NATIONAL – HOA rules: Check your CC&Rs early to avoid buyer’s remorse

TheMortgageReports.com:   HOA rules: Check your CC&Rs early to avoid buyer’s remorse
By Gina Pogol
July 9, 2018

HOA rules: Read them (or weep)

If you fall in love with a home in a homeowners association (HOA), check the HOA rules as soon as you can. There may be deal-breaking provisions in that document. For instance:

  • Many associations ban outdoor smoking
  • They may also tell you what kind of plants you’re allowed to have in your yard
  • It is very common for HOAs to regulate the color you paint your house and other exterior changes

HOAs can limit the number of and types of pets you can have, and whether you can put up a clothesline or even park in your own driveway. And if the regs drive you out, they may prohibit the “for sale” sign in your yard.  Read more:

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