Lawyers Feb 28, 2019 19:51:13 GMT -6
Post by OKEEFE4PREZ on Feb 28, 2019 19:51:13 GMT -6
Good fucking god. I’d rather have JimBob live next to me with his Trans Am up on blocks in the front yard than belong to an HOA.
My aunt lives in California as well. When I visited her when we went to the Rose Bowl she was telling me about all the crazy assed people she deals with for the HOA. She’s on the association. One of the most ridiculous things is that they can regulate the color of drapes you have. They have to be white or a light beige. No color can show through the drapes. So even if they have. A white backing, if you turn on your lamp at night they better not show up as red!
My place in Evanston had a rule that everyone had to have the same vertical blinds. It made sense to keep a uniform look for the building, but if you aren't in a highrise, any window covering rule other than saying "don't hang sheets in your windows" is pretty fucking stupid. And yeah, you might be fine with a Trans Am on blocks in its front yard, but where I live a third of the people buying houses are black and there are some issues with people flying the stars and bars so our HOA has a rule that you can only fly old glory, the SC flag and a college team flag only on the day they play.
If you don't put flag restrictions in place, you might get someone flying the stars and bars, which can dramatically impair the value of your house if Yankees or blacks are looking to buy. My aunt and uncle have a million dollar house on a lake near me and my aunt said "despite all the bullshit, you absolutely have to be in a HOA in the south because neither the city nor county will do anything about blighted property and it's a lot harder to sell a house if a bunch of your neighbors are flying confederate flags than it would be to otherwise sell it so just deal with that bullshit because it is better than the alternative."
The area where I live was dairy farms 20 years ago and there is one house a quarter mile from me that was cut out from a farm decades ago. The guy has like 6 boats, a dozen broken down cars and a bunch of washers and dryers and shit out front. The area is growing super fast but we are in the unincorporated county and there was talk about condemning the house to improve an intersection, but the guy refuses to sell and after a SCOTUS case in 2005 the state constitution changed and the hurdle to condemn it is really high. The county is basically fucked. You see, in a place like Iowa or Minnesota they would incorporate the area and that guy would get condemned, but if you have state law that protects land rights, you can't really do shit to a guy like that so you really need HOAs.
I mean, yeah HOAs are fucking whack, but my mom had a cock drawn in her newly poured sidewalk and the city is up in her shit trying to steamroll and threatening her with them doing the work for an unknown price plus a 45% surcharge. So relying on either the government or HOA to maintain an area has its pluses and minuses.