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How Do You Say HOA?

While the term “HOA” may be common language in your community, it's not widely recognize across all parts of North America. Read on to learn HOA terminology used in the U.S., Mexico, and Canada.

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Across the United States, Canada, and Mexico, managed communities are redefining the way people live and interact with one another. Although homeowners across North America share this certain way of living, it can be difficult to connect with people in other countries with similar lifestyles. Cultural and legal differences directly affect language and terminology, and communication about the managed community lifestyle, leadership, and laws can run into translation hurdles.

That’s why it’s so important to explore the varied terminology used to describe managed communities outside of where you live. By equipping yourself with this vocabulary and knowledge, it’s easier to assimilate to a new community, speak the language of a neighbor, and positively impact your association for years to come.

In this ebook, you'll learn terminology used in the U.S., Mexico, and Canada to describe certain aspects of homeowners' associations (HOA), like:

  • homeowners' association 
  • condo association
  • leadership body
  • governing documents
  • annual meeting
  • laws

With offices throughout North America, Associa is dedicated to providing board members and homeowners with the tools, resources, and education they need to succeed. We believe that understanding the nuanced community association language can help you make informed decisions, communicate effectively, and ease collaboration abroad. Download our FREE ebook to learn some key HOA terms—and what they mean—in the United States, Canada, and Mexico.