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Old 06-05-2010, 09:32 AM
 
Location: Kallison Ranch, San Antonio,TX.
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I wanted to get your input regarding HOA's.

Here in the Villages of Westcreek we have an On Site HOA with paid Staff and like some, it has sometimes major faults when it comes to enforcement of CC & R's and Standards. I know they do there best (in most cases) but it sometimes is not enough or too little too late.

If you live in a Subdivision that has an Off Site HOA Management Co. are CC & R's and Standards enforced? How are folks contacted as far as violations? I have "heard" (so I don't take it as the truth) that HOA Management Companies are more concerned with you paying your dues verses the appearance of the Community.
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Old 06-05-2010, 11:54 AM
 
Location: New Braunfels, TX
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If your management company isn't performing to your expectations, then call your Board of Directors on the carpet and tell 'em to get them up to snuff, or find another MC! THAT is how you get it "done"!!!
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Old 06-05-2010, 12:37 PM
 
Location: Kallison Ranch, San Antonio,TX.
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I'm sorry if I gave the impression that WC's HOA is run by a Management Company.
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Old 06-05-2010, 04:52 PM
 
Location: New Braunfels, TX
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No - what I meant was that if the folks running it aren't doing the job (no matter whether they're paid staff or a MC), get someone that WILL. You're (the HOA) the "boss"!
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Old 06-05-2010, 07:19 PM
 
Location: SA/Pipe Creek
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We have an on-site HOA and a management company and they are both lousy and despicable, with cretins for employees. They don't enforce squat. The only thing they are good at is collecting the annual "dues".... wait, they're not even very good at that.
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Old 06-05-2010, 07:26 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Prior to moving to WC we had an off-site Management Company that headed our HOA and it was HORRIBLE to say the least and it took a while before we could get a quorum for the residents to become BOD's. The Management Company rarely if ever held the HOA meetings and/or would send out the notices for the meetings late. There was very little to any enforcement of the standards. My husband and I asked for a copy of the budget in order to see how our dues were being spent and were told we could come by the office AFTER we made an appointment to look at the books. The office was clear on the other side of town of our subdivision. I told her she could mail us a copy like she was required to do. It took 4 months of me hounding the Community Manager for her to finally send m a copy.

Fortunately, we just continued to upkeep our yard and property and I really believe that is why we were able to sell our home as quickly as we did in this market. My next door neighbor and the people who lived across the street from us weren't as fortunate.
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Old 06-05-2010, 10:40 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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We have an off site HOA and though I'm fairly new here I can tell you they enforce appearance issues. Letters do go out. After that, I'm not really sure what happens. I don't like that you really can't reach someone outside of banking hours.

In another neighborhood we had an HOA on site and we really liked it. Alot easier to reach someone in the event there is an issue.
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Old 06-06-2010, 05:15 PM
 
Location: SA/Pipe Creek
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Letters do no good if you don't follow up and pursue litigation. When an HOA sends a 2nd warning letter and a third that threatens litigation, they HAVE to file suit or it makes them appear spineless to the homeowners. Once that happens, as it has in my neighborhood, then everything goes downhill rapidly.
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