Re: Afforability
From: Craig Ragland (
Date: Fri, 8 Jan 2010 17:09:34 -0800 (PST)
Please don't get me wrong, there are a LOT of people in the "less than half"
- which is just an anecdotal guestimate based on a ridiculously small sample

There are many cohousing homes that cost less than $250 sq foot, including
the one where I sit as I write this note. Since it is well insulated and the
size is about 1,100 sq. ft, our operating costs are pretty low.

And, if I included my family's "share" of Songaia's common house, barn, and
other out-buildings, then the "market value" (according to Zillow) is WAY
less than $250/sq foot.

On Fri, Jan 8, 2010 at 1:09 PM, Matt Lawrence <matt [at]> wrote:

> I have a nice home in north Austin that is worth about $200K.  This is
> less than $100/sq.ft.  Building costs in excess of $250/sq.ft. seem to be
> a bit out of line to me, but maybe my view is strongly affected by housing
> price in my nice middle class neighborhood.

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