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HOAs

Post by slacker » Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:46 pm

How do you feel about homeowners associations?

I am personally not a fan, especially after living in an HOA subdivision. It’s honestly like living under a fascist regime. Awful. #neveragain

I do see the value in maintaining the outside of your property, which I’ve never had a problem with and that’s something I automatically do, anyway, but for them to restrict my means of income by telling me I can’t rent out rooms in my own house, I don’t agree with that at all. I can’t believe theyre allowed to have that kinda power.

I’ll be selling my property and moving.

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Re: HOAs

Post by philomath » Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:54 pm

I have helped at least a dozen folks I know get away from these kinda neighborhood Nazis. I would never buy anything that someone else dictates as to how, when or why I can use it, unless its the gubment in some cases, I can not avoid that. I live within their (Gubment) borders. I do, however have collective voting power's, the only recourse against them.

I have a piece of property close to town that we plant mostly hay, n corn for silage. A developer bout ten years ago bought the adjacent property and built one of those ritzy gated neighborhoods. After they sold those houses (to the folks that pretend that they live in the country but want to turn it into the city). They actually started trying to make demands about things they did not like about REAL farm land. Believe it or not, one complaint was that there were tractor sounds "sometimes" early in the morning, and in the evening during harvest time. I mean, what the actual F. You gotta be kidding me. Tractors on farm land? Say it ain't so.
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Re: HOAs

Post by slacker » Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:53 pm

Exactly, I’ve learned my lesson and I will never buy a property with an HOA again! I live in a city, so finding non-HOA neighborhoods is sometimes hard, but I have found a few here and there that I like.
I can’t lie, I hate these ppl and keep thinking of all this passive-aggressive shit I could do to make their lives hell.
I also want to find a way to put limits on their powers, like change the laws in my state or at least in my city, but I’m not sure how many people feel the same way I do.
philomath wrote:
Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:54 pm
I have helped at least a dozen folks I know get away from these kinda neighborhood Nazis. I would never buy anything that someone else dictates as to how, when or why I can use it, unless its the gubment in some cases, I can not avoid that. I live within their (Gubment) borders. I do, however have collective voting power's, the only recourse against them.

I have a piece of property close to town that we plant mostly hay, n corn for silage. A developer bout ten years ago bought the adjacent property and built one of those ritzy gated neighborhoods. After they sold those houses (to the folks that pretend that they live in the country but want to turn it into the city). They actually started trying to make demands about things they did not like about REAL farm land. Believe it or not, one complaint was that there were tractor sounds "sometimes" early in the morning, and in the evening during harvest time. I mean, what the actual F. You gotta be kidding me. Tractors on farm land? Say it ain't so.

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Re: HOAs

Post by Moefugger » Sat Oct 06, 2018 4:27 am

I do not have anything to do with them either.
They can decide to do some stupid ass shit.

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Re: HOAs

Post by BurntBulb » Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:13 pm

I know several people that have HOA's across several states. What the HOA can and cannot require depends on the state, and varies greatly across the states too. Some laws in the same state conflict with each other too. As an example:
Parents of a friend of mine lived in an HOA for years. They got a majority of the other owners together and voted out the HOA, because they met the legal requirements ( the one I remember-full ownership and development of all plots) of the state.
A friend bought land in a new HOA, I remember him showing me the contract and codicils, it was over 2" thick! I'm asking him do you really want to do this? Built a beautiful house for his growing family, and within 5 6 years came to regret it. Mainly because the kids leaving toys in the yards, the type of plants they could plant, no veggie gardens, but the biggest one-he needed a large out building for his work that wasn't allowed. They did sell the house for a profit, but they say never again!
And I don't rightly blame them.
Got a few other examples.....but you get my drift.
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Re: HOAs

Post by DanielDefense » Tue Oct 30, 2018 3:16 pm

I live in an HOA and I don't mind it, keeps people from letting their house look trashy

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Re: HOAs

Post by slacker » Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:03 pm

DanielDefense wrote:
Tue Oct 30, 2018 3:16 pm
I live in an HOA and I don't mind it, keeps people from letting their house look trashy
yeah i get the whole outside-maintenance thing, but it crosses the line when they're able to tell me what to do inside my own damn house that i own, imo. it feels like i own a house that's not really mine, it's almost like i'm renting. after all this, honestly, i'll take a neighbor who leaves his trash cans out and doesn't cut his grass over the neighbors i have now. i don't care. so long as you don't try to restrict what i'm doing, i couldn't care less what you're doing.

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Re: HOAs

Post by slacker » Tue Oct 30, 2018 11:03 pm

I do get the outside maintainance thing tho, property value and what not. I wouldn’t have a problem with it if all they wanted was ppl to maintain the outside.

I have a feeling most ppl sorta feel like you do, tho, like they’d rather take the extra annoying rules in exchange for good outside maintainance, bc most ppl don’t do AirBnb like me, so it doesn’t affect them. I get it, tho, I’d prolly be the same way if I didn’t make so much money w/AirBnB.

At some point, I’m hoping there will be laws put into place regulating how much power HOA’s can have over the homeowners. But as far as I know, that’s not happening anytime soon...

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Re: HOAs

Post by slacker » Wed Oct 31, 2018 1:09 am

Don_Guido_Provolove wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 12:43 am
I always felt folks that liked/wanted to live under HOA_Dictatorship, yearned for Ye Olde Times.

That and/or Communism/Socialism
Right? Lol. Personally, I’ve always been kind of a libertarian, “don’t tread on me” and all that. Conservatives get it right in that aspect, IMO, they don’t like to be micro-managed.

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Re: HOAs

Post by DanielDefense » Wed Oct 31, 2018 1:27 am

slacker wrote:
Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:03 pm
DanielDefense wrote:
Tue Oct 30, 2018 3:16 pm
I live in an HOA and I don't mind it, keeps people from letting their house look trashy
yeah i get the whole outside-maintenance thing, but it crosses the line when they're able to tell me what to do inside my own damn house that i own, imo. it feels like i own a house that's not really mine, it's almost like i'm renting. after all this, honestly, i'll take a neighbor who leaves his trash cans out and doesn't cut his grass over the neighbors i have now. i don't care. so long as you don't try to restrict what i'm doing, i couldn't care less what you're doing.
But not all HOA's are nazis, I think yours is worst since it's a smaller HOA and you got some neighbors all up in your business.

I can do AirBnb if I want, and they mostly only care about things that are visible from the street. I don't think you should entirely cross out HOA's in the future, theres some good ones out there


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