Basically the Constitution for condominiums here in CA is the Davis-Stirling Act. Any time you want to check what is "normal" or "required," chances are it's covered in Davis-Stirling.
That said, not all HOA's meet on a monthly basis.
Good luck and please let me know if you have any questions.
Yes, I have an agent - he's very good. I just figured I have Trulia as another tool I can use to tap into the collective GENIUS of you all (and to reveal my personal ignorance and stupidity :) ).
Check with the HOA about their meetings and how often they have them... I agree with Lance. Some HOAs meet 4 times a year not every month.
Hope you have already found your answer!
Barbagelata Real Estate Co.
Although some of the larger HOAs have monthly meetings, most do not, and the smaller ones frequently have their "meetings" by email. In the disclosure package you should see meeting minutes for the last year, however many there were.
One thing I'm curious about - are you buying something on your own? Your question here is very basic, but I see you have asked asked a lot of purchase questions in this forum that your agent/broker should be able to answer. If you don't have one you should seriously consider it - this market has a lot of issues/concerns that don't exist elsewhere and an experienced, knowledgeable agent/broker can save you tons of money and/or help you avoid getting into units/buildings with issues.
Lance King/Owner-Managing Broker