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I used to be totally against HOAs. These days, ALL for them!

April 02, 2024 04:53AM
My street does not have one but I sure wish it did. Next door, I have a neighbor who is CONSTANTLY pulling trash from her car. She'll set it on and around the car. I'm talking 2-3 times a week. Often, she will leave garbage in the area for her, also grown / 60something Brother to pick up or her 92 year old Dad. The house next to them is a Rental (Say no more) They have had three orange soda cans sitting right in the middle of their front lawn for about 2 weeks.

The Wife and I have often talked about remodeling our Kitchen, removing popcorn ceilings and a few other costly things. But we both have agreed to wait out the direction of our street. I am NOT gonna make the same mistake I did with my first house. Pour TONS of $$$$$ and heart n soul into it and then LOOSE a ton of money because the area gets infested with too many "Summer's Eve" POS people. The sweet lady who lives on the other side of us is in her mid 80s and in questionable health. The house next to her is for sale after it's Owner passed away. When we moved in 12 years ago, we were just one of 3 houses out of the 15 on the street who had not been here since they were built in 1981-83. Those numbers are fading.

I LOVE LOVE our house. Already a TON of sweet memories. But I have told my Wife...If we move, we are OUT of Jacksonville and headed for the sticks. TOOOO many once great areas in this town are crashing n burning very fast.
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  I used to be totally against HOAs. These days, ALL for them!

Ramgator60April 02, 2024 04:53AM

  OH!! The "neighbors" with the cans in the yard...A week and a half ago..

Ramgator32April 02, 2024 04:59AM

  I have an HOA..

sstrams28April 02, 2024 05:28AM

  I have a good Buddy who has lived in the same house since early 2002. In fact..

Ramgator22April 02, 2024 05:35AM

  Must be nice.. my HOA fees are..

sstrams26April 02, 2024 06:43AM

  I have heard of INSANE HOA fees that are around $400-$500 / month here in Florida.

Ramgator24April 02, 2024 07:27AM

  They think money is no object here

sstrams24April 02, 2024 08:00AM

  I've had fun with HOAs.

waterfield27April 02, 2024 09:22PM

  Yeah, it's kinda funny..

sstrams22April 03, 2024 02:28AM

  Re: Yeah, it's kinda funny..

waterfield29April 03, 2024 07:50AM

  That's awesome..

sstrams21April 03, 2024 08:16AM

  Re: That's awesome..

waterfield12April 03, 2024 04:28PM

  Only agreement was a spoken agreement

sstrams28April 04, 2024 04:53AM

  How do they consider it to be a HOA?

waterfield15April 04, 2024 09:12AM

  They have one meeting a year, in April..

sstrams19April 04, 2024 09:40AM

  Re: They have one meeting a year, in April..

waterfield17April 04, 2024 10:43AM

  Re: I used to be totally against HOAs. These days, ALL for them!

Aries24April 03, 2024 02:58AM

  In modern cookie cutter neighborhoods, they are almost a must, IMO.

Ramgator11April 03, 2024 08:20AM

  Having Lived in Both HOA and Non-HOA Housing Tracts...

ramBRO26April 05, 2024 06:40AM

  I am REALLY holding my breath with my street. Reminds me of my old neighborhood.

Ramgator21April 05, 2024 10:41AM

  I can see the double edge sword of HOAs. On one hand.....

Ramgator20April 03, 2024 08:28AM