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2 Benefits Of Purchasing A House That Is Part Of An HOA

by Arnold Gomez

If you are looking to buy a house you might be wondering if you should purchase a home with a homeowners association (HOA). Many people wonder if it is worth the fees and if it is the best thing for their community and their home. There are many benefits to buying a home within an HOA like Cornerstone Properties Inc. Here are a couple things to consider.

1. Better Maintained Neighborhood

One of the purposes of an HOA is to make sure that people are following the rules and covenants of the community. This applies to the upkeep of the individual houses. For instance, if there is one person in the neighborhood that is not caring for their home and who has let the property become run down, the HOA could intervene. They could penalize the individual for not following the rules so that they would be incentivized to take better care of their property.

An HOA will help to care for the common areas such as grass area, parks and any other areas. The fees that the HOA collects will help to pay for landscaping company and so forth.

In addition, the better maintained neighborhood can increase and protect property values. For example, if there is one house in the neighborhood that is run down and is unsafe it will affect everyone else's property values. You are not going to be able to sell your house for what it is worth if you have neighbors who are dangerous, or who have trashed their house. With an HOA they can prevent this from happening.

2. More Amenities

When you have an HOA you can get better amenities. They can put in tennis courts, a pool, parks, and so forth.  If you don't have an HOA it is hard to find the funding and the people to maintain the public and common areas.  Thus, communities without an HOA have a very hard time putting in these great amenities because it is simply too hard to take care of them.

In addition, an HOA can help to put on neighborhood parties and functions, which can create a great sense of well-being and more community bonding. The HOA can use the fees they collect to pay for the food, entertainment and decorations to host great neighborhood socials.

These are just a few of the many benefits of purchasing a house within an HOA.