Re: Value-added
From: Malcolm Eva (
Date: Sun, 13 Oct 2013 12:24:26 -0700 (PDT)
Hello all

I belong to the Springhill co housing in England.  All the properties have a 
stake in our common house - the houses all contributed £6000, apartments and 
studios a smaller amount to the development of the CH, so when someone sells 
their house, this figure will be incorporated in the asking price.  As we offer 
the houses for sale to the co housing and a list of interested parties, before 
advertising it on the open market, we find that this takes care of that 
community-added-value factor.  If it should go to an estate agent to sell on 
the open market, and so go to someone not interested in co housing, that will 
create an interesting situation which, mercifully, has not yet arisen.  At the 
moment, our properties sell for rather more than other properties in the 
neighbourhood.  Those that have been badly over-priced don't sell.

I hope this helps.

Best wishes

Malcolm Eva

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> On 13 Oct 2013, at 19:47, Ann Zabaldo <zabaldo [at]> wrote:
> Hello Rick!
> I'm very, very interested in this.  I do believe cohousing adds a lot to the 
> sale price of the home despite the recession blues.
> If list members out there respond to this request I hope you we post to the 
> whole list so we can all share in the information.
> Thanks!
> Best --
> Ann Zabaldo
> Takoma Village Cohousing
> Washington, DC
> Principal, Cohousing Collaborative, LLC
> Falls Church VA
> 703-688-2646
>> On Oct 13, 2013, at 10:53 AM, Richart Keller wrote:
>> 1) Interested in if and how communities treat the value-added by the social
>> capital of cohousing when a unit is sold.
>> Is there an additional dollar-value assessed which is included in the
>> transaction and which goes to the community?  Is this enforced by an
>> informal practice/expectation, a formal agreement, or some legal mechanism?
>> 2) Or are there any other types of assessments or fees which accrue to the
>> community as part of the sale? If so, what are they and how are they
>> "enforced"?
>> 3) Or any recommendations for types of assessments due at sale?
>> Rick Keller, A.I.C.P.
>> Pioneer Valley Cohousing
>> Amherst, MA
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