Re: Resale
From: Elizabeth Stevenson (
Date: Tue, 20 Nov 2001 22:21:01 -0700 (MST)
Utah is also a pretty conservative state. An obvious statement, but nobody
else said it, so...

Not a lot of conservatives in cohousing.

Liz Stevenson
Southside Park Cohousing
Sacramento California
tamgoddess [at]
> From: Raines Cohen <raines-coho-L [at]>
> Reply-To: cohousing-l [at]
> Date: Tue, 20 Nov 2001 12:56:58 -0500
> To: "Coho-L Mailing List" <cohousing-l [at]>
> Subject: Re: [C-L]_Resale
> "Kay Argyle" <argyle [at]> wrote on 11/20/01 1:01 PM:
>> Price appreciation hasn't occurred for Wasatch Commons.  Units have taken
>> sometimes a considerable length of time to sell -- more than a year in two
>> cases.  In fact, three households now own a second unit each, renting them
>> to households that can't swing the financing for a mortgage.
> How does this compare with similar non-coho projects in your region? In
> most places I've looked, coho units have done as well as or better than
> the surrounding market.
> You might want to look at whether sellers are effectively marketing the
> elements that distinguish it from a pure "housing" purchase... community
> and other benefits. Have sellers tried marketing outside the region as
> well?
> I'd be interested to see whether you've concluded that community is not a
> rare commodity in your area, for cultural or other reasons.
> Raines
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