More and more home buyers in the Carolinas are choosing to live in HOA communities. Why? Well, first of all, more new homes are being built in neighborhoods -- and neighborhoods generally have a builder who sets up the HOA as the homes are being completed. It makes sense that houses and families in close proximity would need to have a set of rules to follow for the overall happiness and continuity.
..And that is generally the point. People who live in the close proximity of neighborhoods like to have a set of rules that they know that their neighbors are following. Not everyone would be keen on their neighbors building a shed in there front yard. Not everyone would appreciate the artistic flair of painting a home in giant polka-dots. HOAs set the ground rules and policies that the everyone has to follow.
HOAs provide the structure through the CC&Rs -- and when you are looking to buy a home, it is your responsibility to know what the Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions are --and if they are something that you wish to live within.
For so many the answer has been "yes" because this kind of "rule of law" helps us all be good neighbors, and give us recourse when someone is not.
Charlotte Property Manager.