DEAR BENNY: My homeowners association fees are of great concern to me, since I am on a limited income. The monthly fees are $399, and this, combined with my mortgage payments of nearly $1,400, creates a burden. I have been a widow since 1973 and am, of course, a retired senior with no retirement-income benefits. [...]
The North Carolina House Select Committee on Homeowners Associations is considering new legislation that would require HOA managers to be licensed as real estate agents, a move that some industry insiders oppose.
It may be easier to ask forgiveness than permission, but ignorance of homeowners association rules will no longer be an excuse for that covenant-breaking giant garage built by new owners.