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It would be a great deal for someone with the ability to move them. However the cost to move them and whether they can be saved will determine if they get knocked down or moved away
Nina Hollander, Broker
Not my cup of tea. Seems like a lot of research needs to be done!
Nina Hollander, Broker
I had a land deal in the past with a home on it....sold the property to The Jesus Christ Church of Latter Day Saints (the easiest deal and smoothest land deal I've ever done, and I did many of them) ...they were going to raze the home and the purpose was to build a temple... I attempted to give it away for free.... had a buyer for it but there wasn't enough time to buy a lot to put it on.... that's not an uncommon happening when you sell land.
The moving cost could be enormous
I wouldn't even know where to start with a project like this!
The materials may be quite valuable for those who can use them.
I have seen these kinds of offers before and I think for the right property and the right person, these can be a wonderful opportunity. Good for you, Caroline Gerardo.
No; I would pass.
It's more trouble than I would ever want but it's an opportunity for someone with the know-how, time, and money.
Not for me.
Not my specialty...
Well, unfortunately, we do not have anything like that here in CA. In general, i always support reuse, recycle. With the right preparations and proper home work, those can be great opportunities.
Caroline Gerardo - I am busy otherwise.....
Caroline Gerardo It is not an easy project.
I have not performed a cost / benefit analysis on such transactions.
Anthony Acosta - ALLAT...
I have done a few for free, I should have charged for them.
Would I risk being in Oakland? No!
Well, Oakland Hills maybe.
Not for me ... I would not if someone paid me to take it on
Sounds like a lot of work but there may be enough architectural moldings and resale parts to make it worthwhile.
We've seen a house-move once. The County only allows one or two times a year for such a permit. Quite a circus at each intersection with the Power Company, Phone Company and Cable company all getting their lines out of reach of the pieces of house going by!
Great opportunity for the right person.
Not for me but no doubt a great opportunity for the right buyer with a place to put it
Easier to build than to budge
My brother (a building contractor) has got houses for free; moved them onto vacant lots, then rebuilt them. There are numerous permitting issues and bureaucratic red tape involved here in Tallahassee. I wouldn't recommend it for the newbie or the inexperienced.
Good for you, and I know it can be done. A
Yes I would if I could get away with it. It is so hard to find a bank to loan you that type of thing. Someone tried to do that a few years ago & missed the deadline because of the electrical permits you need to have in such a venture. Something like $3000 a disconnect & reconnect for the house to go thru a certain wattage intersection. It was pricey.
We just had one recently here & I don't know if anyone took advantage of it. One of my sellers is doing it in TN currently & has had no takers so far.
That could be quite the adventure for the right buyers!
It would depend there was something similar in I think a New England state that made the news earlier this year
Not my cup of tea, but if I had some serious scratch laying around and some vacant land, maybe.
I personally wouldn't. I think moved houses are a bit odd. Though we have an investor fix & flipper that does it around here and we have sold his homes and we have a client who has been eying homes to move for years, she just loves the idea of it for some reason. -Kasey
If I knew what I was doing I would go for it - my husband did a lot of research on this years ago when his parents passed and left him their MH - he considered moving it to Ca.
After all was said and done, selling it was the right thing to do
Wow, sounds interesting.