Failing to pay HOA fees can now harm your credit score

When you look outside and see maintenance diligently shoveling when it's below zero or expertly manicuring the lawn that you barely have time to mow, you might thank your lucky stars for that homeowners' association. But it doesn't take long for the blessed HOA to join your hit list with new rules and fines. Now, for the first time, homeowners who fail to pay their HOA dues in a timely manner are also risking their credit score, just as they would with a late mortgage payment. ...