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  1. kent_island_sailor

    How is it that HOAs boss people around in freedom loving USA?

    Time to take out a Craigslist ad: Free stuff in front of my house. Come take what you want, it all needs to go.
  2. kent_island_sailor

    How is it that HOAs boss people around in freedom loving USA?

    I can feel for the property owners to a point. I had a rental in Kailua when I worked out of Hawaii and we had an incredible beach that was mostly used by locals. Now apparently it has become very famous and turned into a total nightmare for the neighborhood with cars everyplace you can stick a...
  3. kent_island_sailor

    How is it that HOAs boss people around in freedom loving USA?

    Back when we had loud parties the idea was to make sure all the neighbors were there, not home complaining.
  4. kent_island_sailor

    How is it that HOAs boss people around in freedom loving USA?

    I once had a job doing title research and we always traced back to the original grant from the king to Lord Baltimore if we could. I'll leave exactly how an English/Irish lord gets to just own land already inhabited by others for thousands of years to another thread.
  5. kent_island_sailor

    How is it that HOAs boss people around in freedom loving USA?

    http://www.ccfj.net/condocommandoCCFJ.html :lol: * this seems to be a retiree issue, thus a Florida issue. You have a lot of bored people with endless time on their hands.
  6. kent_island_sailor

    How is it that HOAs boss people around in freedom loving USA?

    Well that would count as something in writing, not just wandering by and saying "guess what you signed up for", would it not? At least around here any HOAs and fees are usually mentioned right in the listings.
  7. kent_island_sailor

    How is it that HOAs boss people around in freedom loving USA?

    We lived in a gated community and absolutely loved it. We had a great clubhouse on the beach, community dinner nights down there, kids running around and swimming everywhere, weekly ice-cream powerboat runs to Annapolis, and I paid $70/year for a slip for my dinghy and had a spot to come in from...
  8. kent_island_sailor

    How is it that HOAs boss people around in freedom loving USA?

    This was how ALL fire departments used to be in the 18th century. Houses in Annapolis still have* "fire marks" representing who you had your fire insurance with, only your company would put out your house and if you didn't pay up no one would help. This mostly went away when it became obvious in...
  9. kent_island_sailor

    How is it that HOAs boss people around in freedom loving USA?

    My HOA has no control over what color my house is, what kinds of cars I have, or how many boats are in my backyard. All they do is approve fences, no prison-style razor wire allowed, it has to look nice, and pitch a bitch if you never mow your lawn. They are NOT ALL THE SAME. I could very easily...
  10. kent_island_sailor

    How is it that HOAs boss people around in freedom loving USA?

    It has an interesting history. You are required to buy and sell property to the club there and they then resell it. Thus if you want to move onto the island, the club gets a vote and if you lose, no house for you. At least one ex-president was told to GTFO :lol:
  11. kent_island_sailor

    How is it that HOAs boss people around in freedom loving USA?

    I also see no legal way to bind someone to something they had no idea even existed, let alone signed for or read.
  12. kent_island_sailor

    How is it that HOAs boss people around in freedom loving USA?

    My point was if someone bought a house and at no time was any HOA mentioned nor rules presented, they would have a great legal case. If they just didn't bother reading it, well that is just tough luck.
  13. kent_island_sailor

    How is it that HOAs boss people around in freedom loving USA?

    A month??? This place would riot at $500 a YEAR.
  14. kent_island_sailor

    How is it that HOAs boss people around in freedom loving USA?

    Apparently not. I have never heard of anything like those restrictions, how could one be taken by surprise by something that sounds like a prison camp? If these rules were NOT presented to a prospective homeowner before purchase a good lawyer would have a field day suing the shit out of various...
  15. kent_island_sailor

    How is it that HOAs boss people around in freedom loving USA?

    Say what???????????????? HOAs do not magically exempt you from local zoning laws. Most people that want HOAs, as opposed to tolerating them, are there for STRICTER codes, not getting away from regulations. The last place I lived the roads and water system were private, we maintained both of...
  16. kent_island_sailor

    How is it that HOAs boss people around in freedom loving USA?

    This ^ Read all about the HOA, covenants, and restrictions first, buy second. If you want to have a mini junkyard on your property, move someplace where everyone is cool with that ;) * note some covenants are not enforceable, some houses around here have things like "Can not be sold to Jews...
  17. kent_island_sailor

    How is it that HOAs boss people around in freedom loving USA?

    But we are NOT "all in this together". If random strangers have a huge party on our beach and trash the place, they don't have to pay to deal with it, we do. Once you have things like pools and beaches that are "attractive nuisances" in legal terms, you will have endless financial and legal...
  18. kent_island_sailor

    How is it that HOAs boss people around in freedom loving USA?

    That sounds insane! What ours does here is mainly keep the beach, pool, and marina maintained. I think it costs us $250/yr per household. They will bitch if you let your yard grow 3 feet high or if you start a junk car collection out in the road. That is about it, I think we get our money's worth.
  19. kent_island_sailor

    How is it that HOAs boss people around in freedom loving USA?

    HOAs can be good or bad, as can gated communities. Do you really want your neighbors setting up a used dump truck repair and recycling operation in their front yard? Do you want your neighborhood streets to become RV and boat storage areas with barely enough room to squeeze a car by? They also...
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