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Since this is a place for new bloggers to try out blogging, get feedback and express our early thoughts, I hope this falls under the acceptable guidelines. Don't know.

Today I am a client. I put in an offer on a 7800 SQ FT church in our town. After six months of waiting to hear from the diocese that the church would be sold, two months of investigation with contractors on the feasibility, and a month of wrestling with my husband on the price, I just faxed the offer. Now we wait ...

Tonight is the parish council finance committee meeting. Next week is the community meeting with the parish as a whole. Then we have all the city council meetings for use permits and plat changes.

Has any one out here ever worked on a project like this, taking a church or even a school and turning it into a single family residence?

Any advice?


Rich Mielke
REMAX Results, Frederick MD - Frederick, MD
REALTOR, Frederick Maryland Real Estate

Friends of mine used to live in a condo that was an old public school conversion. It had many interesting architectural features and made a great living space. They were able to design their space with the developer.

Aug 21, 2008 08:02 AM
Ann-Marie Clements
Candidate for an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership - Saint John, NB
Ed.D. candidate, Innovative Proactive Principa

Hi Polly,

Get a lawyer in that area that is familiar with "Church to single family residence" conversions, so you can get through any snags that might occur.  Either way, it sounds FANTASTIC and HUGE to say the least.  When you have a picture of the church, download it unto the blog. 

         Good LUCK!!!  ;>)

Aug 21, 2008 08:11 AM