Clayton Homes Announces Shut the Front Door® Sale for Tax Season
National homebuilder launches promotion giving home buyers a way to get the most from their tax refund

MARYVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Clayton, one of America's largest home builders, announces its Shut the Front Door® Sale for 2017, an incentive for potential home buyers looking to get the most from their tax refund.

From Jan. 1 through April 30, Clayton is offering deals on The Breeze and Breeze II, two of its Energy Smart Homes. The Breeze is a great option for growing families or those looking to downsize. The 1,128 square foot home starts at $39,900* and boasts a modern design with three bedrooms and two bathrooms. At 2,001 square feet, The Breeze II is a perfect fit for larger families. The four bedroom, two-bathroom home starts at $69,900* during the Shut the Front Door® promotion. Starting prices are available at most retailers. Price does not include required delivery, installation and destination charges. Installed price will be higher. See below* for complete pricing details.

"The Breeze and Breeze II are some of the top models we offer," Clayton CEO Kevin Clayton said. "These homes are great for families wanting modern upgrades and features that help lower monthly energy bills."

Some of The Breeze and Breeze II features include:

  • Walk-in pantry with dry-erase board
  • Sliding barn doors
  • Premium wood grain linoleum
  • Low-E windows
  • Stainless steel range hood
  • Walk-in bedroom closets with full-width dressing mirror.

In addition to the low prices on The Breeze and Breeze II, buyers will also receive a $1,000 Lowe's® gift card** when they purchase any new home with the Energy Smart upgrade.

"Not only are we offering a great deal on some of our best home models, but we're also throwing in a $1,000 Lowe's® gift card** with an Energy Smart home purchase," Clayton said. "This is a great way for you to get settled into a new home without having to stretch your budget."

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About Clayton
Clayton Homes was founded in 1956 and is proud of its history of providing affordable, quality homes. The Company is a diverse builder offering traditional site-built homes, modular homes, manufactured housing, "tiny" homes, college dormitories, military barracks and apartments. Clayton is a Berkshire Hathaway company. For more information, visit

* $39,900/$69,900 Base sales price for the Breeze I or II home only. Price does not include delivery, installation and destination charges, or other costs such as taxes, title fees, insurance premiums, filing/recording fees, land/improvements to the land, optional home features, wheels and axles, community/homeowner association fees, or any other items not shown on your Sales Agreement, Retailer Closing Agreement (SA/RCA). Your SA/RCA will show the details of your purchase. Breeze I and II available only at participating Clayton Homes retailers with a purchase agreement signed January 1April 30, 2017. Breeze I and II base price will be higher at some retailer locations based upon manufacturing facility requirements. Offer may not be combined with any other retailer offers or promotions.

**CONDITIONS FOR SHUT THE FRONT DOOR® (the "Program"): Program only available from participating Clayton Homes retailers ("Seller") for the purchase of a new home with the Energy Smart upgrade package with a sales agreement signed January 1, 2017 through April 30, 2017.  Home must be purchased at the posted home only retail sales price to be eligible for the Program.  Eligible buyers to receive an incentive of $1,000 (the "Incentive"  that will be applied by the Seller, at buyer's choice, to any combination of the following three forms: (i) a Lowe's®  gift card; (ii) Seller paid closing costs (excluding  Seller paid discount points that are not required by a lender); or (iii) a reduction in the total sales price of the home package, consisting of the home purchased plus all other items included in the sale (collectively the "Incentive Options"). If the posted home only retail sales price of the home is reduced by the Seller either through negotiation with the buyer, or as a result of the underwriting requirements of the lender selected by the buyer, or if the Seller is required by the lender selected by the buyer to pay discount points or other fees and charges, the Incentive will be applied first to the amount of the negotiated or lender required  reduction of the home sales price (Incentive Option (iii)) and then to the  lender required Seller paid discount points, fees and charges.  Any remaining Incentive will be applied at buyer's choice to one or more of the Incentive Options. Under no circumstances will any portion of the buyer Incentive be applied toward buyer's down payment if buyer obtains financing for the home purchase. Buyer is solely responsible for paying the entire amount of any down payment. If buyer selects the Lowe's gift card, buyer will be subject to all terms and conditions on the card and to any additional terms and conditions that may be provided with the card.   Lowe's gift card will be issued in the name of the primary buyer. Within 4-6 weeks after the home purchase has been completed and all conditions of the sale have been satisfied, Seller will advise  buyer  the gift card is available at the Seller's retail location for pick up by the primary buyer.  Buyer may not combine the Program with any other offer or promotion made by Seller. Program may not be available with USDA/FHA/VA financing, and may be subject to certain lender requirements that restrict the forms of buyer incentives that Seller can provide. Program void where prohibited, but only to the extent prohibited. Lowe's® is not affiliated with Clayton Homes. LOWE'S® and the GABLE MANSARD DESIGN are the registered trademarks and service marks of LF, LLC.

SOURCE Clayton Homes

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