Depending on the community, there may be other options, too. For instance, I know of some condo complexes that don't allow service vans in the condo parking spaces. However, there's plenty of on-street parking nearby, and that's where they all park. In another case--a manufactured home community--they don't permit service vans in the driveway. But they have a separate parking lot--not just for RVs but for any "unusual" situation (ranging from service vans to boats)--for them. The lot has netting on the side to obscure the vehicles in there.
That doesn't solve your problem, but it may offer some additional options.
Hope that helps.
Having said that, *most* HOAs have a restriction regarding 'visible trucks and trailers'. That means that if your van is parked behind your fence but visible from the street, you could be liable for a fine. Your only other options are homes not in an HOA, and those with RV parking allowed. A good local Realtor should be able to advise you on which neighborhoods might fit the bill for you,and they would make a great point of contact for queries like that.
Best of luck with the home search, and let me know if there is anything else I could help with.
RE/MAX Casa Grande Yost Realty
Listings in the Arizona Multiple Listing Service (MLS) will say whether a home is in an HOA or non-HOA subdivision. There are hundreds of subdivisions and HOA's, so you would actually have to see what is active in the area you want to live in and check out the HOA/non HOA information from the MLS. RV parking may be an option, but again, the HOA rules would have to be investigated. Send me an email with areas you are interested in and I will set you up on an automatic live feed from the Arizona MLS. From there, I can do some investigating on HOA's for you.
Info I'll need: Minimum number of bedrooms & bathrooms, approximate sq. footage of home you're looking at, zipcodes you are interested in, price range, number of garage spaces, etc. The more specific, the better your MLS emails will be.
I look forward to helping you!
Don Reinhardt 480-338-2338
Oh, and better hurry. 5 weeks is getting kind of tight to find a home and contract for it. Short Sales make up the majority of homes these days and they take longer than 5 weeks.
That would also be a major concern for us as business owners too. Glad you thought of that ahead.
Yes of course, this is what your buyer agent can do as part of her "due diligence" in working with you to find the right property. When you hire your buyer agent, let them know this is part of the criteria.
This can be difficult to tell just by looking at the listings. Some agents may put the HOA information in the MLS correctly, but many don't. The only way may be calling the HOA. Some may give the information over the phone. There may be a few that won't and will require payment for the documents to go to title. We can also check to see if the homeowner still has their copy of the CC&Rs to review for us. If the community does not allow trucks to be visible then they also can't be visible over the fence in the RV area. I have seen some dig down the RV area but many people don't want to deal with this. You would need a drain system so that the area does not hold water. Then there is always the option to find a community without a home owners association. If you want to search the official MLS system you can use my link: http://link.flexmls.com/ua70wacvime,12 and if you have any questions or would like to work with us, please do not hesitate to call.
Ron & Brenda Cunningham
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If you are looking for a town home in Deer Valley, it is possible to filter the search and include only neighborhood/ town home complexes that will accept visible larger vehicles.
You can probably do the initial search from my web-site.
Select search criteria: Separate RV Parking Avail
Exclude: No Visible Truck Trailor RV Boat
From then on, we may have to do some confirmation with the HOA, too.
My website is: