The Differences Between HOAs and CAs

HOAs and CAsPride in ownership is something we all have. Whether it’s a new car, that new set of golf clubs, or your dream home, we truly appreciate something that’s a cut above the rest.


Pride in owning a home means that you may belong to a homeowner association (HOA) or community association. But how do these organizations differ? Is it essential that you belong to one, more than the other? Let a real estate attorney in Ashburn, VA, shed some light on the issue. Here’s a brief explanation from Raymond A. Ceresa Attorney at Law.


Community Association

A community association is formed by like-minded folks that live in a neighborhood and who want to support the social needs of the community while at the same time, planning, developing, and maintaining community amenities or facilities.


Membership in a community association is voluntary, and these groups exist to promote the wellbeing of the community and its people. Community associations are worth joining.


Homeowner Association

Membership in a homeowner association is usually mandatory and required by a land developer who owns the property on which a community is built. Fees are often needed, and each homeowner must maintain specific standards concerning lawn maintenance, snow removal, outdoor lighting, and possibly other things. 


Raymond A. Ceresa Attorney at Law is an experienced real estate lawyer, that provides homeowner association and community association legal services. He’s ready to stand by your side when you need him most and we urge you to find out more by contacting our office today.