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Old 06-13-2009, 05:07 PM
 
Location: Marietta, GA
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it is foolish to buy a home where there is a HO. rules and dues can and do change. most communities are still free of that nonsense=free
It's not foolish. HOAs can protect you from inconsiderate and weird neighbors who can have an influence over your quality of life and resale value. You know the rules and the cost when you buy the house. If you don't agree with them or can't afford the dues, then buy elsewhere.

It's foolish to make commitments you can't keep and then blame others for your own lack of responsibility.
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Old 06-13-2009, 05:09 PM
 
Location: California
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who cares to not like other peoples way of life is a bad exuse to live in a HOA community.and yes you will pay for it good tradeoff i think not
But many think so. Many live quite happily with an HOA.
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Old 06-13-2009, 05:31 PM
 
Location: mancos
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But many think so. Many live quite happily with an HOA.
not in sw co where i live. just one guy .5000 for snow removal .over 6000 for new roof not needed. and take down those damm christmas lights or a 50$ a dey fine and if you fight it we will take you to court with your dues money. sounds happy to me. its for sale no takers or should i say taken.
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Old 06-13-2009, 05:53 PM
 
Location: California
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not in sw co where i live. just one guy .5000 for snow removal .over 6000 for new roof not needed. and take down those damm christmas lights or a 50$ a dey fine and if you fight it we will take you to court with your dues money. sounds happy to me. its for sale no takers or should i say taken.
Some people like living where there is a HOA. Deal with it.
Any more arguing on your part is pointless because you have nothing to argue about.
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Old 06-13-2009, 06:23 PM
 
Location: mancos
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Some people like living where there is a HOA. Deal with it.
Any more arguing on your part is pointless because you have nothing to argue about.
OK you are so right and i am so wrong please forgive me for particapating in this public forum i promise never to disagree or give my opinion again. i think not
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Old 06-13-2009, 06:29 PM
 
Location: Jonquil City (aka Smyrna) Georgia- by Atlanta
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My parents live in a comunnity of 55+ adults and they have a HOA. Both of them have been active on the board for years, even serving as President a couple times each. It's completely run by volunteers and there is a pool, community rec center and a couple other smaller "public" rooms that need taking care of. This is what the HOA is for.

They also mediate neighbor v neighbor feuds, plan some activities, and enforce the rules...of which there are only a few. People move in becaue it's a "nice" community, and then turn around and refuse to follow the rules which made it "nice" in the first place because everyone feels that they are entitled to do things that nobody else can do or that ther situation is unique or whatever. And they put up with people who feel anything "official" (like the government or HOA) is bad and seem to live their lives to annoy, harass, and push to the limit just to prove they can. All this after having to read and sign and agree to a 5 page document that everyone who wishes to live there gets, information given by every real estate agent who works the area, and getting a personal visit from the welcoming committee. Nobody moves there ignorant yet so many people "go stupid" the minute they move in. And almost annually someone tries to legaly challenge the "over 55" rule becaue their son or daughter or grandkid needs a place to live or they themselves are not that age and want to buy a house there because it's quiet, safe, and less expensive than the surrounding areas.

It's a thankless job I gotta say.
Having served on an HOA board- very thankless.
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Old 06-13-2009, 06:35 PM
 
Location: Jonquil City (aka Smyrna) Georgia- by Atlanta
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We have city ordinances against all three of those here. You don't need an HOA to be safeguarded if you live in cities like mine.
Good luck getting those enforced. That is why HOAs were created- to enforce ordinances that governments fail to enforce. Case in point- we had people abandon a dog in a foreclosure here and we called the cops who told us to call animal control who stated it might be 3 days until they came and not knowing if the animal had food or water, I smashed a window and removed the animal from the vacant house. And I told the animal control officer I did it and if they wanted to charge me for it, go ahead.
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Old 06-13-2009, 06:37 PM
 
Location: Jonquil City (aka Smyrna) Georgia- by Atlanta
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not in sw co where i live. just one guy .5000 for snow removal .over 6000 for new roof not needed. and take down those damm christmas lights or a 50$ a dey fine and if you fight it we will take you to court with your dues money. sounds happy to me. its for sale no takers or should i say taken.
Your Christmas lights can be up here from Nov 17th through January 5. That is plenty enough time.
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Old 06-13-2009, 06:50 PM
 
Location: mancos
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Your Christmas lights can be up here from Nov 17th through January 5. That is plenty enough time.
well thats good for you but not here plus a couple new idiots on the board and your little allowance about lights will change. you gave up control of your life and dont even know it yet. keep showing up and vote but soon even you will be out voted then what. HOA's are not good
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Old 06-13-2009, 06:54 PM
 
Location: Marietta, GA
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HOA's are not good
Having owned a house in New England for 15 years next to a "unique" family, I appreciate the oversight that an HOA can bring. Again, if you choose not to live where an HOA is in place, then don't.

You can have an opinion, but recognize that so do others and they may disagree with you. HOAs aren't bad....you just dislike them.
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