have HOAs, though run totally different--condos/townhouses and batches of normal, every day
houses. This second type of HOA is not a HOA like that of a complex of townhouses or
condos that are run by an active, voted in assn with dues, etc. A condo assn creates rules
that are supposed to protect the owners and collect enough to pay for all grounds maintenance
and the pool.
A housing HOA has no dues and does not conduct maintenance checks or anything else--it
does have rare parties, allows for street blockages for specific events, etc.
THEREFORE, when your agent shows you a house, and if it "accidentally" has an HOA
"attached some legal way"--it is not an HOA like that of a condo and it is not onerous
It is possible that all separate, detached houses near a state's capital, have HOAs that actually
should be called something else.
Thus, if the HOA has no dues or special rules, ignore its existence.
Happy house hunting.
It is definitely more 'work' to find the right home without an HOA, as inventory is scarce as it is. There are some HOA's, however, that may allow you to have horses, RV's or toys, or additions, etc....so it is possible that you may not want to filter out ALL HOA's....unless you are simply anti HOA ;-)
There are lots of agents out there who don't really know how to search the MLS effectively and/or set up portals effectively. One wrong click and it can ruin the search. There are also many who only work as an agent Part Time, and then there are those who are simply LAZY and don't LISTEN to their client's needs.
Hopefully you have worked this out with him/her....if not, text/call/email me and I will take care of you!
HOA's are a real world item these days. But if you are truly seeking a non HOA community then I would be only seeking a non HOA cimmunity.
I would be honored to sit and discuss your questions with you.
Doug Fry, RealtorÂ® "Call Me, Let's Talk Real Estate"
602.549.7994 DougFry@douglasfry.net http://www.DougFry.com
Russ Lyon Sotheby's International Realty
17207 N Perimeter Drive Suite 120
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
If you would like my help in finding what YOU WANT, I am here to help!
I work for YOU, and that means I find what YOU are looking for.
Feel free to check out my website, and you can search homes that you would be interested in!
OR, if you would like to send me an e-mail with your information, and I can take on the job of looking for a home that meets your criteria in the MLS.
If you have any questions or concerns, PLEASE feel free to give me a call!
PS. I look forward to hearing from you soon!
I'm sorry to hear you are having a difficult time with your Realtor. When you work with me we become a team in the home buying process where you also have access to the Arizona MLS and I also send you properties that match your specific search criteria. If you are interested in working with me, then please go to our web site at: http://www.PositionRealty.com to gain access to the REAL Arizona MLS.
Also, please give me a call to discuss the specific property are you looking for so that I can best serve your needs. I am looking forward to hearing from you soon.
Sean Heideman, Broker
It is a tough market to find great homes for clients now. We can create a search a search for a home with out hoa.
Sometimes it is hard to filter the auto searches for a client. In some areas it can be hard to find a home with out HOA. With out knowing your criteria for a home I could not know that with out having a discussion with you..
It is a tough market and difficult to find a home for many buyers.
Feel free to contact me if you need any guidance.
BTW... a massage therapist has to take about 8 times the hours of course work a real estate agent does. A licensed pool service person has to have 1 year of mentorship.
Problems like you are experiencing are all too common. Better educated and trained agents may reduce the frustration people experience. The only way this will happen is when the public raises their voice to their state representatives and say "enough is enough".
I would encourage you to first talk to your agent and emphasize what you are looking for - it's very easy to check "NO HOA" on the searches.
It may even be worth discussing what is it in HOA neighborhoods that you dislike - some HOA are actually very helpful for the residents.
You are welcome to call me or email if you feel you need recommendations for how to structure your search.
It is easy to exclude homes that have an HOA in the MLS. I'm not sure what area of town you are looking for, but if you provide that I'm sure I can get you in touch with an agent with an ear and a brain.
Here is a link to single family homes in the Greater Phoenix area in the range of $70-$220k with no HOA:
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All the best,
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I am not an agent, but I know a few good ones around the Valley after 14 years in the residential lending side of the business. Which area(s) are you interested in, as you want to be sure to hire an agent who is familiar with the area or you will get the results you mention.