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

April 03, 2024 02:58AM
I have never wanted to live where there is an HOA. We remodeled in 2017. We considered selling and buying another house instead, but had a designer and a realtor come by and take a look to help decide whether we wanted to remodel or move... the realtor walked through the house and around the yard and kept asking, "WHY would you want to move from here?!" LOL smiley So we remodeled.

I'm blessed to live on three acres, so the nearest neighbors are probably 75 yards away, and the next nearest close to a quarter of a mile. And there's plenty of trees and brush between us, so I don't have to be concerned about what they do or how their yard looks. The only thing is it's a big yard, and I'm not sure how long I'll be able to take care of all of it, but I may live here until I have to move to a retirement village or something like that.

HOA's are a double edged sword. They won't let you do just anything you want, but they won't let your neighbors do just anything they want. But that's best case scenario, some of them do nothing except take money.

~Sign of the Rams

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

Ramgator85April 02, 2024 04:53AM

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

Ramgator47April 02, 2024 04:59AM

  I have an HOA..

sstrams39April 02, 2024 05:28AM

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

Ramgator35April 02, 2024 05:35AM

  Must be nice.. my HOA fees are..

sstrams37April 02, 2024 06:43AM

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

Ramgator33April 02, 2024 07:27AM

  They think money is no object here

sstrams42April 02, 2024 08:00AM

  I've had fun with HOAs.

waterfield41April 02, 2024 09:22PM

  Yeah, it's kinda funny..

sstrams47April 03, 2024 02:28AM

  Re: Yeah, it's kinda funny..

waterfield52April 03, 2024 07:50AM

  That's awesome..

sstrams37April 03, 2024 08:16AM

  Re: That's awesome..

waterfield23April 03, 2024 04:28PM

  Only agreement was a spoken agreement

sstrams44April 04, 2024 04:53AM

  How do they consider it to be a HOA?

waterfield25April 04, 2024 09:12AM

  They have one meeting a year, in April..

sstrams31April 04, 2024 09:40AM

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

waterfield26April 04, 2024 10:43AM

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

Aries40April 03, 2024 02:58AM

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

Ramgator22April 03, 2024 08:20AM

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

ramBRO41April 05, 2024 06:40AM

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

Ramgator38April 05, 2024 10:41AM

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

Ramgator45April 03, 2024 08:28AM