When the sign "For Sale To be Moved" went up in front of this house, I had to have it. I've been driving by this little cottage for 14 years every single day as it is on my way home. In fact, I can see the house from my porch in the winter time across the field (when trees are not as full). So last month, we bought the house, bought a piece of land to move the house onto and today is the day. If all goes well, and mother nature cooperates, we will be moving this house to its new home a couple of miles down the road.
There are always houses on piers like this for sale to be moved in our area and a few house moving companies to choose from. People sell homes to be moved for different reasons. Sometimes it's because the family wants to keep the property but not the home after inheriting it (as is the case with our little cottage). Other times, people build on the same property and then sell the first home. Occasionally, the house is free, yes FREE, to whomever wants to haul it away. When the price is right, it can be a great opportunity for investors and home buyers alike.
Moving a house is not cheap and the price is based on the size of the home and the distance to be traveled. Ideally, you want the property to be within 10 miles of the house. The closer the better. If you already own property, you'll want to find a house for sale to be moved nearby. If you own the house or find the house first, you'll want to look for available properties around the location of the house.
Larger homes often represent a larger challenge because the house sometimes needs to be cut in half or the roof has to be removed and then rebuilt on the new site. When the house needs to be cut or the roof has to be removed, an independent contractor also needs to get involved which raises the cost.
Between my husband and I, this will be our 5th house moving and likely not the last. I'll write more about this topic later as I have to go meet our movers at the site.
Today is the day we are moving our house!
Originally Posted at: Lafayette Real Estate News