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Ryland Homes Announces Plans to Build a New Home in Savage, MN through a Partnership with Habitat for Humanity

<p class='bwalignc'> <i>Joint effort is part of the Home Builders Blitz 2012</i> </p>

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Ryland Homes Announces Plans to Build a New Home in Savage, MN through a Partnership with Habitat for Humanity14:04 EDT Thursday, June 14, 2012 MINNEAPOLIS (Business Wire) -- The people at Ryland Homes and its construction partners will be putting on their volunteering hardhats this summer when they join Habitat for Humanity in building a new home in Savage, MN. The effort is a part of Habitat for Humanity's nationwide Home Builders Blitz 2012, a partnership between Habitat affiliates and America's building community. The focus of this year's initiative is to use the talents and abilities of professional builders for the construction or restoration of over 200 homes in 100 different communities around the country. Twin Cities Habitat is estimating that Ryland Homes will contribute $145,000 worth of materials and labor, and have waived fees on the project in Savage, which is currently underway. “There are a number of similarities between Ryland Homes and Habitat for Humanity,” said Mike DeVoe, Division President of the Twin Cities Division for Ryland Homes. “Both Habitat and Ryland are dedicated to providing homeowners with quality homes that not only provide a fantastic place to live, but that keep maintenance and energy costs down, too.” Habitat for Humanity's Home Builders Blitz began in North Carolina in 2002. Since that time, Habitat has partnered with builders nationwide to construct more than 860 homes. The Twin Cities Habitat affiliate builds and sells 60 homes per year to low-income, working families. The affiliate also provides assistance to 140 qualified low-income homeowners in completing essential repairs to their current homes. Under this plan, homeowners repay a unique 0% interest mortgage from Habitat and also complete extensive homeownership training courses and hundreds of hours of “sweat equity” as volunteers for Habitat for Humanity. For 45 years, homebuyers have trusted Ryland Homes as a new homebuilder for truly livable designs, great neighborhoods, outstanding quality and a commitment to complete satisfaction in their new home. With a dedication to building homes that are energy-efficient and a better value to their customers, as well as a national strength rooted in local focus, Ryland Homes and its dedicated team prides itself on a day-to-day commitment to the customer. For more information, please contact Diane Morrison, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, at Ryland HomesDiane L. MorrisonVice President of Sales