|Re: Informing potential buyers about cohousing||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Alice Alexander (alicecohousgmail.com)|
|Date: Thu, 13 Oct 2016 07:52:17 -0700 (PDT)|
Just this morning I posted a blog on the Coho/US website about my community's "turnover work," and sharing approaches and policies we have collected from others, who were generous in sharing their experiences. Resale Strategies to Address Turnover <http://www.cohousing.org/node/4344> I'd welcome hearing from others, so we can build this resource! Alice Alexander, Coho/US Executive Director On Thu, Oct 13, 2016 at 9:50 AM, Elizabeth Magill <pastorlizm [at] gmail.com> wrote: > > We’d like to know the same thing!! > > We are not individually built but all that is required of home sellers is > five weeks notice. (We thought homes would sell that fast ha ha ha ha ha ha > er hum eh.) > > > -Liz > (The Rev.) Elizabeth M. Magill > www.ecclesiaministriesmission.org > www.mosaic-commons.org in Berlin, MA > 508-450-0431 > > > > > > On Oct 12, 2016, at 5:24 PM, Jean Konzal <jkonzal [at] comcast.net> wrote: > > > > > > The Two Echo Co-Housing Community in Brunswick Maine celebrated its > twentieth anniversary this year. Our community is comprised of twenty-one > single family homes and three duplexes. Each home was individually > designed following community building guidelines and built by different > builders chosen by the owner. > > > > We are currently reviewing how we inform interested buyers about our > community before they buy one of our properties. Our goal is to make sure > that all buyers understand what living in a co-housing community is all > about. > > > > When we first formed, people who wanted to buy a building lot had to be > approved by the community membership. However, when they want to sell the > house they built on the lot, the transaction is considered a private one > between the seller and the buyer. The community does not have to approve > the sale. Also, there are no community-wide agreements about how to inform > each prospective buyer of what the community expectations are for members > prior to the sale. Our Membership Committee’s charge is to “assist the > seller to provide all documents required for full disclosure under the > law.” It is the seller’s responsibility to make sure the buyer receives > those documents. > > > > Recently we have had some experiences that lead us to reconsider this. > We want to know from other co-housing communities with individually built > and owned houses how they handle making sure prospective buyers are fully > informed about living in co-housing without imposing upon the relationship > between the seller and the buyer. > > > > Looking forward to hearing about your experiences. > > _________________________________________________________________ > > Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: > > http://www.cohousing.org/cohousing-L/ > > > > > > _________________________________________________________________ > Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: > http://www.cohousing.org/cohousing-L/ > > > -- Alice Alexander Executive Director http://www.cohousing.org [image: The Cohousing Association]
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