For New Owners

Revised March 21, 2018

Frequently Asked Questions

Please see the FAQ page for questions often asked by new and current homeowners.

Remodeling Soon?

Are you planning to do some remodeling before you move in? Before making any exterior changes, you must submit an SMVE Request to Make Exterior Architectural Changes. The Architecture Committee usually approves requests very quickly. For tips on how to speed the process, visit How to Receive a Faster Response from the Architecture Committee. Exterior painting must use colors listed at SMVE Approved Exterior Finishes and Paint Colors.  If you are making changes only inside your home, you don’t need to request permission. To avoid adverse impacts on your neighbors and other homeowners during construction, especially with regard to dumpsters, trailers, vehicles, portable toilets, and construction materials, always ask your contractor to complete the Contractor Checklist. For more information, visit Architecture.

Helpful Hints

Here are some selected articles of general interest from the SMVE Newsletter that readers have found helpful or interesting.  We also have on the website a copy of the Harried Homeowner Helpers 2016 published by the Sunrise Association Council (an organization of all 12 Sunrise HOAs).  If you did not receive a printed copy of the Harried Homeowner Helpers 2016 edition from the previous owner, contact President Guy Scharf or Secretary Kathy Mitton to get your copy.