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Old 02-11-2008, 02:14 PM
 
Location: The Big D
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There has been a lot of interest on here from people inquiring about Valley Ranch. I had completely forgotten about the area HOA that runs Valley Ranch until I read this article the other day in The Dallas Morning News. For those looking to live there be it in an apartment or buying a house make sure you understand the FULL length of the HOA for this area. I personally don't have a problem w/ HOA's as long as they are well run. Just wanted to pass this on as an FYI for those considering Valley Ranch.

Valley Ranch homeowners' association election less than neighborly | Dallas Morning News | News for Dallas, Texas | Breaking News for Dallas-Fort Worth | Dallas Morning News (http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/localnews/stories/021008valleyranch.330caac.html - broken link)
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Old 02-11-2008, 02:41 PM
 
Location: Dallas TX & AL Gulf Coast
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All I have to say, it must have been a slow day on Feb. 9th for news when an HOA squabble makes it to print, much less becomes a link on this forum.

The only two items in the article I see worth noting are:

(1) The low cost of the annual HOA dues, yet yielding a very nice annual association budget --
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Property owners annually pay $180 per $100,000 of assessed value. That amounts to a $2 million budget for the association.
(2) Pretty much every organization in existence --
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As a member of the association's master board for 18 years, he's seen plenty of races. From his point of view, anti-establishment groups that
promise sweeping change come along all the time. "I've never seen an election where people weren't upset," he said.
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Old 02-11-2008, 03:45 PM
 
Location: The Big D
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Trust me, from someone that has sat on an HOA board......... to make newsprint is kind of lame. I've seent before though. I just wanted to make sure that those looking KNEW it was such a HUGE HOA that included the apartment renters and business owners. I've been in good ones and bad ones. There are always those that are ready to point out so-called "problems" w/ an HOA and those are usually the ones that once they do get on the board have not a clue as what to do. LOL!!! Seen that happen and then they wish the former board members would come back. hehehehe
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Old 02-11-2008, 04:27 PM
 
Location: Dallas TX & AL Gulf Coast
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Trust me, from someone that has sat on an HOA board......... to make newsprint is kind of lame. I've seent before though. I just wanted to make sure that those looking KNEW it was such a HUGE HOA that included the apartment renters and business owners. I've been in good ones and bad ones. There are always those that are ready to point out so-called "problems" w/ an HOA and those are usually the ones that once they do get on the board have not a clue as what to do. LOL!!! Seen that happen and then they wish the former board members would come back. hehehehe
Well, from what I've seen, it is and has always been a well-run organization that VR has greatly benefited from. And, as far as affecting renters, they would never even know it existed as they are under the apartment complex rules which are guided by the HOA, i.e., which actually answers to and pays dues, to the HOA.
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