Andalusia at Coral MountianWhen comparing monthly HOA dues in the desert it is important to look beyond the numbers. What if one community has monthly dues of $335 while another's are $520?  On the surface $335 looks better until we examine what's included.

Here's a breakdown using two single family home communities in La Quinta as examples:

Community 'A' $320 Monthly HOA:

  • Common area maintenance
  • 24/7 guard gate control.

Community 'B' $520 Monthly HOA:

  • Common area maintenance
  • 24/7 guard gate control
  • Front yard landscape and irrigation
  • Monthly exterior pest control
  • Exterior painting
  • Side-yard pickup of trash
  • Basic cable TV

Add it all up and community 'B's dues are higher but include more costs and services. Others might include community pools and spas, clubhouses, tennis and fitness centers. Some may also include discounted or included golf. Since the menu of what's included varies be sure to check out and compare the HOA notes that are included for each of our website community profiles.