Re: HOA fees
From: Beverly Jones Redekop (
Date: Fri, 25 Aug 2017 11:00:00 -0700 (PDT)
You could make a survey asking about monthly amounts for landscaping,
private home repairs, common house repairs, private home insurance, snow
removal, private internet, etc... The total is not very meaningful. The
individual items might not be either...!

On Fri, Aug 25, 2017, 9:56 AM Lynn Nadeau / Maraiah <welcome [at]>

> Maraiah here-- part of RoseWind Cohousing Port Townsend WA for 28 years,
> followed other communities that long too.
> It's really hard to compare assessments across communities, as what is
> covered varies enormously. My community has relatively low assessments--
> about $100 a month per household -- but we have no expenses for snow or
> leaf removal, no communal property taxes (all paid individually), no
> community responsibility for maintenance of individual homes. We fund
> reserves, liability insurance, landscape maintenance equipment, utilities
> for the common house (no air conditioning cost, less heating cost than
> northeastern groups, for example), and various committee expenses.
> To get any useful information, I think you'll have to be much more
> specific in your questions. What specific expenses, for how many
> properties, in what climate, etc. There are so many variables!
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