The subdivision we want to live in has covenants. What does that mean?

Covenants will set forth requirements, such as the minimum size of a house that can be built in a lot. The primary function of covenants is to provide uniformity amongst the lots/properties and help protect property values. Before signing a contract, read all applicable covenants and make sure nothing within them will cause you problems (ex: if you want to build a 1,500 sq. ft. house, you do not want to buy a lot that requires a 2,000 sq. ft. minimum home).

If you are selling property, it is a good practice to provide the Buyer with a copy of the covenants prior to signing the contract.

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