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|From: Lynn Nadeau (welcomeolympus.net)|
|Date: Sat, 14 Nov 1998 11:24:09 -0600|
$246 a MONTH?? Wow. Unless that included property tax, I'd consider that quite high-end. At RoseWind, our common assessment, with 20 households, for the past several years has been $200-400 per YEAR. Granted, we don't yet have maintenance, insurance, and utilities on a common house to pay, but that can't come to all that much, for a space which is not heated 24/7. Now, if that includes property tax, it's not that far off from ours, where individual homes are assessed by the local government for property tax, depending on the estimated market value of the home. My home is estimated at $185,000, and my taxes are around $2200 a year. We also pay our home utilities individually (water, sewer, power, garbage). The commons is not separately taxed, but is included as an amenity related to our individual property valuation by the government. If you go through the archives of cohousing L, you'll find some other groups' figures. The range is wide. Lynn Nadeau RoseWind Cohousing, Port Townsend WA where our last few lots are available (buy-in running around $28,000-- then you build to your own design and budget)
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