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A cooperative housing association (co-op) combines many of the advantages of owning a unit in a condominium with some of the characteristics, perks, and downsides of renting an apartment. Co-ops may be a cost-effective option to live in some of the most desirable neighborhoods, but they are not suitable for everyone.
After taking everything into consideration, here’s what prospective homeowners should know about the cooperative real estate structure, including its advantages and disadvantages, before choosing whether or not it is a viable option.
What exactly is a cooperative?
A co-op, which is an abbreviation for a housing cooperative (also known as cooperative housing), is a kind of real estate that differs greatly from owning a condo or renting an apartment in terms of cost and benefits.
Residents of a co-op do not truly own their housing units, or any other real property for that matter, in a traditional sense. It is instead owned by a nonprofit cooperative organization, and each resident is essentially purchasing stock in the business. A proprietary lease that entitles the buyer to live in a specific housing unit is exchanged for the purchase of shares, and the number of shares required is proportional to the size of the unit. The number of shares required is proportional to the size of the unit. So cooperative real estate isn’t truly considered to be a kind of real estate at all.
The amount of shares of purchasing into a cooperative property may be influenced by other criteria such as having a view, being on a higher level, as well as the facilities and layout of the specific dwelling unit being considered. As an example, a co-op apartment located on a high level with a beautiful view of the city might be anticipated to demand a much bigger share buy than a ground-floor unit, even if they are both the same size, for the same price.
Market-rate cooperatives (also known as market-rate cooperatives) enable people to sell their shares to another buyer anytime they wish at the current market price, whereas some are more restricted. Limited-equity co-ops restrict the amount of profit a shareholder can make when selling their interest in the co-op, whereas group-equity or zero-equity co-ops do not allow for any equity accumulation at all, which means that shareholders cannot sell their shares for more than their original purchase price. This final arrangement is more similar to paying rent than it is to owning a property, albeit the rent for each dwelling unit is often far lower than the market rate.
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