Despite of the sluggish national economy, home sales and new home starts remain strong in Hapeville. This can be attributed to a number of factors. Hapeville has always maintained strong ownership and low vacancy rates, which has worked to stabilize the local real estate market. As a result, the numbers of foreclosures and sub-prime loans has been traditionally low in the community. Being a small city (2sq.mi.), the government is able to focus on providing efficient public safety responses. Finally, the City has adopted minimum architectural design standards for all new construction. This helps ensure quality and an even playing field for all developers in Hapeville. A pictorial collection of newly constructed homes in Hapeville will be linked to this section over the next few weeks, and we encourage you to check back.