The dues are billed by the HOA early each calendar year, and are payable upon receipt. Dues are used to finance the activity and mission of the association, as well as to preserve, protect and maintain the neighborhoods common property, security, landscaping, etc. Your dues are primarily used to pay for the ongoing expenses for maintenance of the entryways and the green spaces along the perimeter of the area. By keeping our neighborhood looking it’s best, our property values also remain at their highest. By supporting the Homeowners Association, you help to ensure that our neighborhood continues to be a great place to live. We cannot afford to let our neighborhood’s appearance and infrastructure start going downhill! Just as realtors will tell you, it’s the “curb appeal” that most influences the salability of an individual home. It is the overall appearance and maintenance level of our neighborhood’s common areas that greatly influence the desirability of Bent Tree West.