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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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What's Involved in Financing a Mobile Home?

Dec 6, 2018

In a quick survey we conducted on Eau Claire, WI Homes for Sale and Rent Facebook group, getting financing was number 1 barrier to buying a home.  We at Hillcrest Estates - Altoona, WI and Villa Diann have been selling a lot of new manufactured home...

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Playground Is Ready

Oct 23, 2018

In March, you voted playground to be the most wanted amenity. We are excited to announce that the new playground at the pond area is ready. We worked with Lee Recreations to install brand new playground equipment. We believe this will be a great addi...

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Road Phase 2 Is Completed

Jul 30, 2018

We are very excited to announce that the phase 2 of road repair has been completed at Hillcrest Estates. We have repaved major arterial roads to improve driving for majority of the residents. This was a very significant investment with goal of making...

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What is Involved in Installing a Mobile Home?

Jul 30, 2018

"I ordered a mobile home and it arrived today. Why can't I move in tomorrow?" When a mobile home is delivered for a new homeowner, it is easy to think that home should be ready for move in right away. Installing a mobile home is actually a project th...

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Phase 2 of Road Repair has Begun

Jul 17, 2018

Our goal at Hillcrest Estates is to make our community the best manufacutred housing community in Chippewa Valley. We plan to do it through community improvements, affordable home ownership programs, superior management, and fostering pride and sense...

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Current Real Estate Market Trend for Eau Claire and Altoona

Jun 27, 2018

The real estate markets of the Eau Claire and Altoona neighborhoods of Wisconsin have been bustling with activities. Home prices in these areas have seen substantial increases in recent years to mirror the overall increase that has been recorded stat...

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Affordable Home Buying Option in a Hot Eau Claire Housing Market

Mar 9, 2018

Eau Claire County lies in the west central part of the state of Wisconsin. Eau Claire is the largest city and the county seat of this county. This beautiful city is considered a gateway to the wilderness and many recreation areas in the northern part...

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5 Reasons Why Buying a Mobile Home is Better than Renting

Mar 6, 2018

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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Hiring Maintenance Person

Mar 6, 2018

We are looking for a capable and hard working maintenance person to join our team at Hillcrest Estates and Villa Diann. We have a lot of projects planned for the year including landscape improvements, road repair, mobile home installation, building r...

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Best Halloween Display Content at Hillcrest!! Boo!

Sep 29, 2017

We are looking for all your homemade Halloween decor in Hillcrest Estates' Halloween Display Contest! 1st place will receive a $50 gift card from Menards2nd place will receive $25 gift card! Winners will be chosen on October 27th!

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Hillcrest Estates Has New Managers

Sep 2, 2017

We are excited to introduce new property manager, Brian and maintenance manager, Scott. As the new property manager, Brian will bring over 18 years of experience and knowledge in property management including maintenance, utilities, administration, a...

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