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Old 06-16-2006, 10:19 PM
 
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I wish I could say that I was moving as soon as most of you all are... Enjoy the trip and your new adventure.
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Old 06-16-2006, 10:26 PM
 
Location: Cary, North Carolina
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I wish I could say that I was moving as soon as most of you all are... Enjoy the trip and your new adventure.
We'll be waiting for ya !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 06-16-2006, 10:28 PM
 
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Get the margaritas ready!
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Old 06-16-2006, 10:36 PM
 
Location: Cary, North Carolina
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Get the margaritas ready!
You got it !!!!!! We'll make it a double !
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Old 06-16-2006, 10:59 PM
 
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HOA?? We are considering a move from Phoenix to Charlotte....and one of the biggest reasons is to get away from our HOA....out here they have a real "we are the law" attitude. I agree..trucks on lawns are horrid...and dogs running around are too...but so are sweet little ladies in SUVs driving up and down our streets counting weeds between the rocks (we don't have much grass here) and then sending out letters assessing a $50 fine. Neatness counts a lot...but it need not be heavy handed. We all benefit when property values rise but we also need friendliness and heart!
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Old 06-16-2006, 11:06 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I have lived in a lot of cities and states. The problem with the HOA occurs everywhere. These people get elected President, or some other office, on the HOA board and they think they are now equivalent to the President of the US or even God. That is one thing that has always irked me. We always keep our property well maintained, and I understand the need for an HOA but many of the people that get elected to the board go way overboard.
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Old 06-16-2006, 11:18 PM
 
Location: Charlotte,NC, US, North America, Earth, Alpha Quadrant,Milky Way Galaxy
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HOA?? We are considering a move from Phoenix to Charlotte....and one of the biggest reasons is to get away from our HOA....out here they have a real "we are the law" attitude. I agree..trucks on lawns are horrid...and dogs running around are too...but so are sweet little ladies in SUVs driving up and down our streets counting weeds between the rocks (we don't have much grass here) and then sending out letters assessing a $50 fine. Neatness counts a lot...but it need not be heavy handed. We all benefit when property values rise but we also need friendliness and heart!

"I am the Law!"- Sly Stallone in Judgedredd

I have nothing meaningful to say here other than if you *really* want to see a movie where the HOA pres "gets it", take your kids to see "Over the Hedge". It's good fun and my daughter and I laughed all the way through it- definitely will get the DVD. I haven't lived in a neighborhood with an HOA (yet)- that happens this fall. However I'd be curious to see how close your HOAs come close to the woman in the movie
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Old 06-16-2006, 11:58 PM
 
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HOA?? We are considering a move from Phoenix to Charlotte....and one of the biggest reasons is to get away from our HOA....out here they have a real "we are the law" attitude. I agree..trucks on lawns are horrid...and dogs running around are too...but so are sweet little ladies in SUVs driving up and down our streets counting weeds between the rocks (we don't have much grass here) and then sending out letters assessing a $50 fine. Neatness counts a lot...but it need not be heavy handed. We all benefit when property values rise but we also need friendliness and heart!
I am moving from Chandler..my house has been on the market since the end of March and I am begining to panic..my HOA has decided that no one can have For Sale signs after Aug. 1. I don't get it...this development is 5 years old..hasn't a precedent been set
The market has slowed considerably and the lack of a sign is sure not going to help!
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Old 06-17-2006, 03:00 AM
 
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Default moving to clayton

We already bought a house in Clayton and are in the process of selling our house here on long island. In fact we just got a viable offer yesterday (thank god). We had to lower our price and then the offer is $15 grand under the new listing price but we decided last night to just take it and not make a counter offer because the market is REALLY SLOW. We don't want to take a chance at losing this sale. We live in Western Suffolk and have 2 children and so looking forward to moving but we are very sad to be leaving family and friends.
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Old 06-17-2006, 03:24 AM
 
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Chandler? We are in East Mesa. sorry about the for sale signs after Aug, and you are so right the market has slowed down a lot. Out of curiosity have they offered an alternative method to yard signs?? Wish you the very best....one good thing...once you move someone else can pay the fine for the weeds in the rocks.
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