Typically, HOAs have rules that limit the amount of clutter homeowners can display. That can include patio furniture, barbecues and other items that could be strewn about the yard.
If you receive a notice from the association that you have violated one of these rules, it’s important to take action and understand your options.
Home Owner Association (HOA) fees vary based on the size of a community, its amenities and service providers. In addition to a monthly HOA fee, homeowners associations usually charge for insurance premiums and maintenance and reserve contributions that help pay for the common areas of a neighborhood or complex. The amount of these fees depends on the property, but they often range from $100 to $1,000 per month. If you’re buying a home in an HOA, it’s important to ask questions about these costs before you make the purchase. And if you decide to become a member of an HOA, it’s also smart to do your research on the bylaws and management practices.