4 Reasons First-Time Home Buyers Want An HOA Community

It’s easy to see the benefits of an HOA community, but they’re especially good for first-time home buyers. Why? Check out Ryan Homes at Brunswick Crossing’s list of reasons you belong in our neighborhood:

  • It offers high quality amenities. We encourage physical activity by offering a 25-meter pool (with 6-lane competition and kiddie pools); basketball and tennis courts; more than 26-miles of walking paths; playgrounds and tot lots; dog park; and a pool house with fitness center, his and hers locker rooms, and a yoga room.

    Some communities come with clubhouse amenities. At Brunswick Crossing, we offer an outdoor fireplace, award-winning community center, and rentable outdoor entertainment spaces for seasonal family get-togethers.

    These resort-style amenities mean you can save money on a gym membership and driving to the city dog park or yoga class.

  • You’re near local conveniences. When you rent an apartment or condominium, getting to and from anywhere can be a hassle. You have to lug groceries up a flight of stairs, and finding street parking is so hard after a long day at work.

    A great part about being in an HOA community is that you’re near local restaurants, professional offices, downtown events, and more. At Brunswick Crossing, not only are these close accessibilities easy to fit into your busy schedule, they also increase your new home’s value.

    Our community is in the middle of constructing a 56,000-square-foot Weis Markets. The grocery store at Brunswick Crossing will offer fresh produce, a full-service pharmacy, gas station, a bakery, a deli-food service and café, and service meat and seafood department. For more information, click here.

  • You’ll make friends right away. Being in an HOA community means that you have neighbors! No more avoiding your messy across-the-hall neighbor or getting into spats with your landlord. At Brunswick Crossing, "You just [drive] down the street, and people just wave. I like that. No one is afraid to say hi to you, and I think it's a culture this country has lost,” said Karen Joy

    "Everybody we've run into has been very friendly, very open," said Greg Joy. "That was very welcoming. It seems like a community."

  • You can personalize your new home for less. Many people believe that a new construction home is pricier than an existing home. However, if you calculate the cost of upgrading appliances for energy efficiency, flipping rooms, and other big renovation projects, the latter home can cost a lot more.  

    With a new construction home in an HOA community, you’re automatically offered upgrades like a sunroom, granite countertops, or a finished basement, which could cost you more in an established home.

    You’ll also be the first to decorate your home with family pictures, artwork, and more. Not to mention that you don’t have to lift a finger when it comes to repair and renovation in our neighborhood because an experienced Ryan Homes construction and development team takes care of your new home from the ground up -- and the service team provides warranty service after you move in.

  • Your opinions matter. With a homeowners association, you’re invited to certain board meetings. If you choose to attend, you can discuss community aesthetics, suggest future amenities, and more with those who have the power to change the community. It’s a stark contrast from a landlord who wouldn’t even give you a spare set of keys.