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Old 10-11-2011, 02:33 PM
 
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When you think of communities you to ask yourself one important question, do I like being told what to do?
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Old 10-22-2012, 08:49 AM
 
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Default Hemlock Farms

Hemlock Farms got very greedy while the market was good. they raised the dues, w/o justification. Sure they give you alot for the money...BUT THEY ALSO CUT SOME THINGS TOO. The thing is the housing market is in the toilet, people are renting out due to the dues being so high, so you have alot of people on forclosure...1 out of 5 is in forclosure, and what did Hemlock Farms do??? Raise the dues again...it is closer to $2000.00 it's another tax that people cannot afford.
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Old 10-23-2012, 10:24 AM
 
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Are they planning on raising the dues again any time soon?
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Old 10-23-2012, 01:13 PM
 
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They go up every year ... They never go down ... EVER ...
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Old 11-06-2012, 06:19 PM
 
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Yes I heard another $60.00 that makes it over $2000.00 a year!!! On top of your taxes..
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Old 11-06-2012, 08:10 PM
 
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Why did they raise it $60? Don't they have to give a reason?
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Old 11-07-2012, 05:33 AM
 
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Why did they raise it $60?
Because they can....
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Old 11-12-2012, 08:36 AM
 
Location: Lake Ariel
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They go up every year ... They never go down ... EVER ...
That is not true, our dues went down $35 last year.

Hemlock farms did not have a raise for 3 years, then gave a substantial raise.
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Old 11-14-2012, 03:24 PM
 
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That is not true, our dues went down $35 last year.

Hemlock farms did not have a raise for 3 years, then gave a substantial raise.

Wait till next yr they will go up $100 .. I'll betcha a loaf of Rye bread ..
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Old 11-20-2012, 03:21 PM
 
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As with all homeowner associations, the budget (and associated dues), are voted on by the membership. Someone earlier mentioned something about the boards being made up mostly of full time residents. I have a home in a community (not Hemlock) and find that there is always a push and pull between the full time residents and the "weekenders". The part time people are more inclined to want additional ammenities and are willing to pay higer dues to get them, because it is basically recreational home ownership for them. The full time people, many of whom are retired (because they started out part time then retired threre) are much more concerned with keeping expenses down.
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