|Re: Cost of living after move-in||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Bonnie Fergusson (fergyb2yahoo.com)|
|Date: Mon, 26 Nov 2007 18:03:19 -0800 (PST)|
It depends on where people are moving FROM also. My husband and I moved from an elderly 3 bedroom single family Victorian home in San Francisco that required higher utility costs and significant outlays for maintenence every year to our Cohousing condo which is newer and built energy efficient and near a BART station (the subway system in the SF Bay Area) so we were able to get rid of one of our two cars. This did result in some savings in our case. But for someone moving from a newer condo in the area it would not necessarily. Buying a home of any kind is a large, scary transaction in general. People are either ready to take the leap or they are not. I doubt if the perfect flyer or financial argument will assuage their fears. On the other hand using the long lead in time to build strong social ties to the others showing interest may go a long way to increasing their desire to make the leap. Don't underestimate the value of shared social activities before move in. The bigger benefits are social and you don't even realize how much that will work for you until you live in the community for a while. Bonnie Fergusson Swan's Market Cohousing Oakland, CA ____________________________________________________________________________________ Never miss a thing. Make Yahoo your home page. http://www.yahoo.com/r/hs
Re: Cost of living after move-in Lynn Nadeau, November 26 2007
- Re: Cost of living after move-in Bonnie Fergusson, November 26 2007
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