Turnover in Cohousing
From: Chris ScottHanson (chriscohousingresources.com)
Date: Fri, 21 Jul 2006 08:55:17 -0700 (PDT)
Did you know that something approaching 50% of the hsoue sales in cohousing are from cohousers purchasing other cohousing - moving up in size, moving down in size, or moving to a new location with existing cohousing?

In western culture, it appears, home ownership is on average, a 3 year thing. Then we move to another home that we own. In cohousing this number is higher we think, maybe as much as double. Doing the math, moving once every 6 years on average (some more often and some not at all!), a 30 unit cohousing community will most likely have one unit turn over each year or so.

Human behavior x the numbers...  no judgement involved.


On Jul 21, 2006, at 3:11 AM, Lion Kuntz wrote:

The part you forgot is where you live when you have cashed in on your
investment. The kid is in college, yes, I get that part, but you sold
the house according to your theory, so where do you live? Oh, this must
be the part about living in the tent that I didn't understand in
earlier discussions.

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