Re: Sr Cohousing Hits Mainstream Investing: Motley Fool
From: Ann Zabaldo (zabaldoearthlink.net)
Date: Thu, 19 Mar 2020 22:04:09 -0700 (PDT)
Hello Joyce!

Check the directory on Cohousing.org <http://cohousing.org/>  - super good 
resource on all things cohousing.  :-)

Best --

Ann Zabaldo
Takoma Village Cohousing
Washington, DC
Member, Board of Directors
Mid Atlantic Cohousing
Principal, Cohousing Collaborative, LLC
Falls Church, VA
202.546.4654

I was going to make a joke about sodium and hydrogen, but NaH..


> On Mar 19, 2020, at 10:35 PM, Joyce Cheney <jcheneyjc [at] gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> Where is the one rental coho in AZ or NM? I thot I knew them all. Tnx Joyce 
> Cheney 
> 
> Sent from my iPhone
> 
>> On Mar 19, 2020, at 3:11 PM, Ann Zabaldo <zabaldo [at] earthlink.net> wrote:
>> 
>> Hello all —
>> 
>> Here’s an article on investing in Sr. Cohousing that appeared in a Motley 
>> Fool newsletter.
>> 
>> https://www.fool.com/millionacres/real-estate-basics/real-estate-terms/senior-cohousing-the-next-senior-housing-investment/
>> 
>> On the one hand … YAY!  Invest in Sr. Cohousing!  Especially RENTAL 
>> Cohousing!  FROM THE ARTICLE:  <Senior cohousing communities that are made 
>> up of rentals will be more like owning a rental portfolio of single-family 
>> homes. The cohousing rent model may become more popular as older people 
>> consider housing options that will allow them to have more flexibility.>  
>> YES!  PLEASE INVEST!  
>> 
>> On the other hand…Uh oh.  Somebody needs to talk to the writer before this 
>> goes further.  He got some of the characteristics of cohousing kind of 
>> right.  BUT he is writing about a standard investment model which may not 
>> fit the nooks and crannies of cohousing.
>> 
>> For instance, I don’t understand this from the article:
>> 
>> Investing in senior cohousing requires a much different approach than most 
>> other real estate investments. Cohousing communities are basically 
>> neighborhoods that consist of like-minded people, so the investment strategy 
>> would be similar to developing a subdivision. < Other elder cohousing 
>> communities are a group of single-family rental properties.>  I KNOW OF ONE 
>> SR. COHOUSING RENTAL COMMUNITY IN AZ OR NM.  ARE THERE OTHERS?  WE CERTAINLY 
>> NEED RENTAL COHOUSING BOTH INTERGENERATIONAL AND SR. COHOUSING.
>> 
>> The writer doesn’t address the deeper aspects of collaborative development — 
>> especially the future residents having a say in the design and development 
>> of the community.  And having a say in many more aspects such as the Bylaws. 
>>  Many more aspects …
>> 
>> What do you think of this article?
>> 
>> Best --
>> 
>> Ann Zabaldo
>> Takoma Village Cohousing
>> Washington, DC
>> Member, Board of Directors
>> Mid Atlantic Cohousing
>> Principal, Cohousing Collaborative, LLC
>> Falls Church, VA
>> 202.546.4654
>> 
>> I was going to make a joke about sodium and hydrogen, but NaH..
>> 
>> 
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