Nathan Gesner, Broker / Property Manager (American West Realty & Management)

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Alan May
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$50 fine for reading these rules.

Jul 14, 2017 11:04 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
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Can think of anything crazy.

Jul 14, 2017 06:15 PM
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Anna Banana Kruchten,CRS,CRB,GRI
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HA! Walking the dog before 7 is a no no! On what universe will that fly with our fur babies. Up and at em before 6 - let' go!!

Jul 14, 2017 10:58 AM
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Mike & Eve Alexander
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HOA's are nothing compared to condo rules. Most HOA's are loosly run and cannot dictate like the condo's can.

Eve

Jul 14, 2017 07:02 AM
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Nathan Gesner My brother-in-law got written up because his mail box needed painting and he didn't have his house number painted on the curb.

Jul 14, 2017 06:12 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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Before I read the continuation to your question, Nathan, I thought of the pet restrictions we often see. Animal weight, restrictions on the location that people can have their pets...all seem a bit overbearing to buyers. 

Jul 14, 2017 05:52 AM
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Wayne Martin
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Can't recall, but have seen some interestiong ones over the years from the condo commmandos

Jul 14, 2017 05:47 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI NMLS#1483386
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Prohibitions for parking a non-commercial pick-up in the driveway, yet every other home has a huge SUV planted int he driveway. Why?

Jul 15, 2017 07:18 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
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we have very few HOA in our area, except for condo communities... and the worst is to not allow pets!!!  

Jul 14, 2017 08:39 AM
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Nina Hollander
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Have not really come across any that I would call "worst." At the end of the day, anyone buying in an HOA community must read the CCR's and know what they are getting into. If you don't like certain restrictions, don't buy in that community.

Jul 14, 2017 06:49 AM
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Roy Kelley
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There are many intrusive rules.

One of our local communities prohibits truck parking. It makes it difficult for those who drive pick ups or vans for their jobs.

Jul 14, 2017 06:06 AM
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Ron Tissier
Chapman Hall Premier Realtors - Atlanta, GA
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Not allowing the "Stars and Stripes" to be displayed year round on one's home/lawn.  There is a newer subdivision here and their HOA is involved in a lawsuit.  The plantiff, an older military vet wants to proudly display his Amercian flag tastefully, in good condition and all the time from his front porch.  He has been told by the HOA that he can only display the flag on certain holidays.  Problem is that the HOA guidelines are not consistent and some of the designated holidays don't make any sense, like allowing display of the flag on Father's day(?).

No verdict yet on the lawsuit against the HOA but my money's on the vet.

Cheers! 

Aug 13, 2017 09:09 AM
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no parking on the street after 10pm but streets are owned by the city

Jul 19, 2017 06:59 AM
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Joan Cox
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Had a buyer move into a condo complex that forbidded smoking in your own condo!  

Jul 17, 2017 06:38 AM
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Dave Halpern
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The rule that HOA officers must have a Napolean Complex.

Jul 15, 2017 08:53 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
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Well, that is better than not allowing pets at all, and BBQ, or wood floors, etc.  

Jul 15, 2017 07:06 PM
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Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
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Some HOA rules are ridiculous, but a time limit on when you can walk a dog seems over the top.

Jul 15, 2017 06:52 PM
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Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
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I serve on the board of my HOA and some of the rules are just ridiculous.  Hopefully I can make a sensible difference in my community.  

Jul 15, 2017 10:17 AM
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Kathleen Daniels
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The ones that are not enforced or selectively enforced ... board members can do it but others are sent a violation letter or are fined.  

Jul 15, 2017 09:22 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor,CRS,e-Pro
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I encountered one that said no children under 12 and no dogs. Yes and it was not a 55+. I explained that my client, with her handicapped son and his service dog would be purchasing here and I'd like a front row seat to the court case when she sues their ass over this by-law. She moved in with no issues and the rule has since been modified.

Jul 15, 2017 07:08 AM
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Gabe Sanders
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There's a condo complex that doesn't allow Realtor showings on weekends.

Jul 15, 2017 05:57 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
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Alan May nailed this one!

Jul 15, 2017 04:57 AM
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Nathan Gesner - I think most of them are reasonable ones. 

Jul 14, 2017 10:54 PM
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The worst HOA rule is the one that allows them to exist.  I would never invest in anything in one.

Jul 14, 2017 09:13 PM
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William Feela
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All quiet after 11 pm.

Jul 14, 2017 07:36 PM
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Michael J. Perry
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So many limit rentals

Jul 14, 2017 04:43 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
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It's been a long time since I've been in an HOA.  I can't recall any crazy rules, but then again I don't pay attention to many of those.  Yes, I put my trashcans out a day early!  I'm a rebel that way. 

Jul 14, 2017 01:39 PM
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Caroline Gerardo
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Garage door left open more than fifteen minutes

No barbecue with wood fire

Watering lawn only Wednesdays

No smoking inside 

 

Jul 14, 2017 12:30 PM
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No dogs over 25 lbs.

 

Jul 14, 2017 12:16 PM
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The management company get paid 3% regardless of who or what brokerages sell the real estate. Of course, if the on-site company executes the sale, the additional 3% is not in play.

That is very effective in discouraging outside agents AND controlling values. 

Jul 14, 2017 12:08 PM
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No lock boxes or signs on properties

Jul 14, 2017 09:47 AM
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Property cannot be leased for the first 6 months of ownership.

Jul 14, 2017 08:54 AM
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Thanks for sharing 

Jul 14, 2017 08:30 AM
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Debbie Reynolds
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Most I have read in my area are very reasonable in and not hard to stay in compliance.

Jul 14, 2017 08:00 AM
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While there are many, my favorite is the right of first refusal when there is no rentals allowed. Can't live in both places, so what's the point?

Jul 14, 2017 07:56 AM
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Sam Shueh
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The maintenance pulled my post with active listing and trashed it.

There is one agent who has his post year around often with "coming soon-no inventory" but not others. 

I called the HOA office they have never got back to us.

Jul 14, 2017 07:14 AM
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Tip of the iceberg is the rule...the people behind it are the real trouble

Jul 14, 2017 06:10 AM