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2008-04-04 03:12:02 PM
I was once head of an HOA, so I'm getting a kick out of these replies...

Seriously, I was in my mid-20s, and chosen because two opposing sides each wanted their own candidate so I was the acceptable alternative. I'm proud to say I didn't do a d---ed thing as HOA president.
 
2008-04-04 03:12:38 PM
Diogenes:
If he's not renting, they can't increase his rent or get rid of him and charge a new leasee more money.


Well, he's not renting, he's living in a paid-off condo. A condo is basically the same as a house. A condo board just sets the bylaw rules for people who buy condos in a building, as well as buying insurance, collecting money for repairs, additions, etc. They don't collect lease money.

Many condos have a 'no rentals' policy where if you buy a condo, you have to live there instead of renting it out to someone else. This is probably where most of the friction is coming from.

Condo boards are like homeowners associations, except worse.
 
2008-04-04 03:13:33 PM
platypusjones: can somebody please take the side of the condo board?
this
thread
is
getting too
lop-sided.


I tried. I am actually the president of my HOA. I live in a nice place because we don't let people park their hoopties in our lot, keep trash on their balconies, let dogs bark all night, etc. If you don't like it, go somewhere else, we don't want your kind in our building, you slob.
 
2008-04-04 03:14:51 PM
Why do you have to be a VET to get any kind of attention when you are treated inhumanely in America?

"Not a Vet? I don't care that you are shiat upon by those who abuse their power."
 
2008-04-04 03:14:58 PM
Couple who purchased the condo & let the vet live rent free=HEROES!
 
2008-04-04 03:14:59 PM
is a co-op the same as a condo?

Similar but different.

In a condominum development, apartments are owned outright by the purchaser, but the deeds may be subject to restrictions established and enforced by the condo boards. It's like living in a house that's in a subdivision with common resources and HOA, except some of the building walls are shared with other owners.

In a co-op, the real estate is owned by a corporation, and purchasers buy shares in the corporation in exchange for the right to live in the apartment. Co-op boards typically, but not always, are allowed to place more restrictions on resident behavior than condo boards.
 
2008-04-04 03:16:28 PM
simpsonfan: Never, NEVER, NEVER NEVER move to a place run by an HOA, or condo board, which is the same thing. Nazis.

hasty ambush: Condo/Homeowner associations are unamerican and evil incarnate.

While I agree that the douches on the condo board are being enormous super mega douches, condo boards and HOA's are extremely American entities.

The concept of moving someplace at great personal expense to experience greater freedom, but then creating a bureaucratic micromanaging system to deprive us of that same freedom has been central to American Historytm.
 
2008-04-04 03:16:38 PM
platypusjones: can somebody please take the side of the condo board?

i read the article, and even as an attorney, i just couldn't do it

/the troll is weak with me
 
2008-04-04 03:17:38 PM
Can some clever farker please put some really disgusting child porn on the computers of the board members? And then, of course, call the cops.
 
2008-04-04 03:17:47 PM
platypusjones: can somebody please take the side of the condo board?
this
thread
is
getting too
lop-sided.


Here goes. I live in high-rise condo, and our board is remarkably sane.

One tip: Get on the board or at least get involved. That way you're not taken by surprise and you can influence things. These boards exist for a reason. Communal living requiresadditional rules so that you do not infringe on other's right to enjoy their own living space.

True, some can go way overboard, and cliques form, but it's real life. Man up and join in. No complaining if you don't at least try to change things.
 
2008-04-04 03:19:29 PM
mdbirt: Not a Vet?

I hear people are really nice to bitter a$$holes too, though, so keep hopin'!
 
2008-04-04 03:19:34 PM
In a world where an army vet gets pushed too far- Night of the Condo! He was just an army vet trying to get on with his life but then, The Condo Association pushed him too far. Coming soon to a theater near you. Night of the Condo!

Condo President: All in favor of passing amendment 7 to the official charter subsection 3 that all dogs must poop in area 34g-south say...
Army Vet: Die! (gun fire)
Condo President: Guns are a violation of the charter. (pulls out 44 magnum) Mines a bigger violation! (more gun fire)
 
2008-04-04 03:21:03 PM
ArgusRun: Communal living requiresadditional rules so that you do not infringe on other's right to enjoy their own living space.

Apparently not.

Oh, and there's no way that being part of an HOA board should allow you better treatment than the guy next door, but it obviously does. And no, that's not just on the d-bag HOAs like this one, that goes for just about every HOA in this nation.
Their basic rules are, direct from the board, "do as I tell you to do, but since nobody in power tells me to do the same thing, I don't need to do what I'm telling you to do."
 
2008-04-04 03:21:14 PM
Richard Parker:
I tried. I am actually the president of my HOA. I live in a nice place because we don't let people park their hoopties in our lot, keep trash on their balconies, let dogs bark all night, etc. If you don't like it, go somewhere else, we don't want your kind in our building, you slob.


where do you let your kind put their disabled veterans?
 
2008-04-04 03:21:56 PM
Harry Freakstorm: Condo President: All in favor of passing amendment 7 to the official charter subsection 3 that all dogs must poop in area 34g-south say...
Army Vet: Die! (gun fire)
Condo President: Guns are a violation of the charter. (pulls out 44 magnum) Mines a bigger violation! (more gun fire)


No, I'd rather we bring the VT serial killer back, and set him loose in one of these HOA meetings.
 
2008-04-04 03:22:56 PM
It is my sincere hope that there is a special deed-restricted section of Hell set aside for condominium and homeowners association board members.
 
2008-04-04 03:23:26 PM
ArgusRun:
Here goes. I live in high-rise condo, and our board is remarkably sane.

One tip: Get on the board or at least get involved. That way you're not taken by surprise and you can influence things. These boards exist for a reason. Communal living requiresadditional rules so that you do not infringe on other's right to enjoy their own living space.

True, some can go way overboard, and cliques form, but it's real life. Man up and join in. No complaining if you don't at least try to change things.


i suppose i wanted someone to take the side of the condo board from the article, not their respective condo board, or a condo board in general.

thanks, though. i appreciate all replies and do my best to answer every one.
 
2008-04-04 03:23:54 PM
BigG: There's a special place in HOA hall

Is it next to child molesters and people who talk at the theater?

Oh, sorry... hall...
 
2008-04-04 03:24:12 PM
My HOA cracks me up. A car can sit in the road for weeks with two flat tires, but if you let your lawn go a week without cutting it you get the sternly worded letter letting you know they are going to mow it and charge you. Guess what kind of business an HOA board member owns.

Honestly I don't see the point of our HOA, they aren't protecting property value, they're just mowing the occasional yard.
 
2008-04-04 03:24:56 PM
You know who else tried to kick people out of homes they had lived in for years....
 
2008-04-04 03:25:30 PM
platypusjones: can somebody please take the side of the condo board?
this
thread
is
getting too
lop-sided.


sure, money, money, money, money, money, money, money, money, money, money, money, money, money, money, money, money, money, money, money, money, money, money, money, money, money, money, money, money, money, money, money, money, money, money, money, money, money, money, money, money, money, money, money. Money! money$ money.
 
2008-04-04 03:25:34 PM
Richard Parker Quote 2008-04-04 03:13:33 PM

Question: Are you the kind of HOA that threatens legal action over a garage door with faded paint 2 weeks after the first letter. Where me (the homeowner) works 50 hours a week, and it rains both of the two subsequent weekends (kinda hard to paint in the rain)?

Then you are a douchebag.....if not, come give my HOA a kick in the ass.

/ya I know, I shouldnt have bought there, blah, blah, blah
 
2008-04-04 03:26:00 PM
Do you know who else was a Condo board member?
 
2008-04-04 03:26:07 PM
I'd be surprised if they have email access.


Boca Verde, Inc.
300 N. E. 20th Street
Boca Raton, FL, 33431

Contact Us: 561-391-0605
 
2008-04-04 03:26:18 PM
gravethoughts: It is my sincere hope that there is a special deed-restricted section of Hell set aside for condominium and homeowners association board members.

Ditto.

Some condo boards are no problem. Look at a couple units in a building and they may look totally different because of remodeling done by previous owners. That's cool. When they all look alike after 20 years? Not so much.

Some places do have legal limits on what condo boards can do, ditto HOA's. Of course Chicago has the best solution for HOA's, HOA's are illegal.
 
2008-04-04 03:28:14 PM
Richard Parker: Beerguy: The couple who stepped up to the plate and helped this disabled veteran deserve some recognition. We could all learn from the example they have set.

Oh, yes, I'm sure they didn't get any real estate tax deductions for owning that prime piece of property or anything. Purely out of the goodness of their hearts, it was. [snort]


This.
 
2008-04-04 03:29:05 PM
Steezy Quote 2008-04-04 03:26:07 PM

As much as I agree with you, enjoy bannination....read the farq
 
2008-04-04 03:29:42 PM
All the other disabled vets are living on the streets, what makes this one so special?
 
2008-04-04 03:29:46 PM
Richard Parker: platypusjones: can somebody please take the side of the condo board?
this
thread
is
getting too
lop-sided.

I tried. I am actually the president of my HOA. I live in a nice place because we don't let people park their hoopties in our lot, keep trash on their balconies, let dogs bark all night, etc. If you don't like it, go somewhere else, we don't want your kind in our building, you slob.


Good start. How about this: You can't paint your house THAT shade of beige. It will clash with my pink poodles! And your lights are shining across the grotto into my un-curtained windows.

/best I could do. Lives on 10 acres with great neighbors.
 
2008-04-04 03:30:53 PM
Familiar story. Those in power want to get rid of the poor and someone trying to help the poor goes to the media.

Moral of the story = Don't be poor + be the people in power.

If you do however choose to be poor you are going to need to follow the rules or we will get rid of you.

/Manages an HOA for a living
 
2008-04-04 03:33:04 PM
platypusjones: can somebody please take the side of the condo board?
this
thread
is
getting too
lop-sided.


OK. I'll try. No promises though.

The board has rules and those rules were not entirely followed. They are afraid this will set a precedent that will hurt future property values due to undesirable transfers.

/Sorry, that was the best I could do
//The board is full of assholes.
 
2008-04-04 03:33:54 PM
People never cease to amaze me with the depths of suckitude they can reach.

Good Luck to the people that helped this guy.
 
2008-04-04 03:33:56 PM
PEN15: Familiar story. Those in power want to get rid of the poor and someone trying to help the poor goes to the media.

Moral of the story = Don't be poor + be the people in power.

If you do however choose to be poor you are going to need to follow the rules or we will get rid of you.

/Manages an HOA for a living


Now that you don't have a soul, do you still cast a reflection? My reason for asking is, are you able to do your own hair, or do you have someone comb it for you?

/Just kidding
//Not part of an HOA
 
2008-04-04 03:34:30 PM
Death_Poot: Steezy Quote 2008-04-04 03:26:07 PM

As much as I agree with you, enjoy bannination....read the farq


THIS
 
2008-04-04 03:34:41 PM
 
2008-04-04 03:38:26 PM
I had one that didn't like my Halloween sketeton hanging outside.
They said two weeks before and after a holiday and it has to come down. It was almost Christmas so I put a Santa hat on it and they had to revote. The old ladies thought it was funny but the man biatche that wrote the letter got mad.

/it stayed
 
2008-04-04 03:38:29 PM
This is more disgusting than shock porn/memes.
 
2008-04-04 03:41:25 PM
Someone should forward this thread to the Condo Board.
 
2008-04-04 03:42:14 PM
HoratioGates: Someone should forward this thread to the Condo Board.

And risk a stern letter? No way!
 
2008-04-04 03:42:41 PM
I work in the developement industry and i will never, ever, live under the subjugation of an HOA. they tend to run by petty, small minded bean counters. its like running for president. if you actually WANT to be on a HOA, you dont belong there.
 
2008-04-04 03:43:17 PM
Problems with your HOA or Condo Board?

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/on the case
 
2008-04-04 03:43:53 PM
MadMonk: OK. I'll try. No promises though.

The board has rules and those rules were not entirely followed. They are afraid this will set a precedent that will hurt future property values due to undesirable transfers.

/Sorry, that was the best I could do
//The board is full of assholes.


that was okay. you get the points for effort. i was hoping for something along the lines of "the board was well within their right and i'd do the same goddamned thing. derelicts can hurt property values. i don't care if this guy fought off the whole luftwaffe with a bunch of rocks and der fuhrer's jockstrap. rules are rules are if you don't play by them, don't come crying to me when you wonder why the refs call a flag."
 
2008-04-04 03:45:28 PM
There are lots and lots of motorcyle clubs in the state of Florida populated by vets, disabled or otherwise.

/ just sayin' is all..
 
2008-04-04 03:46:02 PM
platypusjones 2008-04-04 03:07:41 PM
can somebody please take the side of the condo board?
this
thread
is
getting too
lop-sided.


Here goes:
I see nothing wrong with what this condo association did. Allowing this mentally unstable freeloader to live in our building brings down the value of every single condo in this building. This man get his act together, get back to work and pay his own bills if he wants to live here.
 
2008-04-04 03:46:28 PM
DO NOT BUY A CONDOMINIUM, EVER.
 
2008-04-04 03:47:26 PM
TripleWithCheese: My HOA cracks me up. A car can sit in the road for weeks with two flat tires, but if you let your lawn go a week without cutting it you get the sternly worded letter letting you know they are going to mow it and charge you. Guess what kind of business an HOA board member owns.

Honestly I don't see the point of our HOA, they aren't protecting property value, they're just mowing the occasional yard.


"Oh, did I leave that logging chain out there? Sorry about that...."
 
2008-04-04 03:47:40 PM
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2008-04-04 03:48:06 PM
Not that Lumbergh:
Here goes:
I see nothing wrong with what this condo association did. Allowing this mentally unstable freeloader to live in our building brings down the value of every single condo in this building. This man get his act together, get back to work and pay his own bills if he wants to live here.


now THAT'S what i'm a-talking about!

aces.
 
2008-04-04 03:48:12 PM
SuperTramp: DO NOT BUY A CONDOMINIUM, EVER.

But teh aids will srpead if'n yoo downt! TEH AIDS!
 
2008-04-04 03:50:39 PM
Richard Parker: Oh, yes, I'm sure they didn't get any real estate tax deductions for owning that prime piece of property or anything. Purely out of the goodness of their hearts, it was. [snort]

After he dies, their children own the property. so they're viewing it as a long term investment. but they are allowing him to live rent free for life, so it is costing them the theoretical rent value.
The couple deserve HERO tags
 
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