Category Archives: selling house

marketing and how to sell your cohousing house or not

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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New real estate New you

Apparently when people look at a house to move into, they imagine themselves living an ideal life. They will be de-cluttered. The house will always be clean and ordered.  That is one reason, curb appeal is so important when selling … Continue reading

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shame and ashamed

Shame is a horrible feeling and something terrible to put onto someone. Looking back I did feel embarrassed by some front porches. Mine included. Toys and stuff everywhere. I figured we were just living in them and that’s a good … Continue reading

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Upstream and Downstream from your neighbor

I was re-reading Diana Leafe Christian’s books again this week (they are a must read) and she mentioned living upstream and downstream from your neighbors. She meant it figuratively – what you do affects your neighbors downstream. I chuckled – … Continue reading

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Cohousing sales pitch

I have my house listed for sale by owner to generate interest. It’s not really for sale now but I know cohousers take awhile. First off, they look for communities and then it may take awhile for a house to … Continue reading

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