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I December 14, 2005 - Mukilteo Beacon - 13 Aside from these ben- efits, one of the main rea- sons factory-built housing has become so popular is the wide variety of floor plans, square footage and professionally designed interiors available. Plus, today's factory-built homes include features you might expect to find only in luxury site-built homes, such as spacious bathrooms, built-in enter- tainment centers and large great rooms. Many fac- tory-built homes now also boast spacious, ultramod- ern kitchens. Champion, a leader in the factory-built housing industry, offers the "Ultimate Kitchen," which includes the lat- est in high-tech stainless steel appliances, custom cabinetry, ceramic accents and other amenities. Another reason more Real Estate News since," said Grover Tarl- ton, vice president of mar- keting, Champion Enter- prises. "Our involvement in the Country Living Home of the Year proves VA, FFIA & Conforming Loans Available F~'t-Time New Consu~ction Home Buyers Self-Employed r i ~ ~ ~ c E GOOD or BAD CREDIT how far the industry has come-today's technology Zero Down Pm~s Purchase advancements make it vir- Debt Consolidation Refinance tually impossible to tell homebuyers are turning the difference between a 425-359-1090 to factorybuilt housing factorybuilt and a site,888- 232-3222 , is, in part, high-visibility built home" projects such as Country Chances are you've been 'Dreams financed daily in a factory-built home or Living magazine's "2005 Home of the Year." The magazine editor's choice of a factory-built home by Genesis, a Champion homebuilder, provides a credible and objective en- dorsement for its overall- quality and craftsman- ship, design potential and quick build-time. "In the early days of factory-built housing, the industry specialized in small, low-cost transport- able housing, but many changes have taken place building without even re- alizing it. Manufacturers can build most any style of home from a simple ranch to a highly custom- ized two-story colonial. Whether you're a first- time homebuyer, an empty nester looking to downsize or a senior considering a retirement home, fac- tory-built housing, with its nearly endless design possibilities, could be the answer. An expanding Team to Serve all of Mukilteo You Know Us Active Listings In the heart of Seaview, in Edmonds N. Everett - 180" view Forever ~TER, FROM PAGE 1 parts per billion or more were flagged for immediate action. "We had four samples that tested above 20 parts per bil- lion," Redmond said. "If we have levels above that num- ber we shut off the source im- we wanted to be sure to go the extra mile, just in case." In addition to testing cur- rent school buildings, 11 out- lets at the old Lake Stickney Elementary were tested, all of which met safety guide- mediately and post a siga." A drinking fountain at Fairmount Elementary School and a sink at Mukilteo Elementarg an ice machine at the Frank Goddard Stadium on the Mariner High School campus, and a faucet at Ex- plorer Middle School tested above the stated guidelines. "In September, we met with maintenance and discussed what we would do with any- thing that came back unac- ceptable," Redmond said. "After we received the re- sults, it was determined that we'd replace the drinking fountain at Fairmount, re- place the faucet hardware at Mukilteo and replace the fau- cet hardware at Explorer in three of its fountains. "Though we had just one elevated test from Explorer, ~n~. ~ ~,~=~ ~=~ "The federal guidelines for testing is 20 parts of lead per billion," Muntz said, "I looked into this, and I found out that 1 part per bil- lion equals a one drop of food coloring into 13,000 gal- lons of water. That's not very much." Drinking water is not usu- ally a significant source of lead for children, but it may contribute to total exposure, according to a federal offi- cial. Reducing the amount of lead in drinking water to as close to zero as possible is an important part of reducing a child's overall exposure to lead in the environment. Lead generally enters drinking water from a build- hag's plumbing system. Lead may be present in various parts of the plumb- ing system (such as lead sol- der, brass fixtures, .and lead or galvanized pipes). The amount of lead in drimking water, if any, de- pen6s on ho, corrosive the" wager is and the materials use d to construct the system. The age of the building does not seem to matter. Even new plumbing fixtures can produce lead in drinking wa- ter. Redmond said: "There's no requirement we test the water, but it was certainly welcomed by the community, and the district has a strong desire to make sure our stu- dents are safe." The only way to know the amount of lead in your household water is to have your water tested by a certi- fied laboratory. Lead testing can range from $20-40 per sample. For more information, call the Office of Drinking Water at 1-800-521-0323. 7815 192nd PI SW 1318 Grand Subject to Inspection 12105 Clearview Dr Edmonds 1405 Grand - N. Everett Pending Sales 2022 Wetmore - N. Everett 1910 112th St SW - S. Everett We know Mukilteo & Everett like the back of our hands Linda Nelson 425.508.9951 Doug Kimball 425.330.1941 WinCe ~inderrneTe ReaJ E~tire/M H, Inc Sandy Morton 425.210.1252 Bruce W. McKinnon, MBA Call Direct: (425) 501-8625 Call Bruce to find your home buying & selling quality real estate Call Bruce to list your home Redmond / Union Hill Estate I have the expertise required to address all Old Town Mukilteo Puget Sound View Lot Where eagles fly and ships go by your land & residential real estate interests, Now is the time to rgeous 3500 sq a my contemporary with and sell before interest 9,724 asf Speedway lot on overlooking Sound all the amenities: 3 view decks, 110 windows, distinctive master suite with private deck, hot rates turn to s~,ey, topographic + geotec studies complete. Reasonable Use Permit, Variance + SEPA study in tub, gourmet kitchen, 4 car tandem garage & Pre 9-111 process to define building area for 2 sto]ry view home. RV parking, 12,000 sq fl yard-5 acre estate. Pick your builder---design your own dream home. 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