Once you are under contract the HOA or management company (depending on the size of the community) will send you those documents to review during your 10-day due diligence period.
Receiving this information before hand will be costly for you especially in our competitive market so it would be advised to get the property under contract before giving any HOA your money. You or your realtor can call the HOA to ask simple questions like what does the HOA maintain, if rental homes are allowed, RV parking, etc.
After visiting the property and there is visible deferred maintenance, then you will want to ask the HOA if they plan to fixed the deferred maintenance of the community or the unit you are considering purchasing. The community might have a high percentage of foreclosure or non-paying resident in the community. I would proceed with caution if there is deferred maintenance and you are unable to get a clear answer from the HOA.
Please let me know if I can be of any further assistance with your home search.
Sean Heideman, Broker / Owner
Some HOAs are sophisticated corporations that really know what they are doing.
Some HOAs are comprised of a bunch of residents; with a goal of protecting their feifdom and having their jollys.
They will seldom tell the Listing Realtor anything and they will charge us and you for a copy of their CCR's.
I strongly recommend visiting the park if you are considering living there: The HOA can make your purchase a real regrettable thing. You can walk around and talk to residents and learn a lot about living there, the management, the fees, etc.
You probably will not any disclosures specifically about the HOA, so you need to do your diligence.