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Old 10-17-2012, 06:29 AM
 
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That's because your neighbors own the homes, they are not renters.
Actually some of the homes are occupied by renters, but not the vast majority. About 300 homes I believe in the development.
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Old 10-17-2012, 07:01 AM
 
Location: SW MO
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Default Why so many HOAs?

'Cause once they've outgrown Mommy's and Daddy's basement, some people just need a gubmint to tell them how to act.
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Old 10-20-2012, 11:10 PM
 
Location: In a house!
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Actually some of the homes are occupied by renters, but not the vast majority. About 300 homes I believe in the development.

Where my parents were living In Los Angeles county so much of the property was rented the area was getting run down... The city offered to pay $20,000 of the mortgage IF you agreed to live in the house you were buying. If you left early they would tag you back for them bucks.

As a general rule home owner take much better car of a home if they live in it rather than rent it... (Hmmm, they must ave a lil slumlord action within.)

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Old 10-21-2012, 04:28 AM
 
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Default No HOA for me

I love having no Hoa on my 10.6 acres. I can blast music, wash my car, park my trailer, burn trash, **** and drink beer..lol Freedom you and california HOA can stick it where the sun dont shine
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Old 10-21-2012, 11:45 AM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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I love having no Hoa on my 10.6 acres. I can blast music, wash my car, park my trailer, burn trash, **** and drink beer..lol Freedom you and california HOA can stick it where the sun dont shine
I envy you.


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Old 10-21-2012, 12:03 PM
 
Location: England
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I'm puzzled how people can actually want someone else to control what they can do on their own property?? Property values? I've seen plenty of "well kept" neighborhoods still lose thousands in value. It's none of your business what color I paint my house. If there's a real nuisance, trust me, city codes already cover those.

So what is the point of home ownership if I can't dictate what color it can be, when my garage door is open, how high my fence is, etc???What a joke.
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Old 10-21-2012, 01:36 PM
 
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I'm puzzled how people can actually want someone else to control what they can do on their own property?? Property values? I've seen plenty of "well kept" neighborhoods still lose thousands in value. It's none of your business what color I paint my house. If there's a real nuisance, trust me, city codes already cover those.

So what is the point of home ownership if I can't dictate what color it can be, when my garage door is open, how high my fence is, etc???What a joke.
I completely understand your values. I, too, am torn on this topic. Personally, I don't like HOA's as I currently live in a neighborhood where everyone pretty much takes good care of their properties. However, don't underestimate how bothersome it is when a neighbor does something that gets under your skin.

My nextdoor neighbor, for example, buys junk cars (many of them) and parks them all on his driveway. Describing this doesn't truly paint a realistic picture of what an eyesore this can be. When I tried explaining to him that it's costing him more money to buy these junkers and paying a lot for repairs than it would be to simply buy a new, or good used car, he just ignores my advice. On one ocasion he purchased a very old and rusty FedEx cargo van. That was so upsetting that I nearly decided to move. That's how bad things can get.

So the bottom line here is that HOAs protect you from that "one" nutcase who has absolutely no regard for his house and his neighbors. It's sad that it has to be this way.
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Old 11-22-2012, 01:34 AM
 
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Sorry your wrong, my place looks a lot better then these pics and your tiny back yard with your high utility bills, property taxes and HOA fees. I have lived in California and you can stuff it. To many homy liberals who make rules for everything. You cant even be a kid anymore in California, they outlawed just about everything..skateboarding in a lot of areas, motorcycle riding on the outskirts of cities and counties. You even have to be rich to fish and hunt. Thats ok you can have it. Pretty bad when neibors call the police for kids riding there bikes on the street. I had enough after 38 years of in justice. Moved out over 8 years ago and haven't looked back.
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Old 11-24-2012, 01:00 PM
 
Location: GLAMA
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You cant even be a kid anymore in California, they outlawed just about everything... motorcycle riding on the outskirts of cities and counties.
Gee, I wonder why they don't allow tresspassers to ride their motorcycles on private property? And if you're bemoaning the loss of dedicated m/c parks, blame the high cost of land for that, which is the reason the orange groves disappeared. You can still ride those noisy, destructive beasts out in the desert on Federal land, so your whining is ridiculous.

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You even have to be rich to fish and hunt.
This is as laughable as your spelling and grammar.
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Old 11-24-2012, 01:11 PM
 
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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Gee, I wonder why they don't allow tresspassers to ride their motorcycles on private property? And if you're bemoaning the loss of dedicated m/c parks, blame the high cost of land for that, which is the reason the orange groves disappeared. You can still ride those noisy, destructive beasts out in the desert on Federal land, so your whining is ridiculous.
"Riding my motorcycle across your lawn is not a crime".

When did the one next to your high school disappear? That was pretty popular back in the day.
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