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My fiance and I just purchased a 3-lot parcel of land. It has on it 2 churches and the rest is parking lot. We are currently living (camping) in the main sanctuary of the 1901 brick church while we renovate the 1880 wooden church, which was moved onto the property in the 1940s and was used as a fellowship hall.
NO BANKS would touch us even though I own property, with no mortgages, and have an excellent credit rating. It really sucks that loan officers can't see the vision of what CAN BE.
We wound up paying cash for the property and through some government "historical loan programs" are starting on the renovations.
We now call the church our "Steeple House". And we LOVE IT!
I saw the post-office house on the show "Cribs"
did anyone else?
Unconventional houses are great, but only if you have the money to spend to make them, since (as I understand it), most banks will not give loans on anything other than a conentional house. Anything out of the ordinary and the bank won't give you a loan or there will be residential ordinaces that say you can't build anything other than their cookie-cutter box homes. So you'd really have to have some cash and enough of it to build what you want, where you want.