HOAs

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  1. ProStreet383

    ProStreet383 Veteran Member

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    We walked away from a nice home on 3 acres with an HOA. Can't even own a truck or trailer. Couldn't even do anything INSIDE the house or outside with out permission. No thanks.
     
  2. gramps

    gramps Veteran Member

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    Sounds like a mental rental property to me.
     
  3. harbone66

    harbone66 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    How in the heck can a house with 3 acres have a frickin HOA?!?!?!?
     
  4. ProStreet383

    ProStreet383 Veteran Member

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    Big neighborhood with big homes and a pond and some common grounds. $650k house.
     
  5. Da_Raabi

    Da_Raabi Veteran Member

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    I'd like to know how they would know/enforce the inside the house rule. Is that even legal, or can you literally sign away all freedoms? I mean could an HOA dictate that all toilets must be mounted to ceilings, and if you sign on the line you must do it? I thought there was some sort of protection laws out there to prevent that kind of overreach?
     
  6. budro6968

    budro6968 Veteran Member

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    It is B/C of the Gladys Kravitz types that have nothing better to do than watch you and record everything you do.
     
  7. tom3

    tom3 Veteran Member

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    My idea of utopia is a six car garage with a 14 x70 ten year old house trailer behind it. Couple hundred a year for taxes, no upkeep, toys real close by, no problems keeping up with the neighbors. Simple living.
     
  8. Todd80Z28

    Todd80Z28 Moderator Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I've only owned two homes thus far (24 years), and both have been in HOA communities. I've read all the horror stories, but somehow have yet to encounter them. But I don't leave my trash out front, car up on blocks (it's on cribs in the garage:), and I basically keep my grass cut and place looking decent. And if I lived in the middle of nowhere, I'd do the same.
    An overzealous HOA board member decided he wanted to inspect everyone's backyards a few years ago. We, The People of the Subdivision of Foxborough, asked him if he wanted to keep his job at all. He backed off, has piped down since (he was too busy trying to have an affair with the wife of a former college football lineman, which turned out to be a spectacularly bad idea for him). That was that.
    In my experience the neighborhoods full of people who do whatever the hell they want are the neighborhoods that don't appreciate nearly as fast as the surrounding ones do. My in-laws' subdivision is like this- they all banded together to tell The Man to get out, disbanded the HOA. Now, yards look like hell, next door appears to be having a perennial yard sale of flea market castoffs, Section 8 transients roll in and out, and enough yahoos have put in unapproved concrete pads that they've ruined the drainage design of the neighborhood, so they flooded during Irma when surrounding subdivisions didn't. No thanks.
     
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  9. muscl car

    muscl car Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

    Not really HOA related but here in the High Desert of Socal like the Victor Valley , Palmdale and Lancaster . If on your Property if you've got a Calif Pinyon Juniper or a Joshua tree you've got to be careful . These two shrubs / trees are native to the High Desert and some are very very old , older than a few hundred years

    Code enforcement can fine you if they deem your neglecting these Shrubs and trees . A good friend of mine was fined for not keeping care of the overgrown Joshua tree on his property
     
  10. MotionClone

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    away from the crazies
    Thats because Kalifornia is a Communist Country.
     
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