I bought a foreclosed townhouse as my first home which was part of an HOA neighborhood. I think I paid like 125/mo and it covered insurance for drywall out, lawn, landscape, snow removal etc.
I was considering getting satellite instead of cable and I had to put together a proposal of which part of the roof I was going to put the dish on, so I went with cable instead.
I was an annoying neighbor who fought with the association because we had back to back rows of houses, with our garages on an interior drive between the rows (if that makes sense) and this one person would park their car in the entry part of the drive, in front of the mailboxes, and there was no way you could see beyond the street parking and around their car to see if someone was trying to come out of the (now single lane) drive. So i fought and fought and fought and finally they painted the area as a no parking zone. then i moved.
it was the worst in the winter when iced roads and you're turning into the drive and someone else is trying to leave the drive and it's like well shit (or get hit)