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Living Among Friends – Housing Options for Boomers by Christian Lambrecht could be the only book needed to help you determine which option is right for you as you decide to downsize. Packed with practical information regarding location, types of housing and cost, it covers many issues of affordability, as well as experiences of those who have down-sized. Whether your choice is going it alone or buying property with one friend or many, you will find helpful advice among its pages. Christian Lambrecht is a certified Management Consultant specializing in B2B Marketing and Strategy. He knows by personal experience the pros and cons of down-sizing and sharing with friends.
The examples he gives are specifically forged from the available markets in the U.S., but with careful consideration and by studying the information contained in the many website links he provides, this book can only make your final decision easier because you will have a firm foundation of reliable, proven information which can be transferred to any market around the world. It gives valuable and credible advice with a good deal of data that you can download and refer to as you take steps into a new part of life: location, affordability, house rules and much, much more.
Initially, I thought the book was location specific. Christian Lambrecht covers the Atlanta region in-depth at the outset of his writing, but as you continue to read, he leads you into other markets and the local regulations. He backs everything up with many links to helpful websites and surveys that you can study to your heart’s delight. I consider this publication to be a valuable tool if you are considering a change of lifestyle where cost is an important factor. Secondly, the testimonies he shares give you a clearer idea of other people’s experiences when they have taken a different housing route. The pitfalls and successes give further credence to the value of the contents of this book to help your decision-making.