The dirty little secret about how well written and properly enforced HOA Covenants will protect your luxury home investment

Bad HOA management and enforcementDo you remember what it was like to open a Christmas present as a child, only to find you received socks instead of the bike you were expecting? Sure, we’ve all been there!

Sadly, you may be one of the many people who had this same experience when purchasing a new home that you’d hoped would be your dream home.

I’d like you to meet two Picacho Mountain community members, James and Amy.

James and Amy planned and saved for years before they retired to Las Cruces to build their dream home. They found a builder, designed their ideal floorplan, selected a home site with a great view and finally built the luxury home they’d been planning for so many years.

Regrettably James and Amy didn’t build their home at Picacho Mountain.  A new home was built up behind them a few months after they moved in, obscuring the view they loved so much. The neighbor on one side purchased an unsightly, old RV and parked it in the driveway. And the neighbor on the other side decided to paint their garage bright blue. Within a few years James and Amy’s dream home had become their worst nightmare: a new home they no longer wanted that was now decreasing in value.

We Help Protect Your New Home Investment

New Luxury Home in New MexicoThat’s when James and Amy found Picacho Mountain. When you purchase a luxury home, luxury home site, or patio home at Picacho Mountain you can be confident that your investment will be protected by your new community covenants and your professionally managed Homeowners Association (HOA).

Some community covenants have earned a bad reputation because they are poorly managed or not enforced properly.

The purpose of community covenants is to help maintain a high standard, create homes and neighborhoods within Picacho Mountain that are pleasing to all community members, and to promote positive property values for all owners.

Covenants help establish a continuity within your Picacho Mountain neighborhood village by letting community members know what colors they can use, types of architecture, landscape and other pertinent obligations for upkeep and cleanliness.

It’s OK to Say NO

HOA Sometimes it OK to say noRemember James and Amy? What happens when you don’t have community covenants or ones that poorly enforced?

A lack of covenants leads to an unpleasant community with frustrated residents, just like James and Amy. When covenants aren’t enforced home values deteriorate and conflicts arise among neighbors. That is why sometimes it’s okay for the covenants to tell owners “No” regarding certain things on their property.

For example, Picacho Mountain’s HOA covenants would never allow a garage to be painted blue or an RV to be parked in the driveway next door to James and Amy’s home. That is a perfect example when saying “no” is the best thing for all property owners.

Many communities have covenants. What makes Picacho Mountain so different from other communities is that our covenants re professionally written by attorneys who specialize in working with homeowners associations.

Additionally, Picacho Mountain has selected HOAMCO to professionally manage the Homeowners Association and oversee and enforce covenants. HOAMCO has the experience necessary to make sure covenants are followed and every homeowner’s investment is protected.

What does this mean to you and your neighbors? You can feel confident that your home value is being protected without being faced with the uncomfortable situation of enforcing the covenants yourself with your friends and neighbors.

Our professional community manager from HOAMCO is expertly trained to enforce the community covenants while maintaining positive relationships with both you and your neighbors.

Working With Your Las Cruces Home Builder

Las Cruces Home BuilderCovenants also pertain to your home builder.  The Architectural Guidelines give your builder all the information they need in order to build your Picacho Mountain luxury home in accordance with the covenants.  The Architectural Guidelines let your designer and builder know the types of finishes and materials they can use, the maximum elevation for each lot, maximum roof height, minimum square footage requirement, roofing types, exterior lighting specifications, minimum tree number and caliper, fencing types and so much more.

Here’s what one of the premier home builders in Las Cruces has to say about his experience building homes in Picacho Mountain:

“It’s beautiful to work here. The Picacho Mountain team just knows what they are doing, and they
provide the builder with all the information he needs. In my opinion this is the premier subdivision
in the Southwest area. No Question!”
Wayne Suggs, Classic New Mexico Homes

Prior to the start of construction, the builder submits plans to the architectural review committee for design review and approval.  A quality home builder will recognize that strong design guidelines can protect all home builders by requiring they all have similarly high standards.

Your Happy Ending

Today, James and Amy are in the process of planning their next home on a Picacho Mountain home site. While some people see covenants as a set of restrictive rules, James and Amy see the importance of well-written, properly enforced Homeowners Association Covenants. As they break ground on their Picacho Mountain home, James and Amy are confident that the long-term quality and value of their home will be protected… And that they will finally have the luxury home with the million-dollar view they’ve been dreaming of.

James and Amy’s happy ending can be your happy ending too! Call us today at 575-523-2500 to find out more about how your new home investment is protected when you select your home at Picacho Mountain!



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