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07-25-2014 09:44 PM

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#1 posted 07-25-2014 10:01 PM

I despise HOAs!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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#2 posted 07-25-2014 10:14 PM

Had to deal with one HOA. Made SURE that I would not live in another HOA area.
Most of those folks never leave the home, have a lawn service, housekeeping service, and wouldn’t know a hammer from a yardstick.
Wanna know how I REALLY feel?


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#3 posted 07-25-2014 10:17 PM

Thats the biggest load of crap ive heard in a long time. If you hear of anything that we, as fellow woodworkers, can do please post it kds.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#4 posted 07-25-2014 10:25 PM

Seriously, unbelievable, so glad I don’t have to deal with an HOA, and will do my best to never be associated with one. Thanks for posting.

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#5 posted 07-26-2014 01:16 AM

That sucks big time. Maybe the local TV station could embarrass/shame that HOA into smartening up.

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#6 posted 07-26-2014 01:26 AM

It is California. No offense. This is dumb as a rock. I’d like to see how the hold up against sarge.

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#7 posted 07-26-2014 01:46 AM

That sucks big time. Maybe the local TV station could embarrass/shame that HOA into smartening up.

- gfadvm

Agreed….Help spread the word

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#8 posted 07-26-2014 03:23 AM

I wouldn’t like it either but that is what you ask for when you decide to move into such a community (gated private community with lake, golf course, etc…). It doesn’t matter if they hire yard staff, maids, etc…. collectively the community decided on how they wanted things. Maybe he can persuade enough homeowners to side on his behalf and make changes to the guidelines in their covenants, conditions and restrictions If not, fine, as he agreed to the live by those guidelines. As the story is presented I feel for him and would hate to be in a similar situation but it does appear he is in the wrong, no matter how worthy the cause. I would doubt the HOA will be shamed into anything and probably make them more staunch in their stand. Things tend to go that route when outside parties attempt to dictate how you should live (remember he decided to live in a HOA and accept the guidelines governing).

When we bought our house I was adamant no HOA but unfortunately many of the individuals in my neighborhood have made me rethink the position but this sort of stuff is why I would be so hesitant.

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#9 posted 07-26-2014 04:07 AM

Yes it does suck big time. But as TravisH said he agreed to abide by the covenants when he bought the home. If they set a presidence by making an exception and allowing him to continue, they open themselves up major law suits for failing to enforce those restrictions. He is honor and legaly bound to abide by those covenants, even if he did deside that he made a mistake by agreeing to them.

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#10 posted 07-26-2014 04:25 AM

While I don’t like it, that’s what he agreed to when moving into an area with an HOA. He had to sign a document stating that he read the association’s rules and that he would follow them or be fined. If you don’t like it, either move, or get into the HOA board and try to change the rules yourself. People who complain about HOA’s brought it on themselves by violating their contract, typically.

Precisely why I specifically told my realtor that we were not interested in living anywhere with a HOA. No exceptions.

-- The quality of one's woodworking is directly related to the amount of flannel worn.

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#11 posted 07-26-2014 07:55 PM

Home owner Associations should be outlawed, They strip you of your property rights. You should only be held to the covenants in your deed. What you agreed to when you purchased the house. If they want to change the rules they should be required to purchase your property.

-- John, Suffolk Virgina

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