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Old 09-16-2011, 12:11 AM
 
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So Im buying a House in Peyton ..A little worried about the HOA .. Just got word that the HOA are a little critical on certain things you can do and not do...The house Im buying is on Towner 80831... anyone in that area have any issues with HOA .. eventually I want to put a pond and a barn on my land... Yes I have read the HOA ..but seems like its somewhat vague ..you know what I mean ? its says I can pretty much do anything but it has to be approved by the council.
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Old 09-16-2011, 12:52 AM
 
Location: 900 miles from my home in 80814
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Do your covenants address building on your property, or making improvements? Do they specify what can or cannot be done? If you are unsure, find out who your Board of Directors are, and ask one of them or if you have some sort of Architectural Control Committee that approves submitted plans for enhancements and additions, run your ideas past them, and see what they say.
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Old 09-16-2011, 09:31 AM
 
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And request a written copy. RP
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Old 09-16-2011, 10:37 AM
 
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Our HOA does not allow any "lawn sheds" and says so in the covenants. It also clearly states that any added structure must not exceed 10 feet in height, that its style and color scheme be consistent with the resident's home and that neighbor's on both side approve and sign off on the landscape plans.

If your covenants don't clearly state specifics then I see it as a danger signal that the HOA is subject to the whims of HOA nazi's. I'd get the HOA to approve the barn, in writing, before you sign any contract. If that's not possible, walk.
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Old 09-16-2011, 10:39 PM
 
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Default I took the advice of this forum and

contacted the Vice President of the HOA.. Really nice guy but didnt answer my questions ..kinda did the I will get back to you bit... I think I better really read the HOA carefully .. ummm not sure what a covenent is..I might have to google that .
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Old 09-16-2011, 11:59 PM
 
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The Covenants are just a fancy word for your subdivision's rules and regulations that specify what is and isn't allowed such as buildings, animals, fences, roof materials, out buildings and most everything else. If your covenants (rules and regulations) don't specifically address out buildings, and their type, construction materials and size, you probably don't want to be building anything, because if the HOA doesn't like it, they can make you remove it and you've just thrown away good money.

Here in AZ, HOA's are governed by state law, so they can't be Nazis. There are specific State Statutes that control what HOA's can and can't do; how they're run; what specific duties the Board of Directors has; and what their bylaws can say. The State Statutes are in place to benefit the property owner, not the HOA. We have what are called Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions or CC&R's, which have to be super specific according to state law, so there's no misunderstanding between the HOA and the owners.

Last edited by Marcy1210; 09-17-2011 at 12:00 AM.. Reason: clarity
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