Re: appraisals
From: S. Kashdan (
Date: Sat, 1 Feb 2014 13:53:52 -0800 (PST)
Hi Holly,

In the twelve years we have lived here, no one has been charged extra for an 
appraisal at Jackson Place Cohousing, in Seattle. Our homes basically sell 
for market value. The comparison is to other condominium homes in the 
neighborhood, not to other cohousing communities, even though there are 
several in our area (but not in our specific neighborhood). Some other 
condominiums in this neighborhood have more shared amenities than we have, 
and some have less. None are actual functioning communities of neighbors 
other than ours. But, being a cohousing community is not part of the defined 
property as such. We are legally defined as a condominium, and that is how 
our homes are appraised.

I hope this helps a little.


Sylvie Kashdan
Community Outreach Liaison
Jackson Place Cohousing
800 Hiawatha Place South
Seattle, WA 98144
info [at]

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Holly Wilder" <hollywilder23 [at]>
To: "Cohousing-L" <cohousing-l [at]>
Sent: Saturday, February 01, 2014 10:10 AM
Subject: Re: [C-L]_ appraisals

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
hollywilder23 [at]
(303) 517-4180 cell

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