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1   joshuatrio   ignore (0)   2018 May 8, 7:11am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

I like my HOA. Keeps our neighborhood looking nice, without being over controlling. Yes, we allow in ground basketball hoops and people have the flexibility to do what they want with their property. It's only the front yard that proposals have to be submitted for, while the back yard is fair game. I joined the board last year, so I knew what was going on, and it's a good way to go if you want to maintain your property value.

Biggest reason people hate HOA's, is because the HOA can place a lien on your property for not following the rules - and a lot of people are lazy and don't want to cut their lawns/follow the rules. POA's can limit the number of rentals in neighborhoods as well, which people don't like as well.
2   Tenpoundbass   ignore (10)   2018 May 8, 8:18am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

I like not having an HOA, I will have my house paid off in less than two years.
I don't need the HOA assessing $8K of property spruce ups that then only serves to raise the cost of the HOA fee, and your property taxes.

My neighbor did a ton of work on her house a few years back. Asked me when am I going to update my house. I told her I'm in no hurry to raise my tax rate.
She got hit big this year because they raised the value of her property every permit she pulled. Also her insurance went up.

That's why I cut my grass once a month in the Summer. You make it nice, the city and the local RE bastards want it, they will drive up prices of everything they can hit you with to out price you out of your own house.

She now says, she understands what I meant.
3   FortWayne   ignore (2)   2018 May 8, 8:50am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

HOA is the worst decision you can make in your life, petty horseshit fights and people trying to take advantage.

If you can avoid it, avoid it.
4   TwoScoopsOfWompWomp   ignore (2)   2018 May 8, 9:05am   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

The scum rises to the top. It's the busybodies who will be on the HOA Boards. Example: Pushy Retirees who want everybody's garage half open during the day, not realizing that half the people in the community have 9 to 5 jobs and aren't going to leave their garage open to any schmuck who wanders in.

Fining people for cussing when they drop something heavy on their foot in their garage. Total BS.

HOAs should be limited to grounds and road maintenance and they must document all bidding process, because HOA people get kickbacks from contracts to choose them. Everything beyond basic upkeep should require a 2/3 majority of the residents. Liens should be limited to amounts over $5,000.
5   joshuatrio   ignore (0)   2018 May 8, 9:20am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

FortWayne says

HOA is the worst decision you can make in your life, petty horseshit fights and people trying to take advantage.

If you can avoid it, avoid it.


It really depends on the HOA you're apart of. I've found that the one we're involved in is pretty cool. Great group of people.

TwoScoopsOfDragonEnergy says
The scum rises to the top. It's the busybodies who will be on the HOA Boards.


Not really, two IT guys (me one of them), and a bank president manage most of it. We're all laid back and are just trying to help manage the neighborhood common areas (pool/community areas).

TwoScoopsOfDragonEnergy says
HOAs should be limited to grounds and road maintenance and they must document all bidding process, because HOA people get kickbacks from contracts to choose them. Everything beyond basic upkeep should require a 2/3 majority of the residents. Liens should be limited to amounts over $5,000.


I'm sure kickbacks have happened, but most HOA's operate on a limited budget with checks/balances to make sure there isn't waste. In our community, any bids/work done have to be agreed on by the entire board.

TwoScoopsOfDragonEnergy says
Pushy Retirees who want everybody's garage half open during the day, not realizing that half the people in the community have 9 to 5 jobs and aren't going to leave their garage open to any schmuck who wanders in.


Yeah, those are the HOA's who have gone too far.

I understand the hate, but there are good middle-ground HOA's that actually serve their purpose.
6   Aphroman   ignore (5)   2018 May 8, 9:35am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

The HOA can’t make me do anything because I’m smart enough not to purchase in shitstain communities that have HOA

It’s just like politics, the scum always rises to the too
7   Quigley   ignore (0)   2018 May 8, 9:38am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

My experience is that an HOA is as good or bad as the people on the board. I only lived in one for three years but I saw both sides of the coin.
They fucked us for “mandatory upgrades” when we sold and left, another $1300 we had to spend to just get sale approval from the HOA.

I’m quite happy to be living in a stand alone house without an HOA. I keep up my yard reasonably, and my neighbors mostly do as well. Maybe one or two parks their nasty old boat or RV in the front, but I don’t have to gaze at them all the time. I’d rather live and let live than have to control everything all the time.
Prices continue to rise whatever we do.
8   APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostikovitch   ignore (32)   2018 May 8, 10:42am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

No HOA can or will fuck with you if you're on your front lawn chugging Jack and begging the cunts to fuck with you from behind your M134.
9   HeadSet   ignore (1)   2018 May 8, 10:56am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Pushy Retirees who want everybody's garage half open during the day

Why would anyone want the garage door half open? What is the purpose?




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