Hougen Group

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New Home, 1955.

Bob Campbell

While traveling in Europe, Bob Campbell, building contractor, built an 860 sq. ft home for Marg and Rolf. It was one of five "new" homes in Whitehorse built from the ground up. Central Mortgage and Housing had recently approved the Yukon for housing mortgages. The home cost $12,500 to build and CMHC offered a mortgage for $8,000.00. Prior to this, homes were built by 'adding to' as money became available, pay as you go.