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Old 03-15-2018, 10:35 AM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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I didn't know that, but I don't bake, because I'll pig out on it.
Or go to the Mountain Market get one of their pecan sticky buns. I was addicted to those!
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Old 03-15-2018, 11:00 AM
 
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I thought no one wanted to pay the prices at Mountain Markup!
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Old 03-15-2018, 11:06 AM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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I thought no one wanted to pay the prices at Mountain Markup!
But those pecan sticky buns things are worth it.
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Old 03-15-2018, 11:35 AM
 
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Here I was hoping not to find nearby pastries, my biggest weakness.
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Old 03-15-2018, 11:43 AM
 
Location: Central NY
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Here I was hoping not to find nearby pastries, my biggest weakness.

You have lots of company!! Sadly, I was just told I have diabetes.
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Old 03-15-2018, 12:23 PM
 
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So join the club of no refined carbs. You do lose the taste for pastries (or really any sweets) if you let them go long enough. For some people, it's like a detox. I find I no longer crave pastries since I stopped eating them. Got my own bad news right at the beginning of trouble and it's easily managed now.
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Old 03-15-2018, 06:40 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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For folks that like small towns, Meeker has a mean (& fairly recent) housing price of $175k according to one data site.

I haven't been to that part of the state much - I need to check it out.

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I am building small and my town has a minimum limit of a footprint 20x20. I am building 820 sq.ft.,which is small but not the "tiny houses" that seem to interest a lot of people, given that there is almost no place where you can put one even if you want one.

I saw a new subdivision with a minimum of 2500 fq.ft. outside of Montrose. That is absurd and I think it failed. If you want a smallER house, you either buy quite old or build new (and the banks look askance at the price per square feet and point out that there are no comps).

When I built my current house here in the East, I'd looked for a small house and looked in lake areas where there are often camps or former camps. I bought a somewhat-rebuilt 3-room cottage which fell apart completely and I had to tear it down and built my current house, which is about 1250 sq.ft.

A small house is an expensive way to go. Fixed costs are not smaller and there are not economies of scale up to a certain point.

I never really thought about comparing the cost per sq ft for a small house relative to a large one - I can see how fixed costs wouldn't vary much, but I would hope long-term care & maintenance are cheaper (it would be easier on my knees). I'm looking for <1000 sq ft - 820 sq ft is a perfect size. Room enough for you and your dogs. I wish builders offered homes between huge and tiny house.

Enjoyed those photos from jim9251. Mountains backdropping every view!

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