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Community associations exist because they offer choices, lifestyles, amenities, and efficiencies that people value. Yet, with all of their inherent advantages, community associations face complicated issues, none more common than the challenge of balancing the rights of the individual homeowner with those of the community as a whole. Issues often arise because of false expectations, misinformation and misunderstanding. You can help ensure a more positive community experience by learning all you can about a community before you buy or rent a home in that neighborhood.