Chances are if you are a homeowner in the Phoenix area, you’ll become familiar with HOA’s because the majority of homes are part of a HOA. The rules that home owners agree to abide by are called Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions (CC&R’s). These restrictions regulate various aspects of home ownership, such as leasing or renting, vehicle parking, architectural guidelines, animal and pets, and so on. Becoming familiar with the CC&R’s before you purchase a homes is a wise decision. Also find out if the HOA is attempting to exercise more control than it should.