Homeownership in HOA-ville: is there any real benefit?

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities

This week, Shu Bartholomew and I sort out half-truths and illusions surrounding homeownership in the U.S. Do restrictive covenants and homeowners’ associations really protect property values? Are consumers of new homes getting a safe, high quality product? Who truly benefits from the current housing policy?

Listen in on the podcast here. 

Referenced blogs:

Firefighters say newer homes burn faster than old homes

Colorado developer plans new 900-home community with no HOA

Studies conclude that HOAs, CC&Rs have little to no impact on property values of mature communities


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