Do you think your neighbors ever wonder where the monthly association dues are going? Is it all going into the flower bed at the front of the subdivision or are substantial neighborhood improvements underway? Just how good a job is your homeowners association doing?
With thousands of homeowners associations operating communities, it is a question that is being asked by more and more homeowners. Over the last 20 years, there has been an explosion in the growth of communities with homeowners associations and mandatory memberships. Unlike the membership in some organizations where you can resign if you’re unhappy, these memberships are mandatory for as long as you own a home in the subdivision. So what is your association doing to help you? Since you’re in it for the long haul, shouldn’t you have a voice in where your dues are going?