Re: Weird RFI seeking copies of our HOA Docs, Budget and Insurance Info
From: Ann Zabaldo (
Date: Thu, 14 Jul 2016 08:47:41 -0700 (PDT)
Just a clarification here…

A "resale packet" is different from the form that the lender wants filled out. 
The resale packet is for the benefit of the homebuyer.

The form the lender wants filled out is filled out by our admin team and 
contains the information the lender wants.

Two different formats and two different processes. 

Ann Zabaldo
Takomavillage Cohousing
Washington DC

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> On Jul 14, 2016, at 10:12 AM, Sharon Villines <sharon [at] 
>> wrote:
>> On Jul 13, 2016, at 1:09 PM, Raines Cohen <rc3-coho-L [at]> wrote:
>> 3. Fraud Prevention -  (this is what I think is the most likely reason for
>> routine inquiries by this channel) by going through the association's
>> official website, they can make sure they are getting the official skinny
>> on any liens/unpaid dues on the unit, special assessments that could make
>> the loan riskier, legal issues, problematic clauses in your documents, or
>> other challenges. And not having the wool pulled over their eyes by some
>> fake info from a fake "officer" submitted by the buyer or seller. In the
>> wake of the 2008 banking/finance shenanigans, doing extra checks like this
>> has become, unfortunately, standard procedure for some.
> Sorry to disagree. Our resale packet is sent by the management company who 
> certifies the contents. These are legal documents. They must be complete and 
> accurate. If they aren’t, I assume a bank could pull the loan or worse 
> because false data was supplied.
> Most websites have nothing to do with the Board or any officers unless one of 
> them happens to be a webmaster. The webmaster who might not even be a member 
> of the community. A bank employee would probably have not a clue who manages 
> their own website. If a bank asked the mortgage broker where the information 
> came from and they said they made contact through the website, I don’t think 
> anyone would be happy. I have found contact through websites to totally hit 
> or miss and most often a miss—particularly in cohousing.
> The address and a ton of information can be found on any of the big real 
> estate websites. The owner on tax records.
> As one of other posters pointed out this company sends resale packets that 
> are ordered and paid for by the seller. And it’s expensive. Marketing pays 
> for itself.
> Sharon
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> Sharon Villines, Historic Takoma Park
> In Washington DC, Where all roads lead to Casablanca
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