What is an HOA?
An HOA or Homeowner Association is a legal entity created to manage and maintain the common areas of a community. Typically these "common areas" consist of things like pools, clubhouses, landscaping, parks, streetlights, etc.
HOAs can consist of single family homes, condominiums, or town homes and are typically setup by the original developer of the community with a set of rules called "Declaration of Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions" otherwise known as "CC&Rs".
One of the primary functions of the HOA is enforce and ensure that these "CC&Rs" are adhered to by the individual homeowners. The guiding principals of these regulations are to help maintain property values and the quality of life within the community.
Common Attributes of an HOA
HOAs are normally non-profit corporations with a set of bylaws and the authority to enforce those bylaws, including things like architectural and design standards.
Membership is normally mandatory for all property owners.
Mandatory yearly dues are normal.
Monthly fees can vary from less than $50 to hundreds of dollars per month.
There is usually an elected board of directors who normally consist of volunteer homeowners.
Many HOAs hire a property management company (usually picked by the board of directors) to do things like maintenance, bookkeeping, and dues collection.
Many Home Owner Associations have an HOA Website to communicate effectively with their members.
Typical Services Performed by a Home Owner Association
Collect monthly dues from homeowners and maintain financial statements.
Enforce the deed restrictions or CC&Rs for things like: exterior home improvements, general exterior condition of property such as paint, how properties can be used, and even noise control.
Maintain landscaping in the common areas.
Maintain recreation facilities such as clubhouses and pools.
Provide security services.
Organizing regular activities and meetings for residents.
How much are the dues annually and when are they due?
The dues are $399.30 per year. We bill $199.65 on March 1st which is due on April 1st and $199.65 is billed on September 1st and is due on October 1st.
Where do I sent my payment?
Payments can be mailed to:
P.O. Box 1583
Mont Belvieu, Texas 77580
Can I pay online or by phone?
We do accept credit card payments online and by phone (281) 576-1268.
Do you offer payment plans?
Yes please read the Payment Plan Policy.
When can I have a garage sale?
Garage sales are only permitted the last Friday and Saturday of the month. Click here for details.
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