Buying a Home in an HOA
An HOA Center Toolkit
Associations can provide different things, some will provide snow and trash removal while others will provide community engagement and events. As a prospective buyer, you can request to see an HOA’s governing documents and read through them to determine what services the community provides to its homeowners.
Governing Documents, Covenant & Rule Enforcement
Being on an HOA Board is no easy task. Covenant and rule enforcement is one of the most difficult aspects of running a community association. Covenant and rule enforcement is used to create a sense of fairness and equity among residents. A community's covenants are designed to protect, maintain, and preserve property values, as well as promote harmonious community living.
Annual meetings can be the only time homeowners and board members all come together. These meetings can be a great time to build a sense a community or they can cause stress and anxiety.
The boundaries of homeowners' associations and districts often overlap, and they sometimes provide similar services, so it is not surprising that owners are confused at times about these things. This article will briefly explain the differences between homeowner associations and special districts to shed some light.
There are genuine disputes between homeowners, the board, and management companies. It is imperative that homeowners take the appropriate steps to address their issues.