HOA fees will vary in each association. You will want to read the CCR's for your subdivision and perhaps even speak to someone in leadership in the HOA. Many times, the listing agent will have uploaded the CCR's to the MLS documents online. If not, they can be requested so that you have time to look them over (typically 10 days from mutual acceptance) before proceeding with the sale.
In some more exclusive Homeowner Associations, all the yard work, the painting of the house, and even the roof replacement are included in the HOA fees. Those fees are typically higher than in the average neighborhood association, but that is not the norm. It is very important, BEFORE you make the purchase, to check out what is involved in being part of the association you will be joining when you buy that home.... more