The first thing to remember when living in an association is that you are a neighbor to someone. If nothing else, your neighbors all likely share at least one common desire: to live in your community. Owners may have bought in the community for its location to certain schools, the layout of the homes, its […]
Month: February 2016
HOA Misconceptions Dispelled
With hundreds of thousands of HOAs in the United States, there are plenty of misconceptions about them in the wild. With education, these misconceptions can be dispelled and the reality and usefulness of HOAs can be further explored. Here are some of the common misconceptions about HOAs that should be dispelled followed by reality and […]
What is your Association’s Purpose?
We all know and love our HOAs, but do we really understand an association’s purpose? There are two essential purposes which lie at the heart of every association: The first purpose is to maintain any common areas or maintenance easement areas (areas owned by an owner but maintained by the association) which exist within the […]
How Associations Arose
There are hundreds of thousands of Homeowners Associations (HOAs) in the United States. Did you ever stop to think about how these HOAs arose? Most new developments in fairly developed areas are required to form an association before the local government will sign off on the development or permit any construction to begin. A home […]