Low Maintenance Living at an HOA
A HOA means Home Owners Association. Another term referring to the same thing is, Home Owners Dues, also abbreviated as HOD.
This association is typically found in condominium complexes like Park Grove, townhome enclaves, and planned housing developments. From the term dues, it is evident that it is associated with an expense.
Most HOAs have dues which are billed on a monthly rate. These associations have stipulated rules, regulations, and charges.
Do we need HOAs?
The question frequently arises on whether we really need HOAs in condominium complexes like Park Grove. The primary reason why developers incorporate HOAs into condominium complexes is to maintain a sense of structure and order.
Park Grove condominiums has a lot of shared spaces which are part of its massive appeal. There has to be an organization that manages these communal assets for the benefit of all residents.
Another reason for the regulations of HOAs is to ensure that all residents live in a conducive environment and the actions of one resident do not adversely affect the lives of other residents.
So you might have regulations on the paintings of the homes, cleanliness standards of yards and general neighborly conduct. When viewed in a positive light, these regulations ensure peaceful coexistence.
If you’re buying into a HOA-regulated community at Park Grove, be sure to read all the rules and regulations before you sign on the paper.
So let’s look at the some of the advantages of HOA living
Reduced maintenance chores
If you’re living in a HOA community like Park Grove you will be exempted from outdoor chores such as maintaining the landscape. You no longer have to run the lawn mower. Ensuring that the landscape is sculpted will no longer be your prerogative.
The HOA will be responsible for this maintenance chores typically by outsourcing them to a third party.
HOAs provide numerous amenities
Park Grove has numerous amenities like resort style swimming pools and clubhouses. These communal facilities will be cleaned and maintained by the HOA.
So every time you use these facilities you will find them in pristine condition because they are maintained by the fees that you pay on a monthly basis.
Better management of your Utilities
Living in a HOA community has the significant advantage of having some of the utility bills rolled into one with those of your residents. Having one bill makes life easier for residents at a condominium complex.
Typically the utilities that are rolled into one package include services such as garbage collection, water, sewerage and gas.
It is important to note that common spaces must be covered by an insurance policy in the event of an accident. This insurance policy is paid for by funds collected by the HOA.
Your HOA provides you with an impartial mechanism for resolving conflicts between neighbors. So should you have a complaint against your neighbor, like their dog barking at all hours in the night non-stop and denying your sleep, if you live in Park Grove you will not have to confront your neighbor.
The HOA will enforce all rules and regulations directly with the offending parties. This intermediary prevents awkwardness between neighbors which would have happened if they had to confront each other directly
Better communal living in an HOA
Condominium complexes like Park Grove where there are many individual housing units, you will get a much better sense of community through the HOA which will organize resident meetings.
It is through these HOA-organized interactions that neighbors get to know each other. The HOA will also be responsible for organizing social events, outdoor cookouts and the like.
These social gatherings will be funded from fees collected monthly. It is, of course, easier to make new friends while sharing amenities like the swimming pool and the clubhouse.
So A HOA does have a large role to play in your quality of life in shared complexes so if you’re searching for a Park Grove condo just be sure to ask what the condo fees includes and you’ll be amazed at the value that you’re getting out of it.
The HOA is important for a variety of reasons including covering the complexes master insurance policy, the cost of repairs of the building, concierges and maintaining community centers and amenities such as fitness centers, pools, and clubhouses.
It also covers much-needed utilities like sewerage, water, and garbage.