|Re: Involvement in Closing of Home Sales||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Ann Zabaldo (zabaldoearthlink.net)|
|Date: Sun, 16 Jul 2017 09:37:31 -0700 (PDT)|
Thank you for sharing this list David. It's most helpful. Ann zabaldo Takomavillage Cohousing Washington DC Sent from my iPhone All typos ... curtesy of Siri :-) > On Jul 16, 2017, at 11:00 AM, David Heimann <heimann [at] theworld.com> wrote: > > > Hello Julie and everyone, > > We (JP Cohousing) have a procedure called "clearness" (similar to the > Quaker meaning of the term), which takes place when a prospective buyer is > serious considering making the commitment to buy. In clearness, a committee > of three or so residents meets with the buyer(s) to go over the following > questions: > > 1. Do you have any questions about read the Community Values and do you > accept them? > > 2. Do you understand the Condo Documents, including the Prospective Living > Here Guide? Do you have any questions? Will you abide by JPC policies? > > 3. Do you understand and agree to abide by and use the Consensus Process? > > 4. Do all the adult members of your household understand that Cohousing is > a participatory process which included attending general meetings, joining a > committee and performing 4 hours/month of work tasks related to JP Cohousing? > > 5. Living in JP Cohousing means making community a priority in your life. > Is this something you are willing and able to do? > > 6. We would like to share some examples of how we operate as a community, > and ask for relevant examples from your current life. > > 7. What do you have to offer the JP Cohousing community? > > 8. What are you prepared to give up to live in community? > > 9. Do you have any other questions that we can answer at this time? > > > This includes acknowledging and agreeing to the condo documents, but also > goes much further into establishing that the buyer understands and accepts > (or better yet looks forward to) what they are getting into. > > While clearness is not a process that approves or disapproves a purchase, > it is a process that makes sure that everyone, particularly the buyer(s), > goes into the purchase and moving in with all eyes open. > > Regards, > David Heimann > Jamaica Plain Cohousing > > > Date: Sat, 15 Jul 2017 10:30:30 -0700 > From: drmaryann49 [at] mac.com > To: cohousing-l [at] cohousing.org > Subject: Re: [C-L]_ Involvement in Closing of Home Sales > Message-ID: <B03A1EFB-1DCE-4C46-9D10-586FEBDBE993 [at] mac.com> > Content-Type: text/plain; charset=utf-8 > > We have a list of documents that we provide to the title company to share > with the buyer, including previous year-end financial statements, current > year budget, Bylaws, CC&Rs, reserve fund summary, policy and procedure manual > (Villagers Guide) and a letter acknowledging receipt of these. > > We have a very active Marketing Committee who introduces potential members to > the community, talks about living here, often shows available units, etc. So > these documents are not the first time purchasers should have heard about > these items which are also required by state law. > > Mary Ann > Manzanita Village, Prescott, AZ > > ? > ?Energy creates energy. It is by spending myself that I become rich? - Sarah > Bernhardt > > Mary Ann Clark drmaryann49 [at] mac.com > Check out DrMaryAnn's Academy at http://drmaryann.wordpress.com/ > > > > >> On Jun 15, 2017, at 2:18 PM, Julie Gallagher <jgall63 [at] gmail.com> wrote: >> My thought about putting it into the sale contract wasn't so much to >> educate the buyer as to have the buyer affirmatively sign something saying >> they agree to be governed by the By-Laws and the policies adopted by the >> HOA. Then, if later down the road, the buyer is refusing to comply with a >> significant community requirement, there would be something to point to to >> say, "you signed this, agreeing to follow the rules." (Not that it would >> have much in the way of teeth to enforce, but enforcement is a different >> issue.) To me, that's stronger than saying, "we have a Declaration and >> By-Laws saying residents have to comply with the rules, which you may or >> may not have read." >> We haven't had a problem yet that this is trying to solve. You may have >> guessed that I'm an attorney, so I'm kind of hung up on legal documents and >> whether people are obligated to follow them. I fully agree, Ann, that it's >> critical to educate buyers in advance, which is something we don't have a >> formal process for. Our immediate situation is that a resident has listed >> her home with a realtor, after two years of "sort of" marketing it through >> the cohousing website and our community website. (Our houses are difficult >> to sell because of our location.) The first potential buyers the realtor >> showed it to were an elderly couple who looked rather frail. Since then, >> she has come to a potluck and hopefully become more familiar with the >> community. But she has also taken a group of other realtors through the >> house to encourage them to show it to their clients. The owner doesn't want >> community members to come on too strong about cohousing and possibly scare >> buyers away. >> Julie >> > _________________________________________________________________ > Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: > http://www.cohousing.org/cohousing-L/ > >
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