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Charleston, SC 29401

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Homeowners Associations

The National Association of Realtors has created a consumer website filled with great resources for buyers, sellers and homeowners.  There is a brief piece on Homeowners Associations.

A lot of communities in the Charleston area fall under the umbrella of HOAs.  At first if you are not used to them, seeing the fees that are due- monthly, quarterly or annually, can be daunting but take a moment to learn about the HOA and what it means to you as a homeowner in that community.

About 59.5 Americans (according to the Communities Association Institute) are members of HOAs.  The HOAs enforce the community’s rules.  And there’s value in the fee. A 2005 study, which appeared in the Cato Institute’s Regulation magazine, compared a group of Washington, D.C., area HOA properties with similar homes without community benefits—a total of about 12,000 homes. The HOA house values were found to be 5.4% higher. That’s $1,067 on the average U.S. home value of $197,600!
Before you purchase a property with an HOA, make sure you have read and familiarized yourself with the documents, covenants and restrictions.  If you become a homeowner in the community, make your voice heard.  Put the HOA meetings on your calendar and attend (they usually are just once or twice a year), and vote on issues.  If you have the time, consider volunteering your professional skills or even volunteer to be elected to the board.

Resort Property Ownership Could Be Yours


If you are interested in owning your own home away from home piece of coastal heaven on the beach, but are afraid it doesn’t fit into your budget, fractional ownership may be for you.

I have just listed 1/10 of a share of D427 Shipwatch. 5 weeks a year offered at $99,000.   Click here for details .  3 bedroom, 3 baths, 1616 heated sq. ft, ocean front townhouse style villa with beach and golf vistas.

Contact me if you would like to see this lovely villa or have any questions about real estate in Charleston.

Joe Walker (843)345.4510 /