Why do people get involved with HOAs? The first question I ask a real estate agent is if the house I'm interested in has an HOA. We have two HOA homes in our family and they seem to be more trouble than they're worth. Or am I missing something?
I ask the same question, because I'll only buy a house that has an HOA. I've owned 5 houses in my life, 3 with HOA's and 2 without. Never had an issue with any of the HOA's I've belonged to (including the current one) , but had lots of trouble with the 2 that didn't have them - including costing me money on resale.