|California Cohousers:Virtual Summit this Thurs eve on Legalities/Practicalities of Seling/Reselling Cohousing Homes||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Raines Cohen (rc3-coho-Lraines.com)|
|Date: Tue, 18 May 2021 07:37:49 -0700 (PDT)|
Cohousers in California: Join us *this Thursday*, May 20, *5-7 PM*, Experienced real estate agent *Brett Weinstein* of *Realty Advocates *(who has handled many cohousing resales), hosted by Phoenix Commons, talking about how we can legally and effectively resell cohousing condos in California. Details below. Please pre-register via Zoom if possible so we can prepare: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0tcuqorzosEtWziQz7V89LiO2FmymNqABw And pass the word around your community! On this hot topic, we found that different people have different questions/issues around resales, inclusivity, diversity, affordability.. the more the merrier (so long as participants are living in established California Cohousing neighborhoods or building new community homes for sale; we have other events that are appropriate for community seekers). Raines Cohen, Cohousing California (at Berkeley, CA cohousing) on behalf of the CaliCoho organizing team and Phoenix Commons > Phoenix Commons, the Bay Area's only senior cohousing (*and the US's only > community with an ocean-going dock*), is running into challenges and > conflicting advice from Real Estate professionals about how to handle > resales in community, under new California and Federal rules designed to > prevent housing discrimination. > > The way some agents are telling some sellers in some communities, the > seller should not be aware of anything about the buyer, to prevent > inadvertent discrimination based on protected categories. That doesn't > sound like the cohousing way of doing things, building relationships and > getting to know one another. > > Phoenix Commons has gotten a local real estate broker, *Brett Weinstein*, > who has handled many cohousing resales over the past quarter century, to > join us in a multi-community conversation that can help us compare notes > between communities and address questions such as: > > 1. Do you have an informational meeting with prospective buyers? What is > it called? > 2. Communication between prospective buyers and the community--do real > estate agents get involved as well? > 3. Does the community tell prospective buyers the price(s) of available > units? > 4. Do you have rules in your CC&Rs or community agreements about selling > units? > 5. Do you have some sort of pre-sales period before a unit is listed on > MLS? > 6. How do you market available units? Would you be interested in doing > joint marketing with other cohousing communities? > 7. Do you have a specific team that deals with interactions with > buyers/sellers/real estate agents and what is the name of that team? > 8. What have you learned that we should all know about? > 9. Are there things the community should not be doing? > 10. What have been your biggest challenges? > > We're planning to gather for a couple hours at most to discuss these > questions this Thursday evening May 20, and want to get as many > communities represented as possible. > > Of course, we'll share the results on this list, and welcome anyone who > can't make it to post their questions and relevant answers to the ones > listed above. >
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