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Emily Towns’ fabulous first year at Ten Beaches Estates

Relocating from Ontario to Nova Scotia proved to be just the right move for this family of six.

Land lease communities create social connections

In today’s increasingly isolated modern life, living somewhere where neighbours look out for each other is life-enriching.

Why it’s a good time to buy a mini home

Interest rates are low, which is great for home buyers. Take advantage of the slow down, and get the home you deserve.

Craving your own space? Make the perfect move to a mini home

Owning a new mini home provides a safe and clean space for your family, that you have complete control over, for less than you might think.

Mini homes are perfect for new life chapters

Whatever changes happen in your life, a new Kent mini home could be just the home you need for your next chapter.

Seven reasons you should stop renting and buy your own home

Becoming a home owner is exciting, and nerve-wracking, but can change your life in so many positive ways.

Mini homes are super cozy – here’s why

Kent mini homes are build to keep you snug as a bug in a rug through the harshest Nova Scotian winter.

Mini home facts versus myths

Mini homes have changed drastically in the past 20 years, but not everyone realizes just how luxurious and cost-effective they can be.

Leased Land Community Focus: Springfield Estates

Springfield Estates is a premium leased land community with oversized lots close to all amenities.

Five reasons why mini homes are great for families

Dream of a place of your own to raise your kids? It’s within reach with a new Kent mini home.

How to choose your perfect mini home

Shopping for a new mini home is fun, but there are several factors to consider before you buy.

Should you trade-in or renovate your mini home?

Before you spend a fortune renovating your old mini home, read this.

No winter slowdown with a new build mini home

Being made in a climate controlled environment means that winter weather is no big deal for new build Kent Homes.

Choosing the best land-lease community for your needs

Not sure how to choose between the land-lease communities across the HRM? We break down the features of some in this this post.

Meet our team: Viola Selk-Tramble, Sales Manager

For more than 13 years, Viola has been providing exceptional customer service and making home-owners dreams come true.

Leased Land Community Focus: Ten Beaches Estates

Ten Beaches Estates is a fabulous community to call home, and its gorgeous location on the South Shore is just one reason that our clients love living there.

Eight reasons why you should come to our Spring Open House

We’re holding our annual Spring Open House on June 16th and 17th – this is the perfect time to check out all our newest homes and meet our team.

65 Years of Havill’s helping people find their dream homes

A lot has changed in the mini home business in the past 65 years, but Havill’s is still here providing the same excellent customer service.

Meet our team: Ghazala Palmer, Office/ Property Manager

Our wonderful office manager/ property manager is a real gem, and has been working with us for 18 years.

Your new mini home, customized to reflect your personality

Did you know that there are dozens of ways that you can customize your Kent mini home to make it perfectly and uniquely yours?

Leased Land Community Focus: Valley Gate Park

Valley Gate Park in Mount Uniacke offers country living close to the city. This community is perfect for nature lovers, families, and seniors.

Meet our team: Merlin White, Service Manager

We are very attached to our service technician Merlin White, who has worked at Havill’s for more than 40 years.

Leased Land Community Focus: Woodbine Park

Woodbine is a family orientated community with a new playground on-site. It has a strong neighbourhood feel & access to many fine amenities.

Meet our team: Alan Havill, Owner & President

Havill’s has been family owned since 1953, and was started by our owner and president Alan Havill’s grandfather, Walter.

Seven Reasons to Choose a New Mini Home Over a Condo

There are many benefits to purchasing a beautiful new mini home when you downsize, and we wanted to share them with you in this blog.

Meet our team: Chandler Bigelow, Office Administrator

Always ready to help our customers, Chandler brought nine years of customer experience to the job, and is adored by the rest of the team.

Leonard and MaryAnn’s Downsizing Dream Home

Leonard and MaryAnn Brake downsized into a new mini home just over a year ago and couldn’t be happier. Read why here.

Six reasons why mini homes are perfect for downsizers

As your housing needs change, a mini home could well be your best option, and will offer you lower costs and more freedom than a condo ever could.

Is it time to trade in your old mini home?

There comes a point in every mini-home’s life where continuing to fix it just isn’t worthwhile. Why not trade it in for a new home you’ll love?

From disaster to dream, Cat and Paul’s new mini home

Paul and Cat Montgomery lost everything when their old mobile home caught fire. Havill’s helped them into a beautiful new Kent mini home.

Mini homes that break the mould

If you’ve visited us lately, you’ll already know that mini homes have changed a great deal. Some, like the Blomindon and the Tancook look more like a luxury cottage. Read more about the evolution of mini homes here.

Seven surprising facts about mini homes

When people come to talk mini-homes with us, they’re often surprised by the facts as opposed to their preconceived ideas. We share some of the lesser know facts in this blog post.

Rent or buy: answers to the big question

You need a roof over your head, no matter what, but the simple truth is that while you’re paying rent, you are paying someone else’s mortgage and not building up any equity of your own.

A beginners guide to new mini home costs

One question that we get asked all the time is how much does a new mini home cost, and it is a difficult question to answer because just like with any other type of home you buy there are many variables that make that cost go up and down. Read all about that here.

PLEASE NOTE: In following government recommended precautions relating to COVID-19, and for the health and welfare of all customers and staff, our office is temporarily closed. We are taking actions to limit contact with the public, while still being there for you, our customers.  Operations will just look a little different for the next little while.   We will not be scheduling any in-person viewings until the province sees fit to reopen non-essential retail establishments. In the meantime we will offer virtual walkthroughs, meetings, and closings. All new inquiries are to be made via our office phone voicemail system (902)835-8388 or by email:   We are continuing to monitor this situation as it unfolds, and are working on contingencies that will ensure that our clients continue to be served during these uncertain times.   We thank you for your understanding and we hope you stay safe & healthy. We will get through this together!   Note: This information is current as of April 27th, 2021. As Governments continue to address the COVID-19 pandemic with additional responses, we will ensure our customers are kept informed.
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