Comments on: Why you can’t buy a unique house http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/11/08/why-you-cant-buy-a-unique-house/ A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Mbuna http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/11/08/why-you-cant-buy-a-unique-house/comment-page-1/#comment-20442 Tue, 09 Nov 2010 00:48:51 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=6037#comment-20442 I had a similar problem some years ago trying to buy a Geodesic dome house in California (and a real beauty at that). It was listed as “non-standard” construction and as soon as any mortgage broker saw that they wouldn’t touch it with 10ft. pole. Fortunately we had 80% of the money needed for the house and I was able to put the balance on a 0% credit card promotion and kept transferring it to different credit card promotions for a couple of years until I paid it off. When we sold the house a little over 4 years ago, the mortgage for the buyer was not a problem then. Now that things have tightened up I see it’s back to how it used to be.

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