Re: Attracting families to already existing cohousing communities
From: Ellen Keyne Seebacher (
Date: Mon, 22 Feb 2010 14:20:44 -0800 (PST)
On Tue, Feb 16, 2010 at 02:31:40AM -0800, Marganne Meyer wrote:

> I've always figured if you have a 3-bedroom house but no one can 
> afford it, you find someone who can live there as an owner and rent 
> one or two of the bedrooms out so there would be funds for the loan.

Banks don't seem to like that these days. :(

(We have several four-bedroom homes with in-law suites, and figured
extended families or unrelated groups might purchase together if
nuclear families didn't.  Hasn't happened, in part because stiff
mortgage requirements have scared off several potential buyers.)

Ellen Keyne Seebacher                   elle [at]

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