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joenorm

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House Movers
« on: December 09, 2018, 07:24:23 PM »
Has anyone ever purchased a house from a house relocating company?

In my area you can buy pretty decent houses for around $60-70K, including trucking/moving cost. They plop the house onto your property, you then build a foundation under it, bring utilities in, they come back and drop it on the foundation, and your'e done. Of course there is probably minimal rehab to be done as well.

There are a lot of dumps available, but occasionally some little gems.

Numbers make it seems like they could work out as rentals.


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Re: House Movers
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2018, 07:31:38 PM »
Uh, you can move a house? That isn't a manufactured/mobile home? For cheap?

I mean, maybe you know more than me about this. But sticks and drywall don't take so well to being picked up off their foundation usually. And most houses are going to have to get cut into multiple pieces to go on a truck.

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joenorm

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Re: House Movers
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2018, 07:56:31 PM »
I'ts actually pretty common. You see it in areas where it is more cost effective to move a house than to demolish it.

And it's not as if the houses are horrible by any means, it's just that they happen to be sitting in what are now very high dollar areas, where people want to build something much fancier.

The house holds up fine, the companies that do it are very good. They''ll even barge them if necessary.

It is a cool idea to give a house a new chance at life instead of putting it in a landfill

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Re: House Movers
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2018, 08:26:06 AM »
Moving houses is definitely a thing, but I can offer no insight as to the financial aspects. I occasionally see advertisements for people trying to get rid of houses for free, but the taker has to pay the moving costs. Those ones are usually in sad shape and need a lot of rehab.

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Re: House Movers
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2018, 04:41:00 PM »
Moving houses is definitely a thing, but I can offer no insight as to the financial aspects. I occasionally see advertisements for people trying to get rid of houses for free, but the taker has to pay the moving costs. Those ones are usually in sad shape and need a lot of rehab.

Because the owners will have to pay to demolish it, you should be able to get those houses for free. Maybe some people do pay for them. However, I would hold out for a "fixer" that you get for free. I would pay 20K for the house movers to move it for you.