What is a CID / PUD?

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CID stands for Common Interest Development homes, referred to as PUD (Planned Unit Development) in some areas.  Typically, homes are stick-built single-family or twin homes on their own lots.  These homes are in planned neighborhoods with a Home Owners Association (HOA).  They feature commonly-owned amenities such as a swimming pool, shared open spaces, or recreational facilities (for example, a tennis court).  This private community may be gated.

A CID or PUD is often a detached home with a home owners association.  In addition to any amenities such as a swimming pool, the HOA community may own roads and sidewalks.  The HOA fees cover these common areas, but typically do not cover the home structures.

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Regina P. Brown
Broker, Realtor®, M.B.A., e-Pro, GREEN
California DRE # 00983670


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Comments (7)

Chris Griffith
Downing-Frye Realty, Bonita Springs, FL - Bonita Springs, FL
Bonita Springs Listing Specialist - Agent

We have them called PUD here but "common interest development".  Learn something new every day!

Jun 10, 2014 08:26 PM
Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656 - New Lenox, IL
708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience

Regina:  Keep hammering away on this topic.  Most don't have much clue to PUDs or CIDs ... and the info and education is needed and helpful ...


Jun 11, 2014 01:48 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

This would be an interesting question on a real estate exam. I bet many would miss this question.

Jun 11, 2014 04:30 AM
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


Thanks for sharing the information on the book.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Jun 11, 2014 01:57 PM
Regina P. Brown
MBA Broker Consultants - Carlsbad, CA
M.B.A., Broker, Instructor

Hello AR friends, thank you for visiting and leaving your valuable comments.

Jun 12, 2014 03:45 PM
George Pezzini

Our Association's Articles of Incorporation designates the association as a Ca. non-profit mutual benefit corp. aka. PUD. Lately people now use the name CID. Is there a difference. Members do own their own lots.

May 23, 2019 07:52 PM
Regina P. Brown
MBA Broker Consultants - Carlsbad, CA
M.B.A., Broker, Instructor

CID stands for Common Interest Development.  CID's include various types of housing developments, including PUD's (Planned Unit Developments), which are one type of CID.  So many acronyms to remember, eh?  LOL.

Oct 27, 2019 07:53 PM