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Stupid Homeowners Association
Posted by: FUNdamental ()
Date: July 10, 2010 09:58PM

What is the stupidest thing you homeowners' association done?

Mine sent out a newsletter saying cats should be kept indoors or on leashes when out. The newsletter item also said to call the Animal Welfare people to come get any off leash cats because there are leash laws for cats.

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Re: Stupid Homeowners Association
Posted by: WingNut ()
Date: July 10, 2010 10:02PM

I lived at a place that sent welders out to fabricate a wrought iron railing on the rear patio of a ground floor unit. I was supposed to go in the front of the building where the patio was recessed from the ground. Instead some handicapped dude was basically locked out of his home because he used the sliding glass door entrance.

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Re: Stupid Homeowners Association
Posted by: Spam prevention ()
Date: July 10, 2010 10:03PM

My neighborhood has several stray cats living in the area. I have a couple of asshole neighbors who feed them, making the problem worse.

I don't have a problem with cats, but I hate strays. It ain't good for the cats, either, I see them get mangy or suffer from poor health. One of the cats around here went deaf from some kind of infection, and you could sneak right up on her and freak her out. Eventually, somebody took the cat in and got it to the vet, but most of them just stay in the woods.

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Re: Stupid Homeowners Association
Posted by: HOA wisdom ()
Date: July 10, 2010 10:08PM

My HOA passed a rule prohbiting kids from playing in the parking lot, which is on a dead end. Something about protecting the HOA from lawsuits. Since it's a dead end, there's no traffic, so it was stupid. Now the brats all play on the sidewalks, because there is no open space at all. Even towns and counties don't pass rules prohibiting play on the streets, only an HOA is pussy enough to do that.

HOAs are run by retired hags who want to turn your home into part of their little dollhouse community, control freaks with no jobs who like to walk around with clipboards all digital cameras. Legalizing HOAs: worst idea ever.

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Re: Stupid Homeowners Association
Posted by: Violation Assessment ()
Date: July 11, 2010 01:16AM

HOA wisdom Wrote:
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>
> HOAs are run by retired hags who want to turn your
> home into part of their little dollhouse
> community, control freaks with no jobs who like to
> walk around with clipboards all digital cameras.

And wives of colonels who failed to make general. Or the retired colonels themselves.

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Re: Stupid Homeowners Association
Posted by: hoasucks ()
Date: July 11, 2010 01:19AM


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Re: Stupid Homeowners Association
Posted by: snowdenscold ()
Date: July 11, 2010 01:20AM

For all the grief people have about HOA's (and admitted, much is probably legit), you really just have to go to some neighborhoods without them to realize it's often a necessary evil.

I'd rather deal with my HOA than watch my neighborhood gradually decline over 20 years to where I'm out hundreds of thousands of dollars in lost property value.

We can play 'name your favorite example' now if you want... =)



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/11/2010 01:21AM by snowdenscold.

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Re: Stupid Homeowners Association
Posted by: Elvis Presley ()
Date: July 11, 2010 01:27AM

My HOA denied me any financial assistance when a tree on HOA property fell onto my house, causing tens of thousands of dollars in damages. AND they refuse to pay for trees on their property to be removed, even though they are threatening to fall again. The trees, that is. Despite me paying fees to them, I see nothing happen from them other than the neighborhood "block party" and the two times in the spring when they rent a large projector and show a movie outside. And those events supposedly cost $1500...

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Re: Stupid Homeowners Association
Posted by: Spam prevention ()
Date: July 11, 2010 02:13AM

snowdenscold Wrote:
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> For all the grief people have about HOA's (and
> admitted, much is probably legit), you really just
> have to go to some neighborhoods without them to
> realize it's often a necessary evil.
>
> I'd rather deal with my HOA than watch my
> neighborhood gradually decline over 20 years to
> where I'm out hundreds of thousands of dollars in
> lost property value.
>
> We can play 'name your favorite example' now if
> you want... =)


Yeah, we have these things called "counties" and "cities" which serve the purpose of an HOA without getting up in your face about how you paint your front door.

THe problem of decline is not because you didn't have an HOA, it's because of economic and political forces that ANY neighborhood is subject to, even with an HOA. They can't fine you to make you cut your grass if you don't have any money.

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Re: Stupid Homeowners Association
Posted by: snowdenscold ()
Date: July 11, 2010 03:47AM

Spam prevention Wrote:
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>
> THe problem of decline is not because you didn't
> have an HOA, it's because of economic and
> political forces that ANY neighborhood is subject
> to, even with an HOA.

It's both. The relative weights can vary depending on the circumstances of course.

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Re: Stupid Homeowners Association
Posted by: yoma ()
Date: July 11, 2010 06:59AM

Elvis go join your board.

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Re: Stupid Homeowners Association
Posted by: Dane Bramage ()
Date: July 11, 2010 07:58AM

snowdenscold Wrote:
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>
> We can play 'name your favorite example' now if
> you want... =)


Chantilly Farm and Greenbriar without a HOA, versus Franklin Farms and Franklin Glen with

The first two have boats, trailers, carpet cleaning vans and all sorts of trashed yards and weird facades, while the Franklin neighborhoods have a parking district, block watch, well kept homes and yards - AND much higher property values.

Of course if you're a bum who doesn't like HOAs, feel free to buy in Chantilly Farm.

HOAs sometimes get on a power trip and overstep their authority, but overall I prefer one over the alternative.

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Re: Stupid Homeowners Association
Posted by: American ()
Date: July 11, 2010 08:53AM

This is America where the people are free, not everything else.(food, health care, housing...) I hate those Nazi neighborhoods with all their rules. I love my flag, cat, car on grass, firewood. The socialist should be deported with their clip boards up their ass.

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Re: Stupid Homeowners Association
Posted by: FrankMcclain ()
Date: July 11, 2010 09:18AM

Has anyone stood up to their HOA? What are the consequences for simply telling them to get bent? Can they pursue any kind of legal action?

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Re: Stupid Homeowners Association
Posted by: enter the code ()
Date: July 11, 2010 09:32AM

FrankMcclain Wrote:
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> Has anyone stood up to their HOA? What are the
> consequences for simply telling them to get bent?
> Can they pursue any kind of legal action?


When you buy a house in a HOA'd neighborhood you have to sign an agreement to all their rules. If you blow them off they will fine you and eventually take legal action against you. The most extreme case is you lose your house.

If you really have a problem with them your options are limited, but of course you can always sue.

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Re: Stupid Homeowners Association
Posted by: Dane Bramage ()
Date: July 11, 2010 09:38AM

American Wrote:
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> This is America where the people are free,

you are free to buy a house in a non-HOA neighborhood.

key word: hood


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Re: Stupid Homeowners Association
Posted by: American ()
Date: July 11, 2010 09:50AM

Dane Bramage Wrote:
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> American Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > This is America where the people are free,
>
> you are free to buy a house in a non-HOA
> neighborhood.
>
> key word: hood
>
> http://uglyhousephotos.com/wordpress/wp-content/up
> loads/2009/08/090825a.jpg

If that GRASS bothers you that much you need help. Mide your own business, don't look at it. If you have a real problem call 911. Zoning will give them a green sticker for not cutting the grass, they have nothing better to do then harrass citizens.

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Re: Stupid Homeowners Association
Posted by: Tim45 ()
Date: July 11, 2010 10:06AM

With most HOAs you take the good with the bad. While some will hassle you about setting trash cans out early they also serve a good purpose. I have seen them cite residents for parking cars on the grass, putting up signs advertising Avon, multi family homes and cars with no Virginia plates. To me it is a tradeoff, I keep my place clean and dont mind the occasional hassle for something minor. In exchange I get to live in a clean neighborhood where working on cars and running a dog kennel is not allowed.

I have relatives that live in southwest Virginia where no one has ever heard of a HOA. They have had neighbors run junk yards and hotels out of a home. All it took was a few bucks to each county supervisor to get it zoned from residential to commercial. Then not a thing you can do about it.

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Re: Stupid Homeowners Association
Posted by: snowdenscold ()
Date: July 11, 2010 10:44AM

FrankMcclain Wrote:
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> Has anyone stood up to their HOA? What are the
> consequences for simply telling them to get bent?
> Can they pursue any kind of legal action?


They are actually the lowest form of local government. It's Federal - State - County and/or City - HOA.

For example, if you refuse to pay your dues long enough, they can put a lien against your house and then're you f***ed.

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Re: Stupid Homeowners Association
Posted by: Not Really ()
Date: July 11, 2010 11:06AM

snowdenscold Wrote:
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> For example, if you refuse to pay your dues long
> enough, they can put a lien against your house and
> then're you f***ed.

That lien won't mean jack shit until they go to sell their house. Then they simply have to pay off the lien, which probably won't be to difficult relative to the selling price of the home.

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Re: Stupid Homeowners Association
Posted by: Dane Bramage ()
Date: July 11, 2010 11:30AM

American Wrote:
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> If that GRASS bothers you that much you need help.

Doesn't bother me at all, I am in a HOA neighborhood and that BS isn't tolerated, neither is this:


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Re: Stupid Homeowners Association
Posted by: American ()
Date: July 11, 2010 11:52AM

Dane Bramage Wrote:
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> American Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
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> >
> > If that GRASS bothers you that much you need
> help.
>
> Doesn't bother me at all, I am in a HOA
> neighborhood and that BS isn't tolerated, neither
> is this:
>
> http://www.rollacity.org/comdev/images/junk.jpg
That looks like West Virginia not Fairfax Co. What's the matter, you don't like the American truck on the way to the dump?? Or, is it the beer can collection for aluminum recycle. P.S. I do live in a neighborhood without a HOA, pay no dues to the nazis and I like it. Oh yea, it's paid for too!

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Re: Stupid Homeowners Association
Posted by: Radiophile ()
Date: July 11, 2010 03:11PM

Elvis Presley Wrote:
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> My HOA denied me any financial assistance when a
> tree on HOA property fell onto my house, causing
> tens of thousands of dollars in damages. AND they
> refuse to pay for trees on their property to be
> removed, even though they are threatening to fall
> again. The trees, that is. Despite me paying fees
> to them, I see nothing happen from them other than
> the neighborhood "block party" and the two times
> in the spring when they rent a large projector and
> show a movie outside. And those events supposedly
> cost $1500...


Technically, if a tree falls on your house it is an act of God and your problem.


But, all you have to do is send the HOA a letter telling them the trees pose a danger and they should be looked at by an arborist. Then the respocibility will be on the HOA should the trees fall.

A tree fell on my wifes car and my HOA would not even provide me with a replacement parking sticker. I had to "illegally" take my other parking sticker to a printer and make a copy.

I was at an HOA meeting while they were discussing the new rules. I kept saying over and over again "you can not do that! It is a violation of the Virginia Property Owners Association Act". By the third or fourth time I said it, one clown on the Board said "Has anyone here besides you ever heard of the virginia Property Owners Association Act". No one in the room had. The next meeting I bought it up again and again no one believed me. I finally stood up and read it to them and said "See these rules are in violation of the act". They were amazed.

And as far as a lien goes, it does hit your credit report. Tjhe good news is that unless the lien is re-filed in 2 or 3 years or something - it just goes away.

Oh and my HOA restricts parking in handicap spasces to cars with handicap plates issued by the Virginia DMV. The rules say they can tow out of state handicap plated cars who use the spaces.

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Re: Stupid Homeowners Association
Posted by: Dane B. ()
Date: July 11, 2010 03:47PM

> P.S. I do
> live in a neighborhood without a HOA, pay no dues
> to the nazis and I like it. Oh yea, it's paid for
> too!

Lol, good for you and why do you see a need to come here and complain about HOAs? I've bought in both HOA and non-HOA communities and prefer putting up with the rules and dues for the order and increased property value. If you prefer not to, it's yourchoice and a benefit of living in a free country.

Guess I like the cleaner neighborhoods after lving on military bases for a couple of decades...:)

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Re: Stupid Homeowners Association
Posted by: HOA rules/covenants ()
Date: July 11, 2010 04:23PM

In theory, an HOA seems like a great idea. The key is to research before you buy to see how reasonable the HOA is about the rules and to know what financial shape the HOA is in.

A good friend bought a home in an HOA here in Northern Virginia for all the benefits listed in this thread. It has been a real eye opener for how HOAs can go wrong in practice. This HOA is in Loudoun County. It is one of the HOAs that had money embezzled by that weird guy who was arrested after a high speed chase with the police.

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Re: Stupid Homeowners Association
Posted by: Utard ()
Date: July 11, 2010 05:02PM

Dane B. Wrote:
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> Lol, good for you and why do you see a need to
> come here and complain about HOAs?

Maybe because that's what the thread is about, you fucktard.

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Re: Stupid Homeowners Association
Posted by: HOA - Falling Tree On Your Home ()
Date: July 11, 2010 05:05PM

Write a letter to your HOA explaining that the trees are dead/unsafe/etc and ask them to be removed. I would also recommend that you request that they have an arborist assess the area in question. The first tree issue was due to "nature" and now you have put them on notice that there are issues with the trees. You will have a better chance of collecting against the HOA insurance for future issues based on negligence if they have knowledge there is an issue and they do not follow through on your concerns. It is not a guarantee but it may help you in the future.

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Re: Stupid Homeowners Association
Posted by: Dane Bramage ()
Date: July 11, 2010 06:01PM

Utard Wrote:
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> Dane B. Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Lol, good for you and why do you see a need to
> > come here and complain about HOAs?
>
> Maybe because that's what the thread is about, you
> fucktard.

Well if you don't have to deal with one, then SFTU.

Now, go away troll.


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Re: Stupid Homeowners Association
Posted by: noway ()
Date: July 11, 2010 06:29PM

Yeah go threaten them and collect against their insurance. Oh, and thank you for having every neighbor pay for the increased dues. They will ALLLLLL love you. You should move.

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Re: Stupid Homeowners Association
Posted by: Utard ()
Date: July 11, 2010 10:21PM

noway Wrote:
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> Yeah go threaten them and collect against their
> insurance. Oh, and thank you for having every
> neighbor pay for the increased dues. They will
> ALLLLLL love you. You should move.


Well, if they are like Dane Bramage, they are more than happy to pay their increased fees and shut the fuck up.

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Re: Stupid Homeowners Association
Posted by: American ()
Date: July 12, 2010 07:04AM

Dane Bramage Wrote:
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> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Dane B. Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > Lol, good for you and why do you see a need
> to
> > > come here and complain about HOAs?
> >
> > Maybe because that's what the thread is about,
> you
> > fucktard.
>
> Well if you don't have to deal with one, then
> SFTU.
>
> Now, go away troll.
>
> http://www.performanceboats.com/html/youBoat/data/
> 606/Troll_spray.jpg


I have friends who live in neighborhoods with HOA and I have seen the nazi's with their clip boards. They give warnings for stupid stuff like you have a dead lite bulb in your porch lite?? wtf who cares. Or, the steps going to your basement have dirt on them!! WTF is that. and now that the county does not half to inforce these areas they have more time to harrass us.. you can't have any more yard sales?? WTF

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Re: Stupid Homeowners Association
Posted by: CliftonResident ()
Date: July 12, 2010 07:21AM

This is part of what I love about living on acreage. What color is my neighbor's door? I don't know, I can't see it and they can't see mine.

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Re: Stupid Homeowners Association
Posted by: Radiophile ()
Date: July 12, 2010 07:24AM

HOA - Falling Tree On Your Home Wrote:
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> Write a letter to your HOA explaining that the
> trees are dead/unsafe/etc and ask them to be
> removed. I would also recommend that you request
> that they have an arborist assess the area in
> question. The first tree issue was due to
> "nature" and now you have put them on notice that
> there are issues with the trees. You will have a
> better chance of collecting against the HOA
> insurance for future issues based on negligence if
> they have knowledge there is an issue and they do
> not follow through on your concerns. It is not a
> guarantee but it may help you in the future.

Yes, almost exactly what I said. But you have one falsehood. If you put the HOA on notice about a dangerous tree and they fail to act, their insurance company is well with their rights to refuse to cover the damage since it is obvious negligence.

But if you really want to piss off you HOA, find out who their insurance agent and CC them on the letter. The insurance agent will act upon it immediately. Trust me on this.

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Re: Stupid Homeowners Association
Posted by: trogdor! ()
Date: July 12, 2010 08:03AM

Not Really Wrote:

> That lien won't mean jack shit until they go to
> sell their house. Then they simply have to pay
> off the lien, which probably won't be to difficult
> relative to the selling price of the home.


Actually, a lien is probably the least of what they would do you. Most HOAs have the right of non-judicial foreclosure, meaning they can sell your house out from under you to pay the fines/back owed dues.

That's exactly what South Riding did to this guy: http://www.ccfj.net/ForeclVA.html

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Re: Stupid Homeowners Association
Posted by: pgens ()
Date: July 12, 2010 08:28AM

trogdor! Wrote:
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> Actually, a lien is probably the least of what
> they would do you. Most HOAs have the right of
> non-judicial foreclosure, meaning they can sell
> your house out from under you to pay the
> fines/back owed dues.
>
> That's exactly what South Riding did to this guy:
> http://www.ccfj.net/ForeclVA.html

And five years later that couple was in the news for calling for VA Tech's president and top campus cop to be fired after the VA Tech shootings. They can't pay their bills and complain when they lose their house, then proceed to bask in the light of hindsight and publicly criticize others.

"He said no apology or excuse will meet his satisfaction without the ouster of the university’s top officials....He called the force, “an Andy Griffith and Barney Fife” operation."

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,266460,00.html

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Re: Stupid Homeowners Association
Posted by: ThePackLeader ()
Date: July 14, 2010 01:11AM

I have a story for this thread now. A family friend called up yesterday, and said that her homeowners association bitched about the "SHADE" of color that her home is painted. They claimed that the color conformed to the "code", but that they didn't appreciate the shade of it. This is an 80 year old woman who lives by herself, and they want to force her to re-paint, because they find it an affront. Wtf?!?!?

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Re: Stupid Homeowners Association
Posted by: Troll@AOL ()
Date: July 14, 2010 01:59AM

Well when I first heard about HOA's I was like fuck that, but after living in many hoods without them, I completely agree with thier formation. Basically it stops young hood rats from fighting pitbulls in the front yard full of 3 foot tall grass. It also keeps spanish people like Vince(1), from moving next door to you and painting thier house PISS YELLOW with PURPLE SHUTTERS and a PURPLE PICKET FENCE and ni66erishly dropping the value of your home while giving you a daily eyesore ALL SO THEY CAN MAKE A STATEMENT. Sorry assholes, but if you want to tack something out, stick with your 88 honda civic hatchback complete with 'limited' and 'sport' stickers, multiple dollarstore flame kits, and adjustable aluminum wings with water-filled trunks and alteza tailights.


Sorry but, HOA's kick ass! Okay amigos?

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Re: Stupid Homeowners Association
Posted by: Dumbfounded ()
Date: July 21, 2010 10:15AM

My HOA is forcing me to tear down and rebuild my fence and deck for having stain on it. Actually, it's transparent sealant. 80% of the decks and fences, including mine have been stained for more than a decade. Now, they have decided to enforce old bylaws which state clear sealant, no stain. The problem the board members are allowing themselves and their friends to keep their decks and fences stained. I found twelve home owners that said the board told the stain on their decks was okay. How in the world can this HOA get away with this legally? They don't understand that the world has changed since 1992 when these homes were built. CCA pressure-treated wood with dangerous arsenic is no longer used to build decks. The new pressure-treated wood is copper tinted. To remove old stain and sealant from wood, heavy stripping equipment is needed; however this is not recommended on CCA wood due to risk of arsenic poisoning. The EPA suggests the use of an oil-based stain on CCA wood to prevent arsenic contamination. If I have to pay many thousands of dollars to tear down and rebuild a perfectly good deck and fence, I will sue the board if they don't force the rest of the community to remove the stain from their decks and fences as well.

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Re: Stupid Homeowners Association
Posted by: ITRADE ()
Date: July 21, 2010 10:18AM

If there has been no enforecment for a lot of years and other homeowners have blatant violations, you might want to consider consulting an attorney on this one. It all depends on the cost you'll incur in having to redo your fence and deck versus declaring war on the HOA.

Also consider the finances of the HOA. If its a small HOA or a HOA with a weak balance sheet, scorched earth may work to your benefit...

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Re: Stupid Homeowners Association
Posted by: Rambunctious ()
Date: July 23, 2010 12:47AM

fwiw I serve on my community HOA because I when I moved into the area I felt like I wanted to participate in my community of ~900 houses and townhouses. Couple of thoughts from serving 3 years on the board:

1 - Our primary responsibility is to preserve (and enhance?) the value of the homes in the community
2 - People that bitch about having to take down something most of the time haven't read HOA/ARB/community guidelines and are to blame themselves
3 - I'm in a good HOA - I don't agree with everything, but I'd rather make my voice heard to them as opposed to some random online forum. (moral=get involved)
4 - A lot of the horror stories about HOA's out of control are true but they are the exception to the rule

HOA = necessary evil



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/23/2010 12:48AM by Rambunctious.

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Re: Stupid Homeowners Association
Posted by: Kardinal ()
Date: July 23, 2010 01:01AM

Dumbfounded Wrote:
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> My HOA is forcing me to tear down and rebuild my
> fence and deck for having stain on it. Actually,
> it's transparent sealant. 80% of the decks and
> fences, including mine have been stained for more
> than a decade. Now, they have decided to enforce
> old bylaws which state clear sealant, no stain.
> The problem the board members are allowing
> themselves and their friends to keep their decks
> and fences stained. I found twelve home owners
> that said the board told the stain on their decks
> was okay. How in the world can this HOA get away
> with this legally? They don't understand that the
> world has changed since 1992 when these homes were
> built. CCA pressure-treated wood with dangerous
> arsenic is no longer used to build decks. The new
> pressure-treated wood is copper tinted. To remove
> old stain and sealant from wood, heavy stripping
> equipment is needed; however this is not
> recommended on CCA wood due to risk of arsenic
> poisoning. The EPA suggests the use of an
> oil-based stain on CCA wood to prevent arsenic
> contamination. If I have to pay many thousands of
> dollars to tear down and rebuild a perfectly good
> deck and fence, I will sue the board if they don't
> force the rest of the community to remove the
> stain from their decks and fences as well.

Sounds like you have a reasonable case. I'd sit down with them and talk about it reasonably first. Explain the situation you have above. Don't bring up the inequality issue yet. See if there's any recourse while keeping it civil.

Then if there isn't, and they stonewall, and you can PROVE the other decks and fences are stained, too, then bring up the unequal application of the rules. Ask how they explain that. Don't get too confrontational yet.

If they still refuse to see reason, then you can consult a lawyer. They are bound to apply the rules equally, and if they don't, they can be in some pretty serious trouble. If the lawyer agrees with you, take it back to them and offer them one last chance to do the right thing before filing the lawsuit.

Yes, get involved, be aware of what's going on. You have more influence at this level of "government" than any other, so USE IT to make everyone's lives better.

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Re: Stupid Homeowners Association
Posted by: Rambunctious ()
Date: July 23, 2010 01:15AM

I'm sure this isn't the whole story.

> My HOA is forcing me to tear down and rebuild my
> fence and deck for having stain on it. Actually,
> it's transparent sealant. 80% of the decks and
> fences, including mine have been stained for more
> than a decade. Now, they have decided to enforce
> old bylaws which state clear sealant, no stain.

Can you power wash your deck to remove the stain? There are chemical cleaners that can be applied to remove most stains and after some time the deck will fade to more appropriate coloring.

> The problem the board members are allowing
> themselves and their friends to keep their decks
> and fences stained. I found twelve home owners
> that said the board told the stain on their decks
> was okay.

The problem is that you asked friends/neighbors their opinions and didn't consult HOA bylaws and apparently failed to go through your ARB in changing the appearance of your deck. Yes, you did change the color ... if you had maintained the color of your deck with a clear sealant, you wouldn't have been in this mess.

> How in the world can this HOA get away
> with this legally? They don't understand that the
> world has changed since 1992 when these homes were
> built. CCA pressure-treated wood with dangerous
> arsenic is no longer used to build decks. The new
> pressure-treated wood is copper tinted. To remove
> old stain and sealant from wood, heavy stripping
> equipment is needed; however this is not
> recommended on CCA wood due to risk of arsenic
> poisoning. The EPA suggests the use of an
> oil-based stain on CCA wood to prevent arsenic
> contamination.

I didn't realize you needed heavy stripping equipment. Other than tearing down your deck, what options has your HOA provided? Can you post pics of your deck?

> If I have to pay many thousands of
> dollars to tear down and rebuild a perfectly good
> deck and fence, I will sue the board if they don't
> force the rest of the community to remove the
> stain from their decks and fences as well.

That's just crazy talk.

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Re: Stupid Homeowners Association
Posted by: Gravis ()
Date: July 23, 2010 02:17AM

Rambunctious Wrote:
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> HOA = necessary evil


fixed it for you.


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Re: Stupid Homeowners Association
Posted by: BC ()
Date: July 23, 2010 02:27AM

HOA's are good and bad. My HOA help's keep the ghetto dwellers and beaners in line. Otherwise they would throw their trash bags out the front door and have fifteen junk cars in the lot.

On the other hand they stick their nose in local politics which they have no business doing. I am not paying HOA fee's for them to lobby government officials while neglecting basic maintenance of common areas.

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Re: Stupid Homeowners Association
Posted by: myviewsonthis ()
Date: July 23, 2010 02:55AM

I could not agree with your more. The WFCCA is just one example and their focus has nothing to do with HOAs, just look at the representatives that do not belong to a member HOA. Their focus seems to be on individual personal views on what buildings look like, including churches.

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Re: Stupid Homeowners Association
Posted by: HOA wisdom ()
Date: July 23, 2010 03:55PM

The HOA I belong to was, for a long time, run by a board with several members who did not even live in the neighborhood, they were landlords. The rest of them are retired busybodies with nothing to do but walk around with a clipboard while you're at work trying to make a living.

They criticize you for not having as much time as they do to waste on their flowerbeds.

Worthless POS's.

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Re: Stupid Homeowners Association
Posted by: Troll@AOL ()
Date: July 23, 2010 04:09PM

Maybe you should spend more time in your flower bed, instead of viewing porn and posting your moronic commentary to drab-internet forums and drinking beer and watching TV.

I'm sure it is better for your health.

Not to mention the old retired folks you speak of, keep lazy young-fucks like yourself on your toes.


: )


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Re: Stupid Homeowners Association
Posted by: Margar ()
Date: July 31, 2010 05:09PM

My HOA won't let anybody store anything in their garage. I think it's absolutely the stupidest thing I've ever heard of, personally.

Troll, you are crude and ignorant and the last person I would ever take advice from.

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Re: Stupid Homeowners Association
Posted by: Troll@AOL ()
Date: July 31, 2010 05:20PM

Thanks, now get that fucking 1940's firehazard ice chest outta your tiny little-can bareley fit a car in- garage now.

Chop chop!


Also the rule was obviously made for SLOBS like YOU, that think a CAR GARAGE is some type of shed or storage facility. Not to mention, if your not leaving your trashy garage door open so everyone can see your funk, then how would anyone, or the HOA know?




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not-- homeownerRe: Stupid Homeowners Association
Posted by: resnowdenscold() ()
Date: July 31, 2010 05:41PM

What a bunch of crap. I don't live in a house that has a home owners association. The neighborhood is fine. House prices are increasing. Grass cut, clean, etc. We don't need stinking HMOs.

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Re: not-- homeownerRe: Stupid Homeowners Association
Posted by: Troll@AOL ()
Date: July 31, 2010 05:52PM

No need for HOA's when you are already HMO's, huh.

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Re: Stupid Homeowners Association
Posted by: steve k2 ()
Date: July 31, 2010 06:15PM

HOAs are garbage. If a problem gets out of hand you can call someone to complain and it will get taken care of.

All these problems listed above are very petty. The fact is I have lived in a neighborhood here with no HOA and had no problems.

Who cares what color someone's house is? Who cares if they have a boat parked in the driveway? I'll tell you, very boring socialist pricks.

Then the notion of no HOA, so dog fighting will happen or a crack house is more absurd than anything. You all think the police can't come in to a non-HOA neighborhood? HOAs are just petty groups of people, who get power hungry and force themselves into thinking they are serving a real purpose.

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Re: Stupid Homeowners Association
Posted by: Troll@AOL ()
Date: July 31, 2010 06:22PM

Asshole wrote:
>Who cares what color someone's house is? Who cares if they have a boat parked in the driveway?

A. -People who live in HOA's.

And these people are not 'socialist' but those who don't want IGNORANT INCONSIDERATE pricks like yourself, moving in and 'fagging out' or 'spiccing out' the community like it is some slum in the poorest armpit of Mexico.

That's why.

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Re: Stupid Homeowners Association
Posted by: Dick ()
Date: July 31, 2010 06:43PM

Last night as I was cornholing Troll's mom, she mentioned the irony of the situation, since Troll takes it in the ass from the men in his HOA board, and he enjoys it very much.

Just as she completed that thought, I "completed my thought" in her ass.

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Re: Stupid Homeowners Association
Posted by: Troll@AOL ()
Date: July 31, 2010 06:49PM

That was GAY! ^^^

Gay like your father.


***QUEER ALERT***

'MAN' your battlestations!

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Re: Stupid Homeowners Association
Posted by: Dick ()
Date: July 31, 2010 07:11PM

Not really gay, just sort of ambiguous, since I didn't notice your mom's hermaphrodite junk until I was finished.

It's not gay if I didn't know. And your mom is still your mom and not your sort-of-dad, if that makes you feel better.

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Re: Stupid Homeowners Association
Posted by: Troll@AOL ()
Date: July 31, 2010 07:17PM

^^^That was pretty GAY ^^^


Congratulations!

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Re: Stupid Homeowners Association
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Date: July 31, 2010 07:21PM


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Re: Stupid Homeowners Association
Posted by: steve k2 ()
Date: July 31, 2010 09:41PM

Conceited Pussy Wrote:
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> And these people are not 'socialist' but those who
> don't want IGNORANT INCONSIDERATE pricks like
> yourself, moving in and 'fagging out' or 'spiccing
> out' the community like it is some slum in the
> poorest armpit of Mexico.
>
> That's why.

Yea cause painting a house a different shade or storing stuff in your garage is a big deal. I hope in the after life all you HOA supporters get put in the real slums. A house can be pink or orange doesn't make a neighborhood a slum you dumb shit.

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Re: Stupid Homeowners Association
Posted by: Troll@AOL ()
Date: July 31, 2010 10:02PM

Asshole wrote:
>"A house can be pink or orange doesn't make a neighborhood a slum you dumb shit."

Good point, it makes it TACKY, dumbshit.

Hence the HOA fights tacknicity that in turn lowers property values and turns desirable communities with HISTORICAL VALUE into an EYESORE/ SLUM and keeps punkass losers like yourself from moving in/ wanting to move in.

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Re: Stupid Homeowners Association
Posted by: what's up ()
Date: July 31, 2010 10:29PM

You eather have land or you live in a HOA. I lived where there was no HOA and you live in LITTLE MEXICO!!!!!

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Re: Stupid Homeowners Association
Posted by: vthokie ()
Date: August 01, 2010 04:18AM

Right cause you're really going to tell me a neighborhood like Greenbriar is Mexico. You're out of your mind. Look in a real estate log, houses are selling the same price as those of similar sizes in HOA neighborhoods.

In fact, the houses you mentioned selling for more in HOA neighborhoods are bigger houses. Then you go and use the argument my house is bigger and more expensive to begin with but it sells for more because I live in a HOA. All you HOA people on here are just trying to defend yourselves wasting the money and are brainwashed.

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Re: Stupid Homeowners Association
Posted by: Troll@AOL ()
Date: August 01, 2010 05:47AM

No, it is called not everyone can afford ACREAGE. And those who can't and live in singlehousing communities, get together to keep a certain image and encourage others to maintain their property and not do stupid stuff like leave trash bags laying on the front lawn because your too lazy to walk it to the curb kinda stuff.

The only brainwashed fucker here is you. You sound like you're the faggot resident F•U conspiracy theorist 'fagrat' or whatever he calls himself.

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Re: Stupid Homeowners Association
Posted by: Slow ()
Date: August 01, 2010 09:35AM

Troll, you are a crude and foul person. You've convinced me that HOAs are supported by nasty, foul-mouthed people with no manners and a pathological urge to control other people's property.

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Re: Stupid Homeowners Association
Posted by: Radiophile ()
Date: August 01, 2010 10:14AM

My HOA Board had the idiot lawyers at Rees Broom in Vienna write up our community rules and regulations that re-wrote the traffics laws on a state road and blatantly discriminated against the handicap.

We had an incompetent Board and the attorneys at Rees Broom who would say/do nearly anything for $300 per hour, whether it were legal or not.

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Re: Stupid Homeowners Association
Posted by: Troll@AOL ()
Date: August 01, 2010 04:13PM

Radiophile,

Complaining about it here is rather useless but you also have made assertions with no backing. If somethig is 'discriminatory' towards the handicap, please explain. We would love to hear about it because I don't think theres is enough parking fields for the handicap @Wal•Mart myself.

And hey you anon loser that goes by the name of 'Slow',

'foul mouthed' -YES (my right)
'rude mannered' -IRRELEVANT (my right again)
'crude' - matter of your personal opinion, again IRRELEVANT
'pathological' -you don't even know the definition of the words you use, again a matter of your personal opinion COMPLETELY IRRELEVANT
'urge to control other peoples property' -noone is 'controlling' your property, the HOA just asks that you request approval for any major exterior modifications in writing before you start, and to FOLLOW A FEW SIMPLE COMMUNITY GUIDELINES.

But since you are too stupid to understand the bennefits of an HOA, you like to fixate on small things and demonize everyone because you are a STUPID STUBBORN PERSON WHO DEOSN'T LIKE TO FOLLOW RULES IN GENERAL, YOUR PEOLLY SOME FUCKING ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT ALSO.

Lastly NOBODY made you purchase a house in an HOA community, you were free to buy elsewhere. You SIGNED THE HOA AGREEMENT @closing. Unless that is you got your home on some section 8, or welfare to work type housing program. Oh then POOR STUPID YOU.

but since you had nothing relevant to say other than personal put downs, DEAL WITH IT BITCH, and my mouth for that matter.

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Re: Stupid Homeowners Association
Posted by: info ()
Date: August 01, 2010 05:59PM

Bentley Little wrote a wonderful thriller about HOA's called The Association. Great read:-)

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Re: Stupid Homeowners Association
Posted by: steve k2 ()
Date: August 01, 2010 06:19PM

Troll, get back into bed and suck your boyfriend. My guess you're both members of a stupid HOA.

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Re: Stupid Homeowners Association
Posted by: Dick ()
Date: August 01, 2010 06:38PM

Troll what is your home address?

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Re: Stupid Homeowners Association
Posted by: ThePackLeader ()
Date: August 01, 2010 06:43PM

Troll@AOL Wrote:
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> Well when I first heard about HOA's I was like
> fuck that, but after living in many hoods without
> them, I completely agree with thier formation.
> Basically it stops young hood rats from fighting
> pitbulls in the front yard full of 3 foot tall
> grass. It also keeps spanish people like
> Vince(1), from moving next door to you and
> painting thier house PISS YELLOW with PURPLE
> SHUTTERS and a PURPLE PICKET FENCE and ni66erishly
> dropping the value of your home while giving you a
> daily eyesore ALL SO THEY CAN MAKE A STATEMENT.
> Sorry assholes, but if you want to tack something
> out, stick with your 88 honda civic hatchback
> complete with 'limited' and 'sport' stickers,
> multiple dollarstore flame kits, and adjustable
> aluminum wings with water-filled trunks and alteza
> tailights.
>
>
> Sorry but, HOA's kick ass! Okay amigos?


Did you ever live in Petersburg, VA by any chance? Lol, there was this one crazy lady a block over from the house I stayed at, and she had her house painted those EXACT same colors.

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Re: Stupid Homeowners Association
Posted by: ThePackLeader ()
Date: August 01, 2010 06:47PM

Margar Wrote:
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> My HOA won't let anybody store anything in their
> garage. I think it's absolutely the stupidest
> thing I've ever heard of, personally.
>
> Troll, you are crude and ignorant and the last
> person I would ever take advice from.


We have an HOA, but I've never heard of anything like that before. I have heard of people getting the police called on them in Maryland for leaving their garage doors open (Thus evealing stuff stored in the garage), or for people working on their cars in the driveway (Dumbest complaint ever), but half of the homes in my affluent neighborhood use their garages for storage.

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Re: Stupid Homeowners Association
Posted by: Radiophile ()
Date: August 01, 2010 06:59PM

Troll@AOL Wrote:
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> Radiophile,
>
> Complaining about it here is rather useless but
> you also have made assertions with no backing. If
> somethig is 'discriminatory' towards the handicap,
> please explain. We would love to hear about it
> because I don't think theres is enough parking
> fields for the handicap @Wal•Mart myself.
>

Despite the fact that VDOT has reciprocity with all states regarding the recognition of handicap plates, and the Department of Justice mandates this reciporocity between states and foriegn nations, our rules, written by Rees Broom, stated you must have a handicap plate or decal issued by Virginia DMV to use our handicap spaces.

I alerted Rees Broom and my board about this by mail. The Board deemed my letter to be "without substance" and Rees Broom never responded. It took me nearly two years to get this removed from our rules and regulations.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 08/02/2010 01:24PM by Radiophile.

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Re: Stupid Homeowners Association
Posted by: Radiophile ()
Date: August 01, 2010 07:05PM

Rambunctious Wrote:
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> fwiw I serve on my community HOA because I when I
> moved into the area I felt like I wanted to
> participate in my community of ~900 houses and
> townhouses. Couple of thoughts from serving 3
> years on the board:
>
> 1 - Our primary responsibility is to preserve (and
> enhance?) the value of the homes in the community

See this is why I HATE the shit for brains people who are on the Boards. This is NOT you primary responcibility. Your PRIMARY responcibility is to act as a fiduciary. That is your number one responcibility and everything else falls a distant 2nd, 3rd, 4th etc.

By doing the above correctly, hopefully protecting values will be an after effect. But thinking you are there to enhance property values and not even considering your fiduciary responciblities is just wrong.

Remember that and your community will be a better place.



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Re: Stupid Homeowners Association
Posted by: Resident ()
Date: August 01, 2010 07:50PM

ThePackLeader Wrote:
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> or for people working on
> their cars in the driveway (Dumbest complaint
> ever)

LOL. My neighbor made that complaint to my HOA. What a joke. After said neighbor made a bunch of lame complaints against me, I went and talked to the head of my HOA. I asked him...so...what legal power do you have against me? He said none. HAH. BS. My neighbors can kiss my ass. We don't need neighborhood nazis called HOAs. We've got FFx Co Zoning for that. Anonymous complaint forms? Jesus Christ. Last I checked, it was a free country.

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Re: Stupid Homeowners Association
Posted by: Troll@AOL ()
Date: August 01, 2010 09:18PM

Instead of being a good neighbor and listening to his grievence, you chose to see what legal grounds he has. Well, hate to burst your bubble but they do have 'power' over you, limited as it may be. But if you want to battle the association, it's gonna take more bucks for attorneys than a half-assed mechanic like yourself has. Maybe he doesn't want to hear the noise of your back yard mechanicry or see oil spots all over the driveway from you being a slob.

OR BETTER YET, MAYBE YOU SHOULD SELL YOUR HOUSE FOR REALLY CHEAP AND MOVE.

Yeah that should stick it to 'em!

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Re: Stupid Homeowners Association
Posted by: Rambunctious ()
Date: August 01, 2010 09:30PM

> Yea cause painting a house a different shade or
> storing stuff in your garage is a big deal. I
> hope in the after life all you HOA supporters get
> put in the real slums. A house can be pink or
> orange doesn't make a neighborhood a slum you dumb
> shit.

Nope but it could, sorry, WILL decrease the value of the properties in the neighborhood.

Don't like HOAs you have two choices: (1) don't move into the community that has a HOA (you have that choice) and (2) join the HOA yourself and try to make a difference.



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Re: Stupid Homeowners Association
Posted by: Rambunctious ()
Date: August 01, 2010 09:39PM

> See this is why I HATE the shit for brains people
> who are on the Boards. This is NOT you primary
> responcibility. Your PRIMARY responcibility is to
> act as a fiduciary. That is your number one
> responcibility and everything else falls a distant
> 2nd, 3rd, 4th etc.

Sorry for your misunderstanding. Maybe you should attend a meeting or two and straighten out your HOA ... better than venting to shit-for-brains on the internets, yea, that'll make a difference.

btw "responsibility"

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Re: Stupid Homeowners Association
Posted by: Radiophile ()
Date: August 01, 2010 10:30PM

Rambunctious Wrote:
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> > See this is why I HATE the shit for brains
> people
> > who are on the Boards. This is NOT you primary
> > responcibility. Your PRIMARY responcibility is
> to
> > act as a fiduciary. That is your number one
> > responcibility and everything else falls a
> distant
> > 2nd, 3rd, 4th etc.
>
> Sorry for your misunderstanding. Maybe you should
> attend a meeting or two and straighten out your
> HOA ... better than venting to shit-for-brains on
> the internets, yea, that'll make a difference.
>
> btw "responsibility"


I was President of my HOA for 3 years prior.

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Re: Stupid Homeowners Association
Posted by: Rambunctious ()
Date: August 01, 2010 11:33PM

Radiophile Wrote:
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>
> I was President of my HOA for 3 years prior.

:doh: Cool.

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Re: Stupid Homeowners Association
Posted by: Homey ()
Date: August 02, 2010 01:12AM

If you don't like your HOA run for office and change it. I like the officers
in mine and they have a lot to contend with. One problem we have is
finding people willing to run for the offices in the first place and the
other is getting enough people to attend for a quorum at our meetings.

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Re: Stupid Homeowners Association
Posted by: Resident ()
Date: August 02, 2010 03:30AM

Troll@AOL Wrote:
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> hate to burst your bubble but they
> do have 'power' over you, limited as it may be.

Afraid not. The president of my HOA should know. Apparently you think you know more than he does. My HOA has no legal authority - NONE.

> But if you want to battle the association, it's
> gonna take more bucks for attorneys than a
> half-assed mechanic like yourself has.

Are you a clairvoyant? You make too many ASSumptions. You probably pay your half assed "professional" mechanics at the shop $60-$80 an hour to fix your car. Pity you.

> Maybe he
> doesn't want to hear the noise of your back yard
> mechanicry

I don't care. I can run my machinery all I want during the day just as he/she runs their lawnmower. BTW, isn't mechanicry spelled machinery? Isn't backyard one word? Have you been to Fairfax County Schools or are you just a dropout?

> or see oil spots all over the driveway
> from you being a slob.

My driveway. I do with it as I please. More ASSumptions.

>
> OR BETTER YET, MAYBE YOU SHOULD SELL YOUR HOUSE
> FOR REALLY CHEAP AND MOVE.
>

The neighbors will move long before I do. Adios MFers.

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Re: Stupid Homeowners Association
Posted by: Troll@AOL ()
Date: August 02, 2010 12:43PM

Your HOA has HAS legal authority, to SUE you in court and have a JUDGE enforce their requests. If the president of your assoc. doesn't know that, he should resign.

Yes, I am clairvoyant. And I knew you would think I pay a Mechanic 60-80 dollars to repair my car. Even though I can build a car from the ground up, i even fabricate parts when necessary.

'Mechanicry' is NOT an actual werd to my knowledge, I just thought it sounded cool, so I coined it.

Also it's NOT 'Machinery'- having to do with machines

rather 'Mechanicry' - (Meh-Can-Ï-Cree) as in, all things having to to with being a Mechanic.

By the way Einstein, 'back yard' although, not the prefered way, completely acceptable in it's use.

Actually, I did make a typo, but not the idiot NO-brainer one that YOU pointed out because you had NOTHING relevant to say. And that mistake I made was leaving out the hyphen, that would put more emphasis and visual focus on the backyard part.

Here is another acceptable useage of the TWO words that will blow your schoolboy mind:

You and your bullshit obnoxious back-yard Mechanicry.


Lastly, you said your neighbors will move first. Well hopefully they sell their houses really cheap to get away from living next to ignorant incosiderate and stubborn people like yourself. Then YOU will be the only sucker left in the 'hood' that has a trashy unkept oilspotty devalued/ worthless home.

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Re: Stupid Homeowners Association
Posted by: The HOA ()
Date: August 02, 2010 12:49PM

You'd have to be an idiot to hate HOAs and move in a community governed by one. Hell, you even get a HOA clause in Real Estate contracts that allows you to back out of the deal after you receive the rules if you don't like them.

What a bunch of dummies.

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Re: Stupid Homeowners Association
Posted by: BJohnMD ()
Date: August 02, 2010 01:10PM

I have bought 3 houses (4 if you count the co-op condo). The first is a new townhouse. Parking was limited so I could see why we need the HOA.

The next two houses are single family homes in established upscale neighborhoods. They're old so there's no HOA anymore. We could do whatever we like with our properties. If there's a problem the with upkeep of the properties, the County will intervene.

The question is not whether we need HOAs. It is the neighborhood we choose. If we find a well maintained neighborhood, we wouldn't need HOAs.

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Re: Stupid Homeowners Association
Posted by: Resident ()
Date: August 02, 2010 06:15PM

Troll@AOL Wrote:
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> I can build a car from the ground up,
> i even fabricate parts when necessary.


I'm sure you're a master mechanic and a rocket scientist (in your little mind). The only thing you've demonstrated is that you have an opinion that frankly smells. I suggest you go back to school and learn to spell. You're obviously deficient in that area. There's this thing on computers called a spellchecker. USE IT.

The reason why my HOA has no legal authority is because it's a very old neighborhood. The HOA and its constitution was created in 1966. The FFxCo zoning nazis can and do take up the slack. They have this fancy anonymous complaint form on the web where people can report and harass their neighbors.

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Re: Stupid Homeowners Association
Posted by: Dane Bramage ()
Date: August 02, 2010 06:33PM

Resident Wrote:
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> Last I checked, it was a free country.

yup, we're free to file multiple complaints about your sorry ass, so best keep your dump in compliance, loser.

And if you don't like it, you're also free to move!

hahahahahahaha

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Re: Stupid Homeowners Association
Posted by: Resident ()
Date: August 02, 2010 07:14PM

Multiple FFU accounts? You're truly a resourceful, brilliant person. Just another coward hiding behind a computer screen. Learn to spell. Your writing makes you look like an ignoramous.

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Re: Stupid Homeowners Association
Posted by: Endicott ()
Date: August 02, 2010 07:35PM

I got elected to my HOA Board of Directors just so I could counteract any HOA craziness that they came up with. Sure enough, I have had to be the turd in their punchbowl on many occasions.

It is actually a case-study in some form of psychology ... I don't know what branch. But there is one person on the board who takes it as a personal affront anytime he is disagreed with. It is almost comical to watch his tone change as he gets frustrated because he does not get his way. Then the remainder of the board gets all anal-puckered and you can tell that they just wish I would go away. But I am not going to vote to spend money on every little whim.

They generally want what is good for the 'hood ...but one of them kinda thinks the HOA is the 4th branch of government.

I never thought I would be on an HOA board, but I am glad I did so I have a say in overseeing how the dues are spent.

I could write a book about my board, but I guess generally they mean well. I guess it could be worse.

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Re: Stupid Homeowners Association
Posted by: Resident ()
Date: August 02, 2010 07:50PM

HOAs do serve a purpose but can go overboard. They are a little democracy. When my HOA recently put in speed humps, they were careful to make sure it was the will of the majority of residents. In this case they were really needed. Yuppies don't have enough sense to slow down in a residential neighborhood. Not even their own [rolls eyes].

Hopefully you will bring some sanity to your neighborhood. Mine is actually pretty nice with moderate intervention. Our HOA president is actually a good guy. He told me most calls he gets are for barking dogs. All it took was one call to the police to quiet down the yappers on my street.

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Re: Stupid Homeowners Association
Posted by: Troll@AOL ()
Date: August 02, 2010 08:18PM

Retarded 'Resident' wrote:
-->"I suggest you go back to school and learn to spell. You're obviously deficient in that area. There's this thing on computers called a spellchecker. USE IT."

i turnt spell check OFF just to give LAMERZ like you that have no point to make, something to pick on and complain about.

I truly am GLAD to know my werd spelling bothers you though. :)


Retarded "Resident also wrote:
-->Multiple FFU accounts? You're truly a resourceful, brilliant person. Just another coward hiding behind a computer screen. Learn to spell. Your writing makes you look like an ignoramous.

WRONG AGAIN!

That was just another REGISTERED USER that happens to disagree w/U. Haha!

MORON.

Spell check me please, did I spell 'moron' right? Moron?

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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/02/2010 08:28PM by Troll@AOL.

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Re: Stupid Homeowners Association
Posted by: Radiophile ()
Date: August 02, 2010 08:26PM

Endicott Wrote:
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> > I never thought I would be on an HOA board, but I
> am glad I did so I have a say in overseeing how
> the dues are spent.
>

That is being a fiduciary. I am glad someone "gets it"

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Re: Stupid Homeowners Association
Posted by: StayInSchool ()
Date: August 02, 2010 08:49PM

Every message board needs a few uneducated trolls to better represent the populace. Stay in school or go back undereducated AOL troll. Your spelling skillz are lacking.

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Re: Stupid Homeowners Association
Posted by: Troll@AOL ()
Date: August 02, 2010 09:27PM

Yeah read ^ ^ ^ a few post, I already hit you up on that point. But being that a LACK OF A POINT is YOUR issue, you just might wanna find something else to talk about. Instead of fixating on irrelevant tangents that have absolutely nothing to do with the topic being disgust, just like a one track mindid retard.

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Re: Stupid Homeowners Association
Posted by: Huh ()
Date: August 03, 2010 12:20AM

Violation Assessment Wrote:
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> HOA wisdom Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
>
> >
> > HOAs are run by retired hags who want to turn
> your
> > home into part of their little dollhouse
> > community, control freaks with no jobs who like
> to
> > walk around with clipboards all digital
> cameras.
>
> And wives of colonels who failed to make general.
> Or the retired colonels themselves.


+1000

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Re: Stupid Homeowners Association
Posted by: Troll@AOL ()
Date: August 03, 2010 12:25AM

-1000 for lame 'quoting'

and an additional -1000 for asswad effort.



Huh? = Dareekee ::stabing self in chest motions while drooling on self::




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Re: Stupid Homeowners Association
Posted by: The GCA sucks ()
Date: August 03, 2010 09:07AM

Live in Greenbriar. No HOA but a civic association. Bunch of self serving pompous assholes. Luckily the 'dues' of $25/year are voluntary. Fuck them.
Fuckin big brother watching over the neighborhood fuckheads. Fuck.

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Re: Stupid Homeowners Association
Posted by: haha ()
Date: August 03, 2010 12:49PM

The GCA sucks Wrote:
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> Live in Greenbriar. No HOA but a civic
> association. Bunch of self serving pompous
> assholes. Luckily the 'dues' of $25/year are
> voluntary. Fuck them.
> Fuckin big brother watching over the neighborhood
> fuckheads. Fuck.

Don't like your neighborhood??

MOVE!

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Re: Stupid Homeowners Association
Posted by: Dick ()
Date: August 04, 2010 01:06AM

haha Wrote:
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> The GCA sucks Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Live in Greenbriar. No HOA but a civic
> > association. Bunch of self serving pompous
> > assholes. Luckily the 'dues' of $25/year are
> > voluntary. Fuck them.
> > Fuckin big brother watching over the
> neighborhood
> > fuckheads. Fuck.
>
> Don't like your neighborhood??
>
> MOVE!


Don't like to read complaints? Go to a different website.

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Re: Stupid Homeowners Association
Posted by: Troll@AOL ()
Date: August 04, 2010 01:11AM

Don't like reading complaints, on this website full of complaints?

Poke your eyeballs out with a hot ice pick.



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Re: Stupid Homeowners Association
Date: August 04, 2010 12:12PM

You rickies who don't like money metal Home Owners' Associations need to take a drive through hurting Manassas Park and Manassas. Take a drive through the shitty neighborhoods off Rte. 28 and 234 and marvel at all the cars up on blocks, the satellite dishes on front lawns, the abandoned satellite dishes on tree stumps, the wall-too-wall jalopy parking, dead grass, on-lawn parking, sidewalk parking, work truck parking, stacks of junk on front porches of hurting single family houses that have 12 unrelated people living in each one. The city even put up a little traffic light on a tiny neighborhood street to deal with these donkey dicks.

Then you tell me if you don't like the money metal HOA.

Borgata.

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