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Old 05-16-2007, 07:30 PM
 
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Does anyone know anything about Kiser Woods in Concord? The houses seem nice, and priced well, but there seem to be a good number up for sale. Any thoughts?? Is is near a "transitioning" or bad area?

Thanks!
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Old 05-16-2007, 08:11 PM
 
Location: Charlotte
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In my opinion there's nothing special about it. An averige community, oh well, could be better could be worse. Foreclosures sometimes...
The problem there: no HOA. It is suicidal for a start-up community not to have it.
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Old 05-17-2007, 01:28 PM
 
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Thanks, Wades. Where I live, I do not think any HOA's exist, except in retirement communities, so I am not familiar with them in the slightest. What are the benefits to one? All I "know" is that they tell you how to cut your grass, or something - I think I got that from "Over the Hedge".

Are HOA's considered the norm, then?
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Old 05-17-2007, 01:28 PM
 
Location: Cornelius
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Pretty much!
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Old 05-18-2007, 12:08 AM
 
Location: Charlotte
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Thanks, Wades. Where I live, I do not think any HOA's exist, except in retirement communities, so I am not familiar with them in the slightest. What are the benefits to one? All I "know" is that they tell you how to cut your grass, or something - I think I got that from "Over the Hedge".

Are HOA's considered the norm, then?

many people say 'I don't want HOA to tell me what to do' and of course 'I don't want to pay for HOA', and it's ok if all you want to do is to build a pretty fence and a pool...but what HOA might do they might tell you no and fine you.
All HOA will probably fine you if you don't cut your grass (unless it is included in your fee and then they cut it), for not putting your garbage away, for improper parking, for doing anything to your house that is not approved by the archtectural comittee (can't paint, can't put vinil for siding, can't have nothing in front yard, no RV no boats, etc, etc.), bad, bad HOA some people say.

But let's face it, you might be a good homeowner but your neighbour might not be (especially first time home-owners, oh well whoever tought them?),
so you Protect yourself and your property by paying some one quaterly so they inforce all these rules AND
maintain common areas and street lights and that sign with the name of the subdivision.
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Old 01-08-2008, 07:16 PM
 
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I live in Kiser Woods Concord, and we do have a form of an "HOA". There is no Association but there is an "Agreement". This agreement is supposed to be given to every homeowner at the time of purchase. But since there is no enforcement of this agreement, it is pretty much worthless. Cars are seen parked on the street curb for months if not years with flat tires, pets roam freely across lawns, Sheds are made of cheap aluminum and dont match the homes, boats and campers can be seen in the front driveways, etc. . . .you've got the idea by now. I've lived here for 6 years and sometimes refer to it as the Kiser Woods Dog Kennel as a joke. On any given day you can hear barking dogs all across the fruited plain. We have recently decorated the neighborhood with 25 mph speed signs that were placed in the most pleasant of locations to match the obtrusive and ugly wooden light poles.
There used to be monthly meetings 5 years ago, but the kind folks that organized this have moved and nobody took their place. For a while there were monthly newsletters that kept the neighborhood informed about violations and problems.
It would be nice if someone (preferably a stay at home person) could take this job over and create a new "pride" in this nice neighborhood.
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Old 01-12-2008, 02:21 PM
 
Location: Charlotte-Harrisburg
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Thanks, Wades. Where I live, I do not think any HOA's exist, except in retirement communities, so I am not familiar with them in the slightest. What are the benefits to one? All I "know" is that they tell you how to cut your grass, or something - I think I got that from "Over the Hedge".

Are HOA's considered the norm, then?
Most communities must have an HOA especially if there are any amenities(pool, tennis courts) which need upkeep. Many communities without amenities still have one to keep the neighborhood on an even keel. Its not specifically lay down the law to homeowners(they should police themselves) but to try and keep the sundivision amenities in good repair, keep homeowners from going too far out of the norm with their building projects. No one want to see a barb wire fence, or polka dot shutters. BUt an HOA is only as good as the members. Once the community is finished the homeowners run it or in the case of condos & townhomes hire a company to run it and have members on the board. Kaiser woods is a nice average community. There are a lot of rentals because quite a few investors bought there when the community was first built.
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