Re: Per Household or per person?
From: R Philip Dowds (
Date: Tue, 19 Mar 2013 09:27:17 -0700 (PDT)
Self-reporting systems can be wildly inaccurate.  For instance, building owners 
are forever contacting the municipal assessor's office to explain why their 
property has been over-valued.  But the assessor virtually never hears about 
under-valued properties.  Should we therefore conclude that appraisers 
consistently error on the high side?

The one-in-ten failure rate for "intentional communities" is something I read 
in a book a few years ago.  But the book itself was "old", and I can certainly 
be persuaded that better success rates obtain today.


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On Mar 19, 2013, at 11:44 AM, Sharon Villines <sharon [at]> 

>> Most cohousing attempts fail or take major detours before they are 
>> consummated;
> "Most" may be a bit strong today. I don't know current numbers but with the 
> increasing number I hear about so much more often, I think the success rate 
> must be much higher than 15 years ago.

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