John DL Arendsen, Crest Backyard Homes "ADU" dealer & RE Developer (CREST "BACKYARD' HOMES, ON THE LEVEL General & Manufactured Home Contractor, TAG Real Estate Sales & Investments)

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Raymond E. Camp
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Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

If it is next to trout stream and far off the grid sign me up!

Dec 03, 2016 09:36 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
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John DL Arendsen A small part of the real estate industry.

Dec 03, 2016 11:37 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
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John,

It is always good to have choices in lifestyles.  It would not be our choice, we like space and room to pace in.  We are happy that there is a choice for those who enjoy a very simple lifestyle. A

Dec 03, 2016 10:02 AM
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Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
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It probably works for some people, but I like my space!

Dec 03, 2016 09:38 AM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

From what I know about them, these tiny house have a big price per square foot.  

Dec 03, 2016 03:41 PM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

To each their own; very popular already for a few years in Oregon, my buddy Ben sells a few here & there.

Dec 03, 2016 12:28 PM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
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I give that movement very LITTLE thought

Dec 03, 2016 12:26 PM
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Mimi Foster
Falcon Property Company - Colorado Springs, CO
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Love, love, love them. Not sure I could do it, but I'd love one for a get-away place.

Dec 03, 2016 10:56 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

They are sure cute, but that is SERIOUS downsizing, and may be just too small for most.

Dec 05, 2016 04:26 PM
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
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I think it's cool and there is room for every size home!

Dec 04, 2016 03:08 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
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The couple times I've caught the TV show in passing, I've just sat there shaking my head saying WTF?  "I can't do without a stove and it's either that or being able to stand up."  The smallest one I own is a 1,000sf rental and anything but tiny.  I just don't get it.

Dec 04, 2016 10:37 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
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More people are heading in that direction

Dec 04, 2016 08:11 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

"New Athens' is the name of the community where a very attractive ' 550 SF tiny house' was built. Lots and lots of publicity and rave reviews.

What are my thoughts? We all have TOO MUCH STUFF and should learn to live with less. Let us live within our needs and leave the wants to those still lost. Use those liberated resources to ease the sufferign of others.

In 'New Athens,' four monthes later, TWO 400 Square foot storage sheds appears in the back yard. That's all I'm saying.

Dec 04, 2016 06:07 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
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I think these homes are neat, but not in every climate and folks still need to teach themselves to live with less stuff.

Dec 04, 2016 05:33 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
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Only place I've seen a "mvoement" is on TV so I don't pay any attention to it at all LOL

Dec 04, 2016 05:26 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
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Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Beware of Tiny Earthquakes??!! 

Dec 04, 2016 04:23 AM
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I think these make a wonderful alternative for someone who totally wants to downsize and simplify, or for family to live close on the same property, or someone who wants to keep monthly bills low, or...  there are lots of reasons these are interesting.

I haven't seen any near me though.

Dec 04, 2016 03:36 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
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I like them, but I saw only one and that was as a sample. I hope, to see more of them through SoCal. 

Dec 03, 2016 11:57 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
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John DL Arendsen - not so much in our area, I'd say.

Dec 03, 2016 11:30 PM
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

This is interesting but i only have small thoughts right no

Dec 03, 2016 08:55 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
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They have not arrived on the scene in my market and I don't think they will catch on here for many years.

Dec 03, 2016 07:41 PM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I'm wondering about this myself. A friend of mine is really big on this idea, and her and her husband are going to do this when the kids go off to college. Other then talking with my friend, I haven't had anyone else talk to me about the tiny house movement.

Dec 03, 2016 07:06 PM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

This one looks nice; most are silly.

Dec 03, 2016 06:33 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
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They are cute and fun for a summer, but then it is time to grow up and go home.

Dec 03, 2016 06:32 PM
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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

I think it's interesting.  As far as the ones on wheels are concerned, I think you could get a very fine Rv for the same money. 

Dec 03, 2016 05:11 PM
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Brendalee West
None - Harrisville, UT

Job security (:

Dec 03, 2016 04:25 PM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

A high percentage of home buyers in our area are looking for bigger houses.

Dec 03, 2016 04:15 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Personally, I love it.

Dec 03, 2016 04:00 PM
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Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

John- I love the idea of them but it would depend.  I do have to have space but that said, I've lived in homes where we used only one-half of the space.  As I get older, I find that I'm happy with less which frees up my time to do other things. Tiny wouldn't work for me but perhaps "small."

Dec 03, 2016 03:37 PM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
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 It is small at this time (sorry) but it's starting to grow in the vacation and recreational property areas... 

Dec 03, 2016 02:55 PM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
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It might work in some cou nties but not others. Loans and appraisals could be a challege.

Dec 03, 2016 02:18 PM
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Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

I like we all have choices because one size does not fit all. I personally would not consider it but for those that do love their is that option.

Dec 03, 2016 02:00 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
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I can see myself living in a lot less space than I have now, but anything under about 1000 square feet would feel too small.  The tiny house movement is interesting because a lot of these places are quite pricey!

Dec 03, 2016 02:00 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
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I believe there is a market for tiny houses ... however a tiny house would not work for me and doubtful any of my clients would be interested.

Dec 03, 2016 01:34 PM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Agent Retired

Haven't seen the whole thing being welcomed anywhere as of yet. The lots in the regular subdivisions here would be pretty small for this.

The tiny portable homes are around 40K which is a total joke. At that price it would be more fun to live in your van or SUV.

Dec 03, 2016 01:06 PM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

It is NOT going over big here John DL Arendsen , unless you are talking about Ice Fishing Houses. I heard an ad yesterday for ice houses as low as $15,000. I couldn't believe it, that's $2,000. more than I paid for my 1st house.

Dec 03, 2016 12:49 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

wow...450sf FOR  home!!!  my last home had a formal living room that size....I suppose that would be in demand if one was in an area where there was no land and prices were well over a million to start!!

Dec 03, 2016 12:04 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
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I think they're 'cute' but, we're not seeing them here yet!  I guess there's a niche somewhere for it though.

Dec 03, 2016 12:02 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

About time and that is all anyone who is single needs....In the end, our space shrinks even more too

Dec 03, 2016 11:14 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
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We have large new soar ceiling 2300sf home on a tiny lot of 2400 sf  lot.

The gla has be comfortable larger than what our parents have lived. Lot size can be sacrificed.

Many parcels in places like NYC have been rezoned to have another home in between or in the back. I have blogged 350, 450, 650 sf gla homes but it is like live inside a submarine.

 

Dec 03, 2016 10:52 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
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It's not for me right now but it certainly can work for others who don't want the spce or cannot mange it personally or financially. The challenge may be finding places to build them especially given the cost of land.

Dec 03, 2016 10:11 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I find the movement "fascinating" although as you state not so much in the teeny tiny homes.

Dec 03, 2016 10:03 AM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

I think the tiny house movement reaches a certain niche, but I personally cannot imagine raising a family in such a small dwelling.

Dec 03, 2016 10:00 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I think it's a positive movement.

Dec 03, 2016 09:47 AM
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Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

I give it a thumbs up....

Dec 03, 2016 09:38 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

No opinion.

Dec 05, 2016 06:52 AM
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Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Richmond, TX

I personally for myself do not like it all but viva la difference!

Dec 04, 2016 02:13 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

If it works for the owner, so be it! Not for me!

Dec 04, 2016 06:14 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

No way !

Dec 03, 2016 05:37 PM
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Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

I think the Tiny Houses are adorable, however, they are not a hit in our area.

 

Dec 03, 2016 05:19 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

For those that can undure it...go for it.

Dec 03, 2016 05:06 PM