Homeplace III HOA

Welcome to the community website for Fortunes Ridge, Homeplace III HOA in Durham, NC. We hope you find this site helpful, informative and user friendly. If you have any suggestions or ideas on features or content that would make this site more helpful for you and your neighbors, please let us know. This website is maintained by the community association management firm, Grandchester Meadows Inc.

Assessments

Annual Information &

Payment Center

Document Index

Legal, Guidelines,

Financial & Meetings

Exterior Changes

Review Process

Request Form

Work Orders

Repair Request Form

HOA Maintenance Items Only

2018 Special Meeting

Thursday, July 12th – Suite K @ Woodcroft Office Building – 6:30PM

Can’t Attend? Fill out this form to help establish quorum and vast your vote.

This proxy form is to assign a neighbor to cast a vote on your behalf at the meeting.

Submit a concern

All concern reports are sent to the Board and Manager.

Mailing: Homeplace III HOA – PO Box 1149 – Apex NC 27502

Phone: 919.645.5764

Email Us

Fax: 919.882.8739

Emergency Text Line: 919.389.7944

FAQ:

What are the exterior colors of the homes for touch up painting? Please click here: Exterior Color Chart for a complete listing by address.

What are the approved stains for the deck? Please click here: deck stain guide for a listing as well as recommendations.

Where do I begin with my questions about trash and recycling? Understood…hence, an entire page has been devoting to trying to answer all of your questions here: garbage collection information

Who do I contact if a street light is not working properly?Street light outages should be reported to Duke Energy Progress since they maintain the lights.

What are the guidelines that I need to follow in regards to “rebuilding/repairing” my existing deck? You should rebuild and/or repair your deck back to the original style, shape, and size. However, several building codes have changed since the original construction so it is understood that some changes will be required by these updated codes. It is understood that the home owner will obtain all necessary building permits prior to starting a re-build. Please go to the architectural change request form if you are planning a change to your deck which is by choice rather than a code requirement.

How do I know if I need HOA approval before attempting to rebuild/repair an exterior feature? Please ask the manager before proposing your changes or building/site plans. You will receive an email back that will tell you if HOA approval is needed. Also, it will guide you on the necessary steps to follow in order to complete the changes. Otherwise, you should assume approval is required and complete the architectural change request form

Can you tell me what the Home Owners Association dues cover? The Monthly assessments, or dues, are used for general maintenance of the property. The monthly assessments are also used to procure the services of a property management company, which assists in maintaining the property in a responsible and professional manner.

The monthly assessments cover monthly and long–term projects related to, but not limited to, the following:

  • Exterior Building Maintenance- Siding and non-window / non-door trim only. Roof repairs and replacement
  • Maintenance of common areas, including landscaping
  • Maintenance of common sidewalks and roads
  • Mailbox repairs and replacement
  • Trash & Litter removal from common areas
  • Electricity for streetlights
  • General Liability & Hazard Insurance for the common areas (no hazard insurance for dwellings)
  • Capital as well as Emergency Reserve Funds
  • Monthly property management fees
  • Annual Stormwater fees paid to the City of Durham
  • Annual Association dues paid to Woodcroft Community Association

 HOA VS. Owner Responsibilities 

Element:    
Exterior Siding / Trim (paint, repair) HOA   
Gutter / Gutter Cleanout HOA   
Mailboxes HOA  
Roof / Roof Leaks (exterior) HOA  
Common Sidewalks HOA   
Water Leak (from common lines to City Lines)  HOA   
Ceiling Paint & Repair (after roof leak)   Owner
Decks / Porches / Stoops   Owner
Doors / Door Frame   Owner
Foundation   Owner
Personal Walkways Owner(s)
Windows / Trim     Owner
Water Leaks (from foundation to common lines)    Owner
  • Roof Replacement: The roof were replaced in 2001. There is currently a roof replacement cycle underway. There will be 14 buildings with new roofs by the end of 2019. The remaining 30 buildings will be completed in 2020 and 2021. 
  • Insurance Requirements:  The HOA does not ensure any part of the buildings. All owners need to purchase insurance that covers the exterior and interior of the dwelling. This policy is commonly referred to as an HO-3 policy. The insurance agent for the HOA policy is:  Ray Beaird – Carolina Insurance Group @ 919-234-7868 or ray@carolinainsurancegroup.net
  • Can you tell me what the Home Owners Association dues cover? The Monthly assessments, or dues, are used for general maintenance of the property. The monthly assessments are also used to procure the services of a property management company, which assists in maintaining the property in a responsible and professional manner. 

The monthly assessments cover monthly and long–term projects related to, but not limited to, the following:

-Exterior Building Maintenance- Siding and non-window / non-door trim only. Roof repairs and replacement

-Maintenance of common areas, including landscaping

-Maintenance of common sidewalks and roads

-Mailbox repairs and replacement

-Trash & Litter removal from common areas

-Electricity for streetlights

-General Liability & Hazard Insurance for the common areas (no hazard insurance for dwellings)

-Capital as well as Emergency Reserve Funds

-Monthly property management fees

-Annual Stormwater fees paid to the City of Durham

Annual Association dues paid to Woodcroft -Community Association

2019 Board Meetings:

Location: Suite K, Woodcroft Office Building 

Dates: January 17 – March 21 – May 16 (Annual) – July 18 – September 19 – November 21

The current Board members are:

  • Sara Baush (2019)
  • Linda Bowles (2020)
  • Ann Colosia (2021)
  • Paul Daniels (2019)
  • Bill Gardner (2019)
  • Anne Keen (2021)
  • David Newman (2021) 
  • Karen Scher (2020)
  • Bev Wedda (2020)

Board Access Link

Work Order Log

Make Meeting Minutes

HOA Management 

Grandchester Meadows, Inc.

Manager – David Robbins

Associate Manager – Susan McGuire

(919) 757-1718 (phone or text)

(919) 882- 8739 (fax)

General Liability Master Insurance Policy

Agent: Ray Beaird at Carolina Insurance Group

919-234-7868 (phone) or 877-792-8358 (fax) 

   General Liability Insurance

Grounds Maintenance 

JBH Lawncare – Jonathan Holland – jbhlawncare@yahoo.com

Termite Control

KilMor Pest Management – 

Towing Illegally Parked Vehicles

Dave’s Towing
3632 Angier Avenue in Durham 
(919) 544- 7152

REFERRALS

Plumbing

Brown Brothers

Waite Plumbing 

woodcroft community association

A direct link to the Master Association site.

update contact info

Contact Information Form

Name, Address, Email & Phone

Helpful Links

Links To HOA State Statutes

Chapter 47C / 47F

Street Light outage?

Report To Duke Energy

Pole Number Helpful

Don't Be Shy

Contact the association manager if you do not find what you need.