Re: communities that handle real estate transactions internally?
From: Alan O'Hashi (
Date: Fri, 18 Oct 2019 12:34:18 -0700 (PDT)
Greetings - I'm wondering if communities that handle their real estate 
transactions for buyers and sellers internally allow owners to have an agent 
represent themselves. How are transactions handled?
Alan O

Alan O'Hashi - ECOS
EnviroCultural Organization Systems
Colorado 303-910-5782
Wyoming 307-274-1910
Nebraska 402-327-1652

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  1. Yahoo Groups shutting down most features on Oct 28 (Tom Smyth)
  2. Re: Financial Audit Question (Diana Carroll)
  3. Two Homes for Sale at Takoma Village in Washington DC
      (Ann Zabaldo)


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Date: Thu, 17 Oct 2019 09:19:46 -0400
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Subject: [C-L]_ Yahoo Groups shutting down most features on Oct 28
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See this article
Most content will be deleted Dec 14. Email lists will apparently continue
to work but who knows for how long.

In response to this, the Gather team is ramping up work on our Mailman
mailing list integration with an ambitious plan to release by year-end.

Tom Smyth

Worker-Owner, Sassafras Tech Collective
Specializing in innovative, usable tech for social change ? @sassafrastech
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Date: Thu, 17 Oct 2019 13:36:29 -0400
From: Diana Carroll <dianaecarroll [at]>
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Subject: Re: [C-L]_ Financial Audit Question
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We (Mosaic Commons in Berlin, MA) have never had an audit. (We are almost
11 years old.)  We are discussing whether to do so now. So I'm very
interested in this question.


On Thu, Oct 17, 2019 at 2:17 AM S. Kashdan <s_kashdan [at]> wrote:

> Greetings,
> This is Sylvie Kashdan, Jackson Place Cohousing, urban Seattle,
> Washington, built in 2001.
> I am writing to ask communities what their practices are around
> professional financial audits.
> Here at Jackson Place Cohousing,  our community does not meet the revenue
> threshold that would mandate an annual formal financial audit in our state.
> Since we are below the level at which yearly audits are legally required,
> we have the option to forego audits.
> We'd appreciate hearing how other similarly-situated cohousing communities
> approach this. Even though you aren't mandated, do you still conduct a
> formal audit annually or do you waive the annual audit some years and
> conduct them other years? Do you have a set frequency, or are there
> specific events that "trigger" a formal financial audit?
> Every year our finance team discusses whether or not to have a
> professional audit, and then brings their recommendation to the whole group
> to make the final decision for the year.
> So far we have had some professional audits, but not every year.
> We are wondering how other cohousing communities schedule professional
> audits.
> Cohousingly,
> Sylvie
> Sylvie Kashdan
> Community Outreach Liaison
> Jackson Place Cohousing
> 800 Hiawatha Place South
> Seattle, WA 98144
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Date: Thu, 17 Oct 2019 18:11:53 -0400
From: Ann Zabaldo <zabaldo [at]>
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Subject: [C-L]_ Two Homes for Sale at Takoma Village in Washington DC
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Hello all ?

While you?re making your weekend plans, if you live in the DC area or you 
coming to the DC area and are in the market for a home in cohousing ?

We have two homes for sale at Takoma Village. Both will be available to view at 
an Open House this Sunday, October 20, from 2:00-4:00.

* #105 - 2 BR / 2.5 BA Townhouse
* #113 - 2 BR / 2 BA Flat

Detailed sale flyers (with our address), floor plans, and photo galleries for 
each home are on our website:

Also check out our Guide for Prospective Residents and other info online:

Want to know some more about life at TVC?  Check out our Face Book page:

Lots of photos and events such as our recent chili cook off. Just keep 
scrolling ?

Best --

Ann Zabaldo
Takoma Village Cohousing
Washington, DC
Member, Board of Directors
Mid Atlantic Cohousing
Principal, Cohousing Collaborative, LLC
Falls Church, VA

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If you can?t eat it or play with it, 
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