John J Reinhardt
RE/MAX Greater Atlanta
Either way, HOAs are a good thing to look for when shopping. HOAs ensure that home owners maintain their properties to certain guidelines which in turn keeps home values up. HOAs, when well managed, will also keep the amenities and landscaping up to date. Again, increasing or maintaining the home values in the neighborhood. In some cases they can even provide the means to settle disputes with neighbors.
I hope this helps to not only answer your question but shop with knowledge.