About the House
TYPE: 2 Bedroom/ 2 Bath
STYLE: Arts & Crafts
HOUSE SIZE: 1296 square feet
LOCATION: Lot 2, Construction site at Curry Court in Candler
CONSTRUCTION START: Tuesday, September 27, 2019
STATUS: roof underway
Meet the Future Homeowners
“It would mean so much to me to own a Habitat home. To pay a mortgage instead of renting, and having a place to grow old in.”
~from Belinda Finley’s application letter
When you think of the benefits of a Habitat home, you probably think about the affordability. Habitat’s affordable monthly mortgages always get top billing, and with good reason. Our low monthly mortgages are the main attraction for most homebuyers. But to Belinda Finley, Habitat’s low heating and cooling cost is the real star of the show.
When Belinda began working as a Systems Courier for Mission Hospital in 1999, her modest one-bedroom apartment was adequate for her and her 2-year old son. Making the most of the space, Belinda turned a converted carport into a makeshift second bedroom, using a sheet for a door.
Through the years, Belinda watched her electric bill increase exponentially. When the air turns crisp and the leaves turn red, she prepares for the worst, as fall marks the return of the $400/month electric bill.
As a Habitat homeowner, Belinda will say good-bye to the exorbitant electric bill, and hello to a bedroom with a door! Belinda’s 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom townhome in Candler will be certified energy-efficient through System Vision. Their low-cost guarantee means that her heating and cooling cost will not exceed $35/month.
About the Sponsor
Belinda’s future home, the Business Bungalow (Habitat’s 5th), is sponsored by a coalition of caring businesses. The Adopt-a-Lot sponsor is Team Browne at Keller Williams Professionals.