Living in a Home Owner Association (HOA) isn't for everyone. What is a HOA? An HOA is a neighborhood within a city or town with its own rules and regulations.
In an HOA you can get fined if you don't keep your grass mowed at their preferred height, fined for not power washing your house, you typically have to get permission to paint your house a different color, or to plant or remove trees in the front yard, and most of the time you'll need permission to put up a fence. If you have a boat or RV you probably won't be allowed to park it in the driveway if you live in an HOA. If all these rules don't bother you then maybe you don't want to live in an HOA because you'll have to pay dues. The Southeast North Carolina area has a lot of neighborhoods with HOA's. Our website makes it easy to search for homes with no HOA in Wilmington, no HOA in Leland, no HOA in Hampstead, and no HOA in Southeast North Carolina for all the other surrounding areas.
People prefer to buy in an HOA because:
1) They want a neighborhood that requires everyone to take care of their homes in a consistent manner.
2) They want a neighborhood with a community pool or community clubhouse.
No, sorry you can't stop paying the HOA dues. If you purchase a house, townhouse, or condo in a neighborhood with HOA, then you agree at the closing to abide by the HOA rules and to pay the HOA dues. If you don't pay the HOA dues, they can put a lien on your house.
Here's a list of the homes that have recently come on the market that are not in an HOA. You can also search our full home search using the advanced pull-down feature and choose no HOA. We're here to help too so feel free to let me know if you want us to set the search up for you and we'll send you a notification whenever a home comes on the market for sale that meets your price and area criteria.