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. 4 ^Igoiesbufg RMi$tc^Mai.l f _GaJisbuffl>. Ill> Monday, July 30,1973 financing Mobile Home Simple Process fo&V VdftK (UP!) - For which may run to 24 by 60 ances, carpeting and drapes," and the buyer, of Course, ei- park* generally are located in about anything you'd have ift . ,™!*T \ / tf i; ^ = . _,_.._....... j __*___ i _. ji -_-j.ii*. _. __ _____* -__.jtL _._il .-__..__ _____.__£_-____. _;.__ Ji JI -».=->«-«-.•-. * _i ,_,._. ___._.___• *____._ __ _.__J _i *4_..__ VOUK (UPI) - For newlywcds, the family on the mm, for retirees, often the tintftfer to housing is the so- called mobile home — al- tHBSlfh the term hard.\y does jusitce to today's product Not Satisfied? For Complete Satisfaction Ut LEO SWITZER Show you the New Miracle Wittr Refiners. swum "IIEKT of BOY - Phone 342-6188 which may run to 24 by 60 feet. Today's mobile home, far from the "trailer" of long ago, provides comforts and luxuries similar to those afforded by costlier site-built housing. And recent years have seen marked improvement, too, in the surroundings of most mobile homes. "FOR MANY families," said Robert L. Wallace, vice president of C. I. T. Financial Services, Inc., "a weld-equipped and well-built mobile home offers a real bargain. A conventional site-built house can't be bought for less* than $20,000 in today's market. By contrast, the average mobile home sells for about $7,000 and this includes furniture, major app\\- Nothing looks As Fresh As New Point NOTICE TO GALESBURO RESIDENTSI I am still engaged In the painting and decorating business — For reliability, neatness and good workmanship, call us today. 342-6550 - OH 343-6562 BILLY MOE DECORATING 1273 E. FREMONT — Golesburg, III. ances, carpeting and drapes." Purchasing a mobile home, Wallace said is a simple procedure, with financing generally arranged by the dealer or an installment plan after a modest down payment. "For example," Wallace said, "the purchaser of a $7,000 mobile home might pay approximately one-sixth down and take seven years or so to pay off the balance. The loan, typically, might carry an annual percentage rate of about 12 per cent, although rates vary. Insurance is required Divider Adds Storage Area To the Home Open plan interior design and wide window walls compound the home storage problem, as closet opportunities become fewer. The solution often is a freestanding unit, such as a double- access divider in the kitchen- dining area.' Framed with 2x4-inch western fir or spruce, this unit is a series of cabinets above and be- \ow a serving-work counter on both sides. Two center doors match those of the cabinets, but open to provide a pass-through. The same approach in an entry area offers family and guest coat storage at the door, and a home entertainment center on the living room side. The cabinet doors can be built of stained or painted board paneling, trimmed with frames of wood molding, or faced "with other material to match room decor, and the buyer, of course, either would have to Awn or rent a Jot." WHERE TO LOCATE a mobile home still is a problem in some areas. Zoning restrictions make it difficult some places, particularly in the suburbs where an individual might want to put his home on a building lot in established residential area. However, Wallace said: "New parks for mobile homes are being developed at an amazing rate, and they're the kind of surroundings anyone would be proud to live in. Many have winding steets, well kept lawns and shrubs and plenty of shade trees. Lots for the individual homes are large enough for privacy and breathing space. Unlike the drab, cluttered 'trailer camps' of yesteryear, these attractively landscaped mobile home parks generally are located in good neighborhoods, convenient to schools and shopping." THE CHOICE of homes — and furnishing styles - is Wide. A new generation of king-size mobile homes known as "doQbte-wktes" results id a house 24 feet wide and more than twice that long. Thes* models are towed to the lot in two sections and bolted together. A buyer can select a three- bedroom, two-bath Colonial style mobile home with separate kitchen, dining room, 19- foot living room and attached garage. Shingled roofs, dormer-like gables, clapboard- style siding, decorative shutters and coach lanterns flanking a small masonry porch give these mobiles a definitely permanent look. Furniture is built in and a mobile home can contain just about aflything you'd have in conventional home. For young folks starting out, it's a good way to have a livable home in a hurry. Maintenance is minimal. WALLACE said new mobile hornel are eligible for Veterans Administration guaranteed financing. They must be at least 40 feet long, 10 feet wide and equipped for year-around living, and they must be capable of being towed by a moving contractor. A NEW NOME? Let us show you how to eonvehtidnally build a new 3 bedroom home with full basement for $16,060.00 for $125.00 per month including taxes and insurance (No down payment). For Complete Information PHONE 289*441 K CUSTOM BUILT HOMES DES MOINES, IOWA PROBE BOTTOM BOARDS FOR WEATHERSTRIP BOTTOM OP OVERHEAD DOOR CHECK INSIDE ALONG BASE PLATE USE DEGREAS1NG AGENT TO REMOVE/ OIL STAINS For Wear, Tear During the warm weather your gar&ge stands open, toys, lawrrmowers, bikes parked in the open door., In the winter your auto stands in the closed garage, ice on its underside melting and depositing a combination of water, dirt and even salt. A garage takes a great deal of punishment. If it's a freestanding frame garage it is less able to take the wear and tear than your house. You can help it last for years, however, with regular inspection and routine maintenance. Choose a warm, dry day to thoroughly inspect your garage. Open the doors and windows to help dry it out and air out. Start by cleaning out the garage. You intended to anyway, remember. With the clutter and dirt out of the way, start checking from the floor up. Use a pocket knife or screwdriver b> probe the bottom boards all around. Replace any siding that is warped or rotted If rotting is a problem, look for signs of poor drainage. If puddles of water form, submerging the lower boards, try regrading the land. You may be able to build it up with bricks or blocks. Adding a gutter and a down spout with a splash board will carry much of the water away that now runs off the roof. Around the inside of the ga rage check the base plate. Look for water stains on the floor showing that water has been seeping in. Look for cracks between siding boards. Calk around the base plate and everywhere on the siding where you can see daylight coming through. Snow and rain, especially when wind-blown, will seep in under the door. You can prevent this by tacking a special rubber weatherstripping to the bottom of the door. It is made especial' ly for overhead doors. If you have an odd length of garden hose you are about to throw away, slit it and nail it to the bcifom of the door. If only the outside of the door (Continued on page 23) with Evans International Homes Build the custom home you want and save up to one-third by handling the easy finishing yourself. You also save with Evans' low cost financing and free plans service. / Be proud of what you build. Proud of what you save. Save with Evans International Homes. ' Your local E-l-H Representative: RONALD B ROT MAN Ritz Apts., c /o R. D. 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