<blockquote><b>Quoting 624582:</b>" I feel that they go overboard or hers does at least. She was asked to switch her porch light because ... [snip!] ... fined. What it boils down to is I don't like cookie cutter communities and I'd like freedom to do as I wished with my home."</blockquote>
Same here. They aren't for me but some are good and provide an affordable way for young families to own their own place.
i love ours, for the same reasons you listed.
i think the HOA is great, as it ensures the whole neighborhood looks nice.
the resale values are identical to those of homes, meaning they don't lose value simply for being a townhome.
in my neighborhood you can buy a small townhome for about 400k. it costs 600-700k to buy a single family home of the same square footage, in our same neighborhood, and they don't get the perks of the HOA.
<blockquote><b>Quoting TheNuge:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Erica! Jake & Abby's mom!:</b>" Would you ever buy a townhome? ... [snip!] ... as the outdoor maintenance is handled by the HOA. What dont you like about the place? Is the owner trying to sell it to you?"</blockquote>
I love mine actually...its in an awesome neighborhood and has tons of upgrades