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

    My understanding is that the HOA of that condo building tried to assess funds for repairs but too many owners fought it. - DSK
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    How is it that HOAs boss people around in freedom loving USA?

    They have what sounds like "an embarassment of riches" - DSK
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    How is it that HOAs boss people around in freedom loving USA?

    Not to mention time travelers gaming the system - DSK
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    How is it that HOAs boss people around in freedom loving USA?

    They say that once you pay the Danegeld, you can't get rid of the Dane - DSK
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    How is it that HOAs boss people around in freedom loving USA?

    And you can shoot a deer in your yard, if you feel like it - DSK
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    How is it that HOAs boss people around in freedom loving USA?

    Sounds very reasonable. We already knew our current home was in an HOA/POA and there were in fact several lawsuits active against it. Without going into too much detail, we sought out a lawyer with a good rep to handle our closing, disclosure, and we also escrowed part of our HOA/POA fees...
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    How is it that HOAs boss people around in freedom loving USA?

    Nope, it's not up to the HOA to make sure everybody who buys property knows the rules. Hell, they don't even give out the book. Fucker costs about $4 to print out.... I think they will email you the file as either a doc or PDF but you have to ask. Due Diligence... caveat emptor. It happens...
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    How is it that HOAs boss people around in freedom loving USA?

    I'm sure it varies state to state. Here in NC, HOA/POAs have quite strong powers to enforce their charters; failure to read the rules is on the home owner. You would have to prove that the POA did not actually follow it's own rules, but the most common outcome is 'bye bye sweetheart.'  Our POA...
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    How is it that HOAs boss people around in freedom loving USA?

    Yep, first step is to define "we." Don't like HOA/POA's then don't buy a house in one. OTOH if you don't like zoning, building codes, utilities, roads, access to water, etc etc... everywhere has some bureaucrat telling what to do! Doncha hate it? Having a relatively nice home with some...
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    How is it that HOAs boss people around in freedom loving USA?

    No? Saying that having your picture taken is a "search"?? - DSK
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    How is it that HOAs boss people around in freedom loving USA?

    No, it's technology. Cameras have become cheap and plentiful, anybody and everybody is taking your picture. Governments are the least offensive in this regard. Or, you can make cameras illegal, that would be freedom, huh? - DSK
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