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  • Breaking Down the Differences: Modular, Manufactured, Mobile, and Prefabricated Homes

    Seeking a better understanding of the prefabricated housing industry? Curious about the differences between mobile, manufactured, and modular homes? Look no further! Join us in this article as our building experts from Canbury Homes share insights to clarify common questions and dispel confusion surrounding the latest advancements in home building designs and techniques. As a new home buyer, navigating the world of housing options can be overwhelming, especially when faced with terms like modular, manufactured, mobile, and prefabricated homes. Understanding the differences between these types of housing can help you make an informed decision about the right home style to fit your specific needs and preferences. Let's dive into each term to shed some light on what they mean and how they differ. Prefabricated Homes “Prefabricated” is a term used to encompass a broad category of homes that are partially or entirely built off-site in a factory setting. This includes both modular and manufactured homes, as well as other types of prefabricated construction methods such as panelized or kit homes. Prefabricated homes can offer several advantages such as faster construction times, reduced waste, and improved quality control compared to traditional site-built (aka “stick-built”) construction. Manufactured Homes “Manufactured” homes (also referred to as “mobile homes” or “trailers”), are built entirely in a factory or warehouse and transported to the site as a single unit. Unlike modular homes, manufactured homes are constructed on a steel chassis with wheels, allowing them to be moved from one location to another. They are built to comply with federal HUD (U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development) code standards, rather than local building codes. Manufactured homes are typically more affordable than modular or site-built homes and offer a quicker construction timeline. Modern manufactured homes can come in three general floor plans: Single-wide: A home built as one long section. Double-wide: Two sections joined to make a larger home. This model is popular with first-time home buyers. Triple-wide: A less common model with three sections joined together for a larger, more spacious dwelling. Mobile Homes "Mobile" homes are movable living structures (built on a permanent chassis to ensure mobility) originally constructed prior to 1976 when HUD established construction and safety standards for factory-built homes. After 1976, homes built to these standards were referred to as "manufactured homes”. While the terms "mobile home" and "manufactured home" are often used interchangeably, a manufactured home specifically refers to homes built after 1976 that meet federal HUD standards, whereas a mobile home generally refers to older homes built before these standards were established. Modular Homes "Modular" homes are constructed off-site in a factory setting, where sections, or modules, of the home are built under controlled conditions. These modules are then transported to the building site and assembled to form the complete home. Modular homes are built to conform to local building codes just like traditional site-built homes, and they can vary greatly in size, style, and customization options. Once assembled, modular homes are indistinguishable from their site-built counterparts and offer the same durability and longevity. In addition, modular homes appreciate in value with the traditional housing market. While both manufactured and modular homes are cost-effective alternatives to traditional site-built homes, there are some key differences to consider - explore the table below to help you decide which of these home types is right for you. Customizing Modular & Manufactured Homes Modular Home Designs Today, modular home plans encompass a wide range of sizes and configurations, spanning from compact tiny homes to expansive two-story colonials and even large-scale commercial structures. Similar to traditional custom "on-site" or "stick-built" homes, this diverse array of modular sizes, layouts, and styles presents an extensive selection of features, including attached garages, wrap-around porches, decks, and an endless variety of single & multi-level floor plans. Manufactured Home Designs Manufactured homes have also come a long way from the basic single and double-wide days and come in a variety of architectural styles and floor plans, however they are not as nearly customizable as modular or traditional site-built homes. Financing Modular vs. Manufactured Homes Modular Home Financing Mortgage loans are secured by real estate or land, and the permanent fixtures that are built on the land. Since modular homes are placed on a permanent foundation and comply with all state & local building codes, once the construction process is completed, it’s treated exactly like a site-built home so it can be financed through a regular mortgage. Manufactured Home Financing Financing a manufactured can be a little more complex. The difference between taking out a mortgage to buy a modular versus a manufactured home comes down to the legal definitions of real property and personal property. Essentially, personal property is movable property and real property is immovable property. Real property includes land and anything attached to the land. Some lenders are reluctant to finance the purchase of manufactured homes because the land on which they sit is generally rented, and / or the home itself can be easily moved. Consequently, manufactured homes are less frequently classified as real property. In summary, banks and mortgage lenders typically provide traditional financing for modular homes, offering buyers a wider array of options compared to manufactured homes. Common financing methods include conventional and construction loans, with potential eligibility for FHA or VA loans. For further details, refer to our earlier blog post on obtaining a loan for your new modular home. Zoning Laws for Modular & Manufactured Homes Modular Homes Since Modular homes must comply with local building codes and zoning regulations of the area where they are built, they are considered equivalent to traditional homes in terms of construction standards and thus subject to the same zoning laws as site-built homes. This means they can often be placed in residential zones without special permits beyond those required for traditional construction. Manufactured Homes Zoning laws for manufactured homes can be more restrictive than for modular or site-built homes. Some areas may limit manufactured homes to specific zones or require them to be placed in manufactured home parks. There are often additional regulations regarding the aesthetics and setup of manufactured homes, such as requirements for underpinning and utility connections, to ensure they blend in with surrounding residential areas. To summarize, modular homes are treated similarly to traditional homes in zoning regulations, allowing them more flexibility in placement. Manufactured homes face stricter zoning restrictions that can limit where they can be located. It's essential to check local zoning laws and housing regulations for specific requirements and restrictions in your area. In conclusion, while all prefabricated homes are constructed off-site to some extent, there are significant differences in terms of construction method, code compliance, mobility, and customization options. Understanding these differences can help you make an informed decision when choosing the type of home that best suits your needs and budget. If you seek a cost-effective alternative to a site-built home that has the potential to increase in value over time and offers several advantages and possibilities for upgrades, expansion, and customization, a modular home is an ideal match for your needs. If your priorities lean towards cost savings, shortest construction time, and the flexibility to relocate your residence, opting for a manufactured home could be the preferable choice. If you're considering purchasing a new home, our team of building experts at Canbury Homes is here to help! We specialize in designing and building high-quality modular homes tailored to your specifications. Contact us today to learn more about the benefits of modular construction and how we can bring your dream home to life!

  • Sustainable Living: Celebrating Green Homes This St. Patrick's Day

    As many of us don our green attire and prepare for St. Patrick's Day festivities, let's not forget another crucial green worth celebrating — sustainable living. In home construction, "Green" can signify a multitude of things: it might be the esteemed LEED Certification that underscores a building's environmental performance, or it could refer to the eco-friendly construction techniques that lessen our carbon footprint. Perhaps it's the careful selection of low VOC materials that safeguard our air quality, or the sophisticated systems and robust insulation that amplify a home's efficiency. At Canbury Homes, and at our core, "Green" building encapsulates our dedication to excellence in construction, yielding homes that are not only more energy efficient and robust, but also promise extended durability and reduced lifetime costs. It is in the spirit of this vibrant holiday, we're spotlighting the seamless blend of tradition and innovation in modular homes designed with green elements and sustainable practices. Our modular homes are not just structures; they're a testament to our commitment to the environment, mirroring the lush landscapes of Ireland and embodying the essence of St. Patrick's Day in every green design element and eco-friendly building practice. A Nod to Nature: Sustainable Materials The heart of a green modular homes lies in the materials we choose. Just as St. Patrick's Day symbolizes the rejuvenation of spring, our homes can be built with renewable resources, such as sustainably sourced wood, bamboo flooring, and recycled steel. These materials not only reduce environmental impact but also ensure durability and longevity, much like the enduring spirit of St. Patrick's Day. Energy Efficiency: Our Pot of Gold In the quest for a greener planet, energy efficiency is our pot of gold. Our modular homes are designed with this treasure in mind, and can feature high-quality insulation, geothermal heat pumps, and energy-efficient windows that reduce the need for artificial heating and cooling. It's our way of capturing a bit of the 'luck of the Irish,' ensuring that homeowners enjoy lower energy bills and a reduced carbon footprint. Water Wisdom: A Flow of Sustainability Just as Ireland is renowned for its sparkling rivers and lakes, our modular homes embrace water conservation and can incorporate smart plumbing fixtures, rainwater harvesting systems, and drought-tolerant landscaping. These features not only pay homage to the emerald isle's natural beauty but also safeguard our precious water resources, making every drop count in true St. Patrick's Day spirit. Embracing the Emerald: Green Spaces Our commitment to sustainability extends beyond the walls of our homes. Inspired by the rolling green hills of Ireland, we can integrate green spaces into our modular home designs. Outdoor and indoor greenhouses, vertical gardens, and ample outdoor spaces encourage biodiversity, improve air quality, and offer residents a personal oasis of calm and connection to nature. The Legacy of St. Patrick: Building a Greener Tomorrow St. Patrick's legacy is one of transformation and growth. By embracing green design elements and sustainable building practices, we're not just celebrating a holiday; we're honoring a commitment to a healthier planet. Our modular homes are a reflection of this legacy, encapsulating our dedication to excellence in construction, efficiency, durability, and respect for the environment. This St. Patrick's Day, let's raise a glass to the green—both in our celebrations and in our choices for sustainable living. By choosing a modular home with green design elements, you're not just investing in a place to live; you're investing in a future where nature and technology harmonize. Here's to green living, sustainable building, and the spirit of St. Patrick's Day that inspires us all to cherish our planet. May your home be as green as the shamrock and as lush and welcoming as the Emerald Isle itself. Happy St. Patrick's Day! ☘️

  • Reflecting on Sacrifice & Honoring Our Heroes: A Memorial Day Tribute from Canbury Homes

    As we prepare to gather with family and friends this Memorial Day weekend, we at Canbury Homes pause to reflect on the true significance of this solemn holiday. Memorial Day is not just a day set aside to usher in the warmer days of summer, but a time to honor and remember the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our nation. Their courage, dedication, and unwavering commitment to protecting our freedoms are the foundation upon which our country stands. The Purpose of Memorial Day Memorial Day, often marked by community gatherings and the unofficial start of summer, carries a weight far more significant than often perceived. It is an essential day of reflection, remembrance, and gratitude. This day serves to remind us of the high cost of our freedoms - the lives of countless individuals who displayed immense courage and selflessness. By honoring the fallen, we not only commemorate their sacrifice but are also reminded to cherish and protect the liberties we so often take for granted. Paying Tribute On this day, Canbury Homes encourages members of our Southern Maine community and beyond to pause and reflect on the sacrifices made by our military personnel. We honor their memory by recognizing that our daily comforts and freedoms were bought at a price. It is a privilege to live in a nation where individuals are willing to stand up for not only their own rights but the rights of all citizens. Join Us in Remembrance This Memorial Day, join us in taking a moment to remember and honor our heroes: Attend Local Memorial Day Events Whether it's a parade, ceremony, or a silent tribute, participating in community events can profoundly connect us to the true meaning of the day. Visit Memorials or Military Cemeteries Placing flowers or flags on graves can be a personal gesture of gratitude and remembrance for those who have fallen. Reflect on the Freedoms You Enjoy Take a moment to think about the freedoms you enjoy every day and remember those who have made that possible. Educate Yourself and Others Take the time to learn about the history and significance of Memorial Day - share this knowledge with others to foster understanding and respect for those who have served. As we observe this Memorial Day, let us not allow the true meaning to be overshadowed by the mega-store sales, the BBQ’s, and the long-awaited three-day weekend. Let’s use this day to reflect on our history, honor those who have sacrificed, and cherish the freedoms that we, as a nation, hold dear. From all of us at Canbury Homes, we express our deepest gratitude to our fallen heroes and their families for their sacrifices. Let their bravery inspire us all to live with greater purpose, kindness, and gratitude. Your bravery will never be forgotten… 🇺🇸

  • Unlocking New Possibilities: Maine's New ADU Law and What It Means for Homeowners

    As the landscape of housing evolves, Maine's recent legislation on Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) opens up a new world of opportunities for homeowners and prospective buyers. At Canbury Homes, we're excited about the potential this brings to residents of our Southern Maine community and beyond. This new law makes it easier for homeowners to add ADUs to their properties, which can be used for a variety of purposes including housing for relatives, rental income, or simply more living space. What is an ADU? First things first, let's clarify what exactly an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) is. Essentially, an Accessory Dwelling Unit is a secondary housing unit on the same property as your main home. ADUs can be attached to an existing home or built as a freestanding structure. They're complete with their own entrances, living areas, kitchens, and bathrooms. Why the New ADU Law Matters Now, let's delve into the specifics of Maine's new ADU law. The new legislation authorizes one or more dwelling units on single-family zoned lots, more lenient rules for the construction and placement of ADUs, and gives municipalities discretion over sizing and setbacks. This new ADU law in Maine represents a shift towards more flexible and inclusive housing policies. This legislation aims to streamline the process of building and permitting ADUs, making it easier for homeowners to add these versatile units to their properties. The law removes certain regulatory barriers and empowers homeowners with more autonomy over their living spaces. By allowing homeowners to construct ADUs more freely, the state is addressing critical issues such as housing shortages and the need for affordable rental options. This law is particularly beneficial in areas with high housing costs, offering homeowners the opportunity to provide housing for additional family members, generate rental income, or simply expand their living space. Opportunities for Homeowners So now that you have a better understanding of what an ADU is, what opportunities does this new law unlock? For homeowners, ADUs are a versatile solution to many needs: Family Needs Whether it's aging parents, adult children, or extended family members, ADUs offer a practical and affordable housing solution by creating a separate living space for keeping families close without sacrificing privacy or independence. Rental Income With an ADU, homeowners can capitalize on the booming rental market in Maine. Whether you're looking to supplement your mortgage payments or bolster your retirement fund, renting out an ADU can provide a steady stream of passive income, which can be especially helpful in today's economic climate. Property Value Adding an ADU can increase the overall value of your property, making it a wise investment for the future. The amount of equity an ADU adds to a property varies depending on several factors such as location, size, and quality of construction. On average, an ADU can add anywhere from 10% to 25% to a property's overall value. Flexibility With the option to use the space as needed, homeowners can adapt their ADU for home offices, studios, or guest houses. In today's remote work environment, having a dedicated home office is more important than ever. An ADU can serve as the perfect solution for remote work, creative pursuits, or hobbies, allowing homeowners to separate their professional and personal lives. Common Questions About ADUs What are the basic requirements and regulations for building an ADU in Maine? Maine's new law has streamlined the process, but local ordinances will still play a key role in specific requirements like size, placement, and design. Maine ADU laws mandate that each lot with a single-family dwelling must be allowed to have at least one accessory dwelling unit. This is part of a strategy to increase residential density and address the affordable housing shortage while maintaining zoning standards. Our building experts at Canbury Homes can consult with you on the specific local regulations and ordinances in your area. How much does it cost to build an ADU? The cost can vary widely depending on size, location, and finishes. Come speak with one of our new home experts At Canbury Homes to discuss our cost-effective and time-efficient modular solutions. Can I build an ADU on any residential property? Most residential properties will qualify for an ADU under the new law, but there are exceptions based on zoning and land use regulations. How long does it take to build an ADU? With our modular construction process, timeframes can be significantly reduced. Typically, an ADU can be completed in a few months, compared to traditional construction methods. What are Maine's ADU zoning requirements for single-family lots? Maine's zoning ordinances require municipalities to permit at least one ADU on lots designated for single-family homes. Additional ADUs may be allowed under specific municipal regulations. In January of 2024, proposed zoning changes were presented and approved by the Sanford City Council in response to passage of LD2003 by state legislature. Can you build an ADU on a nonconforming lot in Maine? Yes, an ADU can be constructed on a nonconforming lot as long as the addition of the ADU does not increase the degree of nonconformity with current zoning specifications. Do homeowners need to provide additional parking when building an ADU in Maine? No, Maine ADU regulations do not require homeowners to provide supplementary parking beyond what is already required for the single-family unit when constructing an ADU. Will ADUs built without a permit be approved under the new Maine ADU regulations? Yes, existing ADUs built without prior municipal consent may be retrospectively approved if they meet the current Maine ADU standards. What are the compliance requirements for water and wastewater services for ADUs in Maine? Owners must demonstrate that their ADU has adequate water and wastewater services, with connections approved by local inspectors, and meet all state regulations before occupancy is allowed. What deadlines have been set for municipalities to comply with Maine's new ADU statutes? Town Council governed municipalities must comply with the new ADU statutes by January 1, 2024, while those under Town Meeting governance have until July 1, 2024, to align with the regulations. Partnering with Canbury Homes for Your ADU Project At Canbury Homes, we specialize in modular construction, which offers efficiency, affordability, and flexibility. Our team of building experts is ready to help you navigate the new ADU regulations and see your project from conception through to completion. Whether you're looking to expand your living space, accommodate family, or tap into rental income, Canbury Homes is here to make your ADU project a success. We invite you to contact us to discuss how an ADU can benefit you and explore the possibilities that Maine's new housing legislation offers. Let's build something great together!

  • Building a Sustainable Future: Celebrating Earth Day with Canbury Homes

    Earth Day is a moment to reflect on our planet and the steps we can take to live in harmony with it. When considering the construction of a new home or the renovation of an existing space, the importance of sustainability cannot be overstated. Sustainable building practices are more than just a trend; they're a commitment to our Earth's future and our well-being as caretakers of this planet. At Canbury Homes, we understand the importance of sustainable building and incorporate it into every project we undertake. In celebration of Earth Day, our building experts will share their insights on how this practice is not just advantageous for the environment and reflective of Earth Day’s principles, but also provides a multitude of benefits for homeowners. Cherishing Our Planet - The Environmental Imperative Environmental Benefits: Building sustainably helps reduce the negative impact on the environment. By using recycled materials, energy-efficient windows, and implementing proper insulation, homes can significantly reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. Additionally, sustainable building practices promote water conservation, waste reduction, and the use of renewable energy sources. By choosing a sustainable home, you are actively contributing to the preservation of our planet. The Economic Wisdom of Energy Efficiency Energy Efficiency: Sustainable homes are designed to be energy-efficient, which means they require less energy to heat, cool, and power. This translates into lower energy bills for homeowners. Canbury Homes specializes in constructing energy-efficient homes that utilize advanced insulation techniques, energy-efficient appliances, and other optional energy efficient solutions such as solar panels and geothermal heat pump systems. By investing in a sustainable home, you can save money on utility bills in the long run. Nurturing Health & Comfort Within Your Walls Health and Comfort: Sustainable homes prioritize indoor air quality and occupant comfort. By using non-toxic and low VOC (volatile organic compound) materials, sustainable homes provide a healthier living environment. Proper insulation and ventilation systems ensure that the indoor temperature remains comfortable year-round. At Canbury Homes, our building experts understand the importance of creating homes that promote the health and well-being of its occupants. The Resilience of Sustainability Durability and Longevity: Sustainable homes are built to last. By using high-quality, sustainable materials, these homes are more resistant to wear and tear, weather conditions, and pests. This means fewer repairs and maintenance costs over time. Canbury Homes takes pride in delivering homes that are not only beautiful but also built to withstand the test of time. In fact, all our homes are backed by a comprehensive 1-year manufacturer's warranty, providing full coverage against workmanship & material defects and 10-year warranty against structural defects. In addition to this, certain brand-name products integrated into our homes may carry their own extended warranties, surpassing the manufacturer's standard coverage. Notably, items such as windows, shingles, and cabinets often come with longer warranties, enhancing the overall protection and durability of your new home. A Smart Investment - The Appreciating Value of Sustainability Increased Property Value: Sustainable homes are in high demand, and their value continues to rise. As more people become aware of the benefits of sustainable living, the demand for eco-friendly homes increases. Investing in a sustainable home can potentially increase the resale value of your property. Embracing Earth Day, Every Day This Earth Day, let's remember that each choice we make can contribute to a healthier planet. At Canbury Homes, we understand sustainable building practices are essential for preserving the environment and creating healthier, more comfortable homes. By choosing a home that embodies the principles of Earth Day, you are not only making a positive impact on the environment but also enjoying the numerous benefits that come with it. So, why settle for anything less when you can have a beautiful, energy-efficient, and sustainable home? Let's build not just a house, but a future that is as bright as it is green! Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you turn your dream of owning a new home into a reality! Happy Earth Day! 🌎

  • Navigating Financing Options: Your Guide to Securing a Loan for Your New Modular Home

    In the ever-evolving landscape of home construction, modular homes have emerged as a popular and innovative choice for new homeowners. Offering efficiency, sustainability, and customization, modular homes present a compelling option for those looking to build their dream home. However, one crucial aspect that often comes into play when embarking on the journey of building a new home is securing the necessary financing. Understanding the various financing options available for building a new modular home is essential to making informed decisions and ensuring a smooth and successful construction process. In this article, we'll explore common loan options that new homeowners can consider when financing their modular home project. Conventional Mortgage Loans One common financing option for building a modular home is a traditional mortgage loan. Similar to financing a site-built home, traditional mortgage loans can be used to finance the purchase of the modular home and the land on which it will be placed. If you own the land outright or have a large down payment, you may be able to finance the construction of your home with a conventional mortgage. However, if you don't have a lot of equity or meet down payment requirements, a construction loan may be the only option. Construction Loans Construction loans, also referred to as construction-to-permanent loans, are another popular option for financing modular home construction. These loans provide short-term financing that can be used to cover the costs associated with building a house from start to finish. Construction loans cover the costs of buying land, drafting plans, taking out permits and paying for labor and materials. You also can use a construction loan to access contingency reserves—if your project is more expensive than you planned—or interest reserves, for those who don’t want to make interest payments during construction. This type of loan simplifies the financing process by combining the construction loan and the mortgage into a single package as your construction loan is converted into a mortgage after construction is complete (if this is not an option, you can apply for a mortgage—or end loan—to pay off your construction loan). FHA Loans The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) offers loans that are specifically designed for modular homes. FHA loans provide flexible eligibility requirements and competitive interest rates, making them an attractive option for homeowners seeking financing for their modular home project. The FHA - which is part of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) - insures the loan, so your lender can offer you a better deal. Major benefits include: Lower minimum credit score required - Credit qualifications for FHA loans aren’t as strict as other loan options. FHAs allow for people with lower credit scores to buy a house. Lower down payment options and closing costs - FHAs require less on the down payment and closing fees, making them ideal for first-time buyers Lower interest rates - FHAs usually have much lower interest rates than conventional loans. VA Loans For eligible military service members and veterans, VA loans can be a beneficial financing option for building a new modular home. VA loans offer favorable terms, including no down payment and lower interest rates, making homeownership more accessible for those who have served in the military. In some cases, borrowers need to obtain a construction loan then look to refinance that short-term loan into a permanent VA mortgage once the home is ready. This is a common pathway for both traditional stick-built and new modular constructions. USDA Loans The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) provides loans for rural homebuyers, including those looking to build a modular home in rural areas. USDA loans offer low-interest rates and flexible eligibility requirements, making them a viable financing option for homeowners in eligible rural locations. Navigating the world of financing options for building a new modular home can seem daunting, but with the right information and guidance, homeowners can make informed decisions that align with their financial goals and aspirations. By exploring the various loan options available and consulting with lenders and financial experts, homeowners can embark on their modular home construction journey with confidence and clarity. At Canbury Homes, we understand that building a new home is a significant investment and the importance of securing the right financing for your modular home project. Our team of building experts are here to assist you every step of the way, from choosing the perfect home design to navigating the financing process. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you turn your dream of owning a new home into a reality!

  • Building Dreams: How Habitat for Humanity & Canbury Homes are Delivering Affordable Housing and Changing Lives in Maine

    At Canbury Homes, we are incredibly proud to announce our partnership with Habitat for Humanity to deliver affordable housing to residents in our Southern Maine community. Inspired by the recent heartwarming story of the Labelle family in Sanford, who received a new home through Habitat for Humanity, we are committed to making a difference in the lives of families in need of safe and stable housing. The recent home dedication ceremony for Ashley Labelle and her two children truly encapsulates the joy and hope that comes with the gift of homeownership. With three bedrooms and one bathroom, the new home symbolizes a fresh start and a place to call their own. Ashley expressed her excitement at the opportunity to paint, decorate, and truly make the house their own, reflecting the pride and sense of ownership that comes with having a home. The challenges of building affordable homes, even modular ones, are not lost on us. Amy Nucci, the executive director of Habitat for Humanity York County, highlighted the importance of partnerships with organizations like Canbury Homes in making affordable housing a reality. By working together with the community, government entities, and dedicated volunteers, we can overcome obstacles such as rising construction costs and limited land availability to provide families with the homes they deserve. Volunteers play a crucial role in the Habitat for Humanity homeownership program, dedicating their time and skills to help build homes for families in need. Their commitment and passion were evident at the home dedication ceremony, where tears of joy were shed in celebration of the Labelle family's new beginning. As volunteer Felicia Baresel aptly put it, "Kids need a good home, and a lot of single parents can't do it." Through partnerships and collaborative efforts, we can give children the stability and security they need to thrive. For Ashley Labelle, homeownership represents more than just a roof over her head—it is a pathway to financial independence and security. With a stable home environment, she now has the opportunity to provide her children with a bright future and a place to call home. This story is a testament to the transformative power of affordable housing and the positive impact it can have on families and communities. At Canbury Homes, we are honored to be a part of this meaningful partnership with Habitat for Humanity. Together, we are dedicated to building a better future for families in Southern Maine, one home at a time. Join us in supporting affordable housing initiatives and making a difference in the lives of those in need.

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