Category: co-operatives

Why be fair when you can be popular?

12 December, 2012 (09:30) | Apartments, co-operatives, Condominiums, Local issues, New York, Real estate taxes, Rental, Taxation |

By:David A. Smith   Close study of politics will lower one’s view of human character, and the closer to personal pocketbook issues, the lower one’s opinion goes, as illustrated with complete credulous oblivion by two stories, Crains New York (November 16, 2012) and The Queens Courier (November 16, 2012) (blue font):   Co-op, condo taxes […]

Mobile home park co-operative conversions: Part 2, is forged anew

28 June, 2012 (10:01) | Carver MA, Chapter 140, co-operatives, Homeownership, Innovations, Land use, Massachusetts, MEEs, Mobile homes, right-to-match, ROC USA, US News, Zoning |

By:David A. Smith   [Continued from yesterday's Part 1.]   Yesterday’s post introduced Cranberry and Pine Tree Villages, adjacent mobile home park communities where the residents did not own the land beneath their feet, rendering them vulnerable both to rises in rent and also to having their land sold out from under them.    4 […]

Mobile home park co-operative conversions: Part 1, once was broken

27 June, 2012 (10:20) | Carver MA, Chapter 140, co-operatives, Homeownership, Innovations, Land use, Massachusetts, MEEs, Mobile homes, right-to-match, ROC USA, US News, Zoning |

By:David A. Smith   Susan Roovers and her daughter Natasha Whitford, 12, stand outside their mobile home at Pine Tree Village in South Carver, Thursday, June 14, 2012.   It’s always a happy ending when long-lost soul mates are finally reunited – even when neither of the sundered pair is animate, as in this uplifting […]