Asked and AnsweredCan I fudge on my numbers in my financial package to the Board?
No. Stretching is good for you, but not when it comes to presenting your financial history to a co-op Board. There is always a “bean counter” on each Board who will get his or her jollies showing the other Board members that your numbers don’t add up. If you are not financially qualified for a particular building and you can’t provide a guarantor, co-purchaser or maintenance deposit (or if the co-op does not allow such alternatives), look for an apartment that is more appropriate for your financial situation.