The CAI does not represent homeowners associations.It lobbies the legislatures of states that have HOAs in order to promote legislation beneficial to its members. For purposes of this article, the term "homeowners association" or "association" refers to a mandatory homeowners association, in which the homeowner's property interest is the real property (dirt) and improvements thereon.The governing documents usually include the covenants, conditions, and restrictions (CC&Rs) and the corporate documents (articles and bylaws) referenced by the CC&Rs and usually attached as exhibits.They may also include board-enacted rules as authorized (expressly or implicitly) by the CC&Rs.Most homeowner associations are incorporated, and are subject to state statutes that govern non-profit corporations and homeowner associations.State oversight of homeowner associations is minimal, and it varies from state to state.
This accelerated the middle-class exodus to the suburbs and into common-interest housing.
Although these areas can be placed on an individual homeowner's lot, eliminating the need for an association, nearly all.
Real estate developers have frequently established homeowner associations to maintain such common areas.
Typically the developer will transfer ownership of the association to the homeowners after selling a predetermined number of lots.
Generally any person who wants to buy a residence within the area of a homeowners association must become a member, and therefore must obey the several restrictions that often limit the owner's choices.