HOAs: Knowing what we don't know

As I have revealed before, in November 2011 we moved into our current residence, what we expected to be our final home purchase for retirement.  We also moved into a common interest development (CID or HOA, homeowners association) of 1317 units, including 170 condos (our choice).  Little did I know then what I know now.  Not that there are some benefits, pleasures, and perks that come with HOA living. My caveat: Just weigh all the facts before you make that purchase.

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