special event when we get to announce a new product line. And today, we get to do both! We are now displaying a Schult House from their Comfort series. So why take on […]

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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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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 […]

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A Stone or Brick Exterior on Manufactured or Modular Homes?

Can I put stone or brick on the exterior of my home? Again, let me answer this in terms of manufactured and modular houses. First, manufactured homes are not designed to accommodate brick or stone facades and Federal law does not allow structural changes to HUD code homes. Remember, HUD code homes are designed to […]

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The Markovich Home

From Our Customer…
After looking at many houses, we came back to the first house we walked through at Blacks. We loved the house that we purchased from the first day we walked through. Black’s was very helpful with all of the steps in the process of building and they have been able to accommodate anything that we have needed help with or repaired.  We would definitely buy our house again from Blacks Home Sales.