I believed that the HOA lien ran with the property in CA not a personal lien against the owner. In a case of a failed short sale that led to foreclos

Asked by Weezie08, Santa Cruz, CA Tue Aug 7, 2012

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Seb Frey, Agent, Aptos, CA
Tue Aug 7, 2012
It depends on the CC&Rs, but most HOAs in California don't have language in the CC&Rs which create a "superlien" for unpaid HOAs that survives the foreclosure, in which case, the unpaid HOA dues become a personal debt of the former owner.
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Bryan Myers, Agent, Santa Cruz, CA
Tue Aug 7, 2012
Hi Weezie,

Unfortunately in a foreclosure the HOA can come after you for the owed amount. I have seen this several times.

Bryan Myers
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