Category Archives: selling house

marketing and how to sell your cohousing house or not

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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Control Freak Out

First impressions are lasting. I always dreamed of living in an intentional community. I had only heard of communes though the word Eco Village did float around but I never looked into them – I guess I figured they were … Continue reading

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Trailer Park Etiquette

I hate stereotypes about trailers and people who live in trailers. I’ve lived in one, twice.  I have friends who live in trailers.  I once heard a white male talk about “trailer trash” and I just wanted to scream –  … Continue reading

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Matt Damon, cohousing, movies about neighborhoods

I’m always on the look out for movies about neighbors and how our country thinks about neighborhoods and communities. Originally it was to hold movie nights.  I did get to host one. Funny Farm with Chevy Chase I thought of … Continue reading

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I’m free, unlike others in sister wives (polygamous marriages) or cohousing intentional communities

I’m still going through my binge watching of Sister Wives. I totally see how I got my desire – I lived the same way they are (well except the sex with the same man which I still want to know … Continue reading

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