Peter, There are a couple of options if you don't want a Realtor to assist you (although I, for example, provide a wealth of services at NO cost to buyers like you. You can click on my name to the right and see my credentials, client testimonials, etc. Plus, I grew up in New England and spent a lot of time in Boston and at Fenway...love the Fenway Franks!!)
1) You can go to my web site listed below and search for yourself. In the "Financial Information" section of a parrticular property, you can see the "Association Fee", aka HOA, and the "Assocaition Fee Frequency (ie: annually, monthly, etc.)
2) I can also set you up with a free personal website that gives you access to all properties in our MLS system. You can run your own searches and it will also automatically send you properties that fit your search criteria (no HOA's for example).
Let me know if you'd like some help either way and Austin is a great place if you're planning on a move. I did, and wouldn't think about heading back East. Sincerely, Joe Jarusinsky, Keller Williams Realty Master Instructor/REALTOR