Got any good stories? Beneficial bodies or pains in the ass?
It's because HOAs are notoriously populated by Busy-Body control freaks that can't mind their own business, crooks or crooked busy-bodies!It's just poorly run. We've pointed these things out multiple times but yet we got a note about our door within a week of adding it
If you used to leave does that mean that you now stay?I used to leave in an HOA community. Mostly positive. They were picky about fence heights. Exterior colors and things like that. I didn't like how long it took in order to get any sort of improvements approved. I ened up running for the HOA Board, got elected, and was able to streamline the approval process.
I'm a tidy person, but my old neighbor had the carport from hell. Jimmy Hoffa was probably under all that crap.Looking at all the "stuff" scattered about my property.....no way I could ever live under an HOA.
No kidding, when I refiananced after three years, I finally got a copy of the "HOA" agreement for the five house private road. No legal teeth, since it was intended that all five homeowners would be siblings as Dad had bought the property and given each sibling a lot. Stipulations were that the first 150 feet of each lot be kept forested except for direway access and no modular/mobile homes be placed on the property. Oh, and that we share the cost of road maint.I'm a tidy person, but my old neighbor had the carport from hell. Jimmy Hoffa was probably under all that crap.
I didn't care and didn't feel the need to get all pissy about it.
His little yappy dog also barked a lot, and I didn't care about that either.
On Saturdays my cattycorner neighbor would blast classic rock that you could hear all over the 'hood while he was doing his yard work. Nobody cared.
I can't live around fussy people who always want to be bitching about something because it sucks to be them and they want to take it out on others. That's why I would never live in a neighborhood that had an HOA.
Anyone who's been here through the old ranch club HOA wars would never willingly live HOA community, but it was great entertainment.My dad lived in a gated community with an HOA for years. When they don't bother you, it's like they aren't there. But when they get a bug up their butt, it can be a royal PITA to satisfy or justify something they don't like. Something as simple as the color of your door, or you can't remove a tree that's ready to fall on your house without expense of expert opinions and paperwork up the gazoo, or some leaves that you haven't gotten to clean up yet because the weather has been bad.
I could never live in an HOA, being told what I can't do. My house, my property.
Holy cow! That's a new one on me; I just assumed HOAs were a "thing" for the tract housing developments only.....1/3 to maybe 1 acre size. How does someone end up with an HOA on a 16 acre piece? Is it surrounded by a bunch of smaller lots that were created at the same time?. One of my buddies has 16 acres and an HOA. .