FAQ

What is Lower My HOA?
Lower My HOA is a resource for homeowners and board members, providing actionable guides to help gain visibility into the HOA, increase property value and lower HOA fees.
Who can Lower My HOA help?
Board members, homeowners, condo owners, and prospective homeowners.
What is an HOA?

An HOA stands for Homeowners’ Association and governs a planned community of homes or apartments. Each member of an HOA contributes to the maintenance of their community by paying fees for shared amenities like pools, clubhouses, private roads, gyms, and more.

The general purpose is to ensure that all members join together to keep up their properties’ value over time and to preserve peace and harmony within the community.

To learn more, read our HOA 101 guide.

What are the benefits of an HOA?

HOAs are valuable resources to help maintain neighborhood cohesiveness and unity. It provides peace of mind for current residents and prospective buyers since they ensure homeowners cooperate while respecting each other’s property rights and increasing property values so everyone can enjoy their community.

Learn the 5 Reasons to Love Your HOA here.

How can I get involved with my HOA?
First and foremost, attend meetings if possible – it’s an excellent opportunity to stay informed about what is occurring in your neighborhood. If the meetings aren’t accessible, other options include serving on committees or volunteering for community projects approved by the HOA.

Additionally, you can connect with other members of your community online or at social events hosted by local businesses or sponsored by the HOA. Finally, take an active role in communicating with board members: share suggestions or ask questions when necessary.

Whether you join a committee or just devote time to staying informed, getting involved is essential for ensuring your HOA remains an active part of your neighborhood and contributes to its success.

How can I increase the property value in my HOA?

Boosting property values in an HOA can be a surprisingly straightforward process.

The first step is to ensure that all members agree on a common plan for improvement. This should include large and small-scale projects that enhance the neighborhood’s aesthetic or offer added amenities to members. Investing in curb appeals – such as improving landscaping, resurfacing roads, and repainting curbs and exteriors – will boost property value by making the neighborhood more attractive to potential buyers.

Additionally, updating signage, lighting fixtures, outdoor furniture, and other infrastructure items can spruce up the area further.

To learn more tips, click here.

How can I lower HOA fees?

As a homeowner, high HOA fees can be a significant burden. Fortunately, there are several steps you can take to reduce these costs.

Click here to learn more.

How can I make sure my HOA is doing its job?

If you’re a homeowner, you know that your homeowner’s association (HOA) is a vital part of your community. After all, the HOA is responsible for maintaining common areas, enforcing rules, and managing the budget. But how can you tell if your HOA is doing its job?

Here are four things to look for.

What can I do if I have a problem with my HOA?
If a problem with your HOA arises, the most important thing is to remain professional and courteous when airing any grievances. Before leaping into action, take some time to research the specifics of your situation and make sure you understand the rules and regulations stipulated in your association bylaws.

Once you feel well-informed on the issue, following the dispute resolution protocol established by the HOA, as outlined in its governing documents, is crucial.

At every level, approaching communication calmly and rationally will go a long way in resolving your issue with your HOAs. Taking matters one step at a time can also help avoid miscommunication or escalating tensions with other residents or board members.

Addressing problems with an HOA can be pretty daunting, but adhering to the procedure while staying respectful goes a long way toward achieving productive resolutions.

What if I need more assistance than what's provided on the website?

Board Members – Looking for professional advice on homeowners association management? Look no further than Lower My HOA. We offer complimentary 15-minute meetings with our experts to help you get the guidance you need to run a better community.

We are not property managers and will not be selling you property management services. If your association qualifies, we offer different services, such as HOA audits, guidance to become self-managed or help finding the right property management company, and other practical business advice.

Requirement: You must be a board member to participate in a session.

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