Green Valley HOA's
Over 90% (ca. 25,000+) of the population in Green Valley, Arizona, live in HOAs, that is, separate neighborhood dwellings, town houses, and condominiums. Most of the HOAs were built by developers who turned over the finished development to either a management company or a HOA Board established by the homeowners.
Las Campanas Village is a gated neighborhood of 219 homes consisting of 114 duplexes (attached homes) and 105 detached homes. We have three fountains in our complex and each Friday afternoon there is a gathering of residents around the main fountain for about an hour just to socialize.
The monthly homeowner fees include all exterior maintenance of the residences including painting, roofing, irrigation, landscaping, waste and recycle service, street maintenance, all common area maintenance, extended basic cable including HBO and Showtime.
In the last two years all 219 homes have been repainted and the HOA is currently in the negotiation process in selective a vendor to replace the roofs as necessary in the development.
Our Board of Directors consists of seven members of which the officers are: President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer and three directors who are also Committee Chairs. Our standing committees are Architectural Review, Landscape, Maintenance and Flag. We also have a very active Social Committee who is in charge of the Friday afternoon social and has several other fun projects in the works.
One of the most recent formations is of the “WOOO’s” which stands for Women On Our Own which is a group of women who live a single lifestyle.
Our finances are in excellent shape and we have a good reserve fund and all our projects are capable of being funded without any undue pressure on the homeowners.
LIVING IN A GREEN VALLEY HOA
A HOME IN AN HOA
The homeowners’ association (HOA) is an organization to which all of the owners of lots or units in a planned community belong. The HOA is created by a declaration recorded in the public records of the appropriate governmental unit. The HOA’s purpose is to own, manage, maintain or improve the property within the planned community that does not belong to the individual homeowners. You are automatically a member of the HOA when you purchase a home, lot or unit in the planned community. You cannot “opt out” of the HOA and must pay the dues and assessments the HOA requires. The HOA has three critical documents: (a) the “Articles of Incorporation” for the HOA, which establishes the HOA as a legal entity; (b) the “Bylaws,” which are the governing documents of the HOA and set out the procedures for electing a Board of Directors and other internal operations of the HOA; and (c) the “Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions” (the CC&Rs), the enabling document which is recorded with the county recorder and empowers the HOA to control many aspects of how the property in the HOA is used and developed. When you buy a home in an HOA, you are agreeing to conform to the CC&Rs (whether you know it or not), and the HOA can enforce the terms of the CC&Rs in the same way as any other contractual agreement is enforced.
A HOME IN AN HOA