I am a director of our HOA and on the landscaping and architectural control committees. We had a meeting last night to discuss adding more landscaping to one of our entries, including a number of Crepe Myrtles. The HOA fee pays for that, the irrigation bill for the entries, the grass cutting, trimming of the Crepe Myrtles and other entry and median landscaping, and provides colorful annuals to brighten the subdivision entrance . It makes our neighborhood look great and enhances our housing investment. In some subdivisions there might also be pool, tennis court or other amenity fees included in the HOA. Our subdivision has those amenities available on an option basis (you can take them or not take them) and the fee for that is collected by the water district, which also collects for water, sewer and trash.
BTW if you haven't heard about the Houston area water bills I will need to brief you on that. They can be high, very high or maybe not. The decision for which house you are interested in might be impacted by those costs.
Hope this helps. You need to get pre-approved for a mortgage now!!!! The Houston housing market is hot and no seller will consider your offer without your being pre-approved. Not pre-qualified, that is worthless.
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It is very difficult to find a home in Spring that is not in an HOA. There are a few, though. Please contact me to let me know the particular areas, price point, size of home, etc. that you are seeking, and I can e-mail you a list of properties.