Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Homeowners Association (HOA)?
Broadly known as Common Interest Communities, HOAs are organized to manage a variety of issues in their associations. An HOA can regulate shared amenities like common areas as well as more personal matters like the types of pets allowed and landscaping expectations.

The HOA generally outlines its regulations in the homeowner association’s covenants, codes and restrictions (CCRs). HOAs also have the ability to charge assessments and levy fines against association members.


DUES

Are there dues associated with belonging to an HOA?
Yes. Dues paid by individual homeowners are used to maintain the HOA.

How much are the dues for Seven Bar North HOA?
In 2019, the dues are $200.

What is the due date for Seven Bar HOA dues?
Dues are billed in January and are due no later than February 28 to avoid penalty fees.

HOA MANAGEMENT

Does the HOA have a management company?
The management company for Seven Bar North is Corder and Company located at
2207 Golf Course Rd SE
Rio Rancho
Email: associations@corderandcompany
Telephone: 505-896-7700

Does the HOA have any employees?
All activities involving the HOA, outside of those handled by the management and landscaping companies, are performed by volunteers.

What do volunteers do for the HOA?

  • Volunteers serve on the Executive Committee consisting of three Board members – President, Vice President, Secretary, and the chairs of the Finance, Compliance, Landscape, and the Architectural Control Committees.

  • Volunteers also serve as members of the above-mentioned committees, perform activities that generally improve the HOA such as litter collecting, filling the DogiPot stations with bags, reporting common area issues to the Management company, etc.

  • The Communications Committee produces the Newsletter and maintains the website.

COVENANTS

What are Seven Bar North Subdivision Restrictions also known as the CCR’s (Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions)?
CCRs are publicly recorded deed restrictions. Seven Bar North CCRs are the guidelines governing certain activities within the HOA that every homeowner agreed to when they bought their home in the HOA.

Where can I find a copy of the Covenants?
You were given a copy of the covenants at your closing. The Covenants are available on the Governing Documents page.

10. What are some possible violations of the Covenants?
The HOA Compliance Team and the management company monitor the association for such things as:

  • Property maintenance (weeds, patchy/dying lawns, dead trees and bushes, landscaping encroaching on sidewalks, etc.),

  • Cars that have not been moved from the HOA for over 30 days,

  • Vehicles parked on a soft surface,

  • RVs, trailers, commercial vehicles,

  • ACC violations (unapproved storage sheds, raised walls, fences and gates, etc.)

How do I report a suspected violation of the Covenants?
Violations should be reported to the management company.

Are there any penalties for Covenant violations?

  • Once a violation has been identified, the management company sends the homeowner a letter notifying them of the violation and giving the homeowner a two-week period in which to correct the situation.

  • If the violation is not cleared within the two-week grace period, the homeowner receives a second letter, and incurs a $25 penalty fee.

  • If the violation still exists after 30 days, a third letter is sent which incurs a $50 penalty fee.

  • If the homeowner has not corrected the violation after the third letter, the case will be referred to Board for possible legal action.

COMMON AREAS

Who is responsible for the sidewalks within the HOA?
Sidewalks NOT located on Seven Bar Loop, Sierrita or Westside Drive are the responsibility of the property it serves.

Who manages the landscaping in the common areas of the HOA?
The Landscape Committee in conjunction with the landscape company the HOA has hired, plans and maintains the landscaping in the common areas (Seven Bar Loop, Sierrita, the walking paths, and the entrances to each neighborhood).

How often does the landscape company service the HOA?
Currently, the HOA is divided into five sections. One area is serviced each week on a rotating basis (see Landscape Schedule). In addition, the landscape company picks up litter on Seven Bar Loop and Sierrita, empties the DogiPots, and checks the irrigation. Every other week they pick up litter along the walking trails.

What should I do if I see a leak in the irrigation system?
If you see a leak in the irrigation system, identify its exact location -corner of Seven Bar and east side of Leno, third tree up on east side of Sierrita, etc. If possible, mark the location in a visible manner and call the management company who will notify the landscape company.



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