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

    I can't help but think that forbidding for sale signs is a way to help real estate agents keep the wrong sort of people out, so yes it is "there goes the neighborhood". I can see how this is different in Canada not out altruism, but because most Canadians naively assume that property values will...
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    How is it that HOAs boss people around in freedom loving USA?

    Interestingly, fish and game laws tend to make accessing a natural waterway on the side of the angler. As per youtube fishing rights videos, some people do not understand that their property rights end a the high water mark-"can you show me your deed to this ocean?".
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    How is it that HOAs boss people around in freedom loving USA?

    Actually there are plenty of places where you don't need a lawyer to buy a home. Here in BC conveyancing would be a job for a notary. It's probably the fact that the Chinese market wants freehold title that makes gated communities and other such arrangements unpopular in Vancouver. 
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    How is it that HOAs boss people around in freedom loving USA?

    An acquaintance of mine that had a condo in Florida told me that the community is whites only. I have to suspect that HOA rules about displaying for sale signs and so on, are enabling this. He sold the place just because of living in God's waiting room boredom, but I guess not to a black person...
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    How is it that HOAs boss people around in freedom loving USA?

    What happens if someone does something for the sake of their religion, like have a sukkah or dilawi decorations? 
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    How is it that HOAs boss people around in freedom loving USA?

    Why people work hard to make a down payment so they can own their own home, only to be told what to do like they are a mere renter. I guess it's just a different culture in Canada where people buy a home so they can paint it the color they want or whatever. 
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    How is it that HOAs boss people around in freedom loving USA?

    Even the gangsters give the bodyguards of Saudi entourages a wide berth. The Saudis probably get the impression that Vancouver has lots of criminals, given that they rent in the same buildings criminals do. If they rented in cheaper builders, the suites would be more likely to be owner occupied...
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    How is it that HOAs boss people around in freedom loving USA?

    Move into a high-end Vancouver condo and you will have everything from trick-pads to stash houses close by, thanks to Airbnb and absentee landlords. 
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    How is it that HOAs boss people around in freedom loving USA?

    OK, fair enough-run for the board if you don't like what is going on. That answers my question. Gated communities are considered an abonimation in Canada, but I can see the point that it is not much different from a condo building having a concierge. 
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    How is it that HOAs boss people around in freedom loving USA?

    In an apartment or condo, I can see why there are a bunch of rules. I don't get why you take out a mortgage to buy your own single family home and then people micromanage you. However, I guess people know the rules when they buy if they have done due diligence. 
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    How is it that HOAs boss people around in freedom loving USA?

    I honestly don't understand this phenomena. I've heard of a neighborhood where you can't put a for sale sign in front of your house, you hang a wreath on the door like it's Christmas if you want to sell. 
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