What do you think?

William Dellert and his wife Vera are ready to own their first home. Describe how they are going to select their house. Where will they put this house?

If you wanted to buy a home today, outline the steps you would take. How does your plan differ from the Dellerts' plan? What might be several alternative ways of buying a home?

What are today's equivalents to the home kits of the 1920s?

What impact do you think mail-order catalogs had on isolated rural communities?

Do you or your family receive mail-order catalogs? Have you ever purchased something from one of these catalogs? What did you buy? Make a list of the pros and the cons of purchasing from a catalog.

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