peacheslatour: CruJones: peacheslatour: CruJones: I have a good HOA for my house in Memphis. They fertilize and mow and edge the yards, keep up the roads and sewers , and throw a couple parties with free booze. Other than that I never hear from them, though they did keep the crazy purple lady across the street from painting her house a violent shade of purple, which I was also ok with./she has a purple car and purple lenses on her glasses//purple flowers, purple clothes, purple door on her house///purple slashiesI think I once worked with this woman- is her name Sharon by any chance?I don't remember, I rent it out since I moved. She did always invite me to play penny ante poker with her friends. This is on Mud Island, if that helps.Nope, Seattle. She actually lived in a purple house-boat on Lake Union. Everything she had was farking purple.
Pelvic Splanchnic Ganglion: What the hell kind of crap reporting is this?
jaylectricity: If you don't like your HOA how about you, I dunno, SHOW UP TO THE MEETINGS.Then turn all the reasonable people against the busy-body power-freak.
Gecko Gingrich: There other option may be that, though it's "inside of [her] entry-way", she may share an entry-way with other tenants. It is a condo building after all.
PunGent: By that logic, nobody owns any houses in the 99% of the U.S. that's in towns, counties, or cities. HOA is just another layer of regs.
Treetop1000: SavageWombat: CruJones:If I could join an HOA that would maintain my lawn for me, I'd sign up. I don't care what color my house has to be.right there with ya bro....however, taking that free lawn-care (well not so much free on several levels) means you also have to accept all the other little stupid bossy pricks who also live there. And they turned into the Stasi because they want things to be the way they define. Too bad theres a prick out there right know that's got a problem with the pink ribbon. If I were the board, I'd do a fast 180 on this and even daylight the original complainer, just to get out of the way of the avalanche that's about to hit.
James10952001: Gunboat: This text is now purple: You're part of the problem. Hopefully you had a chance to visit your kid in the terminal cancer ward afterwardsI don't understand this comment at all. My child doesn't have cancer. You and I have not met. And what do you mean by "the problem"? If "the problem" is that I was part of an effort to stop a crazy-ass lady from having a bobcat in a yard next door to small children, then yes, I'm part of "the problem."Is a bobcat any worse than a large dog? Statistically speaking, which animal harms more children?
Gecko Gingrich: James10952001: Gecko Gingrich: SquiggsIN: Can any suburban home owners explain to me what is so attractive about living in an area where every yard looks like you're in the middle of a golf course?I'd rather let it look slightly more natural... you know birds and rabbits and deer seem to prefer it that way.I'd guess that for some people, not having a neighbor with an yard overrun with ragweed - except for the part covered up by the mid-restoration 1974 Nova up on blocks - is a plus.That's the thing though, nobody wants to live next to that guy. The problem is that most HOAs go WAY beyond that, and once there is no junkyard in the neighborhood and they run out of low hanging fruit, it's on to the more petty "violations".When I bought my house, the no HOA thing was a major requirement. I keep my place fairly presentable, I don't want to deal with the HOA bullshiat my friends are always biatching about.You asked a question. I answered it.I, like you, chose to buy a house in a non-HOA neighborhood for the same reasons you did. However, you and I have different priorities than other folks.
phenn: Homeowners Associations. The PTA for adults.They can all chew a massive, infected member.
bmr68: It's some dlckhexd neighbor who loves enforcing HOA rules to the letter.
Gunboat: CSB I was a trial lawyer in a past life. Crazy lady had a pet bobcat, and her HOA had a "no wild animals" clause. Crazy lady said bobcat was a "domestic" animal because it shiats in a box and eats cat food. HOA hired me to sue the lady. We won at trial, but let me say that picking the jury was super-interesting, as the hatred for HOAs is palpable. Crazy lady put the jury verdict on appeal, and a friend of mine successfully handled it at the appellate level. Reported opinion is here: http://opinions.aoc.arkansas.gov/weblink8/0/doc/273262/Electronic.asp x/csb
maram500: I apologize for sounding like a dick, but...she signed the Homeowners Association documents. She knew what that meant, and now she's crying foul. You cannot do this (unless of course you work for Fox News).
Theaetetus: This thread is worthless without pictures:Miss Karp said she received a letter Thursday night from the association at Regent's Park in Naples demanding she take her down the pink ribbon from her wall."It's on the inside of my entry-way," she told the station.Are we talking about a wall inside a house and visible through a window next to a door:[www.yourlondonplace.com image 528x396]Or are we talking about a giant ribbon inside a screened-in porch:[images.familyhomeplans.com image 600x400]
Mein Fuhrer I Can Walk: II'm curious: is there anything actually stopping someone from signing these "covenants" when they move into an HOA-controlled area?Would the developer then just refuse to sell the property to them?Bueller?
cc_rider: Picture of said pink ribbon inside her door[i28.photobucket.com image 821x421]HOA rule on displaying things[i28.photobucket.com image 817x462]The clear answer here is to just never, never live in an HOA community (unless you like that kind of thing).
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