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community management profession that more than 80% of residents recognize and appreciate the services provided by these professionals.


ASSOCIATION RULES


70% of association residents say association rules protect and enhance property values; only 4% believe that rules harm property values, and 26% see no difference.


Do association rules and restrictions protect and enhance property values?


dissatisfied with their associations overall. This strongly suggests that the vast majority of residents recognize and appreciate the net benefit of living in their communities— even when there are differences of opinion.


Nature of disagreements


How satisfied or dissatisfied were you with the outocome of the most recent issue?


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This finding confirms overwhelming homeowner appreciation for common-sense rules that are applied fairly and consistently. Community association rules protect property values by preventing neighborhood degradation. By building a sense of community and shared expectations, community association neighborhoods are typically clean and manicured and devoid of eyesores that are all too common in some traditional, non-association neighborhoods.


GOVERNMENT REGULATION


86% of association residents say they prefer less or no additional government regulation of community associations. This is a significant finding in light of the steady stream of state legislative proposals affecting common-interest communities.


COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION DISAGREEMENTS


24% of respondents say they had experienced a significant issue or disagreement with the association.


Almost a quarter of respondents reported a “significant” personal issue or disagreement with their associations in the past. Of those, 52% were satisfied with the outcome, while 36% were dissatisfied. For most of the others, the issue was unresolved at the time of the survey. It’s interesting that 24% had experienced a significant issue and that 36% of them were dissatisfied, yet only 10% of residents are


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COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION DISAGREEMENTS


Of the 12% of respondents who reported being behind in their assessments in the past, 74% reported the association attempted to work with them for a payment plan. Respondents overwhelmingly agree that every homeowner should pay the assessments.


ASSESSMENT DELIQUENCIES


12% of respondents report being behind in the past on their association assessments.


Did the association attempt to work with you in some way, such as offering a payment plan, partial payments or deferred payments?


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