Are you currently working with a Realtor? If so and they are sending you listings via email, read the items in the "Property Information" section of the listing. You will see an item called "Monthly Association Dues" if there is an amount there, then the property is located in a home owner's association area. If there is nothing there, chances are it is not...
However, sometimes agents don't know the HOA fees, so also be sure to check below in the" Property Features" section. In that section you may see HOA in the Site Amenities item and there is also an item called the Assocation Features...
If you are not working with a Realtor in your home search, I would be happy to help you find your new home. I can set you up to received auto emails from the MLS once I know exactly what type of property is right for you and your family. Then we can set appointments and go see the ones you select. In today's market, you have to move quickly because of the competition!! The automated emails are a great way to see a property as soon as it comes available.
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Good luck in your home search,