Category Archives: selling house

marketing and how to sell your cohousing house or not

My money pit or ours?

I’m starting to regret selling my house in cohousing. It was a nice, new construction so my life as a landlord was easy. No repairs, nothing. Now I don’t’ even have renters in yet and the AC broke and I … Continue reading

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Landlord by accident and Loving it

Some say that cohousing was a transformative experience for them. For me it was a personal workshop that I would’ve preferred to have done without. However, like everything, I did develop some new skills.   Since I ran away rather quickly … Continue reading

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My cohousing timeline with a happy ending

Now that I signed the papers yesterday to sell my house to some new owners, I thought I would put together a timeline of my life with cohousing. 2011 – A local group did a presentation at the library about … Continue reading

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False Promises but realistic expectation of cohousing

The marketing makes lots of promises with cohousing but there is only one guarantee- you get a house. You buy it or rent it, but that’s the only thing for sure. Other things you will probably get: HOA membership/fees. They … Continue reading

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Another One Bites the Dust

I keep thinking about the perfect cohousing. The one that lives up to the hype. This will be your last home (and that’s how many people think as they design their houses and communities).  They are almost 10 years old … Continue reading

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A Success Story

I like hearing of other cohousing communities. Especially the ones going well. Today I heard of one that is about eight years old (since move in) and all seniors but the only people that have left have left for natural … Continue reading

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Sex and the single house

One aspect of intentional communities is our sex lives. Depending on how close the units are and whether they share walls or not, you may get to know your neighbor’s sex lives.  Luckily for me, my unit had the strongest … Continue reading

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Please, don’t call it a family.

One of my pet peeves is hearing forming cohousing groups saying they will be like family. Or even worse, hearing established groups calling themselves a family.  Grrrrrr. It’s not a family!  A family has blood roots. You can’t just cut … Continue reading

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Dream Homes Dissolve

I was talking to a woman last night and I felt her pain. She had the dream life, the dream house, the dream marriage. In months it all dissolved. Unfortunately, right as the quarantine began so she moved to a … Continue reading

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Gambling on cohousing

When you buy a house in cohousing, you are taking a roll of the dice.  Like any housing, the prices could go up or down.  You also are gambling that this community will be the cohousing you dreamed of.  Of … Continue reading

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