What are the benefits of a Home Owners Association (HOA)?
The HOA will assist in crime prevention through our interactive website which allows all registered members to communicate with each other immediately with our custom Alter system.
The HOA allows residents to stay organized and promotes awareness and collective discussion about issue that affect our neighborhood.
The HOA assists in the promotion of a sense of community among the residents of Hillwood.
Where does my annual HOA Dues of $38 go?
Because this HOA is just starting the services that will be offered are not totally known however they will be established in up coming HOA meetings.
If you have any suggestions please send us an email by using the contact page on this website.
Will the HOA fee ever go up?
The HOA fee can be raised annually. In addition, should an unexpected emergency expense come up, homeowners may be assessed special fees to pay for these expenses. Should a homeowner not maintain their home or property however, this is not the responsibility of the HOA and the homeowner will be expected to pay for their own maintenance and repairs, even if the HOA has to step in to get past due work finished.
How many homes are in our community and what are the boundaries?
How do I get involved?
Contact the board and let them know of your interest. Volunteers are welcome and there are many opportunities to serve in the HOA.
Why should I pay HOA dues when nothing around here has happened in the past – it’s like my money is getting thrown away.
You’re right! In the past (prior to 2010) our HOA was managed poorly. The HOA was managed by past developers. Their goal was to sell homes not necessarily to manage an HOA community. Even though this was the case – there are bills that have to be paid (see breakdown below). Now that the developer has turned over the HOA to homeowners – we have organized a board, management company and Architectural Control Committee (HOA) all made up of homeowners who want our neighborhood to be safe, beautiful and valuable for resale.
What happens if I don’t pay my fee or if I am past due?
There is a minimum late fee charge of $5/month for past due association fees. If we do not receive you payment on time we may forward your account to our legal for collections in which case you will be required to pay collections, lawyer, legal, court and any other fees in connection with collecting on your account. Interest and/or fees begins following payment due. Statements are sent a month prior to the due date so there is plenty of time for the payment to be sent in.
Do I have to be in the HOA?
Being a member of the HOA (Home Owners Association) is not mandatory. But being a member will…
How is Montgomery City involved with our HOA?
All home owners benefit by living in this neighborhood because the city allows us to make sure certain steps are taken to keep the community looking beautiful. For example, if someone puts foil on their windows in a non-hoa community – the city could not do anything. In our HOA however, the city and law give us power to enforce the removal of such eye-sores by permitting fines to the property owner if compliance is not met within reasonable time. In some cases, if fines are not paid, a lien can even be put on a home allowing further enforcement of good rules to be realized.
When I move what should I do?
Please notify the board when you move or change ownership. This way we can get the appropriate documents to the new homeowner such as rules, regulations and CC & R’s.