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Choosing the best land-lease community for your needs and personality

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.