|Re: appraisals||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Holly Wilder (hollywilder23gmail.com)|
|Date: Sat, 1 Feb 2014 10:10:33 -0800 (PST)|
I meant that the appraiser wants to tack on an additional fee for his services based on the fact that it's in a cohousing community. We all KNOW there is greater value, I just don't think the appraisal should cost more. Anyone have to pay extra for that when they purchased? Holly Wilder Visionary Properties LLC www.visionaryproperties.vpweb.com hollywilder23 [at] gmail.com (303) 517-4180 cell On Feb 1, 2014, at 9:18 AM, Lynn Nadeau / Maraiah wrote: > > Does it being cohousing add to the value? Of course, if that's an amenity you > want. > > If you buy a lot-and-house at RoseWind Cohousing, in Port Townsend WA, where > I live, you not only get the house and 5000 sq ft lot, but 4.5 acres of > common lands, a beautiful big common house to use, big vegetable garden, > some orchards, berries, bees, playground swingset, equipment you can borrow, > and best of all, 40+ neighbors who then consider you part of their community, > some of whom are apt to quickly become your friends. Not like "just" buying a > house. This is especially valuable to anyone moving here from some other > area. > > Keeping all this up costs money: our operating and reserves budget comes to > about $1000 a year per household, our assessments. For county tax appraisal, > our properties seem to be "worth" about $45K more than comparable single > lots. As resales, mostly ours go for about market value of comparable > non-cohousing properties, as I look back over the years. If we only have one > resale available, it may sell for more. Often we have none, as is the case > now. > > But it certainly doesn't strike me as inappropriate that a property should be > asking more, even a lot more, because of the amenities, tangible and > intangible, of cohousing, especially in communities which have already > evolved into going concerns. > > Maraiah Lynn Nadeau > www.rosewind.org > _________________________________________________________________ > Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: > http://www.cohousing.org/cohousing-L/ > >
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