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Old 02-01-2012, 08:49 PM
 
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I think HOA'S do seem to provide a function in the southwest that maybe isnt needed in the north east. Property values tend to be based more on nieghborhood demographics and school districts in lets say NEW york. Sounds racist but atlas you live in one of these "GOOD demographic areas your property tend s t og oup i nvalue. Homes in rochester and other areas, low priced to begi nwith have bee napreciatign since the bust and no hoas there. In my home town of brooklyn ,NYC no hoas and people make there homes look like how they want them to be and some people might be bothered by the big purple ugly house on my block but no one cares really. Alot of homes look ugly ,heck some even in disrepair. BUT home values of the homes next door are still going for 700k,lol. Heck eve nthe ugly purple house is worth over 500k. As for the other issues. In the good areas , people arent afraid t ocal lthe cops,311, etc. If people are too noisy , fixing cars on the streeet ,you call the police ,they handle it.
So im just curious do the HOAS do the police job in these hoa communities?what is it about certain vegas areas that you need the hoa or the neighborhood goes to crap?im not criticizing vegas pd or anything im just curious. NYC also is a transiant city where peopel come to make it big and leave but good areas are GOOD and bad areas are bad.It dont take a rocket scientist to know whats what and working in law enforceemnt in the ghetto, one think i learned is part of the proble m is the citizens in the projects allow neighbors to play loud music, etc. LOL in parts of brooklyn , you get out of line a guy named vinny show u pat your door. I personally think HOAS are more needed i ncertain cities ,But i resent the fact that a syste mis set up by the mthat we DO need em, and cant use , law enforcement, neighborhood block associations to do the job for free. I also find it curious that the areas of the country that use hoas the most(florida,nevada,arizona) are the areas where properties have gone down the most. Yes its cause of the bust but still ironic that hoas are there to maintain property values and the areas where values went down the msot are the ones wh ogot them.Eve nthough unrelated ,something to think about
That proves my point that if your house is close to jobs or amenities that people want, the home value will reflect that whether there is a purple house on the block or not. Also, if your house costs enough that keeps out a lot of the riff raff. There is something to be said for having HOAs in our cookie cutter town.
To the OP. Unless you live in some of the original suburbs a few miles outside of the strip, you will more than likely encounter an HOA. If you do research you will read a lot of negativity about North Las Vegas (which is a separate municipality) but you will find something that suits you, but most are HOA.
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Old 02-02-2012, 12:35 PM
 
Location: Sunrise
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Personally, I do not think we get our money's worth from the HOA.

First of all, there's the cost of management. Our HOA has a manager, an assistant manager, and executive assistants for both those people. There's four paychecks right off the bat that we're paying for. This irks me because short of mailing violation letters, what do these people DO?

Next, common area landscaping. We pay a couple thousand a MONTH for this. I almost never see any work being done. And whenever I see people working on the landscaping, it's six guys at the jobsite -- with one lazily "working" and the other five playing grab-ass. I could do this "work" by myself to the tune of about 10 hours each month. I'd take $2,000 per month for 10 hours work. Hell, I'll save the HOA a little money and only charge $100 per hour. A bargain!

That being said, I don't want to ditch the HOA or the management company because it's the evil that I know. There's a neighborhood down the street which looks like a bomb went off at a Toys-R-Us and all the debris landed in this neighborhood. Broken plastic toys strewn everywhere, dead trees, cars up on jacks on the side of the street. Just add a camera crew and you have the set of a zombie apocalypse movie.

Apparently, without the HOAs enforcing neighborhood standards, Las Vegas would look like a mix of Port au Prince and Mogadishu.
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Old 02-02-2012, 01:17 PM
 
Location: Cedar City, UT
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Originally from outside New York City where I NEVER, ever had to worry that my neighbor or the guy down the street was going to turn his property into a s**t hole. Here in Utah it's become a sport. No one cares. I've had to be the subdivision cop that would have to enforce the very reasonable CC&R's because if no HOA. I'm done and gone. Let the place go to hell in a handbasket. Not bitter, just really tired. If you let the camel's nose into the tent, his ass is sure to follow.
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Old 02-02-2012, 04:53 PM
 
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The camels nose and his ass live right next door. I have come to the conclusion that an HOA has to be better than watching our neighborhood turn into a ghetto.
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Old 02-03-2012, 02:58 PM
 
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North end of Las Vegas, WAY north, up Sheep Mt. Between Centennial Hills and Aliente (North Las Vegas). Great prices, newer homes (2004 and newer), standard construction, they are close to each other, but HOA fees are $40.00 a month. Lots of families, retired folks moving in, very friendly. 20 minutes to downtown if you feel the need to be there. We love it, the views are AMAZING!
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Old 02-03-2012, 06:33 PM
 
Location: In my house
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I wish our HOA fee's in Aliante were just $40 a month. We pay $110 for sub and $39 for the master. My next neighborhood is not going to be gated, thereby saving the $110 a month.
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Old 02-09-2012, 06:37 PM
 
Location: Henderson, NV
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Summerlin is a great area, North Las Vegas has some very bad parts and I wouldn't recomend moving there. I live in Henderson (Green Valley area) and it is pretty nice. Anthem is in borderline Henderson/Las Vegas. It is very nice up there and has everything you need. Our neighborhood is gated and really nice but over the years the crime has increased greatly. Breakins are more frequent in my neighborhood now. That might be due to the fact that our gated neighborhood is surounded by a not so nice area in Green Valley. Like I said before, I would try Anthem or Summerlin. Good luck!
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Old 02-09-2012, 06:53 PM
 
Location: Here and there, you decide.
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Summerlin is a great area, North Las Vegas has some very bad parts and I wouldn't recomend moving there. I live in Henderson (Green Valley area) and it is pretty nice. Anthem is in borderline Henderson/Las Vegas. It is very nice up there and has everything you need. Our neighborhood is gated and really nice but over the years the crime has increased greatly. Breakins are more frequent in my neighborhood now. That might be due to the fact that our gated neighborhood is surounded by a not so nice area in Green Valley. Like I said before, I would try Anthem or Summerlin. Good luck!
if you stay north of craig and west of 15, nlv is fine.. and i agree with a previous poster, i have a rental home at centennial and bruce.. views are amazing, little or no crime, etc...

i will say that having a "Gated" community though is a joke... if someone wants to get in, they just bump the gate or wait for a car...
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Old 02-09-2012, 08:29 PM
 
Location: Vegas Baby!
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I agree, there is North Town and there is NORTH TOWN.
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Old 02-10-2012, 12:02 AM
 
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if you stay north of craig and west of 15, nlv is fine.. and i agree with a previous poster, i have a rental home at centennial and bruce.. views are amazing, little or no crime, etc...

i will say that having a "Gated" community though is a joke... if someone wants to get in, they just bump the gate or wait for a car...

What is the area east of N. Nellis Blvd and south of E. Lake Mead Blvd. like?
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