Barb Silverman, GRI, CNE, CLHMS
LIV - Sotheby's International Realty
1050 Walnut St, Suite 100, Boulder CO 80304
(303) 886 - 5329
How many units are there?
What types of units are still available?
What are the common amenities?
How is Washington Village different from a typical condominium association?
What are the benefits of cohousing?
How is Washington Village different from other cohousing communities?
What does LEED certified mean?
What schools would my children attend?
How far is downtown?
How do neighbors feel about the development?
How did the 2013 flood impact the development?
Who is the developer?
Who are the architects?
Who is in charge of construction?
When will construction be done?
Can I pick my finishes?
What about storage?
How do I reserve a unit?
Are there any early buyer discounts?
What "green" building techniques are in use?
Are the homes handicap accessible?
What about noise?
How is homeownership legally structured? Do I own my own unit?
What if I have (or want) to move out of the community and sell my unit?
What about property taxes?
What is the percentage of owner-occupied units?
How often do units change owners?
What if I'm only in Boulder for half the year? Can I rent my unit?
Can I rent space in my unit?
Who owns the land?
How does property insurance work?
Do I own my own patio/porch/balcony?
Do I have my own kitchen and laundry?
Can I make changes to my unit?
Do I have assigned parking?
Can I have pets?
Are there maintenance fees (dues)? How much are they?
What do maintenenace fees (dues) cover?
How are expenses distributed?
How much do you rely on volunteers to get work done?
How do you manage reserve funds?
How are utilities handled?
Can I have an electric car?
Can I have a satellite TV?
What I don't need a buss pass (EcoPass)?
What if I don't use the common spaces? Do I still have to share that expense?
Can anyone join the community?
Are there any age restrictions?
Who makes decisions? Does every decision have to be unanimous?
Will I have any privacy?
Do I have to like everyone?
Do I have to invite everyone in the community to social activities that I plan?
Who is in the community? Do I have anything in common with them?
How do you handle conflicts between members?
How much work do I have to do? What are my responsibilities with regard to yard work and maintenance?
How much do I have to participate in community activities?
How often do you have community meals? Do I have to cook?
What gets to use the common space?
What about safety and security?
What is cohousing?
How is cohousing different from a condominium development?
Who lives in cohousing?
What are the defining characteristics of cohousing?
How does cohousing differ from other kinds of shared living/intentional communities?