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Old 07-12-2007, 03:53 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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In Ahwatukee, in a neighborhood that is 10 years old, the fee is about $30 a month. The fee covers all the maintenance of the surrounding common areas, paperwork, mailings, paying the management company, legal fees,enforcing the CC&Rs, etc.
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Old 07-13-2007, 10:31 PM
 
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Good question.

It really does vary. The HOA does protect your neighborhood from "decaying" and thus protects your property value. It also takes care of community areas and enforces the CC&R's.

Some neighborhoods have extra ammenities like playgrounds, pools, clubhouses - but that is not the norm.

It is a good idea to learn what the dues are and read through the CC&R's before you make an offer on a home.

You can find neighborhoods (usually older) ones that do not have an HOA.

Good luck!
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Old 07-15-2007, 06:06 PM
 
Location: way out west
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Oro Valley (nw suburb of Tucson) gated community "Villages of La Canada" have HOA fees of @ $68/mo.
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Old 07-15-2007, 11:49 PM
 
Location: Maricopa, AZ
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Here, in the (not gated, all single-family homes) Glennwilde neighborhood of the City of Maricopa, our HOA dues are $189 per quarter. Those funds go toward the maintenance of our green belts, parks, community pool, and so forth. Additionally, we receive a $20 "HOA customer" credit on our monthly cable television bill.

That said, in addition to researching the HOA dues in the area you're considering for relocation, you might also want to read the CC&R of any specific subdivisions/neighborhoods you're looking at seriously. CC&R stands for "covenants, conditions, and restrictions", and they are the rules governing a particular neighborhood's esthetics, appropriate use of property, etc. Some CC&R are incredibly stringent; some not. Some HOAs enforce these policies to the letter; some don't. You certainly don't want to plunk down good money on what you think is your dream home, only to find that the neighborhood regulations don't fit your style -- let alone your budget!

Contact the city's planning department and/or the county recorder for more info. They'll either have copies of all the CC&R in the area, have links to online versions of them, or they'll be able to point you in the right direction. Try google, too; you never know!
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Old 12-03-2007, 02:19 PM
 
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Here, in the (not gated, all single-family homes) Glennwilde neighborhood of the City of Maricopa, our HOA dues are $189 per quarter. Those funds go toward the maintenance of our green belts, parks, community pool, and so forth. Additionally, we receive a $20 "HOA customer" credit on our monthly cable television bill.

That said, in addition to researching the HOA dues in the area you're considering for relocation, you might also want to read the CC&R of any specific subdivisions/neighborhoods you're looking at seriously. CC&R stands for "covenants, conditions, and restrictions", and they are the rules governing a particular neighborhood's esthetics, appropriate use of property, etc. Some CC&R are incredibly stringent; some not. Some HOAs enforce these policies to the letter; some don't. You certainly don't want to plunk down good money on what you think is your dream home, only to find that the neighborhood regulations don't fit your style -- let alone your budget!

Contact the city's planning department and/or the county recorder for more info. They'll either have copies of all the CC&R in the area, have links to online versions of them, or they'll be able to point you in the right direction. Try google, too; you never know!
How does this work? What cable television company do you have service with? Who is your HOA Management company? May I have the phone number?

We are located in the Tortosa development, down the road, and we pay a $16.75 monthly cable fee included in our HOA dues.

I contacted the cable television company, Maricopa Broadband, and they stated that the contract is with our HOA and cannot credit us the $16.75 towards an upgrade in cable television service with their company. Our HOA says the contract is with the builder and they just enforce the policy, which we homeowners signed on our homeownership contract at the time of closing.

So, please explain how your HOA can provide such credit. Does this credit only apply to those with an upgraded service?

Info needed ASAP. I am currently in contact with our HOA on this matter.

Thanking you in advance.
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Old 12-03-2007, 02:24 PM
 
Location: Living on the Coast in Oxnard CA
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What is the average HOA fee? & what do you get for that? The area I live now doesn't really have neighborhoods like this so I'm not sure what to expect. & do most neighborhoods have HOAs?

Thanks!
City of Surprise area

In Surprise Farms it is $35 a month. At Marley Park it is around $100 a month and that includes your digital cable. Not sure about anywhere else.Rancho Gabrialla My parents pay $42 a month.
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Old 12-03-2007, 05:04 PM
 
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Most HOA fee's run between $25-$45/mo for standard neighborhoods with a few parks and greenbelts. If you move into a neighborhood with community pools you'll pay over $75/mo up to $125 in some high end areas. Gated high end areas over $150K/mo. Gated golf course communites easily $200/mo plus. I've seen high end condos in Scottsdale over $500/mo
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Old 12-04-2007, 01:08 PM
 
Location: Goodyear, Arizona
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We are in Palm Valley phase 5 and we pay $40 per month which includes community parks/greenbelts. The area is nicely landscaped, but no community pool.
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