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You’ve been lied to about affordable housing. Most people will either tell you it’s impossible to buy an affordable home or that those buying affordable homes are outright stupid. The term “affordable” has been correlated with inexperienced buyers getting cheap deals on homes, often ending up in trailer parks or something of the sort. But things have changed. Mortgage rates are at decade highs, home prices tower over what everyday workers can afford, and a new age of affordability is upon us—we’re here to unlock it for you.
A new forest of David Greenery has sprouted as we welcome Kristina Smallhorn and Rob Abasolo onto this episode of Seeing Greene. Kristina, Louisiana-based realtor, has been fighting for affordability, helping get her clients into creative homes that don’t break the bank. She’s here to dispel all the myths about affordable housing, manufactured homes, modular homes, land investing, and more. We’ll touch on build-to-rent homes and who should NOT be investing in them, green flags to look out for when buying land, and the danger behind new forty-year mortgages.
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In This Episode We Cover:
Affordability in 2023 and how homebuyers can still purchase even with high home prices
Modular homes and how these cheaper builds are quickly becoming the high-quality norm
Build-to-rent properties and whether or not appreciation is worth the lack of cash flow
Red (and green) flags to watch out for when buying land, plus how to know a plot can even be built on
The forty-year mortgage explained and why it may be a BAD idea for desperate borrowers
Misconceptions about affordable housing and why “mobile homes” aren’t what you think
And So Much More!
Links from the Show
Book Mentioned in the Show:
10 Things You Need To Know About Land by Cheryl Sain
Housing For Purpose by Whitney Chaffin
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