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How do I find out information about my homeowners association is there somewhere I can search on the internet?

Asked by Tammy, Georgia Tue Apr 22, 2008

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how can i find out if my neighborhood association is legit, when i bought my property i specifically told my realtor i did not want to live in within a association wheither it be a HOA or an NA. Now i am being asked and harrassed to pay a yearly fee. can they do this or can u plz point me in a direction as far as me googling info about this.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Mar 14, 2015
Jeannette, many of the HOAs here in Georgia are corporations and we agents often start our research by searching the Georgia Secretary of State website for their address. Then a quick search of that address often produces a name. Not sure if that will work in Texas, but it has worked well for me here.
Flag Sun Mar 15, 2015
What information are you trying to find out? Most everything you need is in the CC&R' Booklet. You may want to start there if you are having issues with your HOA.

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0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri May 17, 2013
Tammy,

Home Owner Associations need to publish their Covenants & Restrictions with the local clerk of courts. You can search this information at your local municipality court house. If you live in an unincorporated county, you will need to go to the courthouse located in the county seat (for example, the county seat of Henry County is Mcdonough). A great alternative that is now available is the Georgia Superior Court Clerks' Cooperative Authority, or http://www.gsccca.org/.

A much easier alternative is to talk to a knowledgeable local Realtor or real estate attorney who may live in or be familiar with the community you are researching.

Good luck in your searches!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jun 20, 2008
Ask your neighbors for a contact name and number? If your neighbors cannot help you then I would call the closing attorneys office where you closed on your home as they have the information in your homes closing file if your community has a home owners association. You should also be able to contact the agent that helped you buy the home as they should be able to help you by obtaining the information.

Some communities are online so you may be able to google your neighborhoods name including the city and state to find your communties website.

Lastly, if the community is new then go to the sales center as they too can help you.
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Apr 26, 2008
Tammy,

You can search for your neighborhood if your neighborhood is a large one, it may have a website. If it's new, go to the builder, as it is likely he is the HOA.

Otherwise, attorneys can be great at hunting down HOA people. The other option is: "DRUM ROLL"

ASK A REALTOR! - Ask your realtor to look up the SOLDS in the neighborhood. You can then contact those agents. At closing we usually need some statements from the HOA, so it's likely they have a contact or know someone who does.

Good Luck!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Apr 25, 2008
Joshua Jarvis, Real Estate Pro in Duluth, GA
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Tammy,

Are they still building in your neighborhood or is it all resales at this point. If there is still a sales associate on site, they should be able to give you the information that you need to get in touch with the HOA.

If not, ask a neighbor or try the google search for your neighborhood and see if that works.

If there is anything else I can maybe help you with let me know.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Apr 22, 2008
What kind of information are you looking for? Sometimes, you can go to the Secretary of State's on-site site and look up corporate entities, including HOA. That will give you information on who is the registered agent, officers, etc. If you want budget information, etc., why not just ask the HOA directly? You may have to hunt if you Google the HOA, because some HOA's are subsidiary web pages of a management company. If your neighborhood has a management company, check their website, which sometimes points you to the website they've created for the HOA.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Apr 22, 2008
I also need help. Our neighborhood registered as a corporate entity with the sec. of states office. I have been informed by the previous president of the HOA, that the developer filed everything with the state to set it up to join the HOA of GA but never submitted any paperwork to the HOA of GA. The HOA of our neighborhood is refusing to provide any financial records period so it leads me to believe that they are illegally collecting money. Is there a phone number I can call to check and see if our neighborhood actually filed and pays to be a member of the HOA of GA?
Flag Tue Oct 22, 2013
Tammy,
Try http://www.aboutmyhoa.com and click on Georgia. If your neighborhood is not listed, try a general Google search for your neighborhood + homeowner's association.
Hope you find it!
Marcia
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Apr 22, 2008
that link is dead
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