When we set out to define “Home Management Businesses”, it became apparent that there were many variations within each of the organizations. We decided to categorize them into sections.
1.Conventional- this would include all of the providers with not much thought given to however they control their industry and address customer’s needs; they have to answer to a variety of customers from varied sectors of the industry; they either maintain one or more hotels or they offer an extraordinary number of rentals/properties for people to rent and/or too many agents or large entities to answer to(usually just 1 or 2).
The operating models tends to vary significantly depending on this small number of suppliers (which to maintain balance can be accomplished by having a parent company oversee/manage all firms).
2.Home Ownership supported- they may be cottage operations managed by the owners and run as a sole proprietorship for these owners. They may be run by employees with a small number of managers.
3.Leased- they are usually owned by corporations which lease individualized space from other suppliers; they may be run as a sole proprietorship by the owner or they may be managed by employees. No matter which scenario is used, the owner has ultimate authority over time and costs and any contractor that supplies his work product to the owner must supply his product to the owner whatever the owner requests.
- MHCA- National Home Consumer Protection Association- this would include a place and service that is designed to protect & educate the consumers and which are delivered via the internet; they are usually run by a board made up independent of the owners of the companies with members being numerous; they usually maintain a variety of home management software and hardware solutions; members typically receive discounts from suppliers of services required to maintain their properties.
5.A Home Owner’s Association – An HOA is similar to an unrestricted association in that they seek to protect the property values, build safety, and maintain the reputation/stickers/material of any home owners association. Upon searching for these localities through internet search they can be located in all major cities that offer a plethora of options.
Home owners associations may charge a variety of fees depending on their local forbearance agreement, number of properties owned, types of properties rented, etc. Some HOAs offer mediation services if there is a difference or dispute between the customers of the service and the agents/workers, some HOAs will charge extra to mediate or arbitrate, some HOAs charges a monthly fee which makes the management more protective of the properties in the neighborhood(this is because HOAs are not allowed to enter into or manage rental contracts).. HOAs will also charge an annual fee to the homeowner. Beware of the annual fee, you are usually asked to pay one lump sum which is normally representative of a multi family property, but you are still subject to protection of the HOAs legal fees, so make sure that you are not caught off-guard by an unexpected bill. You should take the time to read all the documentation that the HOAs will provide, such as the company handbook and the management contract. Some HOAs are known to be shady(both financially & legally); we say investigate your association and ask the people you invest in what the CC&R’s are. If they are close to the truth, then you should move on to another, if they are up-front and willing to protect their company, then you should move forward.
In conclusion, we want to encourage you to not rush into any of the associations learning about their HOAs, F&G, and possible CC&R’s. If you need a home, do not spend the$, resorts Increasing debt & swallow the hard earned cash. food, car, furniture, entertainment, whatever. look into the association read all all they do as you would do with any company, only this is a business with real financial consequences likeShipping & transporting Postal Services, Gas, Water, and Electricity. That is a lot of money spent on mere something that you cannot get back from the association.
There are ways to limit your liability & protect your asset, trust us. Many times HOAs do not discharge liens once removed; some HOAs borrow against collections, such as such as credit cards, car payment accounts to be able to recoup a modest amount owed by law. The most important thing would to realize is that HOAs have many insurance benefits as well as burdens; ask yourself which one you feel is best for you and go from there…