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What is the difference between site-built housing and factory-built housing?

Learning | Posted on May 25, 2021 at 3:30 pm by

Factory-built housing is a construction method that is in direct contrast to traditional, site-built housing. Both building methods use nearly identical high-quality construction materials. Furthermore, both are subject building and construction codes that ensure safety and durability for homebuyers.  The key differences lie in which building codes the structures are designed to, where the construction […]

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Understanding the difference between manufactured, modular, and tiny houses

Posted on May 18, 2021 at 3:25 pm by

We often get questions from prospective buyers seeking to get a better understanding of what exactly is a “Factory Built Home.” Is it a Manufactured Home? A Mobile Home? A Modular Home? What about a Tiny Home? We’ll be the first to admit that the nomenclature around this housing class is far from user-friendly. So, […]

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VCM Welcomes Hamilton Village and Andel MHP to the Family

Posted on December 15, 2020 at 7:48 pm by

Valley Community Management is happy to announce the expansion of our portfolio with our recent acquisition of Hamilton Village (formerly Opperman Mobile Home Park) and Andel Mobile Home Park. With these two new properties, we continue our expansion Westward across the Lehigh Valley region. We are excited about this next phase of growth and we […]

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VCM Gets Social

Community Improvement | Posted on April 15, 2020 at 7:07 pm by

We are so very excited to announce the launch of our new Facebook Page and YouTube Channel. With the uncertainty created by the Covid-19 virus, we’re limiting in person interactions between our staff and the public, but we do hope that these platforms will help all to stay together while we must be physically apart. […]

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VCM helps remove the stigma around ‘Mobile Homes’

Press | Posted on February 25, 2020 at 6:03 pm by

A confluence of factors including rising apartment rents and a decline in housing inventory have helped to renew interest in manufactured housing both nationally and across the Lehigh Valley. Despite the local housing crunch, many regional Manufactured Housing operators continue to fight the outdated stigma of “mobile homes” or “trailers” when it comes to the […]

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VCM receives National Ranking among MH Communities by ‘Allen Report’

Press | Posted on November 11, 2018 at 8:54 pm by

The 30th anniversary of The Allen Report is out and Valley Community Management made the cut! Since 1988, George Allen, RV/MH Heritage Foundation’s Hall of Fame, has released his annual ranking of “Who’s Who Among Land Lease Community Portfolio Owners/Operators” across North America. After two years of growth and portfolio expansion, Valley Community Management has become the […]

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VCM and State Government Team Up and Get to Work

Press | Posted on September 25, 2018 at 6:01 pm by

A few years ago, federal agencies updated national flood maps in turn, preventing Valley Community Management from continuing normal operations and offering safe affordable housing to Lehigh Valley residents. Despite many attempts to move projects forward I was continually met with roadblocks and deaf ears. In the end, it took a meeting with State Senator […]

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New Playground Helps to Improve Local Community

Press | Posted on August 8, 2018 at 6:00 pm by

This past weekend, residents of our Idyll Whyle Village community gathered along with McKean Township representatives for a festive ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of a brand new community playground. The afternoon was filled with summertime treats provided by a local ice cream truck and hot dog vendor. The playground, which was paid […]

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Jared Surnamer, VCM President, Elected to PMHA Board

Posted on March 11, 2018 at 9:28 pm by

Jared Surnamer, President of Valley Community Management (VCM), has been elected to the Pennsylvania Manufactured Housing Association (PMHA) state board as the Northeastern Regional director. Mr. Surnamer will serve a two-year term on the board. “I am honored to be a part of this group of passionate board members. I love this industry and I am happy to have the […]

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