Some properties have community pools, tennis courts, club houses, etc. Some might include security systems / guards.
Others cover maintenance of the exterior and landscaping. Some include snow removal.
Typically, you would have the annual HOA dues and a "setup" or "transfer" fee to the new owners as a one time fee.
Some fees are great because you get economies of scale better than paying for the fees independently. Sometimes, not.
When making an offer on a property, I would make it contingent upon review and approval of all HOA dues, CCR's, etc.
Hope that helps!
Sorry first time I looked at the Meridian, ID listings.
Now I look at the SV listings and see different picture.
I see a couple listings and HOA fee is from $602.00 Quarterly to $202.00 Monthly.
I don't see addition fees there.