conforming mortgage question
From: Kristen Simmons (
Date: Mon, 1 Mar 2010 05:45:44 -0800 (PST)
This one's for all the financial experts out there. Please be kind if I get
some of the terms wrong, I know just enough to ask the questions.

My group, Stony Brook Cohousing in Boston, is doing some early research on
mortgages. A question has come up about conforming mortgages. These
mortgages conform to certain standards, such as a limit on the total loan
amount, etc. Another standard is that the transaction must be arms length.
How have groups dealt with this?

As I understand it, purchasers in new cohousing communities are usually also
members of the development entity. Since the purchaser is buying from an
entity that s/he is a member of, is the transaction still considered arms
length? Do people in cohousing have conforming mortgages?

Thanks in advance,

PS: We are looking for neighbors. Construction will begin December 2010, and
we will move in on December 2011. Join us in the fun.!/pages/Stony-Brook-CoHousing/312771196582?ref=ts

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