Five local businesses sponsor, build Habitat for Humanity homes
Over the past two months, construction on five new Habitat for Humanity homes has started in Lee County, with funding provided by local businesses. Chico's FAS Inc., FineMark National Bank and Trust, Office Furniture and Design Concepts, Raymond Building Supply and Wayne Wiles Floor Coverings continue their support of the housing ministry by donating the funds to build new homes for low-income Habitat partner families.
Employees of the companies, their families and friends have also volunteered their time to raise the walls and build the five homes. They work side by side with homeowner candidates and other volunteers to ready the homes for families in need.
"The partnership between Habitat and our local businesses is vital to the success of our program," said Sharon Thompson, Habitat board chair. "These companies are investing their money, time and energy in the future of our community. By sponsoring and building Habitat homes they are building hope for families in need."
Habitat homes are built through the use of volunteer labor and donations of money and materials. The homes are then sold to low-income families with an interest-free mortgage and monthly payments set at less than 30 percent of the homeowner's income, making homeownership an affordable reality. Habitat homeowners must qualify financially for the program; save $1,700 toward their closing costs; attend classes focusing on successful homeownership, budgeting and home maintenance; and complete 300 hours of "sweat equity" by volunteering at Habitat.
For more information, call (239) 652-0434 or visit www.habitat4humanity.org.
Regatta model sold at Country Lakes
LeeCorp Homes Inc. has announced the Regatta manufactured home model in Phase II at Country Lakes has been sold. Country Lakes is a deeded-lot ownership 55+ manufactured home subdivision located in Fort Myers on Country Lakes Boulevard, north of Luckett Road.
Built by Jacobsen Homes, the Regatta is a 26-foot 8-inch X 56-foot/54-foot 8-inch, 1,486-square-foot, 2-bedroom/2-bath plus den double-wide manufactured home. Completely installed on a quarter acre land-ownership lot at 9790 Creekwood Lane, the Regatta features a 13-foot 4-inch x 6-foot 4-inch factory built half porch with a vinyl rail, architectural columns and composite decking.
Exterior features include a 12-foot x 18-foot screen room, a 12-foot x 8-foot shed, a double carport and a full landscape package with an underground sprinkler system.
The Regatta was priced in the mid $160,000 for the home and the land.
Thirty-two manufactured lots have been prepared at Country Lakes. These lots are 75 percent sold out as only 7 remain. These lots are priced starting at $25,900.
Country Lakes community features include a clubhouse with a pool, shuffleboard court, playground, tennis and basketball courts. Phase 2 is being developed across from the fresh water lake that features a covered gazebo. Country Lakes offers many social activities,including dances, potluck dinners and craft activities in the clubhouse.
For more information, visit www.leecorpinc.com