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Old 10-16-2007, 09:23 AM
Location: Halfway between Number 4 Privet Drive and Forks, WA
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Actually - "restrictive covenants" are also known as deed restrictions. AND, to have an HOA, you need Deed restrictions. And, I would bet, that in your subdivision, which you indicate has no hoa fee, there is an HOA - if for nothing else, to ENFORCE those "restrictive covenants"
Well, personally, I wouldn't consider living in any subdivision that didn't have certain restrictive covenants (you shouldn't have to pay for them, this is something decided upon developer normally), and I don't know anyone who would, but that wasn't really my point...
topic at hand was gated communities and what were the disadvantages...
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Old 10-16-2007, 09:35 AM
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Originally Posted by Greatday View Post
How about some advantages:

Those private streets? The members of the HOA can "close" them for their own community parties. I live in a guard gated community. 3 times a year we have a community "block" party - we have to ask no cities permission - it is wonderful.
Some people might consider that a disadvantage because of the noise, lack of access to your home, forced association with people/situaions you may not like, damage to your landscaping from people's activities, and/or other things. Glad you like it, though. It sounds like it might be fun from time to time.
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Old 10-16-2007, 09:46 AM
Location: Lompoc,CA
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We are looking to buy in a Centex community with a HOA. We are trying
to get away from nieghbors who turn their front yards into "Sanford and
Son". Our last neighbor, tied his dog out front Pitbull at that. No joke.

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