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(MSN)   "You sold my house for $288 in HOA fees?" "Well, maybe if you bothered to open one of the 30 notices we'd sent you or read the contract you signed when you bought the house, you wouldn't have this problem"   (news.msn.com ) divider line
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16793 clicks; posted to Main » on 08 Jan 2014 at 9:25 PM (2 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2014-01-08 07:50:25 PM  
8 votes:
This story is the gift that keeps on giving- every few weeks somebody new 'discovers' it and it shows up again on Fark. It's like the eternally regifted fruitcake of news.
2014-01-08 09:58:58 PM  
7 votes:

EffervescingElephant: Maybe one of you Farkers with a GED in law can help me with this one - my girlfriend has a similar situation, the HOA is in the process of placing a lien on her property because of some missed payments...

She is recently divorced and moved into one of her rental properties, she notified the HOA that she was moving in there, and asked them in writing to send all correspondence to the new address, that she going through a divorce and didnt want any mail going to an ex-husband.

She missed a few payments and they tacked a notice on the door with the lien notice and the attorney representing them...the back payments are only a few hundred bucks, but the attorneys want over 3,500 in fees.

They sent all correspondence/notices to her old address, even after being told not to...is there anything she can do to fight it?



It is a complicated issue and I would need more details before I could give an opinion.


Let me see a picture of her tits.
2014-01-08 09:38:32 PM  
3 votes:

Caffienatedjedi: For the land of the free, we certainly love forcing bullshiat rules and costs on people.

Fark HOAS, ruined rural living for me. I could of had a pony!


*twitch*
2014-01-08 11:59:03 PM  
2 votes:
My old house was in a neighborhood that had an HOA, but like a dumbass, I thought it was a good idea. The fees I paid were for the swimming pool, leaf pick up, and other miscellaneous services. I failed to read the fine print, and it didn't take long for the people to start biatching about my free range chickens and hog farm ( only 11) in the backyard, a small windmill I installed in my side yard, herb garden in the front yard, and my RV parked in the street. Fugging bullshiat.
2014-01-08 10:49:47 PM  
2 votes:

alice_600: More I hear about HOAs the more I like my property in a small town with 15 acres.


Wow. 15 acres? That's a really small town!
2014-01-08 10:40:24 PM  
2 votes:

Misconduc: I have two houses in a HOA area, I am getting a kick out of these replies to burn HOA!!! Actually if she didn't ignore her letters and calls, she would of paid the $300 and all would of been well.


Would it of? Would it really of?
2014-01-08 10:39:56 PM  
2 votes:
www.byelii.com
2014-01-08 10:07:39 PM  
2 votes:
i.imgur.com

I still think of this every time I hear HOA. I'm still sure to HOA's, this plays out less like a horror/comedy episode and more like wishful thinking.
2014-01-08 08:58:06 PM  
2 votes:

hardinparamedic: What should happen to HOAs when the revolution comes:

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The revolutions already happened when corporations got personhood.
2014-01-08 08:28:11 PM  
2 votes:
H to the Izzo. A to the...

A, I guess.
2014-01-08 08:21:59 PM  
2 votes:
What should happen to HOAs when the revolution comes:

s3.amazonaws.com
2014-01-08 07:50:42 PM  
2 votes:
HOA THREAD!!!
2014-01-09 12:55:15 AM  
1 vote:
It's gonna be real funny when these mortgages get paid off in 10-15 years.
"Here's a fine for not cutting your grass."
"That's nice. What are you going to do about it?"
"For--"
"No mortgage to foreclose on. So, fark you, asshole."
2014-01-09 12:32:47 AM  
1 vote:

Mambo Bananapatch: I haven't really arrived at a position on this issue yet. However, when I do, anybody who disagrees with it is a complete idiot.


I disagree with your premise.
2014-01-09 12:31:42 AM  
1 vote:
I haven't really arrived at a position on this issue yet. However, when I do, anybody who disagrees with it is a complete idiot.
2014-01-08 11:09:03 PM  
1 vote:

TOSViolation: If your neighbors can give you a compelling, logical reason for why you shouldn't do something on your property, the appropriate response is not, "To[sic] bad."


That's the problem... there is no "compelling, logical reason" unless that reason involves the potential destruction of other peoples' property. "Don't set your house on fire because the one next door might burn down" is a good example. "Don't let your grass get dry in a farking drought because we don't like the way it looks" is not.  If you're not paying my mortgage, and you're not a city, town state or federal official that I have given permission and power to over such matters, you can just jump up your own ass and suffocate.

I work hard for my money.
That money is used to pay my mortgage.
"My neighbors" are in no way involved with that transaction.
Therefore, they have no say in what I do with what I bought.
That is all.
2014-01-08 10:41:28 PM  
1 vote:

Mugato: Derwood: LOL at a bunch of apartment dwellers lashing out at HOA's. You pay hundreds a month to follow rules and don't even have any equity to show for it

Heh, that was just sad


I live in an HOA, and it's no big deal. It just cracks me up how every HOA thread turns into mouth-frothing from a bunch of people who don't live in them

/I know, I know, Welcome to Fark
2014-01-08 10:30:00 PM  
1 vote:
I swear to god I will pistol whip the next person who says "HOA's"
2014-01-08 10:25:13 PM  
1 vote:
Nail the HOA for theft.
2014-01-08 10:21:29 PM  
1 vote:

oldwolf49: welcome to the NEW and IMPROVED 'merica


I bet you're one of those people that fails out of highschool and then blames McDonald's for not paying you enough.

Cause and effect is a real thing. It's not some mystery beyond comprehension.
2014-01-08 10:20:01 PM  
1 vote:
LOL at a bunch of apartment dwellers lashing out at HOA's. You pay hundreds a month to follow rules and don't even have any equity to show for it
2014-01-08 10:17:13 PM  
1 vote:

czei: 3. The dark admins have no way of keeping track of past stories.


www.reactiongifs.com
2014-01-08 10:16:47 PM  
1 vote:
i pay quite a bit for my HOA, 320 a quarter, but for that we get a really nice park with a couple lakes stocked for fishing, a boat house with canoes, paddle boats and sail boats to take out. An excercise center with tons of machines, a lap pool, a small water park.. we get quite a bit out of it. i don't really mind paying for it. and yet conceptually im against the whole thing, and next time around im looking for no HOA.
2014-01-08 10:03:27 PM  
1 vote:

HindiDiscoMonster: cuzsis: you are a puppet: ReapTheChaos: I don't give a shiat what a contract says, an HOA should not be able to foreclose on any home for any reason. They can take the person to court and garnish their wages if necessary, but taking their home is simply farked up.

Agreed. Place a farking lien on it you shiatbags

This.

 Also, how the fark can they legally take a home worth $120,000 for $288?

 Seems like they owe her $119,712...

/she should sue

they are going to do that to the wrong person sometime and we're going to read about a mass murder of all HOA board members.

/no great loss.... should be an interesting thread though.


Well as long as the murderer sends "plenty of notice" I think most people will be fine with it. 

/at least that's the vibe I get from some people on here.
2014-01-08 09:52:50 PM  
1 vote:
Maybe one of you Farkers with a GED in law can help me with this one - my girlfriend has a similar situation, the HOA is in the process of placing a lien on her property because of some missed payments...

She is recently divorced and moved into one of her rental properties, she notified the HOA that she was moving in there, and asked them in writing to send all correspondence to the new address, that she going through a divorce and didnt want any mail going to an ex-husband.

She missed a few payments and they tacked a notice on the door with the lien notice and the attorney representing them...the back payments are only a few hundred bucks, but the attorneys want over 3,500 in fees.

They sent all correspondence/notices to her old address, even after being told not to...is there anything she can do to fight it?
2014-01-08 09:52:03 PM  
1 vote:
I own a place in a gated community with an HOA and love it. I love it, love it, love it so much I wish it were a Japanese groom and I were its bride and it was our wedding night and we had pineapple cake at the reception.

HOAs are a wonderful way to replace the carte blanche authority so many governments have granted themselves with a customized mini-town that reflects the vales you want in a community. My HOA does a superb job of keeping out the riff raff and keeping the place looking nice and tidy. It looks like goddamned Wally and the Beaver live across from me, and that's the way I like it.  If I wanted to live in a Benetton commercial I'd move to New York City or some other overrated urban hellhole.

If I want to exercise my second amendment rights or experience freedom I head out to the desert and pop off some rounds or go hiking in the wilderness. But when I'm home I want peace, quiet, and security and thank God for the HOA for providing that. I just wish government would keep its nose out of our business and let us run our communities the way we like. Mandatory wheelchair devices for the pool?  WTF, leave that leftist stuff out of the curb with the illegals and the Jehovah's Witness recruiters.
2014-01-08 09:43:10 PM  
1 vote:
Our little HOA Frail Old Women Nazis have a tough time with me.

Every little thing they try to poke me with, I look up in the original condo docs that I signed 15 years ago, three condo association management companies ago, and either don't find whatever it is they think it is, or prove whatever else it is wrong.  Then spend the two dollars on certified letter to management company directly.

The shiat comes running back downhill.  They glare.  Sometimes I smirk, mostly I ignore.  We've actually started to get along mostly lately.

Don't try to outsmart the computer guy that works from home in the front room and can see 75 percent of the condo grounds without moving.  It doesn't work out for you.

/next house won't have HOA
2014-01-08 09:36:24 PM  
1 vote:
For the land of the free, we certainly love forcing bullshiat rules and costs on people.

Fark HOAS, ruined rural living for me. I could of had a pony!
2014-01-08 08:34:33 PM  
1 vote:
The length of your grass affects my property values!!!
2014-01-08 08:06:48 PM  
1 vote:
Oh good, both parties are being idiots.  Carry on.
 
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