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2020-06-02 10:52:14 PM  
I don't. Mine is actually pretty good, though the fees are above average for this area.

A roof replacement every 10 years (last year we had that done). Semi-weekly landscaping. Several well-kept common areas. Quadrennial exterior painting. Exterior building maintenance.

Now we don't get cable and water included like some places, but I'm not unhappy with the services I get now.
 
2020-06-02 10:58:36 PM  
There's a new TV spot that makes fun of the HOA Karen.  GEICO?  shiat, I can't remember the business but it illustrates the absurdity of the HOA mentality.
 
2020-06-02 11:03:00 PM  
I kinda wish we had one. People who want no HOAs are usually the kind of people HOAs are there to keep out.
 
2020-06-02 11:05:28 PM  
LOL. Sorry BBC I don't sign in to just read. WTF u f c m a m f??????
 
2020-06-02 11:09:39 PM  
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Your point subby?
 
2020-06-02 11:10:56 PM  
I've always found a partcular argument for HOAs bizarre, the "what if they have a nasty yard with broken down cars in it" to be precise.

Why should I give two shiats about them having a redneck yard?  Hell it'll make my place look better by comparison!
 
2020-06-02 11:11:53 PM  
I HATE my HOA. Farking old white busybodies with no hobbies. I got several letters about my teenage son's bike being visible from the road (oh the horror of a visible bike . Called them and told them I'd move the bike when they addressed my neighborhood's dog shiat problem.
 
2020-06-02 11:12:40 PM  

We Ate the Necco Wafers: I don't. Mine is actually pretty good, though the fees are above average for this area.

A roof replacement every 10 years (last year we had that done). Semi-weekly landscaping. Several well-kept common areas. Quadrennial exterior painting. Exterior building maintenance.

Now we don't get cable and water included like some places, but I'm not unhappy with the services I get now.


Did you replace your roof with metal? Last a lot longer then 10 years. Keep licking them boots. Just joking....
 
2020-06-02 11:21:59 PM  

Theeng: I've always found a partcular argument for HOAs bizarre, the "what if they have a nasty yard with broken down cars in it" to be precise.

Why should I give two shiats about them having a redneck yard?  Hell it'll make my place look better by comparison!


BUT MAH PROPURTY VALYOO!
 
2020-06-02 11:37:11 PM  

waxbeans: LOL. Sorry BBC I don't sign in to just read. WTF u f c m a m f??????


I've never seen that on the BBC site before.  I guess it is new.  I told it maybe later and reloading isn't bugging me yet.
 
2020-06-02 11:38:25 PM  
My condo board sucks at times, but they don't suck as bad as the ones mentioned in TFA.

/Things got better once my upstairs neighbors moved out.
//I swear....they had super human hearing.
 
2020-06-02 11:44:13 PM  

Izunbacol: I kinda wish we had one. People who want no HOAs are usually the kind of people HOAs are there to keep out.


Sometimes, not usually.

Why do you want on
 
2020-06-02 11:44:41 PM  
* one
 
2020-06-03 12:17:41 AM  
People who living in HOA willing are people who have no clue what owning your own house/land is all about.

Owning your own house/land is bout having a space that you can custom to fit your life and be happy on. Owning a house in a HOA is not doing that.  I hear people say its bout keeping the value of the land.  So they want to know that people can't do things on their land that they find ugly or will lower their value.  Sorry If I want to do something to my land and I can do it meeting all local/state codes, then those on ether side of me should have no say.

Now granted if you have someone who has a bunch of junk cars around their yard and its a safety issue then call your local code enforcer.  If they can't/won't fix it then you have a useless code enforcer.


Like I have said before the only HOA I would ever live in would be if the city/state had strike laws on the books limiting the power of the said HOA.  Such as a town near me. They don't have any HOA but do have laws on the books that say a HOA power is limited to only the common area. And can't enforce any rules on the members homes/lands that goes over what the city lets all people do.
 
2020-06-03 12:29:45 AM  

jumac: People who living in HOA willing are people who have no clue what owning your own house/land is all about.


Boot licking toady

/.
 
2020-06-03 12:34:59 AM  

We Ate the Necco Wafers: I don't. Mine is actually pretty good, though the fees are above average for this area.

A roof replacement every 10 years (last year we had that done). Semi-weekly landscaping. Several well-kept common areas. Quadrennial exterior painting. Exterior building maintenance.


Every ten years?  WTF?
 
2020-06-03 12:40:04 AM  

Theeng: I've always found a partcular argument for HOAs bizarre, the "what if they have a nasty yard with broken down cars in it" to be precise.

Why should I give two shiats about them having a redneck yard?  Hell it'll make my place look better by comparison!


1. Some people prefer a view that doesn't include eyesores. In fact some pay a shiatload for a better view.
2. That kind of yard can definitely be a pest magnet, and maybe an attractive nuisance.
3. They're looking at it as a red flag, a symptom of a neighbor who's likely to be a problem more generally, in either a practical or elitist sense. And

hissatsu: BUT MAH PROPURTY VALYOO!


4. Property value is a thing. It's inane to pretend that an extra 1/8" of lawn or an unapproved shade of white paint affects it, but having an amateur junkyard next door absolutely will.

Some don't give a shiat about any of that. But it hardly seems bizarre that some do. Especially given how closely packed some neighborhoods are.

/not that I would want to live under a HOA
 
2020-06-03 12:56:07 AM  

Monkeyfark Ridiculous: Theeng: I've always found a partcular argument for HOAs bizarre, the "what if they have a nasty yard with broken down cars in it" to be precise.

Why should I give two shiats about them having a redneck yard?  Hell it'll make my place look better by comparison!

1. Some people prefer a view that doesn't include eyesores. In fact some pay a shiatload for a better view.
2. That kind of yard can definitely be a pest magnet, and maybe an attractive nuisance.
3. They're looking at it as a red flag, a symptom of a neighbor who's likely to be a problem more generally, in either a practical or elitist sense. And

hissatsu: BUT MAH PROPURTY VALYOO!

4. Property value is a thing. It's inane to pretend that an extra 1/8" of lawn or an unapproved shade of white paint affects it, but having an amateur junkyard next door absolutely will.

Some don't give a shiat about any of that. But it hardly seems bizarre that some do. Especially given how closely packed some neighborhoods are.

/not that I would want to live under a HOA


🙄
 
2020-06-03 1:01:36 AM  

Izunbacol: I kinda wish we had one. People who want no HOAs are usually the kind of people HOAs are there to keep out.


Not true. Our neighborhood doesn't want them. We live in an upper middle class area, but don't want someone telling us we can't have a boat in our driveway or what color flowers to plant.

I planted squash in my front yard garden. I'm evil.
 
2020-06-03 1:12:15 AM  

jumac: Now granted if you have someone who has a bunch of junk cars around their yard and its a safety issue then call your local code enforcer.  If they can't/won't fix it then you have a useless code enforcer.


This. An actual problem can be dealt with through local government, because it'd be a problem generally, not just in a specific uptight subdivision where a bunch of crones want to micromanage your driveway.
 
2020-06-03 1:20:13 AM  
How extraordinarily fitting that these are named RWAs there...
 
2020-06-03 2:27:59 AM  
HOA's are harder to bribe than the city via building permits:

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Save some local weather for the rest of us you...you...human paraquat McMansionista.  5k sqft lot, with 6.5k of conditioned living space, before the 3 car garage and deck that functions as roof of the covered patio.
 
2020-06-03 2:37:04 AM  

Izunbacol: I kinda wish we had one. People who want no HOAs are usually the kind of people HOAs are there to keep out.


Don't have one, don't need one, not sure why you want one or what "kind of people" you're talking about.
 
2020-06-03 3:42:21 AM  

Theeng: I've always found a partcular argument for HOAs bizarre, the "what if they have a nasty yard with broken down cars in it" to be precise.

Why should I give two shiats about them having a redneck yard?  Hell it'll make my place look better by comparison!


Your redneck neighbor drags down your property value.
 
2020-06-03 4:15:52 AM  
No HOA here, but it's still quite a nice neighborhood with neighbors that take a degree of pride in their homes.  The Boobieser's mention of the HOA doing 10-year roof replacements and landscaping is kind of spiffy (I'm sure that's reflected in the monthly dues), but our home came with a new metal roof that I'm not expecting to have to replace during the remainder of my lifetime.

We don't have deed restrictions, but what we DO have is an overzealous city code.  No washing your cars in the driveway, no doing "major work" on your car or work that renders the vehicle undrivable unless it's in your garage, you have to park your RV behind the front edge of the dwelling, and other stuff like that.
 
2020-06-03 6:56:42 AM  

hissatsu: Theeng: I've always found a partcular argument for HOAs bizarre, the "what if they have a nasty yard with broken down cars in it" to be precise.

Why should I give two shiats about them having a redneck yard?  Hell it'll make my place look better by comparison!

BUT MAH PROPURTY VALYOO!


I don't live in a HOA but i do have a neighbor that whines about the same thing....His property values fark him.....he saw what my place was like BEFORE he paid a nickel to move on to a 5ac lot across from mine.
I'm a substance farmer that repurposes what I find for free.
I was doing that 10 years before he put his "Stick Built" 5 am in the morning building$ up........

What a D*ick!! He's been trying to be a "Tin Pricked Dictator" about everything that also includes the shared well we have too.......
We don't speak I'll wave to the wife but that jerk can kiss my Farkin Azz daily for all I care about what he says!!!!
 
2020-06-03 8:52:40 AM  
i love the pic of the dude getting his temp scanned.  It's India, isn't everyone hot all the time, because you know it's India?
 
2020-06-03 11:24:45 AM  
A good film to watch to gain an insight into Indian gangs is 'The Gangs of Wassypur'

As riveting as The Godfather but set in India just after the British pulled out and left a power vacuum.

If you are OK with subtitles give it a go, starts slow then gets mental.
 
2020-06-03 12:24:48 PM  
Give some people little power. It goes strait to their heads.
POTUS
 
2020-06-03 4:51:00 PM  

Spermbot: Theeng: I've always found a partcular argument for HOAs bizarre, the "what if they have a nasty yard with broken down cars in it" to be precise.

Why should I give two shiats about them having a redneck yard?  Hell it'll make my place look better by comparison!

Your redneck neighbor drags down your property value.


Oh noes.
 
2020-06-03 6:29:04 PM  

stuffy: Give some people little power. It goes strait to their heads.
POTUS


Piece Of Total Utter shiat
 
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