|Re: Affordable and Small Houses||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Sharon Villines (sharonsharonvillines.com)|
|Date: Wed, 27 May 2015 07:59:51 -0700 (PDT)|
> On May 25, 2015, at 3:52 PM, Emilie Parker <emilie.v.parker [at] gmail.com> > wrote: > > I really love that small house. Several times I've had it explained to me > that the small house 900sf-ish single family one story is not a good resale > prospect in a PUD because the cost to build is just not that much less in > required sales price than a two story -- 1800sf-ish plus basement. But you have to heat them and maintain them — refinish floors, paint, etc. Plus have a larger HVAC and tend to accumulate more things. Larger rugs. My floors need refinishing and will cost close to $2,000 plus 5 days of living somewhere else. Painting will cost the same. In a smaller place it would be half that. It’s not just about construction costs. What can you afford down the line? But with a project in Florida, the greatest demand was for one bedrooms and the bank refused to fund them. No resale value. And that’s what people wanted!!!! Sharon ---- Sharon Villines Takoma Village Cohousing, Washington DC http://www.takomavillage.org
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