Re: HOA fees
From: Ann Zabaldo (
Date: Thu, 6 Dec 2018 05:52:58 -0800 (PST)
Hello Susan –

Are you a condominium or co-op?   If so, HOA fees are based on your expenses 
for running the common areas of your community.  That total is then divided 
among the homeowners based on some algorithm which is usually square footage of 
each unit or it can be some combination of square footage and equal shares. So 
getting range of dues from other Cohousing communities is not really going To 
reflect your particular community. Some will be more rules some will be more 
urban some will have a higher tax basis utilities will be higher or lower.

I’m interested in what is prompting this question. Sonora has been around for a 
very long time so I’m sure that you have some method of collecting dues to 
support your community.  Strikes me that there must be some other Information 
here prompting your question. Can you share that?  Knowing what this is will 
help people on this list address your needs more directly. 

Ann Zabaldo
Washington DC

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> On Dec 5, 2018, at 12:23 PM, Susan Rohrbach via Cohousing-L <cohousing-l [at] 
>> wrote:
> Hi
> It is budget discussion time in our community and I would like to get some 
> idea of range of HOA fees charged in other cohousing. It would also be 
> helpful if there were some range of housing prices included for comparison to 
> ours. Thanks in advance for any help you can give
> Susan RohrbachSonora Cohousing
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