Are We Condos or Townhouses or…?

From time to time, the question arises whether our homes are condos or townhouses. Usually the issue comes up because someone wants to use FHA lending to purchase a unit.

While “Condo” is in the official name of the association, we are technically not condos nor townhouses. The development was established as Planned Unit Development or PUD. Our attorney made this statement in an email to the association in January 2011, “Technically, [Brookwood] was developed as a “PUD” (Planned Unit Development), and not a condo (even though it has “condo” in its name).  Note the term “PUD” in the plats, the declarations, and even the legal descriptions on the deeds.”

FHA lending can be used to purchase these units and has been done so in the past. While the HOA operates very much like a condo HOA and is called so in its name, we are technically a PUD and not condos. The significant difference is explained in the article.

For a general explanation of a PUD, click here. For a general explanation of a condo, click here.

For a general discussion on the differences between condos and townhouses, click here and click here.

Friendly Reminders

Inoperable vehicles must be stored inside your garage or removed from the premises. Commercial vehicles weighing more than 6 tons, boom and tow trucks are not permitted to be parked in residential neighborhoods.

Parking of cars and trucks or vehicles of any kind is not permitted on grass and lawns. Please use your driveway or park on the street. Our grass will thank you.

Trash for pick up should be placed no further than 5 feet from your building. Curbside pick up is prohibited. All trash must be contained at all times. See Blue Springs FAQs.

The message center is for general questions about the HOA and maintenance issues. The person who will return your call is a volunteer member of the Board of Directors. They will return your call when they can.

Pet owners are responsible for their pet's excrement in the yard. You need to pick up your pet's poop daily and dispose of it properly. Do your part to keep our common area clean.

When you call the message center, leave your name, address, the telephone number at which you can be reached in the evening and a brief message regarding the reason you are calling. A volunteer will return your call.

We all get those weekly newspaper ads and phonebooks thrown in our driveways from time to time. Please take the time to pick them up and dispose of them if you don't want them as well as any trash lying around. Help keep our neighborhood clean.

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