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Can the HOA prevent from purchashing a house?

Without an interview can we still purchase the house?
  • June 27 2012 - Tamarac
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If you're out of the area (or country) see if you can arrange a Skype or Google+ interview at your expense.  Your Realtor may be willing to bring her laptop to the interview meeting if the Board of Directors doesn't have the technical capability.

Good luck!
Alma Kee, Realtor, Tampa Bay
  • June 29 2012
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It is illegal to discriminate against a buyer based on a protected category such as sex, etc. I do not see any reason for an interview/

Perhaps they want to make sure you understand the rules if they had a lot of violations and they want to ensure you understand what you would be subject to the for you by.

I will take my agent with me. And we even tape the entire process.

Please let us know what the interview was about.

Best of luck to you



  • June 27 2012
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Having a HOA want to do an interview seems a bit odd.  Do  they discriminate against people who don't like bocci ball?     However, it may give you a chance to understand the politics of the community and you can use that to help make your decision.

  • June 27 2012
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Having a HOA involved would stop me from buying that house. I would look for a house that had no HOA.
  • June 27 2012
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Yes, but you need to be aware that they cannot discriminate on any basis that is covered under Fair Housing Law including race, income, disability etc. 

Some HOAs and no hassel, others are like living in a police state. The interview is a good way for you to get a feel for who will be running your neighborhood association before you buy.
  • June 27 2012
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You should speak to a real estate attorney about your specific case. The HOA cannot discriminate against you in certain circumstances.
  • June 27 2012
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Yes, they could possibly prevent you from buying a home. If the HOA requires buyer approval then you'll need to oblige them and get approval. Good luck.

  • June 27 2012
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Hi Ana,
If they requrie an interview, then you must oblige.   There ae different reasons in each HOA that can restrict you from purchase, such as a previous felony charge.
You can speak to the HOA ahead of time to have them tell  you their requirements so that you do not waste time or money
Beth Jenkins
  • June 27 2012
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