Nine things to know about homeowners associations

Amy Fontinelle •
Investopedia Stock Analysis

When you purchase a condominium, townhouse or single-family home in a planned development, you must join that community’s homeowners association (HOA) and pay monthly or annual HOA fees for the upkeep of common areas, shared structures and shared exteriors. About one in five U.S. homes belong to a homeowners association, according to a data analysis by

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Home buyers growing attached to thought of townhome living

Jeffrey Steele •
Forbes

Red Seal Homes has successfully unveiled new construction townhome projects, such as the Terraces at Provenance, the builder’s master-planned community of single-family homes, duplexes and townhomes in the north Chicago suburbs. Soaring land and building costs, higher median single-family home prices, growing preference for dense, walkable environments and the need for a bridge between renting

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Homes in America are selling at a record pace, and the implications for buyers and sellers are significantly different

Akin Oyedele •
Business Insider
Homes in America are selling at a record pace, and the implications for buyers and sellers are significantly different

Homes in America are selling like hotcakes, with the exception of some properties in the luxury market like the $19.75 million “Versailles in Manhattan” nobody wants to buy. The time it takes for a house to go from listing to sale keeps falling because there are’s an abundance of buyers waiting to pounce and even stretch

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Is buying a condo a good idea or should you just buy a house instead?

Kevin Mercadante •
Money Under 30

There are three primary housing situations available—buying a condo, buying a house, or renting an apartment. Each has its benefits and drawbacks. Let’s take a look at the advantages of each—which are also usually the disadvantages of the others. Warning: There’s no one-size-fits-all here. What you’re going to find is each housing situation is designed

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