The HOA also proposes guidelines to keep the value of the neighborhoods up (or be a nuisance, you choose!).
The simpler of a community, i.e. no pool or parks, the less you pay. Some older neighborhoods can actually have higher dues as the maintenance and repairs can add up.
Stay away from master-planned communities if you're looking to cut this cost. The more rural, the least likely to have the dues.
When you start looking, request for areas without HOA's or with low fees. If you need any home buying assistance, feel free to contact my office for more help!
Yes there are a few nice neighborhoods that don't have HOA Fees. Jersey Village is one, and there are also a few others that I know of. I really need your price range to help you find the right one. If I can help you in anyway, just give me a call or email. I'm a native Houstonian and I know the Houston area very well. Good Luck to you!
So, if you are looking to AVOID deed restrictions or building and maintance codes, look for property that is not in an incorported city, and NOT in a subdivision. There are plenty of areas, mostly in the North East part of Harris County. If you need help, please contact me.
1. Amenities the community offer to residents
2. Price of homes
3. NEW communities have HOA OLDER communities usually don't