Know the community rules before you buy

Community MattersCommunity Associations Institute (CAI) provides resources to community associations. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) represents realtors, property managers and other real estate members.  These organizations offer a free brochure, “Community Matters, What You Should Know Before You Buy,” a handy reference for prospective homeowners.

Knowing the rules, procedures, restrictions and the assessments for the community can assist in the decision to buy a home.