Re: Governance & Income Inequality [ was Common house design, rooms, and room sizes?
From: R Philip Dowds (
Date: Thu, 12 Feb 2015 15:19:14 -0800 (PST)
Thanks for your detailed answer, it was quite helpful.  I’m not convinced that 
Cornerstone could ever grapple with that level of complexity.


> On Feb 12, 2015, at 5:51 PM, Elizabeth Magill <pastorlizm [at]> 
> wrote:
> Technical answer: there is a document with "percentage interest" that
> decides our HOA dues. It just happens to exactly match the percentage
> pricing of the ORIGINAL sale price of the homes offered by the
> developer. It is mostly square footage, but also how close to the
> common house, whether affordable, and magic, as best I can tell.
> Percentage interest isn't REALLY based on the price, it really went
> the other way around. And many homes have sold for different prices on
> the open market, this is not relevant to percentage interest.
> Coho dues to HOA dues...well, not sure that is possible to answer!
> Since a 4BR has $600 or so HOA and my small 3BR has $400 or so HOA and
> 2Br and 1BR lower, and "affordable" even lower... and the coho is
> average $94. So different for everyone, eh?
> Coho vs HOA bills...we reallly push as much as possible into coho. But
> building reserve and repiars is HOA, out water system is HOA, our
> waste system is HOA, snow plowing (we've had A LOT OF THAT) is HOA. Oh
> and road maintenance is HOA. I can't' remember if the interior paths
> are HOA or Coho....
> But yes not-very optional items are coho. Which means its a sliding
> scale fund that decides whether we leave the common house warm all the
> time so it is welcoming or cold all the time so it is inexpensive.
> Insurance? I don'[t actually know... but it is possible that that is
> actually at the Sawyerhill level, covering our two different
> communities? (We really are MUCH more complicated than I described!!!)
> The coho dues look like the left side of a random events chart, with
> the highest number at the middle and more and more folk as you
> increase the payment. Then there are a few outlyers at the top, above
> the average, more in close to the average. This year is the first year
> we've SHARED that chart, it'll be itnerested to see if that changes
> the pledges of the outlyers.
> Liz

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