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Originally published: 2013-07-23 14:38:36
Last modified: 2013-07-23 14:39:20

Avery County Habitat dedicates 37th home

n Saturday, July 13, Avery County Habitat for Humanity celebrated the completion of Jeremy and Amber Champion’s new home in the Milford Meadows community of Elk Park. The completion of this home marked Avery Habitat’s 37th home, with homes 38 and 39 currently under construction.
To arrive at the dream of homeownership, Jeremy and Amber logged hundreds of “sweat-equity” hours and attended homeowner education classes covering a variety of topics. The Champions were also a part of Avery Habitat’s inaugural round of Financial Peace University, a nine-week financial management course intended to not only help participants earn and spend wisely, but to transform their entire outlook towards money. Habitat for Humanity considers its services a hand-up, not a hand-out, therefore, the Champions have assumed a zero-interest, 20-year mortgage on their new home. “Because Avery Habitat serves as the mortgage note holder,” Corey Bullock, Avery Habitat’s development director said, “we are able to offer zero-percent interest rates to our partner families, thus resulting in a lower monthly mortgage payment.”

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