These days it seems like there is always someone who will say NO, but as you can see by reading all of these ethically minded posts, there really shouldn't be a question here about Yes or No, as opposed to what. When it comes to what, that's a legal Q.
Some HOA's will withhold details from their own members out of fear that they will damage property values, rather than focusing on finding the truth, and repairing the damages correctly.
I live in a HOA where many people received and possibly took bad advice, and therefore many
sales just pre and post litigation were not done with full disclosure. Property values didn't drop
until the markets tanked in 2008-2009, but once they dropped, and the true extent of construction
damages could no longer be hidden, our values stayed about 50% down and still have not fully
recovered. Rather than creating a flood of lawsuits, it seems most people just rolled with it.
Likely because they understood how painful and expensive lawsuits are.
My advice: condos are not all bad, but if money means anything to you, keep in mind that you'll
likely end up having a bunch of strangers who are amatuers deciding how to spend your money
on maintenance and repairs.
You can't always find the home you want, and condos aren't a guaranteed nightmare, but there's
more than one reason why most people value SFHs more.