In an effort to create meaningful neighborhood resources, AAM conducted a research project to identify the five key challenges within our communities. We used a combination of secondary research to explore national trends. In addition, we surveyed a total of 600 homeowners for the study. By far the largest number of homeowners (80%) surveyed lived in Arizona.
Based on the combined information of research and survey responses, we learned the five challenges most affecting neighborhoods include the following:
- Although more the 70% of HOA homeowners surveyed believe the American Dream still includes buying a home, nationally the traditional “1950s” stereotype may no longer fit.
- We found almost two-thirds of HOA members we surveyed live with a spouse. However, living situations throughout the U.S. population are more diverse than any previous time in history.
- Arizona HOA homeowners, as well as Americans as a whole, are concerned about their stability -- specifically the economy, their families and their finances.
- Today, many people have become distracted and disconnected because of life stressors and technology impacts. HOAs tend to alleviate some of the disconnections with more neighbor activities and events.
- Research and survey results confirm neighborhoods are not working as well as they should in America. But, AAM is committed to making them work! According to the study, two-thirds of Arizona homeowners know at least some of their neighbors by name.
To download a copy of the report, visit http://www.associatedasset.com/homeowner-association-management/5-most-significant-challenges-facing-american-neighborhoods.
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