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BEND, OR -- Bend Area Habitat for Humanity celebrates the completion of their latest project with a home dedication, Thursday. Robin Cooper Engle, with Habitat, says the family moving into the home on NW Huettl Lane put in a lot of sweat equity during construction, and  is in awe that it’s actually happening. "Liz and her kiddos are constantly smiling. I think the whole process for them has just been pretty much incredible. So, to be able to move in before Christmas, it’s going to be such a gift for them."

 

She tells KBND News, the home has four bedrooms and two bathrooms, but is just 1300-square feet. "We got the lowest air exchange rating than we’ve had in probably six or seven years on this house, so it’s a super air-tight little house. It’s got in-floor radiant heating; it will be so efficient her heating bills will be extremely low. It’s a cute use of space; it’s definitely small but it’s kind of what Habitat does: simple, decent, affordable for the families."

 

Members of the Central Oregon Association of Realtors contributed the entire $75,000 needed for construction. "Many of the realtors were giving, when they would sell a house, some of those proceeds they would donate to the project. We’ve had title companies donating; and different offices related to the real estate community donating to this project, to make it happen. It’s a big deal. In all the years I have worked here, which is almost nine, we have not had an entity take it on at this magnitude." And, thanks to Ashley Furniture Home Store, it's the first time a local Habitat house is fully furnished for the new homeowners. 

 

Thursday's home dedication is open to the public and begins at 11:30a.m. 

 

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