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Spring/Summer Activities around Hillcrest Estates!

Apr 3 at 2:02pm

Spring is here and summer is right around the corner. With the warmer seasons coming up we wanted to highlight some of the activities that will be happening around Altoona and Eau Claire. These events are all within 20 minutes from Hillcrest Estates-...

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Bus Line 17 Extension Approved for a Stop in Hillcrest Estates!

Mar 20 at 5:48pm

We are pleased to announce we will have a stop in Hillcrest Estates, the bus will then provide access throughout Eau Claire and Altoona. This is huge for our residents! This will give our residents daily transportation to hospitals, shopping, groceri...

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Regional Housing Study Summary

Feb 20 at 6:26pm

The Regional Housing Study conducted in partnership by Eau Claire County, the City of Eau Claire, and the City of Altoona aimed to assess past and current housing market trends and conditions in Eau Claire County. The study sought to identify challen...

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Be a Homeowner in 2024

Jan 21 at 4:35am

Get Ready for Tax Refund Season in Eau Claire! As the end of the year nears, one of the things to start thinking about is the upcoming tax season. It’s good to start preparing for tax return(s) early. That way, you know if you have to pay additional...

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The Economics of Mobile Home Ownership vs. Apartment Renting: A Comprehensive Analysis

Nov 27 at 7:46pm

Choosing between owning a mobile home and renting an apartment is a major housing decision. To help people make an informed choice, we conducted a detailed analysis comparing the financial aspects of renting an apartment and owning a mobile home in t...

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How Should I Get Ready to Buy a Mobile Home in Eau Claire?

Oct 6 at 9:04pm

Manufactured homes, also known as mobile homes, are a great option for people who are looking for an affordable and comfortable place to live. Manufactured homes are built in a factory and then transported to the site where they will be placed. They ...

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Costco is Coming to Eau Claire this November

Sep 20 at 9:48pm

Costco announced they are opening up a new store in Eau Claire, Wisconsin near North Crossing and US 53 - about a mile from Villa Diann Mobile Home Park in Eau Claire and about 5 miles from Hillcrest Estates in Altoona.  The construction crew is curr...

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We are looking for a Community Assistant

Sep 13 at 12:03am

Are you looking for a dynamic, interesting and flexible work that leverages your great organization, communication, and administrative skills? Do you want to help in improving our community? Our tight-knit team at Hillcrest Estates and Villa Diann i...

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Affordability and Accessibility of Manufactured Homes

Jul 27 at 8:09pm

Affordability and Accessibility of Manufactured Homes Buying a home is a big step in someone's life. When doing so, you want to make sure that you are getting something that is high quality, accessible, and affordable. Manufactured homes provide all...

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Live More Sustainably with a Manufactured Home

Jun 20 at 7:40pm

Live More Sustainably with a Manufactured Home  Sustainability and energy efficiency have become huge considerations for homeowners. We are grappling with the challenges of climate change and rising energy costs. In Wisconsin, like the rest of the w...

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Improving Your Credit Score to Buy a Home

Apr 12, 2023

Improving Your Credit Score to Buy a Home Having a good credit score is essential in today’s housing market. It is one of the biggest factors in buying a home. Without a good credit score, buyers may not be able to buy a home even with good income. ...

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Use Tax Refunds for Down Payments on a Home in Eau Claire County

Mar 22, 2023

Use Tax Refunds for Down Payments on a Home in Eau Claire County It’s the time of the year when tax refunds are starting to roll in. If you haven’t completed your taxes yet, make sure to have them completed by the deadline on April 18th. One of the ...

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Use Your Tax Refund to Buy a Home in 2023

Jan 10, 2023

Use Your Tax Refund to Buy a Home in 2023 The new year is here along with tax season! It brings the opportunity to get some extra cash. In many cases, you can receive a refund in less than 21 days, especially if they are filed electronically. It giv...

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Tru Homes Now At Hillcrest And Villa Diann

Dec 9, 2022

Tru Homes- An Affordable Option When Interest Rates Keep Climbing Home prices have escalated lately due to high demands and supply chain issues. Eau Claire market was no exception and median home price rose 16.5% from 2021 to 2022. In addition to th...

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Get Ready for Tax Refund Season 2022 in Eau Claire!

Dec 6, 2022

Get Ready for Tax Refund Season in Eau Claire! As the end of the year nears, one of the things to start thinking about is the upcoming tax season. It’s good to start preparing for tax return(s) early. That way, you know if you have to pay additional...

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Thanksgiving in Eau Claire

Nov 6, 2022

Thanksgiving is a day that has been celebrated throughout the U.S for over 400 years. It is a day where Americans gather with friends and family to eat delicious food and spend quality time together. It has become a great way to start the holiday sea...

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How will Inflation and Rising Interest Rates Affect the Housing Market in Eau Claire?

Oct 29, 2022

What is the average inflation rate? Can I buy a home with inflation on the rise? The annual U.S annual inflation rate was at 8.2% last month. Wisconsin’s inflation rate was much lower than the national average at 6.2%. The lower inflation rate makes...

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Homes are Selling Quickly - How Do I Get Ready to Buy?

Mar 27, 2021

Many people are interested in Hillcrest Estates in Altoona because of the great value our homes provide in the wonderful community. After all, it’s hard to beat the value of our homes. Our 3-bedroom homes cost 65k to 75k. Median home prices in Eau Cl...

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Wisconsin Emergency Rental Assistance can Help with Mobile Home Lot Rent

Mar 2, 2021

Having trouble with rent or utility payments? Wisconsin Emergency Rental Assistance (WERA) can help! Eligible households may receive up to 12 months of assistance to help with current and/or overdue bills through this new program Funds will run out...

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Home Prices in Eau Claire Will Rise in 2021, but There are Still Reasonably Priced Options

Jan 12, 2021

Will home prices rise in 2021 in Eau Claire market? It Seems So.  As 2021 begins, real estate trends are in the seller’s favor. Home prices across the country are on the rise. The housing market is seeing a surge of would-be sellers renovating their...

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Interested in Our Homes? Act Before Prices Go Up

Sep 3, 2020

Interested in one of our homes for sale in Altoona? If so, you may want to act soon because the prices of our homes will go up in a few months.  Why Is the Price Going Up in the Middle of Pandemic / Recession? It's supply and demand.  More accura...

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We are Repaving 3.7 Miles of Road

Aug 20, 2020

We will be repaving about 3.7 miles of the road at Hillcrest Estates in Altoona. This includes 30 streets with 20,000 ft of the road. Since we took over the property about 3 years ago, we have been working very hard to address issues and improve the...

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Why did John and Kody buy a Mobile Home?

Jul 31, 2020

Jonn and Kody have been living in Hillcrest Estates for 4 years. This year they traded in their old mobile home and bought a brand new home at Hillcrest Estates. Find out why they bought a new home here and how the process went.  What made you guys ...

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How to Buy a Home with your Retirement Fund in Chippewa Valley

Jun 16, 2020

If you want to stop renting and buy your home in Eau Claire Area, you may be overwhelmed after going to the bank to find out how much you must have for a down payment. You may be diligent in paying your bills, have a good dependable job and have good...

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Want to Buy a Home, but Have Bad Credit? We can Help!

Jun 11, 2020

"I have good income, but I can't buy a home because I have bad credit." We hear this often when we are helping people become homeowners in Chippewa Valley. If this is you, call us today at 715-834-6802 for SmatMH program. We have recently partnered...

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88% of Residents Recommend Hillcrest Estates - Spring Survey Result

Apr 16, 2020

In February, we sent out a survey to get your opinion about the community. ur goal is to make Hillcrest Estates the best neighborhood in Chippewa Valley. We care deeply about their opinions because we need to work together to make this a great place ...

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COVID-19 Update and Community Guideline

Apr 1, 2020

Health and safety of our residents and staff are of utmost importance to us. While there has not been an confirmed case of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Eau Claire county, we are taking precautionary measures to reduce possible exposure of the viru...

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Evolution of Manufactured Housing

Sep 5, 2019

Manufactured Homes (aka factory built homes, aka mobile homes) can deliver outstanding quality and performance at prices that are up to 50 percent less per square foot than conventional site-built homes. These savings allow more and more Americans to...

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Labor Day Sale Event - FREE Washer and Dryer for Your Brand New Home

Aug 22, 2019

<p>This Labor Day Weekend Only! If you submit applications for a brand new home at Hillcrest Estates and Villa Diann. You need to also put a deposit of $1,000 to hold the home, we will give you a brand new washer and dryer when you clo...

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Move into an EnergyStar Home in Eau Claire County

Jul 26, 2019

We are proud to offer brand new manufactured homes that have earned the ENERGY STAR label in Hillcrest Estates and Villa Diann. This label means that these home has been designed and built to standards well above most other homes on the market today....

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