|Re: Handling Maintenance||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Sharon Villines (sharonsharonvillines.com)|
|Date: Mon, 3 Nov 2014 08:45:39 -0800 (PST)|
On Nov 3, 2014, at 9:08 AM, R Philip Dowds <rpdowds [at] comcast.net> wrote: > But it’s also a matter of prioritization. A typical household or family might > be comfortable with paying 20%, 30%, or (under duress, perhaps) 40% of its > annual income on housing. The mainstream household will spend $X to maximize > privatized space: the single family house and yard. A similar cohousing > household will spend a similar $X, but trade off privatized space for some > shared amenities. It’s a different lifestyle choice, not a different budget. I have a friend with five children who wanted to buy a house large enough for them to all have their own room when she converted the attic. It would have required her to spend much more than 50% of her budget on house payments. The mortgage broker said, "But you wouldn't have enough money to do anything else!" She said, "What else is there?" Sharon ---- Sharon Villines Takoma Village Cohousing, Washington DC http://www.takomavillage.org
- Handling Maintenance Norman Gauss, November 1 2014
- Re: Handling Maintenance Sharon Villines, November 2 2014
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