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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by blowtorch, May 3, 2021.
I am so proud
That's cool and I wish.
I never knew what an HOA was until I moved to California. Yeesh. I bought a condo in Laguna Hills 1977 for $54,000. The place was nice and kept clean and it still is that way. The rules were pretty explicit. But when I found out it was my neighbors on the board that asked me to take my bbq off my back patio I flipped. I had to put it in my front patio closer to the kitchen??? That way the smell doesn't bother people sitting out on their back patios. Shoot me. I love anyone who sticks it to the HOA. California is some of the worst. I know they aren't all like that across the country.
On another note I just looked at Laguna Woods Village (55 and up) and their HOA is $1716.00 per month on new residents. WTF? There is height restriction on your lawn. If it goes over the restriction they mow it for you and hand you the bill and it ain't pretty.
I feel like half of TDPRI hates HOAs, and the other half is on the board of an HOA.
this one could get ugly...
It's all about wanting to control (and exclude) "undesireables"
I mean, TD will tell you differently....
I'm fortunate to live in a great neighborhood with an excellent HOA. We had the same low annual rate for the first five years we lived there and only raised it when the neighboring primary HOA decided to keep our allocated funds. Excellent pool, playground and pickleball court and the landscaping is meticulously maintained. Until we moved in 6 years ago I had not been part of an HOA and frankly was terrified after reading up on them. Ours has been fantastic.
The biggest scam ever devised is HOA's. There is not enough oversight and embezzlement of funds is rampant. They get sued in this state on a pretty regular basis.
Assessments are a way to continually pick the pocket of owners.
Yep... HOA's can be really good, or really bad. I've experienced both and these days I prefer to not have one. If I ever did decide to have one, I'd be surely doing my research on em before I moved into it.
lawdy... thought I was alone. I have a 10x10 patch of grass in front of my house and my hoa is sending threatening letters 24hrs after it reaches 4.1 inches. if we leave the garbage bins in the street for more than 8 hrs they send threatening letters. one time our guy was out there trimming and they sent threatening letters because the garbage bins were in my driveway in front of my garage door (lawn guy was only there for 3 hrs???).
I live in a perfectly nice neighborhood but it's not beverly hills. associations are made from folks who have grown old bitterly and would love nothing better than to be empowered to normal people over nonsense. I appreciate what they do - no houses in the area with 3ft high lawns... but jeez, get a grip!
I will never, ever, live anywhere with an HOA.
keeping a lawn close-cropped is a silly old-fashioned idea that originated from fear of snakes
and it's ecologically unsound, at that, especially after you add in the herbicides and waste of water
Everyone hates HOAs (me included) until this guy buys the house next door. Good luck selling yours now.
"aint that America, for you n me"
yeah, esp in a desert????!!!##!! HELLO. I should really just replace that patch with gravel but that feels way too much like losing! I get it... one a lawn gets 6-9" long it doesn't look as nice... but you know what else doesn't look as nice? astro turf. flipping nazzis.
Nope, just for him.
I love HOA's!
The amenities, the nice neighborhood, pools, gyms, bike trails... all the exclusive benefits are wonderful. Every time I visit my buddy, I live it up in his HOA.
But when I bought a house, anytime the real estate agent breathed HOA, I said, "nope, next house".
Two years living with an HOA. Some good, some bad, some absurd. I prefer it after ten years next door to the neighbor from hell. With the HOA there is protection from the pink house above, a cul de sac completely blocked with junk cars, 6 month growth lawn and other problems the city won’t say or do anything about.
It’s hard enough to get along with some neighbors without them directly dipping into your pocket.
I know myself well enough to avoid them. Besides, any house I buy at this point is likely to become my tomb, so I’m not stressing over resale.
My main beef with our HOA is street parking...we're not allowed to do it (30-minute limit). It is absurd, to borrow a term from above. This is despite the fact the streets are public and maintained by the county. They are NOT private and the HOA does nothing to maintain them. But, it was buried in the covenants and conditions that we all signed when we moved in, so now we have to deal with it.
A big part of my monthly income comes from representing HOA's or people who are fighting with HOA's. I love money, so I love HOA's . I have also told my wife that if she ever wants to move into a house governed by an HOA that she and I will be getting divorced. Knowing what I know, they just don't make wild horses big enough to drag me kicking and screaming to live in a sub division governed by an HOA.
So far we seem to be on the same page.