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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 at 7:30pm

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 at 3:16pm

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 at 8:15pm

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 at 1:05am

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 at 2:13am

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 at 2:50am

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 at 5:24pm

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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Enjoy a Stroll Around our Pond

Jul 4, 2019

We are happy to announce that Phase 1 of the Hillcrest Walking Path is open to the community! As you enjoy the path, please note a few facts and guidelines. - The path is 810 ft. Seven walks around the path is a mile...a great way to enjoy a healthy...

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5 Misconceptions About Mobile Homes

Apr 21, 2019

Mobile homes (manufactured homes) have been around for a long time. They also have come a long way in terms of construction and quality and many have chosen them as affordable housing option. In fact, 7% of US population lives in manufactured homes a...

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5 Reasons Why Buying A Manufactured Home is Better than Renting in Eau Claire

Apr 11, 2019

Buying a mobile home is a great alternative to renting. For the similar monthly payment as renting a 3-bedroom apartment (around $950/mo in typical financing*), you can buy a brand new manufactured home in Hillcrest Estates in Altoona and Villa Diann...

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Advantages of Downsizing to a Manufactured Home in Eau Claire

Apr 2, 2019

Are you looking to downsize from your houses? More and more people in Eau Claire County in Wisconsin are using the option of downsizing by buying manufactured homes for sale in Eau Claire. Downsizing to a manufactured home can be a great option for y...

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Brand New 3bd for $919/month with 600+ FICO Score, $5,100 Down Payment

Mar 19, 2019

Do you have about 5k in savings (including tax refund, retirement account, gift), have 600+ credit score, and make more than 2,700/month? If so, you have a decent chance of getting approved for a loan to buy this home. Someone like you was just appro...

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Use Tax Refund to Buy a Home in Eau Claire / Altoona

Dec 6, 2018

What are you planning to do with your tax refund this year? How about buying a home with it in Eau Claire or Altoona?  Your 2018 tax refund can help you overcome the biggest barrier to owning a home - down payment. At Hillcrest Estates in Altoona an...

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