The house/s that they were moving in where...to put it mildy...crap. 2x4 exterior walls, uninsulated, old wiring, 17 layers of roof, etc. They had to rip the chimney out in order to move them, as well as take off what looked like could have been a porch or something. Basically, it looked like a barn.
So my question is, under what situation does this make financial sense, to bring in what, to my moderately trained eye looked like a teardown, and put it on a really nice lot? My wife and I figure that it *was* a teardown, and instead, somebody said "I'll take it!" and, for the price of moving it, plunked it down on their lot and plan on renting it. I would assume that because it's an 'existing' house, they can circumvent some code requirements re: upgrading electrical service, insulating, etc.