Re: flip tax
From: David Heimann (
Date: Mon, 12 Feb 2007 21:10:20 -0800 (PST)

Better not use the term "flip tax"! That's how the proposal at JP Cohousing was originally titled, and it was blown dead in the water. It was only after the proponent was willing to call it a "transfer fee" that it began its slow tortuous road to adoption.

David Heimann (a neighbor of Jeanne's)
JP Cohousing

Date: Mon, 12 Feb 2007 10:48:12 -0500
From: Ann Zabaldo <zabaldo [at]>
Subject: Re: [C-L]_ flip tax
To: Cohousing-L <cohousing-l [at]>
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Blows my mind, too!  Also in a very good way.  I'm interested in this
thread for all the reasons stated and hope anyone's community that
has considered this will post your experience to the list.

One thing I'm curious about is using the term "tax" -- I'm surprised
people have not reacted negatively to this terminology.

Best --

Ann Zabaldo
Takoma Village Cohousing
Washington, DC

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