Camp Verde to look at housing rehabil...

Camp Verde to look at housing rehabilitation grant

There are 9 comments on the cvbugle.com story from Dec 15, 2010, titled Camp Verde to look at housing rehabilitation grant. In it, cvbugle.com reports that:

Last month the Camp Verde Town Council made it clear that it was interested in promoting economic development.

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nsofast

United States

#1 Dec 15, 2010
Much more intelligent, smarter idea than building new housing. Existing contractors will be employed revamping existing housing as opposed to polluting our Arizona precious land witn new bligth. People, do buy used, get smart, get green. DIY, shore up now.
Info Junkie

Phoenix, AZ

#2 Dec 15, 2010
Wouldn't it be a wise move to actually limit or halt the permits given for new development when a specified percentage of houses are for sale already? Or commercial buildings?

I agree nsofast- buy used. Stop using up resources to build from scratch. Save a little land. Keep it green!
nsofast

United States

#3 Dec 17, 2010
Agree to halting permits(let's not tender it more than that), as long as the last of the shadow inventory(which sales firms, banks, have reason to not disclose for the advantage of their own agendas).
Halting would be a good unselfish lesson in building, owning, revamping a home property for people.And would lend them appreciation in buying, owning property. But it is not being done, letting good properties sink and go into obscurely for lenders, bankers, attached fringe industries(realtors, sales agents,etc.) that ferret out money when none other is to be had from real estate 'transactions'. These industries, are not well regulated.You may well have years long similar search results, documentation of your own, no need to exploit it here).
Regarding peoples frivolous desire for new(as in housing) as better, a larger part of the population has far to go in rearranging their real priorities.
I have said, since 2004, "the change in face of housing in the nation" is coming. With the current bulwarks of slow to change governmental political, financial regulatory, we will not pull out of this to realize any new dawn of solid profit for another couple decade plus. We may never fully, so smart expedient adjustments now on everybodies part is direly needed.See us swim or paddle furiously.
Info Junkie

Phoenix, AZ

#4 Dec 17, 2010
Thanks nsofast....

I actually have very little experience in researching the housing market or the industry of development and real estate, and feel free if you are so moved to say more. But I do get the gist of what you are saying, and agree that things look a bleak given various facts, including people's value structures.

Mostly, I just look around me and see new homes going up and it doesn't make sense to me when every other house where I live is for sale practically. I don't understand, personally, the need for new, it seems wasteful in so many ways it makes me ill. That is what prompted me to chime in here- I've often thought that halting permits would be helpful, despite this being "a development state" as I have heard it called.

My moniker isn't cause I am full of facts, but because I am a junkie for the truth when I do hear it....perhaps I should call myself a truth junkie?

Thanks again.
valvesopen

United States

#5 Dec 18, 2010
Info Junkie, the realization of your aspirations on real estate will be sastified with your personal fabric of steel-strenght decisions now and in your younger than me future.I know that.
So right now, at the onset of this economic and personal finances crisis just shear off those feelings, go in alone on real good discounts(knock door to door in several areas like I did in the past) and take only but very, very few. Get full possession, offer your sellers incentive paid after they vacate prompty.Cheapest way to buy right now! GO for it.The most in successes to come to you.Avoid realtor ads to investors, they are only hopeful(ha ha).
Info Junkie

Phoenix, AZ

#6 Dec 18, 2010
Thanks for the advice, although I have no desire to get into the real estate market for any reason. My partner and I live in a small (less than 1000 sq. ft.) home that is paid off, and we are quite happy with our humble abode. If we do any upgrading, it will be to add a solar water heater, install the rainwater harvesting barrels we were given, build a greenhouse, and as technology improves and becomes more affordable, possibly go off grid entirely. That is our goal. Buying a home which is eco-friendly is extremely difficult to find or afford, so greening our home is more practical for now.

That being said, I will still endeavor to learn more, even if I don't actively have need to buy or sell. I appreciate your words of wisdom "valves".
valvesopen

United States

#7 Dec 18, 2010
Info Junkie wrote:
Thanks for the advice, although I have no desire to get into the real estate market for any reason. My partner and I live in a small (less than 1000 sq. ft.) home that is paid off, and we are quite happy with our humble abode. If we do any upgrading, it will be to add a solar water heater, install the rainwater harvesting barrels we were given, build a greenhouse, and as technology improves and becomes more affordable, possibly go off grid entirely. That is our goal. Buying a home which is eco-friendly is extremely difficult to find or afford, so greening our home is more practical for now.
That being said, I will still endeavor to learn more, even if I don't actively have need to buy or sell. I appreciate your words of wisdom "valves".
Good basic plan, just what you are doing. You may want to add to your house structure the use of passive heating(sunny side blinds up during day, shut down before dusk-use here 10 hours a day for winter heeing, passive heat flow with openings from room to room or jump ducts between rooms which are cheaper than straight sheet metal anyhow,outdoor water pipes to residence deeper in compost piles for heating water, using chauferrs film on single pain sun windows in summer, insulation strips on all sides of all metal window/door tracking(if you don't have vinyl or resin/resin fin windows),weighted drop sunscreens outside windows or even heavy vinyl for the same(easy to make),sunsreen material stitched to backs of drapes,extension of roof eaves that are now less than 24",screen venting of eaves,adding ventilated roof ridge vent(even on mobile homes), attic fan ventilation. Many cost-wise small things are easily accomplished DIY, preferably for best cost savings.
Pick up a copy or two of Solar Today, published by the ASES; there is a Tucson chapter also. They bring in everyone else's ideas well.
Include possibly earth-berming of part of your house, those savings are well-worth while.
Info Junkie

Phoenix, AZ

#8 Dec 19, 2010
Hey, I feel pretty good that most of what you mentioned we have done!

Most of our windows have blinds instead of curtains (although we do have outdoor weighted blinds we pull during the summer to keep things cool inside)- do you suggest curtains with the sunscreen stitched materials instead of blinds?, and if so, what exactly is sunscreen stitched material?

I will look for Solar Today, thanks!
valvesopen

United States

#9 Dec 20, 2010
Info Junkie wrote:
Hey, I feel pretty good that most of what you mentioned we have done!
Most of our windows have blinds instead of curtains (although we do have outdoor weighted blinds we pull during the summer to keep things cool inside)- do you suggest curtains with the sunscreen stitched materials instead of blinds?, and if so, what exactly is sunscreen stitched material?
I will look for Solar Today, thanks!
I do recommend sunscreen FABRIC stitched to the back of your insulation fabric lined curtains/drapes. My choice is that from Ace Hardware which is real good, or possibly in a wider range of colors from Home Depot.It will be a savings plus for some years, until you absolutely have to replace those sun-drenched lined drapes and crumbled sunscreen fabric. They only last so long. A lighter color sunscreen will have less residual of heat absorbtion if your climate has more months of warmer weather. One doesn't have to choose the all green today. If you don't sew any, check with a local seamstress, of course.
So glad to hear from someone of like mind.

On that solar heated water equipment, we are all still checking around, too.Sure Steibel is real good, but the cost! We are patient waiting to see $ decreases to make it pay off. I think roof tubes are best, at this time. What are your thoughts? Vacuum tubes more for down south, not Arizona.

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