pmarvel23, Home Owner in San Ramon, CA

I bought property in N. Carolina. The community is not complete yet and we have not built a house yet. Do we still have to pay HOA fees?

Asked by pmarvel23, San Ramon, CA Sat Mar 16, 2013

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Good morning, PMarvel:
Generally, if you are not the developer, who is typically covered under an exemption, the HOA dues are almost certainly required to be paid. You are a member of the HOA, so you have a vote in the community. If you want to propose that your board of directors adopt a phased or variable dues structure based on the number of amenities, whether a lot is vacant or developed, etc., you should contact them. But I would expect that the dues will remain the same for everyone. If you appreciate an answer, please give thumbs up. For the most helpful answer, please say thanks with a best answer click.
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You might be able to find the answer to your question in the HOA documents you should have received when you purchased the property. There are some developments in NC where amenities were never completed, the developer is not paying HOA fees and no one is collecting them. If you have an active HOA in the development where you purchased you may have to pay the HOA fees. The payment is not necessarily triggered by the construction of your house.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Mar 16, 2013
Typically the answer would be yes, just because you've not yet built does not exempt you from taxes or HOA fees, however some HOA do make an exception and the easiest way to find out is to simply call your HOA or send them and email and ask. Remember the developer is still required to pay HOA fees and these are usually used to cover the expenses of road and common area maintenance as well as the development of any planned amenities.
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