Living Under a Homeowners' Association
If you've bought a condo, townhome, or other home in a new subdivision, common interest development (CID), planned unit development (PUD), or co-op, chances are good that you also automatically became a member of a homeowners' association, or HOA. That offers many advantages, in terms of the HOA attending to maintenance of green space and common areas, and making sure that all members abide by the various rules of the HOA, pay their dues, and maintain the overall quality of the community. Of course, abiding by those rules and paying the dues and other assessments can be a source of conflict, too. Learn more here.