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(Tampa Bay Online)   HOA goes insane, evicts tenants from their homes, then rents out same houses it doesn't even own   (www2.tbo.com) divider line 22
    More: Florida, HOA, homeowners associations, subprime mortgage crisis, Pasco County Sheriff's Office, Bridgewater, connectedness, Pasco County, Joanne McCarn  
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30149 clicks; posted to Main » on 29 Apr 2012 at 7:57 PM (2 years ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2012-04-29 07:11:15 PM  
6 votes:
Holy shiat. What kind of petty, vindictive, egomaniacal tin-pot dictator wannabe is this guy? And why is he still running things? I would assume he'd have been strung up on a decorative raffia noose from (only) an oak tree no more than 18" above the ground, as measured from the grass which must be no more than 2" in length, and not visible from the street.
2012-04-29 09:42:10 PM  
3 votes:
I printed out this entire thread just to burn in effigy in my trash barrel out back.
2012-04-29 08:12:00 PM  
3 votes:
It's Florida.

1. Homeowner hangs out around his (former) house until someone complains.
2. Tin-pot dictator shows up to run them off.
3. Homeowner stands his ground.
4. Profit.
2012-04-29 08:21:43 PM  
2 votes:
Mark sounds like another victim of little man syndrome. Next thing you know, this guy is going to change his name to Mark M. Spector and run around creating frivolous lawsuits.
2012-04-29 08:04:45 PM  
2 votes:
No HOA for me!

you-are-here.com

'Fort building' as a child is now a survival skill.
2012-04-29 05:45:05 PM  
2 votes:

GAT_00: dustman81: Why isn't the current homeowner ripping the HOA a new asshole in court?

It's Florida. Court is probably backing the HOA.


And yet another reason to never live in florida is revealed...
2012-04-29 05:04:48 PM  
2 votes:
That's what you get for living in Florida. (Or anywhere with a HOA)

It occurs to me that developments with HOAs are the Tea Party ideal. A community with a fully privatized government! Choose your political leaders from the choices offered by the Free Market! And if you don't like it, just abandon your home and underwater mortgage and move under a bridge 'cause you aren't renting anywhere with what the bankruptcy did to your credit rating.
2012-04-29 05:04:13 PM  
2 votes:
That trebuchet doesn't seem like such a bad idea now, wouldn't you say?
2012-04-30 09:26:04 AM  
1 votes:
$10 says all the "OMG you are such an idiot for buying a property with an HOA!!" people either rent or live in mom's basement (or maybe in the sticks in rare cases). They've promised themselves that when they finally get that promotion to assistant manager at Burger King and get their own place it won't have some tyrannical HOA, no sir. They know better than everyone else and well easily be able to find a place without one.

Turns out kids it is pretty hard to have a place that doesn't have an HOA in the city or suburbs. They are just real popular. If you live in a condo, which is also popular these days on account of more housing units in less space, they are mandatory because you have to have something to deal with the common areas. So if you are saying "No HOAs," you immediately write off any condos. Then you discover that most neighbourhoods have one. Low end, high end, doesn't really matter, they all seem to have them. Your options become extremely limited.
2012-04-30 04:41:01 AM  
1 votes:

Bunnyhat: They know what they're getting into.


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2012-04-30 12:47:31 AM  
1 votes:

jaytkay: Kazan: actually a number of my coworkers like those places around here.. "because there are things to do!!!"

Ewww, you mean socialize and talk to people?

Why do that when you have an HOA-protected enclave with cable TV and an Xbox.


Judging by the snout house in the article, you're probably right. This is an architectural style invented for people who fear or hate any human contact. Notice how the garage is the most prominent feature of the house: no front porch, you don't even see the front door from the street. This is the house for people who want to drive between home and work and interface with an airlock at each end so that they don't die from exposure to society.
2012-04-29 11:25:40 PM  
1 votes:
And the reason not to ban HOAs is. . .?
2012-04-29 09:20:16 PM  
1 votes:

GORDON: For a doctor, you sure have some dumb thoughts.


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2012-04-29 08:51:56 PM  
1 votes:

thatboyoverthere: Smeggy Smurf: It's nothing a few feet of chain, a couple gallons of gasoline and a match can't solve.

/it's like C4 but with the option to roast hot dogs

I've mean to ask. How does one keep the gasoline on the chain and keep oneself from being burn as you beat the person with a flaming chain?


You have the wrong idea.

You attach the chain to the gas can, light it off at the spout, and then chase the person while swinging it around your head. It's sort of like a flaming hammer throw, except with a moving target.
2012-04-29 08:41:37 PM  
1 votes:

Honest Bender: That HOA must be run by Dino Zaffina.


Quick! Add his middle initial before he sues you!!!!
2012-04-29 08:31:14 PM  
1 votes:

DrRatchet: That's what you get for living in Florida. (Or anywhere with a HOA)

It occurs to me that developments with HOAs are the Tea Party ideal. A community with a fully privatized government! Choose your political leaders from the choices offered by the Free Market! And if you don't like it, just abandon your home and underwater mortgage and move under a bridge 'cause you aren't renting anywhere with what the bankruptcy did to your credit rating.


For a doctor, you sure have some dumb thoughts.
2012-04-29 08:30:25 PM  
1 votes:

Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich:
/I know, I know Fark Independents, more government is never the answer


I think it is interesting that the more conservative states have more HOA's. It makes me think conservative angst is a lot less about "freedom" and a lot more about class segregation. Here in the Peoples Republic of Massachusetts (as red states would have you believe), I could paint my house neon green and cover my yard with all of the banners, signs, and decorations I want. Bathtub Mary anyone?
2012-04-29 08:06:24 PM  
1 votes:
That's fine. I will of course take the private law into my own hands as well and actually murder several people on the HOA or their families and burn down said houses with or without people currently residing in them.

Not kidding. There will be blood.
2012-04-29 08:05:40 PM  
1 votes:
This would never happen in a state with a "make my day" law, but it'd be pretty awesome if somebody tried.
2012-04-29 08:04:59 PM  
1 votes:
It's nothing a few feet of chain, a couple gallons of gasoline and a match can't solve.

/it's like C4 but with the option to roast hot dogs
2012-04-29 06:26:02 PM  
1 votes:
If an HOA was to go insane we knew it would happen in Florida. Everyone there is already insane anyway right?
2012-04-29 04:06:25 PM  
1 votes:
But there are no legal grounds, Solomon said, for the association to change locks and move in another tenant

I don't think those people care about the law. sounds like someone lost big in the housing crunch and is playing hard ball to get out of whatever fiscal hole they dug for themselves.
 
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