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Home Owners' Associations

Welcome to the Homeowners Association section of FindLaw's Real Estate Center. A homeowners association (or HOA) is the governing body that makes and enforces many of the rules that pertain to "common interest developments" such as tract housing and condominiums. For example, a homeowners' association may decide that no houses in a particular development may exceed a certain height. They may also pay for certain improvements to an entire development, such as hiring local security or landscaping workers. HOA's are usually governed by a group of residents in the development. This section contains practical and legal information on homeowners associations.

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