|Re: retrofit cohousing||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Patrice Crotty (patrice.activatecommunitygmail.com)|
|Date: Sun, 17 Oct 2021 13:44:17 -0700 (PDT)|
I am very interested. Thank you! Patrice Sent from my iPhone > On Oct 13, 2021, at 1:44 PM, Fern Selzer/US/CA/95003/NBC via Cohousing-L > <cohousing-l [at] cohousing.org> wrote: > > Patrice:This is not exactly what you asked but we purchased a townhouse > complex of 11 units because the design seemed compatible to cohousing. There > are three buildings with 3-4 townhouses with shared walls in each building. > They are on three sides of a courtyard and on the third side is a single > family home which we converted to our common house. Parking is in parking > lots outside our community living spaces. There are problems because we had > a lot of maintenance to catch up on. Also problems with getting a loan as > there are only a few banks that will loan to us and the interest rate is > higher than for single family homes. On the other hand, we were able to > move in fairly quickly once we added more households to our group and got a > loan. And the cost was a fraction of what it would have cost us to buy land > and build our own homes.Many of us are people who would have not been able > to afford to get into cohousing otherwise. If you are interested in more > details about how we did it and pitfalls to watch out for, get in touch.Fern > SelzerNew Brighton Cohousing > > >> Will there be anyone talking about retrofitting into an existing >> neighborhood as an approach to affordability, since the people living there >> already own or rent their dwellings? > >> Thank you, Patrice > _________________________________________________________________ > Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: > http://L.cohousing.org/info > > >
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