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Old 10-10-17, 05:29 PM
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Damn HOA meeting

They drain me .
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Me too, it's worse when you have to run them.
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Me too, it's worse when you have to run them.
I quit the board I'd hate being the president
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**** HOA's. I wouldn't live under one if they paid me.
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Are they really that bad, or is it just people post about them when they are bad? Seems like I only hear about them when it's a mess. The pettiness, the power trips, etc.
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Old 10-11-17, 12:31 AM
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Originally Posted by UmneyDurak View Post
Are they really that bad, or is it just people post about them when they are bad? Seems like I only hear about them when it's a mess. The pettiness, the power trips, etc.
They suck only thing they accomplish is raising are dues
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Old 10-11-17, 01:43 AM
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Are they really that bad, or is it just people post about them when they are bad?
Yes, they can be that bad. The petty power trips and things a small group attempts "in the name of everyone" can be infuriating. Only real solution is: either clamp down on the power and authority such groups have over people (eliminating such authority), or don't joint them.
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Quoth the raven, nevermore. HOA's can descend into pure evil. OK, I'm done.
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Old 10-11-17, 07:21 AM
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We were in an HOA when we first moved to Austin. For us, it wasn't bad. We wanted to put a deck on the back of the house, so had to get approval from the architectural committee...big deal...took 15 minutes. We got a note from them about the condition of our backyard (no fences...we let it grow naturally, we called it "zero-scape"), but understood they were just enforcing the rules we had agreed to when we bought the place, so we took steps to correct it. Other neighbors complained about the restrictions but in my mind, it all comes down to the fact that you sign up for the rules when you buy the place...why would you agree to the rules if you weren't going to abide by them?
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Old 10-11-17, 07:27 AM
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None Here.

I do have to go to, Port, City Council, Planning Committee, and County Commissioner's meetings , to keep an eye on what they are up to..
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Old 10-11-17, 07:33 AM
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Personally, HOAs can be a double edge sword, one side being incessant watching on what an owner does, and the other, not having a homeowner do whatever the **** he wants around his house, especially if the residence is in a county jurisdiction that is basically broke, and is seeming to be only concerned about is whether the property taxes are paid or not.
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Old 10-11-17, 07:43 AM
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Yup, our Hateful Owner ***hats recently had to raise dues to pay the lawyer to help make the new rules a few wanted into complete sentences. Our subdivision now under four different sets of HOA covenants due to owners opting out along the way. The worst authoritarian is one who had virtually all the original covenant rules written off for her property in the original purchase agreement...now the iron fist for more rules on everyone else.
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Originally Posted by dstrong View Post
We were in an HOA when we first moved to Austin. For us, it wasn't bad. We wanted to put a deck on the back of the house, so had to get approval from the architectural committee...big deal...took 15 minutes. We got a note from them about the condition of our backyard (no fences...we let it grow naturally, we called it "zero-scape"), but understood they were just enforcing the rules we had agreed to when we bought the place, so we took steps to correct it. Other neighbors complained about the restrictions but in my mind, it all comes down to the fact that you sign up for the rules when you buy the place...why would you agree to the rules if you weren't going to abide by them?
The problem is the rules can change any time. I picked a place where there were no restrictions on dogs, 'cause I'm a dog guy. Then the power trippin' president decides on a 30 pound limit and slides it past everyone else like it's a done deal before they vote on it.

Survey: "Do you prefer a limit of 20, 30 or 40 pounds?" Sheeple choose 30... "Well the survey clearly shows people prefer a 30 pound limit, so please vote yes or no on the 30 pounds".

Chewy: "Hey power trip lady, what happened to no limits; we couldn't vote for that (which we already had)?"

Power trip lady: "Well, they could have written that in the comment section if they wanted to. So, clearly they did not want that."

So, 'Merkx' is grandfathered in, but I will likely move out so I can have the dog I want in the future.



^Pretty scary, huh?
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Old 10-11-17, 08:00 AM
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Frightening. Glad he's grandfathered in. I'm not sure what our friends would do if faced with the same situation.
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Old 10-11-17, 09:38 AM
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Originally Posted by Michigander View Post
**** HOA's. I wouldn't live under one if they paid me.
Same here... If my neighborhood ever created a HOA, I'd move!!! Seriously!!!
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Anyone who hates HOA's really needs to see the the episode from the original "The X-Files" titled "Arcadia".
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Old 10-11-17, 09:52 AM
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Then the power trippin' president decides on a 30 pound limit and slides it past everyone else like it's a done deal before they vote on it.
"Any dog under 50 pounds is a cat. And cats are pointless."

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Ours isn't bad (yet?). $100/yr. Only thing really is that you have to get things approved. But that like someone said above, takes a few minutes. I guess maybe not all are terrible?
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Old 10-11-17, 11:18 AM
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If you ignore the rules long enough and nobody does anything about it, they'll eventually become unenforceable.
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Frightening. Glad he's grandfathered in. I'm not sure what our friends would do if faced with the same situation.
That's a lot of dog, there. Yeah, the weight is just a number. A greyhound, for example, is usually just a 70 pound couch potato. Some smaller dogs are much more aggressive. Depends on the individual dog, the breed, and the owner.

"Merckx" is only 39 pounds, so I guess she's a cat now!
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Originally Posted by dstrong View Post
We were in an HOA when we first moved to Austin. For us, it wasn't bad. We wanted to put a deck on the back of the house, so had to get approval from the architectural committee...big deal...took 15 minutes. We got a note from them about the condition of our backyard (no fences...we let it grow naturally, we called it "zero-scape"), but understood they were just enforcing the rules we had agreed to when we bought the place, so we took steps to correct it. Other neighbors complained about the restrictions but in my mind, it all comes down to the fact that you sign up for the rules when you buy the place...why would you agree to the rules if you weren't going to abide by them?
Used to live under an HOA... back before '95. Every darn meeting there was one guy that always argued and put forth that the HOA should be dissolved. Lived there for about 10 years.

Yeah, folks got a copy of the rules and signed up when they bought in... but clowns like this guy were just disruptive. I stopped going after the first year... it was always the same nonsense.

Perhaps the biggest advantage of the HOA for those of you that "refuse to live under one" is that an HOA maintains the value of the property. Without an HOA, you'd have a guy tearing apart cars in his front yard (as one of my current neighbors is doing) and you'd have folks with washing machines in their front yards. HOAs enforce yard maintenance rules, house paint schemes, and maintain public areas in a housing community. The end result is better property values.
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Originally Posted by chewybrian View Post
A greyhound, for example, is usually just a 70 pound couch potato.
Can confirm. My greyhound adoption group adopts out to a lot of apartment dwellers.

Weight limits are objective, but not a very good metric for suitability.
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Originally Posted by ButchA View Post
Same here... If my neighborhood ever created a HOA, I'd move!!! Seriously!!!
Creating a new one is one thing...

I know the HOA situation I was in, we moved into. As did everyone there. The development was created with the HOA... you got to review the rules before you signed the dotted line... so, no surprises.

Along the same lines, I have heard of folks trying to sue the local airport for being too noisy... hey, the airport was there when you moved it... It was already making noise back then... and you ignored it. Too bad.
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Originally Posted by DiabloScott View Post
Can confirm. My greyhound adoption group adopts out to a lot of apartment dwellers.

Weight limits are objective, but not a very good metric for suitability.
How true... seems the bigger dogs tend to be the quiet ones.
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Originally Posted by StupidlyBrave View Post
"Any dog under 50 pounds is a cat. And cats are pointless."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anbrC3x5r6Y

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45 pounds
Hard on the kitties
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