• The Shearin Group: The Benefits of Living in an HOA Community

    Communication, Environmental Design

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    Every day, people ask me if I have any available listings in the Manhattan Village gated community. It’s such a popular location because of the safety, the incredible parkettes and sidewalks, and the gated surroundings. Of course, there are Homeowners Association fees when you live in a place like Manhattan Village, to cover the community areas, drives, paths, flowers, and roads. Many townhouse or condo buildings also have HOA fees, as do many ordinary neighborhoods in Redondo Beach that have parks and parkettes that are enjoyed by the locals.

    HOA fees might not make sense to someone who has not lived with them before, but I’d like to tell you the main benefits of living in an HOA community.

    All maintenance is shared. Your homeowner’s association fees are pooled so that when a road, a gate, a park or a common area tree needs to be fixed, it gets fixed from that money. This means that lawn care, playgrounds, gate and fence repair, etc. are all taken care of by someone else. The homeowners essentially pay the HOA to take care of many things that ordinary homeowners have to fix themselves.

    Those parks and trails and playgrounds I mentioned before? Those are available to everyone in the community, for free. Pools, pathways, basketball courts, or any amenity paid for by the homeowners’ association fees is free for anyone living in the neighborhood. Some neighborhoods even have gyms, basketball courts, or more elaborate shared amenities.

    Disputes between your neighbors don’t have to result in a civil lawsuit when there is an HOA. Any disagreements between residents are and led by the community itself, making complaints and arguments much easier to deal with and much more efficient.

    Last, you will get to see your neighbors more and gain a better sense of community. Because your HOA gives you a stake and a voting voice in what happens in your neighborhood, you are more likely to reach out to your neighbors, find out what they think, and discuss ways to make the neighborhood better. You’ll make friends and will create great community events, fundraisers, or make better decisions as a group about any major changes or development.

    The residents of Manhattan Village all enjoy these benefits because of their gated, HOA community lifestyle. As a group, they pool their resources and make better decisions about the future of their neighborhood.

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