RE: Capped Equity
From: Raymond D. Gasser (
Date: Fri, 6 Feb 1998 17:40:13 -0600
At EcoVillage at Ithaca we put in what we call a "flip tax". We don't cap
equity, but if a house gets resold, the co-op gets back 20% of the profit
after taking into account improvements, inflation, etc. The proceeds are
supposedly earmarked for affordability issues.

Ray Gasser, EcoVillage at Ithaca
raygasser [at]

where we've got one or two units coming on the market, but they look a lot
better in the spring when we're all outside planting!!!

At 09:11 AM 2/6/98 -0600, Floriferous [at] wrote:
>Putting caps on equity may cause banks to have problems loaning to your 
>Rob Sandelin

>Our group in Hartland VT. is discussing Capping Equity on the resale of homes
>in the future.
>I have only seen equity caps tied
>to initial subsidy, with the intent that the subidized homeowner not profit
>from the subsidy, thus also retaining the subsidy to the next purchaser. 
>Has anyone see or been part of a system that caps unsubidized homes?
>Robin Ellison
>Hartland Co housing

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