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    Quote Originally Posted by JaneV2.0 View Post
    I've wondered why there aren't more manufactured home neighborhoods being built; it seems they would provide an alternative to condos for many of us.
    I built a neighborhood of affordable homes for our community land trust a few years back. We used factory-built homes and brought them over the ocean and installed them. They were built to UBC standards, fully engineered, and likely of higher quality than on-site-built homes. Still, we got a lot of pushback from the county who didn't at the time understand the difference between an RV and a modular home built in a factory and installed.

    It was a huge time and money saver to do the project this way - the homes arrived on the very day promised in the contract, they bolted right onto the foundations we had prepared, and the buyers didn't have to float construction loans for nearly that long.

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    And there's no reason for factory-built houses to be box-like, either. A little imagination would go a long way in creating pleasing neighborhoods.

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    I lived in a double-wide mobile home on a private lot back in the early '80s and loved it! I'm actually talking it up to my dh for when we both retired and downsize. Actually need to start looking and planning in more details for that downsize.
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    I was taken aback by the cost of a large 12 count package of dial soap bars. Last time i stocked up, I paid over $5. Last week at Walmart the cost was over $9.

    On the other hand, I was able to buy a dozen eggs for $1.20

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    Quote Originally Posted by JaneV2.0 View Post


    Mobile homes are looking better all the time...


    I owned a mobile home in a nice adults only lakeside mobile home park with marina when I was first married in the 70s. .It was great. I remember the monthly payment of the nice three bedroom mobile home was $180 and the monthly park rent was $50.

    Today, I live in my paid off house in a nice suburban neighborhood that is within a 3 mile radius of everything I could possibly need. The house is too big for me now... but I can live more frugally here than anywhere.

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    There was an article in WSJ about the middle section of the grocery and pricing. Even though some produce, dairy and meat has gone down or stabilized, the processed corporate foods intend to maintain their profits by keeping prices high or even raising them. We used to buy an occasional bag of tortilla chips or crackers, but at $4-5 a pop, no thanks!

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    Real estate prices continue to be crazy too. I am now thinking maybe Maine is a better place to move to. Here is a house, not out in the boonies, for $185,000:

    https://www.realtor.com/realestatean...=srp-list-card

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yppej View Post
    Real estate prices continue to be crazy too. I am now thinking maybe Maine is a better place to move to. Here is a house, not out in the boonies, for $185,000:

    https://www.realtor.com/realestatean...=srp-list-card

    that is a perfectly nice house in good shape. Do you want that much land though?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yppej View Post
    Real estate prices continue to be crazy too. I am now thinking maybe Maine is a better place to move to. Here is a house, not out in the boonies, for $185,000:

    https://www.realtor.com/realestatean...=srp-list-card

    I heard through Reddit gossip that prices in Portland dropped precipitously in the past year. I don’t know if that’s true. I would like to have somebody verify that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iris lilies View Post
    that is a perfectly nice house in good shape. Do you want that much land though?
    Creek runs through half of the property…

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