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Common HOA Rules Every Homeowner Should Know

System - Thursday, January 5, 2023

Have you recently moved into a new home?

If so, there's no denying that buying a new house is an exciting experience. But it also comes with a lot of responsibility. For example, many neighbors are managed by an HOA.

The purpose of an HOA is to ensure that the neighborhood stays as safe and beautiful as possible. This is obviously important for cultivating a high quality of life. That's why it's essential to ensure you understand HOA rules to avoid getting fined.

Fortunately, this article can help. Here we take a look at a list of common HOA regulations every homeowner needs to know. Keep reading to learn more.


Let's start by discussing HOA restrictions regarding decorations on your residential property. Keep in mind that this includes both seasonal decorations and everyday decorations that you might use throughout the year.

This is something that can ruffle some feathers, especially if you love to go all out during popular holidays like Halloween or Christmas. Every HOA will likely be a bit different, so make sure you check the specific HOA regulations for your neighborhood to ensure you stay within the rules


It's important to keep your property landscaped. This includes mowing the grass and trimming around the house and trees. This is a universal aspect of HOA regulations for neighborhoods throughout the country.

The best strategy is to get into the habit of mowing your lawn once a week during warm weather to prevent dirty looks from your neighbors.


Do you own multiple vehicles? This can potentially lead to parking violations with your HOA. After all, the regulations in your neighborhood might frown on homeowners parking more than one or two vehicles in the driveway and could prohibit parking on the street in front of the house.


This is a big one. After all, there's nothing more annoying than noisy neighbors. When it comes to the most common HOA bylaws in every neighborhood, noise regulations rank among the most important.

The key is to focus on being respectful to your neighbors. This means notifying them ahead of time in the days leading up to hosting parties or having company, and minimizing the volume of music, machinery, and conversation at all times.


Do you love your pets? You're not alone. Before adopting pets or buying a home in an HOA community, check the rules regarding pet ownership.

You might be surprised to learn that pets aren't allowed in your neighborhood, or you might have to pay a fee for each pet living on your property. It's also important to keep dog barking to a minimum to reduce the potential for annoying your neighbors.

A Guide to Common HOA Rules

It's no secret that homeownership is a big part of the American Dream. Fortunately, this guide to common HOA rules for homeowners will help make you a good neighbor and save you a little money.

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