Have you ever wondered why your neighbor set up their above ground pool in the front yard? Have you ever been unable to sleep because your neighbor’s farm animals bray and cluck through the night? Have you come home only to realize every house on your street is now a different color of the rainbow, some with neon trim?
If so, you might consider moving into a community that is governed by a Homeowners Association. Living in an HOA community ensures that properties will be well taken care of, residences will maintain uniformity and look aesthetically appealing, and the community will remain a pleasant and safe place in which to reside.
Residents of an HOA community tend to be surrounded by those who are like-minded in regard to what they expect to give and get from their community. In purchasing a home within an HOA community, residents are held to a certain set of standards and have agreed to uphold those standards. There are architectural requirements and landscaping uniformity. There may be regulations for use of the property, pets, noise, and décor. Neighborhoods that are governed by an HOA tend to be better maintained and safer, thus they have higher property values.
Community amenities can also increase property values. Recreational facilities such as pools, sport courts, parks, and playgrounds are just some of the amenities that could come with living in an HOA community. These amenities would be maintained by the HOA and are only for the exclusive use of those living in the community. Sometimes, utilities may even be provided to members of the associations. For example, sewer or garbage collection may be coordinated or paid for by the HOA. Cable and internet service could also be provided. Amenities and perks vary, but each association offers positive value to the homeowners and their property within the community.
HOAs can be wonderful organizations benefiting millions of US residents every day. If you desire to live in a place that governs its residents to ensure the neighborhood remains beautiful and peaceful, then an HOA community may be for you.