How to choose your perfect mini home

Making the decision to buy a mini home is an important step towards home ownership, but given how many beautiful Kent mini homes there are to choose from, how do you work out which one is going to be the best for you in the long term? In this blog post we’d like to address some of the things that we get our clients to think through when they come to look at homes.

Be forward thinking. When buying a home you need to consider not only the size of your family now, but also how your family is likely to evolve or grow in the next few years. If you’re planning to have kids, or will need a home office, you want to ensure that the home you choose has the space to accommodate that. If you’re downsizing, or looking for a home to spend your retirement years in, then you might want to look into accessibility features such as walk-in showers.

Location location location! Where you are going to place your new mini home is an important consideration. For one, you need to ensure that the lot you’ve chosen in a land lease community (if that is where you are going to place your new mini home) is going to be big enough to accommodate the home. Kent mini homes range in size from 40ft to 74ft long – that’s a big difference! Aside from the practicalities of where to put your home, you’ll also want to choose a community that best suits your individual needs (or the needs of your family). Havill’s has relationships with a number of land lease communities in the HRM, and can advise on which would best suit your needs.

Breakdown the costs. Before choosing a new mini home, you need to have a realist budget worked out. Havill’s offers a range of floor plans and finishes to suit every budget, but knowing exactly how much you can spend in advance of looking at homes is going to be really helpful. As well as the actual home, there are going to be some closing costs, and costs associated with moving into a land lease community. Again, our team can help you through this process.

Think about the features. When you think about your dream home, does it have a big kitchen with an island and butcher’s block? Oak cabinets? A walk-in pantry? Or is having two bathrooms more important so that you don’t have to share a bathroom with your kids? Perhaps you’ve always wanted cathedral ceilings? Kent mini homes offer these features and more, so if you know there are certain things that you’ve always wanted and can tell our home consultants, we can help you design your dream home that incorporates the features you want the most.

Kent mini homes come in a range of styles and configurations, and there are number of things that you’ll want to consider before choosing between them. The very best way to determine which mini home is right for you is to make an appointment with one of our friendly home consultants who will walk you through the display models that we have on the lot, and be able to tell you about other models that might work best.


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Covid Update: Due to the high case numbers of COVID-19 currently being reported in the province, & in an effort to keep our staff & community safe, our office is closed for in person appointments at this time. We are happy to assist you safely virtually. (We offer virtual tours, virtual appointments, and dotloop). In person appointments will only be made when absolutely necessary & must be pre-booked. In this case, we will require you to mask, sanitize, complete a covid questionnaire & show proof of double vaccination. Our service team will also not be completing any inside service calls at this time.   We want to assure you that we have your safety top of mind. We are being very diligent with sanitizing and safety measures when it comes to COVID-19. We thank you in advance for your understanding & look forward to assisting you with all of your housing needs.   For more information on our homes, call us at 902-835-8388 or send us an email @ .   We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation as it unfolds, and are working on contingencies that will ensure that our clients may 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 January 5th, 2022. 
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