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The house hunt continues. A friend tuned me in to "co-housing" (like condos/townhouses, but with a big emphasis on community) like this one, Camelot, in Berlin (MA).

Too bad that a 2-bedroom unit is more than we can afford to pay.

Property in Massachusetts is too freakin' expensive. Our parents bought houses when they were young (admittedly, not in MA), why can't we? I'd rather not raise kids in a house where we can't even childproof the appliances.

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re: houses

etherial March 14th, 2007
FWIW, it looks like the housing bubble is deflating. If you can stand to wait long enough, it may just burst. Won't actually make Camelot any cheaper, but it might make the alternatives affordable.

lil_cherub March 14th, 2007
I recently heard about Camelot myself and I did a bit of research into the community. Personally, after learning more about it, it is not something I would want for myself. While I like the idea of a close knit community, especially when raising a family, I also like the idea of privacy. You really need to be dedicated to the community living, and to the fact that you are going to have to interact with your neighbors a lot.

I also heard that the housing cost is going to drop soon. They say within 5 years, but that's a long way out when you think about it. Hopefully it pops soon!

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