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Homeowner Association questions...

We just brought our home 2 months ago and it's part of HOA. So far we hadn't gotten a welcome packet, a paperwork showing how HOA work and the rules, when the meeting are, and a bill if we even have one...Idk if it's annual pay or monthly pay...I know as far as annual cost it will be $200.

So my question is what's the point of belonging and paying the HOA fees when I don't get any above info. And who do I contact since Idk who our HOA committee are.

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 7:55 PM on Oct. 28, 2009 in Home & Garden

Answers (5)
  • Your Realtor should have provided you this information. Call him or her.
    gdiamante

    Answer by gdiamante at 8:01 PM on Oct. 28, 2009

  • I would ask a neighbor for the address and phone number of the association manager.

    Another idea is to ask the real estate agent who sold you the place for the information. Any good agent should give you that information.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:25 PM on Oct. 28, 2009

  • you should have had that info before you even made an offer on the home... sometimes HOA's have really screwy laws and you should have read it before you bought the house. A place we looked at said "No trucks shall be parked on the street" What it was trying to stop was a person who had a semi from parking there on his way through but as it read, no pickups could be parked on the street... bad idea to live there if they decide to actually enforce it.
    auroura

    Answer by auroura at 8:35 PM on Oct. 28, 2009

  • wow.... $200/year. mine are $200/quarter lol. but yes, your agent should be able to tell you the phone number of the management company and you can give them a call to request a schedule and ask about billing. we got our rule book at closing, but we bought our house new so idk if that made the difference or what
    princessbeth79

    Answer by princessbeth79 at 12:28 AM on Oct. 29, 2009

  • Wow, $200 a year is cheap! We got all of our information when we closed on the house. We had to pay $195 for the entire packet, which was just something our realtor printed out. We also have a website we can log in to and check a message and announcement boards and see if the property has any open violations or architectural change requests. Calling your realtor would be a good place to start. If nothing else, you can get the number of the right person to contact.
    JulieJacobKyle

    Answer by JulieJacobKyle at 10:22 AM on Oct. 29, 2009

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