Do you just want to say NO to living in an HOA? Make no mistake, living in a Sedona HOA can be a blessing or a curse depending on how you live and use your property. We made a search of all Sedona homes for sale without a Home Owners Association (HOA) aka Property Owners Association (POA).
If you’re the free spirit type who wants to do their own thing, then this Sedona home search may be just the thing for you. If however, you don’t think the neighbor should park their RV in their driveway or that their lot is overgrown, then you’ll want a Sedona HOA with restrictions that match your needs to maintain order. HOA’s may offer amenities as well like swimming pools, rv parking, gated access…etc.
If you buy a home or real estate in Sedona (single family home, condo or townhome) in a planned, covenanted community, you will likely be required to be part of a homeowners’ association (HOA). The rules of the HOA community are outlined in what is called the Declaration of Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions (CC&Rs).
Even if you’re not in an HOA in Sedona, you could have deed restrictions (aka restrictive covenants) on what can and can’t be done with the property. Deed restrictions “run with the land,” meaning they apply to all future owners of the property, not just the person who owns it when the restriction is adopted.
Here’s a few examples of what we’ve seen in the past in the Sedona area. There may be no restrictions on the property that you buy. Please note that if a deed restriction is more restrictive than government regulations (State, County or City of Sedona), the deed restriction will be the rule.
- You’re on a shared or community well. We’ve seen restrictions that could stop you from owning a swimming pool.
- There could be a restriction on fences (height, type…etc). Typically it’s no chain link fences.
- You could find an easement that allows neighbors to cross your property at will or ride horses across the land.
- You may not rent the property out for less than xxx number of days.
- You may only have domestic pets, not farm animals or horses.
- You many be restricted from having outbuildings or the number of outbuildings.
- There could be a restriction on the height of any building you put on the lot.
- There could be a restriction that protects a neighbors view (very rare).
These are just a few of the restrictions you could find on a deed in Arizona and why you need to read it. When buying a Sedona home, according to the Arizona Association of Realtors purchase contract you have 5 days to review your title commitment which will include, among other things, the CC&R’s and the deed. You may decline during that 5 days but it is accepted if you do nothing.
Here’s all of the Sedona homes on the market that are represented to be without an HOA.Sedona Homes No HOA POA