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Cooperative (Co-op) -- residents purchase stock in a cooperative corporation
that owns a structure; each stockholder is then entitled to live
in a specific unit of the structure and is responsible for paying
a portion of the loan.
cooperative -- a system of indirect ownership of a single unit in a multi-unit structure. The individual owns shares in a non-profit corporation that holds title to the building. In turn, the corporation gives the owner a long-term proprietary lease on the unit. The corporation may finance the property with a blanket mortgage. Homeowners, in turn, may get a share loan to finance the purchase of the shares that entitle them to occupy a specific apartment. Also called a co-op.
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