Re: Re: condo fees
From: Robert (
Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2006 13:32:15 -0800 (PST)
At Eno Commons, we have 22 households and each household pays dues ($100/month) which has three components:
  * $40/month: reserves
  * $15/month: capital
  * $45/month: operational

We have agreed to borrow from ourselves from our reserves using our capital portion of our HOA dues to pay ourselves (reserves) back with interest. (I believe the pay back period is seven years.) We also fundraise using auctions, dinners and T-shirts. Direct appeals also works.

However, as you can imagine, what we can spend is less than what we would like to spend. We will be noodling on this as we would like to redo our kitchen and complete the Common House upstairs to have guest bedrooms.

-Robert Heinich
Eno Commons Cohousing
Durham, NC
where the foundation for the work shop is complete and the building should start soon.

----- Original Message ----- From: <LouHarr [at]>
To: <cohousing-l [at]>
Sent: Tuesday, January 17, 2006 3:35 PM
Subject: [C-L]_ Re: condo fees

Two Acre Wood,
Sebastopol Ca, north of
San Francisco.


  Thanks again to all of you and to Fred who keep  Coho-L going. I have
relied on it for info since before we bought  land.
 Right now we are looking at how to raise $$ for  projects here.
 I am glad to see the thread about monthly fees HOA (or  other).
that you use to manage your places.
My questions are about those things beyond administration ,operating costs and reserves.( We now have some solar input so that our meter runs backward.)
 We allocate $ to committees such as Community Life,  Bldg & Grounds,
Landscape Comm., Common House Comm.
  What is left over is marked as discretionary  funds, dispersed by
community agreement.
 What about $$ for landscaping or site  changes, big items for the Common
Furniture for outdoor seating, making changes as our  community evolves :
such as kids yard changes  etc.
  We are about to create a voluntary contribution  fund for some of these.
We have also had large contributions and donations  for specific items.
  I welcome all information.
Louise Harris
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