Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Co-housing Film at Library Tonight

The Ann Arbor Public Library is hosting a discussion on “co-housing,” a movement in which communities design and build neighborhoods that are sustainable and affordable. A film entitled “Designing a Great Neighborhood,” will be shown at the downtown branch of the Ann Arbor district library at 7 p.m. tonight.

The movie chronicles the process of designing and building "Holiday Neighborhood," a sustainable, affordable residential and commercial development in Boulder, Colorado. After the movie, members of Ann Arbor’s co-housing community will lead a discussion on co-housing, neighborhoods, and the things that make Ann Arbor a great place to live and work. The public is invited to attend and learn about the co-housing movement, and how it can be applied in Michigan.

Ann Arbor real estate offers home buyers many options- from downtown Ann Arbor condos to Ann Arbor homes in the suburbs of the city. Summer is a great time of year to search for a new home, and the co-housing film might spark some ideas of what you’re looking for in a new neighborhood.

There are many resources available to first-time home buyers, including mortgages offered through the Michigan State Housing Development Authority, and first-time home buyer credits given by the federal government. With these incentives available right now, this is a great time to purchase a home. Happy house hunting!

Image courtesy Flickr: Eric Livak-Dahl

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