Re: Weird RFI seeking copies of our HOA Docs, Budget and Insurance Info
From: Catya Belfer (
Date: Wed, 13 Jul 2016 06:06:58 -0700 (PDT)
Looks like a normal request to me, presuming someone is actually buying
that unit.

     - cat

Catya Belfer   -
Technical Director   -
Cohousing in MA -

On Mon, Jul 11, 2016 at 10:57 PM, Thomas Lofft <tlofft [at]> wrote:

> Have any other cohousing communities encountered this kind of an RFI
> (Request For Information), especially recently?It is seeking copies of our
> condo docs, although Liberty Village is not a condo.I have almost forty
> years experience in real estate and never heard of this company or of the
> alleged mortgage company, but that doesn't mean they don't exist, however
> in this booming century of scam-a-minute hustles, I triple check every
> shark I've never been bitten by before.
> On Jul 11, 2016, at 10:10 AM, mike.pearlman [at] wrote:
> Hi,We are assisting American Federal Mortgage Corporation in the
> processing of a loan for the purchase of 9135 Liberty Village Way Union
> Bridge, MD 21791​. Can you assist us in acquiring the information below? We
> would appreciate it. Lender Questionnaire - Please complete, sign and date
> the attached lender questionnaire and return by email or fax (215)
> 689-3122.Governing Documents - Please email a copy of the recorded
> Declaration of Condominium, Bylaws, Rules and Regulations and Amendments
> (condo docs.)Budget - Please email a copy of the 2016 Budget. Master
> Insurance Agent - Please provide the contact information (email or phone)
> for your Master Policy Insurance. Thank you for your assistance and please
> do not hesitate to contact me (mike.pearlman [at] with any
> questions!  Mike Pearlman
>  800-452-4816 ext 116
> mike.pearlman [at]
> The weirdest thing was they submitted this RFI direct to our inquiries
> e-mail via the community web site, not directly to any member of the BOD or
> HOA management.Further, they did not offer any authentication by the
> alleged lender or from any subject client party of either company.
> My Corollary RFI: Do you typically see any/many/every prospective purchase
> lender asking for your Association budget, insurance policies, or
> generically identifying every HOA as a condo?
> Response to everyone to broaden our collective knowledge will be
> appreciated, but feel free to respond directly if you have harsh opinions
> you prefer to not broadcast.
> Cheers for legal safety for all cohousing communities.Tom LofftLiberty
> village, MD
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