|Re: Guidelines for selecting membership||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Michael Barrett (mbarretttoast.net)|
|Date: Mon, 16 Sep 2013 17:41:59 -0700 (PDT)|
Harriet, I have no wisdom to offer on the perennial problem of trying to ensure that new residents will be "perfect", or even OK, beyond trying to get the potential new folks to spend lots of time in the community mixing with the present residents. I am curious about the financial mechanics of your limited equity co-op. If the residents own a portion they presumeably paid a price for that ownership share. Do all portions of the community have equal value. How was that value/price decided? Does it or can it change upon a change of ownership? Who decides? In non-co-op real estate there are two parties: buyer and seller. In your limited equity co-op it seems there are three parties. And two separate transfers? Maybe this is all explained in "Limited Equity Co-op 101", but I missed that course. Michael at Shadowlake Village, Blacksburg, VA - where the buyer and seller mutually decide on what each home plus a 1/32 share of the community property is worth to them, and the community has essentially no input. ----- Original Message ----- From: "Harriet Lewis" <hlewis [at] sonic.net> To: <cohousing-l [at] cohousing.org> Cc: "Harriet Lewis" <hlewis [at] sonic.net> Sent: Monday, September 16, 2013 5:17 PM Subject: [C-L]_ Guidelines for selecting membership > > In our limited equity co-op, residents own a portion of the entire > community rather than an individual unit . When the resident leaves, the > unit reverts back to the co-op. We may be exploring alternative ways > for selecting new members. Do any co-ops choose applicants based on a > list of skills needed by the community? For example, priority is given > to applicants who have backgrounds in leadership, finance, building repair > and maintenance, gardening, secretarial skills, etc. > > Also, does anyone have a system where applicants might receive priority on > a wait list by showing great interest in the co-op, i.e. by voluntary > attendance at meetings and workdays . > > Another example might be to give men or women preference when the > community gender balance is skewed? > > As always, we want to be very careful not to discriminate. > > Marley Fein, Santa Rosa Creek Commons > _________________________________________________________________ > Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: > http://www.cohousing.org/cohousing-L/ > > > >
Guidelines for selecting membership Harriet Lewis, September 16 2013
- Re: Guidelines for selecting membership Michael Barrett, September 16 2013
- Re: Guidelines for selecting membership Mariana Almeida, September 17 2013
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