Cooperative Ownership

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Financial Strength & High Quality of Life

Highland Green owners are shareholders in a housing corporation and are represented by a cooperative board of directors guided by professional management that helps make decisions that shape the community.

 While very similar to other forms of property ownership where you can sell your home at current market prices and deduct any mortgage interest or real estate taxes, cooperative ownership at Highland Green offers many other unique benefits.

You maintain the interior of your custom Highland Green home but you cooperatively share in the cost of such things as routine scheduled lawn care and snow removal; scheduled exterior maintenance such as repainting; inspection of your built-in safety systems; insurance on the structure of your home and use of the Community Center and all of its amenities. In other words, cooperative ownership and Highland Green’s low-maintenance lifestyle allows for less time spent worrying about taking care of your home and more time enjoying your life.

 The cooperative structure is the financial platform on which Highland Green was built and allows it to be a unique community. It ensures that the community evolves in accordance with the original vision of our founder with approval of co-op owners.

The contractual long-term management agreement between cooperative and the founder allows for stability throughout the development of Highland Green, unlike a condominium development where there can be frequent changes in management.

Over a decade after the community was founded the Highland Green cooperative shareholders and Highland Green Management have created a finely run operation which offers not only financial strength but a stable reserve plan for the future. Cooperative Ownership also protects the appearance and value of the community. HG residents are very proud of their very strong reserve planning.

A Partnership For Success:

  • A founder with a long track record of successfully managing successful planned communities.
  • A management team with the leadership and vision to guide the Highland Green residents.
  • A marketing staff dedicated to excellence and to cooperation with residents to exhibit pride in the community and to promote, support, and influence the growth of the Highland Green community and lifestyle.
  • A group of owners bringing their considerable talents and diverse backgrounds to bear to help ensure lasting value in the community and take pride in collective well being.

Cooperative Ownership FAQ

Q.   Is there a monthly fee associated with Cooperative Ownership?

A. Yes, owners pay a monthly fee that contribute to an operational budget, management, ground lease, common area maintenance, insurance, and contributions to a strongly planned replacement reserve fund for capital expenditures such as repainting of homes.

Q. Do I have any say about services and fees?

A. Yes, owners are represented by a Cooperative Board of Directors who, together with the Management Company, makes decisions that govern and shape the community. 

Q. How are the fees established?

A. The expert staff of the Management Company creates a cooperative budget, which is reviewed by a resident Budget Committee.  Their goal is to determine a monthly fee that accurately represents the expenses necessary to maintain appearance, value, and a top class community, while controlling costs.  Ultimately, the fees must be voted on and approved by each Coop’s Board of Directors.

Q. Is the community financially stable?

A. Yes. The co-ops at Highland Green have assumed full financial responsibility for their collective assets and have embraced a detailed reserve study designed to fully cover expenses going into the future. Funding and enhancement of reserves helps to avoid surprising special assessment in the future. 

Q. Is the community well managed?

A. Yes.  Highland Green Management brings decades of experience in successful community management. The management team helps guide the cooperative boards in making decisions and meets with committees in order to promote and ensure the strength and stability of the community. 

At Highland Green, your cooperative fees contribute to common services and amenities which are designed to protect the appearance and value of your community and allow you to spend more time securely enjoying life. While each cooperative neighborhood has a slightly different monthly fee, these services are common to all owners.

 

  • Routine scheduled lawn care and approved landscaping

  • Snow removal for roads, sidewalks, driveways and walkways of each home
  • Scheduled trash removal and recycling
  • Scheduled exterior home maintenance including repainting and re-roofing
  • Monitoring of smoke, fire, and low temperature sensors by Cunningham Security
  • CompanyAnnual scheduled inspection performed on security, fire and sprinkler systems
  • Routine maintenance of lawn sprinkler system

  • Property, Casualty and Liability Insurance on the structure of the homes

  • Ground Lease Payments

  • Property, Casualty and Liability Insurance on the common buildings and land

  • Use of Community Building and Amenities

    • Unlimited use of Community Center – gathering room, conference room, kitchen, exercise and aerobic rooms, locker rooms, pool, croquet court, tennis court, bocce court swimming pool
    • Use of gathering room for private functions
    • Scheduled inside and outside maintenance of community center building, including pool, tennis and croquet courts
    • Invitations to Special Events
    • Scheduled housekeeping for entire community center building
    • Scheduled trail system maintenance
    • Supplies for all restrooms and locker rooms
    • Routine maintenance of kitchen equipment

Routine scheduled lawn care and approved landscaping 

Snow removal for roads, sidewalks, driveways and walkways of each home 

Scheduled trash removal and recycling 

Scheduled exterior home maintenance including repainting and re-roofing 

Monitoring of smoke, fire, and low temperature sensors by Cunningham Security Company 

Annual scheduled inspection performed on security, fire and sprinkler systems

Routine maintenance of lawn sprinkler system

Property, Casualty and Liability Insurance on the structure of the homes

Resident vs. Co-op Responsibility

Resident Responsibility

AC units (visible) must be painted in standard color

Appliances

Ceilings

Circuit Breakers and meters

Decks, terraces, cement slabs

Door and window locks and hardware

Draperies, curtains and blinds

Exterior leaks + resulting damage due to post-closing install

Ex- Roof leak due to satellite dish attachment

Fences on Resident’s Lot

Fire sprinkler system (Interior)

Floors and finishes

Gutters

Heating, plumbing, gas fixtures and conduits

including exterior flues, chimneys and active vents (dryer)

HVAC

Interior Walls and coverings

Landscape services beyond the scope of Coop contract

Leaks (exterior) and resulting damage due to post-closing

installation; Ex- roof leak at satellite dish site

Lighting and electrical fixtures (except exterior light post)

Maintenance of Unit (house frame and inward)

includes framing, insulation and to siding

Pipes and wiring (inside and outside walls) but not beyond outside piping

Plantings in excess of initial landscape specifications ( 1 Year Developer Warranty) and post-closing planting

Developer Warranty) and post-closing planting

Post-Closing exterior construction / Additions

Post-Closing equipment and its conduits

including satellite dish and other receivers

Screens

Shutters

Solar Panels

Co-op Responsibility

Common and Coop street light poles/lights

Common and Coop roads, curbs, sidewalks

Community Center, contents, parking, pool, grounds

Croquet Courts

Drainage, utility infrastructure, fire security lines

and water hydrants

Equipment to maintain property

Exterior leaks + resulting damages (except those

caused by resident installation / additions

Exterior lights on structure (bulb is resident resp.)

Exterior light post (bulb is resident resp.)

Home and Common Grounds

All common area plantings and design

Common and home irrigation system

Plantings per original design specifications

Mailbox and post

Resident driveway, walkway and entrance stoops

Resident home exterior

Siding, trim, and fake vents

Roof shingles, flashing

* Garage doors (opening system is resident resp.)

* Entrance and terrace doors, frames, bulkheads

* Sashes and sills

* Windows, window panes, window frames, seals

* Original Porch Enclosures

Pump Stations

Retention ponds

Snow and trash removal

Tennis Courts

Village Drive Entrance Features

Walking Trails beyond those maintained by CREA

 
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