PRESENTABLE AND CONSISTENT APPEARANCE
Your hood will always look good. There will be nary an overgrown rosebush, lime green garage door, RV parked for too long in the neighbor’s driveway, unkempt road, neglected lawn, leaf-strewn swimming pool, or over-the-top reindeer display. If you enjoy a consistent, upscale aesthetic and appreciate a meticulously kept, clean community, then the right HOA could very well be your happy place.
LESS WORK—UPKEEP AND SERVICES
HOAs use homeowner dues to maintain common areas like parking lots, sidewalks, and pools. And many offer additional services like lawn maintenance, security, and pest control. These perks can be a lifesaver when you lead a busy life, saving you the hassle of researching, hiring, and coordinating with outside professionals.
RECREATION AND AMENITIES
Most HOA communities and condominiums include onsite recreational amenities—from swimming pools to gyms to tennis courts. So, depending on your particular HOA’s offerings, you may be tempted to skip out on that Equinox membership.
STRONG SENSE OF COMMUNITY
A shared goal of neighborhood harmony and a pooling of resources can foster a deep sense of community among fellow residents. Some HOAs throw annual block parties—a perfect opportunity to get to know your neighbors. If you enjoy being part of a tight-knit community, an HOA might be ideal.
MEDIATION OF NEIGHBORLY DISPUTES
If your neighbor’s tree is dipping a little too far into your backyard, or their dog’s incessant barking is keeping you up all night, you’ve got a built-in mediator at your disposal to help you settle the dispute quickly and calmly.
PROPERTY VALUE MAINTENANCE AND IMPROVEMENT
With reliable maintenance and frequent improvements to the aesthetic of the neighborhood, you can feel pretty confident that the value of your property will increase—at the very least, you can rest assured that it won’t dwindle. And thanks to strictly enforced HOA rules, you don’t run the risk of a nearby neglected or forsaken property causing an eyesore for prospective buyers.