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Old 05-09-2008, 01:28 PM
 
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How can I find out what HOA's are in an area, and figure out if they are good communities? Is there an online resource I can consult before doing the physical spadework?
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Old 05-09-2008, 02:09 PM
 
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With the exception of brand new construction, the Homeowner's associations are made up of the people in the various neighborhoods. I don't know of any way to research the individual associations. Each association usually has a property management company and those usually have some kind of an online resource. What are you trying to find out?
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Old 05-09-2008, 02:25 PM
 
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When I look at a townhouse in the MLS, I want to find out what development its in (this is often in the MLS, but not always), find the convenent if its online, and then get a read for how well that development is managed. Visiting the property can give me an idea of sorts, but that only gives me part of the picture. For example, there are some split level quadhomes in Bloomington running along Hwy 169 south of Hyland Park down to Old Shakopee Rd that look quite handsome in the typical 170K range, and some others south of Old Shakopee Rd around Dread Scott Park that are a little bit smaller and 20K cheaper, although the share a common floor as well as common walls, and then there are some others around Neil Lake in E.P. that are larger but "suspiciously cheap". What's the best way to research these?
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Old 05-09-2008, 06:51 PM
 
Location: 44.9800 N, 93.2636 W
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if the ones you mention near Dred Scott Park are off Lindau Drive, my uncle used to own one of those. He was there for about five years and never complained (and he is notorious for complaining).
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Old 05-13-2008, 09:12 AM
 
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I live in a townhouse, managed by Laukka Management. Google them and I think their site provides a list of communities they manage. We are very satisfied with the landscaping, snow and trash removal and general appearance of where we live.
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Old 05-15-2008, 09:35 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis and surrounding suburbs
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Hi,

Ugh! Research HOA fees is an arduous task! .


Thanks,
Sarah

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