|Want to live next door to coho?||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Elke (kweenzgmail.com)|
|Date: Mon, 5 Dec 2005 08:17:14 -0800 (PST)|
Mariposa Grove is a coho community in Oakland, CA. They're hoping to have likeminded nextdoor neighbors: [Please forward this to anyone, or any list, that > you think might be interested] > > Hi friends (and others who may get this message > forwarded to them), > > Our neighbor, Yusef, is selling his house. Our > next-door, > we-could-tear-down-our-mutual-fence neighbor. > > We have not collectively discussed finding someone > with similar > visions to buy the house, tearing down the fence, > etc, but it fits > what we're all interested in. If one of you has the > financial means, > we would be very happy if our community grew. > > THE HOUSE: > As a summary, it is a huge house available for a big > price (although > reasonable by today's insane market). The listing > says "4+" bedrooms, > but I really don't know the layout inside. The > listing also says the > house is over 3,000sq.ft. which is about the same as > my guesstimate > from looking at the house. It's bigger than any of > our three houses. > The listing says that it has a "large park-like" > yard, which is an > exaggeration. It does have a huge, beautiful old > willow tree, and a > couple pigeon coops (Yusef raises racing pigeons - > I'll miss them). > It's zoned for a duplex, so the large downstairs > could probably be > turned into a fully legal apartment pretty easily. > The asking price is $685,000. > > The following is a link to the listing: > http://www2.helpusell.com/GoldenGateRealty/Listings/ListingDetail.ASPX?LID=17263499# > > Info about the sales price: > http://www.trulia.com/property/6641879/ > > It's probably not a good idea to work solely with > "Help-U-Sell," the > agent for the property. Get your own realtor working > for you. That > will not cost you a dime. "Help-U-Sell" is legally > obligated to work > for the seller, NOT the buyer. If you are actually > interested in the > house and you don't tell the seller's agent > ("Help-U-Sell") that you > have your own agent, you could get really screwed. > If you need an > agent, you could try Mickey Tenenbaum, who is a good > guy interested > in supporting intentional communities (he's helped > others). (510)-843-8075. > > ABOUT MARIPOSA GROVE > Mariposa is an arts- and activism-based affordable > cohousing > community. We currently have 11 adults, 4 children, > 6 residential > units, lots of shared common space, shared meals, > chickens, etc. > check out our website (below) and feel free to > contact us at > mariposa [at] ic.org, or any of us you may know. > > That's Linton & Jehanne Hale, Sean Seward, Sarah > Kerr, Nerissa Stiles > & Jim Callahan, Hank Obermayer, Christine > Grisot-D'Allance, Jonathan > Curly & Kate Donaldson-Fletcher, Bonita Ford, and > Wowlvenn Katzmill. > > Mariposa Grove > CoHousing / Cooperative / Community > > email: <mariposa [at] ic.org> > web: http://www.healthyarts.com/mariposagrove/
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