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(Dallas News)   Matthew 5:29 And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out. HOA 8:17. Your Ford F-150 pickup in your driveway offends us, so pluck it out   (dallasnews.com) divider line 277
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2008-08-17 06:34:30 PM  
HOAs piss me off.
 
2008-08-17 06:36:07 PM  
HOAs are for dumbasses. I'd never live anywhere that had one.
 
2008-08-17 06:45:23 PM  
GaryPDX: HOAs are for dumbasses. I'd never live anywhere that had one.

You're too liberal for Collin County, hippy.
 
2008-08-17 06:47:52 PM  
TheOther: GaryPDX: HOAs are for dumbasses. I'd never live anywhere that had one.

You're too liberal for Collin County, hippy.


Whoa, I never been accused of that..lol.
 
2008-08-17 07:04:11 PM  
GaryPDX: HOAs are for dumbasses. I'd never live anywhere that had one.

dude, stop it. stop saying things i agree with, you're scaring me.
 
2008-08-17 07:05:54 PM  
If you can't park crappy cars in the driveway, how is the maid supposed to get to your house?
 
2008-08-17 07:08:26 PM  
SilentStrider: GaryPDX: HOAs are for dumbasses. I'd never live anywhere that had one.

dude, stop it. stop saying things i agree with, you're scaring me.


Seriously, HOA's are like middle school cliques and fark them and their little Nazi fantasy worlds...:)
 
2008-08-17 07:08:54 PM  
GaryPDX: HOAs are for dumbasses. I'd never live anywhere that had one.

I heard from a Tfer that HOA's are all over Arizona, and that it's pretty much impossible to build new neighborhoods without one, because the municipalities aren't willing to pay for roads that dumbasses that are part of HOA's could be paying for.

Are they right?
 
2008-08-17 07:09:24 PM  
GaryPDX: TheOther: GaryPDX: HOAs are for dumbasses. I'd never live anywhere that had one.

You're too liberal for Collin County, hippy.

Whoa, I never been accused of that..lol.


If GaryPDX is too liberal for Collin County, I hope to hell the Plano Police never find where I live...
 
2008-08-17 07:14:19 PM  
If you don't like HOA's

YOU SHOULDN'T HAVE MOVED INTO ONE!!!
 
2008-08-17 07:17:48 PM  
"Bill Osborn of the HOA board said the association also prohibits boats, trailers, golf carts and RVs in driveways.

"The high-end vehicles that are allowed are plush with amenities and covers on the back. It doesn't look like a pickup," he said. "It's fancier."


Jesus christ, it's Judge Smails.

pbpl.physics.ucla.edu
 
2008-08-17 07:17:56 PM  
Find me a new home in the DC/Baltimore area convenient to I95 that isn't in an HOA and I will GLADLY buy it. But since I want a house that's newer than 35 years old, and since I want a house that is convenient to where I work, I really don't have much of a choice.
 
2008-08-17 07:17:58 PM  
When my roommate moved into this house, the subdivision wasn't complete yet and the house had just been finished. He was provided with a temporary deed restriction and homeowner's agreement. It was about six pages long, and he was told that he'd get a copy of the final document when it was finalized.

Six months later, long after he'd moved into the house, he received his amended copy of the agreement. It was an inch thick, and he was told that, since he'd already signed the original document, this one was binding as well.

He was somewhat less than pleased.

On top of all that, the so-called HOA includes no members of this community. They're a property management corporation in Michigan. They also give themselves raises every year.
 
2008-08-17 07:18:48 PM  
baka-san: If you don't like HOA's

YOU SHOULDN'T HAVE MOVED INTO ONE!!!


You generally don't find that out until after your first experience though.
 
2008-08-17 07:21:17 PM  
GaryPDX: Seriously, HOA's are like middle school cliques and fark them and their little Nazi fantasy worlds...:)

yep.

I seriously wonder. Do HOA's actually provide any GOOD, or are they all just pea brained idiots trying to force their version of conformity on their neighborhood?
 
2008-08-17 07:24:10 PM  
SilentStrider: I seriously wonder. Do HOA's actually provide any GOOD, or are they all just pea brained idiots trying to force their version of conformity on their neighborhood?

We call them Lawn Nazis ;)
 
2008-08-17 07:25:16 PM  
SpinStopper: On top of all that, the so-called HOA includes no members of this community. They're a property management corporation in Michigan. They also give themselves raises every year.

That's a miniature tyranny. The developer came up with that I bet, he buys, builds and sells and then there's an on going revenue in the form of a HOA, not to mention the little cheesy power trip over people. That's disgusting.
 
2008-08-17 07:26:23 PM  
SilentStrider: GaryPDX: Seriously, HOA's are like middle school cliques and fark them and their little Nazi fantasy worlds...:)

yep.

I seriously wonder. Do HOA's actually provide any GOOD, or are they all just pea brained idiots trying to force their version of conformity on their neighborhood?


I think it's also a revenue source for someone in the chain. Little tyrants need an ass kickin.
 
2008-08-17 07:28:39 PM  
Talon: Find me a new home in the DC/Baltimore area convenient to I95 that isn't in an HOA and I will GLADLY buy it. But since I want a house that's newer than 35 years old, and since I want a house that is convenient to where I work, I really don't have much of a choice.

Why the hate for old houses, mine was built in '74
 
2008-08-17 07:29:55 PM  
He should park this in his driveway and watch their heads explode.
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2008-08-17 07:32:01 PM  
baka-san: Why the hate for old houses, mine was built in '74

i grew up in one that was built in the 19th century. loved that old house.
 
2008-08-17 07:35:03 PM  
RabidDog: baka-san: If you don't like HOA's

YOU SHOULDN'T HAVE MOVED INTO ONE!!!

You generally don't find that out until after your first experience though.


Sorry, but I don't think people move into a gated compound like Stonebriar without having some intention of 'getting away from those kind of people'. True, sometimes they are astonished to find out that they are 'those kind of people' to their neighbors.
 
2008-08-17 07:40:50 PM  
"Furthermore, one board member told my wife that if we don't like it, we can move."

After firebombing the fascists' houses, of course.
 
2008-08-17 07:41:00 PM  

My HOA costs something like $150 a year to be a part of, and they don't say a damn thing to anyone. I assume they're there in case someone decides to paint their house purple, and will freely leave us alone otherwise.

Anything more, and I wouldn't have moved in.

 
2008-08-17 07:41:45 PM  
"I assume ..."

That's your first mistake.
 
2008-08-17 07:48:21 PM  
SilentStrider: I seriously wonder. Do HOA's actually provide any GOOD, or are they all just pea brained idiots trying to force their version of conformity on their neighborhood?

Theoretically, they keep property values from decreasing. But they have odd notions of what causes a property to decrease in value.
 
2008-08-17 07:57:53 PM  
SilentStrider: I seriously wonder. Do HOA's actually provide any GOOD, or are they all just pea brained idiots trying to force their version of conformity on their neighborhood?

I live on a private road, so I pretty much have to have an HOA. There are four properties that belong to it, and we constitute the entirety of the board. Basically all it does is make sure we all cough up to plow the road. In reality, my neighbor plows the road, and the rest of us throw him some cash or buy beer or cut his grass in the summer or something. It's a one page agreement that says that we're each 25% responsible for road upkeep, and that that is and will be the whole HOA agreement.
 
2008-08-17 08:13:34 PM  
Chariset: Do HOA's actually provide any GOOD

The good ones prevent crappy old junkers from accumulating around the neighborhood and make the good folks mow their lawns now and then. Others are corporations that make their living starting and running HOAs, inflicting an idiotic "code" of rules and regulations to tell home owners how to run their property.
 
2008-08-17 08:16:09 PM  
baka-san: Why the hate for old houses, mine was built in '74

I want a house to live in, not a house to spend every weekend for the next 20 years ripping out the old utilities, walls, floors, and ceilings (that are decrepit and falling to pieces) just to get a house that is livable. If I could find a house from 30 years ago that did not need to be gutted I'd live there. Most of the 30+ year old houses in the DC area are absolutely decomposing little shacks that the owners think they can sell for 400k. If I'm going to shell out 400k I might as well get something nice and new (which just so happens to come with an HOA).

/hate for the market, not the old houses
//grew up in a 100 year old town home in Baltimore and loved it
 
2008-08-17 08:29:24 PM  
Shoulda slipped him a twenty...
 
2008-08-17 08:47:08 PM  
The Lincoln pickup is allowed, the Ford isn't. What's the difference? Headlights, grill, and smug level... they're the same damn truck!
 
2008-08-17 08:54:26 PM  
GaryPDX: HOAs are for dumbasses. I'd never live anywhere that had one.

I did not buy a house after looking at the HOA rules. It was new construction and the builder had a sales office on site. I laughed at the restrictions and left and they saleschimp was quite upset and remarked that he spent a great deal of time with me (45 mins actually). I said loud enough so the six other people in the office looking at houses could hear. "I am not living in a place where I can only paint my house one of three shades of beige."

I enjoyed that.

I live in a condo, I was on the board, we did away with rules prohibiting work trucks on the thought that if you work you probably can pay the condo fees. You can't park your semi-trailer here, but it was nice to have the plumber and his truck here one night when a valve broke on our fire sprinkler supply. We paid the guy, but we didn't have to wait two hours for someone to arrive.
 
2008-08-17 09:12:55 PM  
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/Just in case anyone doesn't believe me.
 
2008-08-17 09:13:10 PM  
TheOther: RabidDog: baka-san: If you don't like HOA's

YOU SHOULDN'T HAVE MOVED INTO ONE!!!

You generally don't find that out until after your first experience though.

Sorry, but I don't think people move into a gated compound like Stonebriar without having some intention of 'getting away from those kind of people'. True, sometimes they are astonished to find out that they are 'those kind of people' to their neighbors.


My dad used to have a truck like that because he uses it to tow his boat [which he keeps at a dock, not in his driveway, but has to move from time to time]. He also needs something like that because he drives on the beach for fishing trips and the like.

I have to say... it's a nice truck, as those things go. It's a bit large and wouldn't be my choice of vehicle, but it's not like it's some piece of shiat car by design. And it's not a cheap vehicle, either, for what that's worth.
 
2008-08-17 09:36:25 PM  
I was President of my Homeowner's Association when I lived in a Townhouse complex.

The treasurer was a penny-pinching woman who wouldn't pay for anything, and the Secretary was an illiterate guy that took no notes and wouldn't issue minutes from the meetings.

DO NOT VOLUNTEER TO BE PRESIDENT OF YOUR HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION EVER!!!
 
2008-08-17 09:37:02 PM  
serpent_sky: ...but it's not like it's some piece of shiat car by design.

In my shortative years, I thought POS was a Ford model, but a lot of people in my neighborhood worked at the GM plant.
 
2008-08-17 09:48:28 PM  
SpeshilEdjukashin: /Just in case anyone doesn't believe me.

Different wheels too...

// I get what you're saying
// He should have just bought a lincoln badge for it
 
2008-08-17 10:00:59 PM  
HOA's are indicative of what will happen when the dimocruds have the congress and the Oval Office.

Rules for thee, but not for me.
 
2008-08-17 10:29:32 PM  
I love my HOA (we don't have one). Old neighborhood, newer home. Yay.
 
2008-08-17 10:33:40 PM  
fuzzwell: DO NOT VOLUNTEER TO BE PRESIDENT OF YOUR HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION EVER!!!

I was president of our Neighbordhood Association for two years in which I was quite effective in doing as little as humanly possible to annoy the neighbors. I organized three annual parties and the neighborhood cleanup. That was it. The guy who took over after me tried to do all sorts of things and couldn't figure out why nobody wanted to help.

The HOA that governs least, governs best.
 
2008-08-17 10:38:22 PM  
Frisco sucks. That's why I live in Plano. Our HOA doesn't give a sh*t.
 
2008-08-17 10:39:12 PM  
Coolhaus:

"The high-end vehicles that are allowed are plush with amenities and covers on the back. It doesn't look like a pickup," he said. "It's fancier."

Jesus christ, it's Judge Smails.


Haha Judge Smails.

Anyhow, that HOA should be burned. The Lincoln is a rebadged F150 with 2 extra cams and chrome door handles, and that's about it.
 
2008-08-17 10:40:49 PM  
fuzzwell

Hells no, I'd be the best president of an HOA ever. Hold some parties and actually ask some folks why they're doing stuff rather than fine anyone.

It would be glorious!
 
2008-08-17 10:42:06 PM  
Wait, a HOA in Texas complaining about somebody owning a truck?

Thats like a San Francisco HOA complaining about the majority of residents owning a Prius
 
2008-08-17 10:42:10 PM  
Ah yes, HOA's...the little douchebag slice of socialism in our otherwise chest-thumping capitalist world. Comrade, your mailbox isn't up to code.
 
2008-08-17 10:43:36 PM  
Ah yes, another stupid "HOAs are teh evil" thread.

So when is somebody going to argue that it's "immoral" or "unconstitutional" to attach conditions to the sale of property?
 
2008-08-17 10:44:09 PM  
RabidDog: baka-san: If you don't like HOA's

YOU SHOULDN'T HAVE MOVED INTO ONE!!!

You generally don't find that out until after your first experience though.


Bull. All the restrictive covenants and HOA by-laws are in the paperwork you go through BEFORE closing.
If you bought into a neighborhood with a HOA, you earned all the crap you have to put up with.
 
2008-08-17 10:45:26 PM  
doglover: fuzzwell

Hells no, I'd be the best president of an HOA ever. Hold some parties and actually ask some folks why they're doing stuff rather than fine anyone.

It would be glorious!


I'd hold a few Wii parties. Just invite everyone over to play Wii Sports, WarioWare ,etc. Or bust out the 360 for a Guys Night In with the latest Madden or GOW.

I'd probably win a Nobel Prize
 
2008-08-17 10:45:50 PM  
Never mind the fact that most Ford and Chevy pickups cost more than a Honda Ridgeline.
 
2008-08-17 10:46:13 PM  
SilentStrider: i grew up in one that was built in the 19th century. loved that old house.

My house was built in 1903. I've had fewer problems with it than some friends who bought an expensive new house.

Apparently, the wind shifted the frame so much that it cracked one of the windows.

\No HOA
\\Just a neighborhood welcoming committee.
 
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