Housing Cooperatives: A Unique Type of Home Ownership

Buying a house and renting an apartment represent only two of the possible living arrangements available, and these can both be cost-prohibitive. Co-op housing provides an alternative to the traditional methods of acquiring a primary residence.

A housing cooperative or “co-op” is a type of residential housing option that is actually a corporation whereby the owners do not own their units outright. Instead, each resident is a shareholder in the corporation based in part on the relative size of the unit that they live in. Here, we take a closer look at co-op living.

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