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Old 12-28-2011, 07:00 PM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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I think that is very unusual. I have knowledge of several HOA's around the country and they are all very strict with enforcement. I never knew one that wasn't.
Ours has rules about what can be kept on a porch and it is never enforced.
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Old 12-28-2011, 09:41 PM
 
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It's a personal choice, but I'd never choose one. The last thing I feel like doing is adding another layer of government to my life. I prefer freedom.
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Old 12-28-2011, 10:02 PM
 
Location: a swanky suburb in my fancy pants
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Ours has rules about what can be kept on a porch and it is never enforced.
If the rules aren't enforced then the HOA gives up it's authority and ceases to exist. IMO There should be a provision in the bylaws to abolish any rule people don't like (by vote) instead of just ignoring it. Who decides which rules it's ok to ignore?
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Old 12-29-2011, 12:17 AM
 
Location: Chicago Suburbs
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Both if the hoa's I've been in don't mow my lawn. We have the option to pay have the hoas lawn people do it. Be nice. I'll prob pay for some one to though
Perks are not having to deal with neighbors ugliness and trashy yard. It's the worst to have a neighbor that doesn't give a crap about their yard or home. Keeps my property value up and easier to sell. Who wants to live next to that?
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Old 12-29-2011, 12:23 AM
 
Location: Chicago Suburbs
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Some rules are extreme. So aren't. Varies so much from one to the next. Some are so dis/un functional some are too overbearing. I love
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Old 12-29-2011, 04:24 AM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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If the rules aren't enforced then the HOA gives up it's authority and ceases to exist. IMO There should be a provision in the bylaws to abolish any rule people don't like (by vote) instead of just ignoring it. Who decides which rules it's ok to ignore?
I don't know, but as long as the shovelers show up after a snowstorm, I'm a happy camper!!!
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Old 12-29-2011, 07:55 AM
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Location: Ohio
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Recently, my city enacted laws covering what can be kept outdoors on a property and inside a fence that are stricter than the deed restrictions enforced by my HOA.

I've served on the board of my HOA, so I'm well aware of the rules in the deed restrictions. The management company rep and I are on a first-name basis. If I do something that violates the rules for some reason, I send her an email and tell her about it before any neighbors complain. OTOH people who don't pay attention to the rules and keep the HOA at arm's length are more likely to get a nastygram in the mail when they violate a rule they aren't aware of. If you're in an HOA, it is worth your while to get involved and it will make your time in that neighborhood or complex more pleasant. The HOA isn't out to get you. It's just there to collect the dues and enforce the rules.
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Old 12-29-2011, 07:58 AM
 
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They're good for broad rules, but they totally suck when people start making up 100 rules about EVERYTHING from color of houses to specifics on trees and mowing. Some people have way too much time on their hands and get obsessed with the HOA. That's when it tends to get annoying and useless.
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Old 12-29-2011, 08:03 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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They're good for broad rules, but they totally suck when people start making up 100 rules about EVERYTHING from color of houses to specifics on trees and mowing. Some people have way too much time on their hands and get obsessed with the HOA. That's when it tends to get annoying and useless.
I despise HOAs for that reason. There will always be at least one person with no life except making sure they are pestering everyone else.
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Old 12-29-2011, 08:06 AM
 
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MY HOA does not have fines for any violations.
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