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At what point
do you have to say that your HOA is out of control? I've
arguments for and against HOAs and both arguments are good ones. The
ones about keeping your yard neat and lawn mowed, no broken down cars
all legit. But, sometimes an HOA can get out of control and what can
you do to get them back in check if no one else wants to take the job.
of my daughters friends lives in a condo complex that has over 500
units and over the past 5 years the HOA has managed to raise the HOA
fees from $125 a month to over $450 and this last January
had to put a
special assessment on each unit for over $12,000 because of their
mismanagement of the HOA.
The first thing they did
almost every dime the HOA had one little pet projects and didn't leave
any type of reserve, well this last winter the siding and
went bad and they had to raise the HOA fees to help build the reserve
back up and then do the special assessment to fix the roof and siding.
doing this, the prices of these units plummeted from $180,000 to a max
price of $90,00 in less than six months time. They
couldn't find a
buyer because of all the problems with the HOA, who wants to buy a unit
where the HOA fees are higher than your mortgage payments? Then the
sellers had to come out of pocket for the special assessment before
close. Really the only people who could sell where those that owned
theirs free and clear or it was a short sale or a foreclosure and I can
tell you, that you didn't want to see what those units looked like.
today was the final straw for our friends and they are organizing a
group to get the HOA members out and put new people in,
but they can't
find anyone to step up that actually wants to take the job, because
they have seen the hatred toward the last 5 years of members. Cars have
been keyed, front doors toilet papered and garbage dumped outside the
HOA members doors. (They don't want to take this on themselves)
was the straw that broke the camels back? Two weeks ago we
over for a Halloween party and dinner. We would eat dinner and then go
trick or treating in the complex. Can you think of a better place for a
kid to trick or treat, you have a new door every 15 feet. I know when I
was a kid, condos or apartment complexes were the places to go if you
wanted to get lots of candy fast!
Today all 500 residences
notice on their doors that trick or treating was not allowed in the in
the complex under the new HOA rule that was voted in the
It was for the safety of the kids and that if they wanted to re-look at
the rule they could vote on it again next year. I'm not sure what the
penalty would be if you break this rule, but I'm guessing you would get
a nice little ticket from the HOA. (Got to fund their pet projects some
Has anyone else ever
heard of something like this? This has
to be the stupidest thing I have ever heard of and I have to wonder why
these people really are just trying to get families with kids to move
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