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Old 06-10-2015, 02:39 PM
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Condo associations, home owner associations or even that neighbor with obsessive compulsive personality disorder !

Has or had your life become their hobby? Good funny stories please hopefully with a win.
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Old 06-10-2015, 02:42 PM
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Oh boy... I just bought in to a HOA.... Subscribed.
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Buddy lived on top floor. Roof leaked. Association said "your roof...over YOUR place. YOU fix. Mind you EVERYONES A/C condenser is on said roof...Buddy said, my roof, then get your A/C units off. Assoc maintained "your roof" attitude.....till A/C units started coming off "HIS ROOF" (July in Florida). New roof quickly funded by all owners!!! Condo Commando in charge got tossed from board!!
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I hung a dog poop bag on my trailer hitch overnite, someone complained taking a pic of the offending poop.


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Why, if you live on a boat, do NONE of your threads have to do with BOATING ?

Grt thee to the bilge.
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Many years ago I was going thru some financial issues and late on my HOA payments - the association charged me all sorts of fees that were not permitted in the association docs ...

After many arguments, letters, etc it was getting nowhere so I finally sued them... long story short - they lost...

Felt bad about the situation but good to nail em for that BS ...
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I work the midnight shift doing security and maintenance at a high rise condo complex. Great residents except for one who lived next to my office. She would complain even when I answered the phone! Found out later during warm weather instead of using her AC she would open all her windows and the office window was about 5' away. I couldn't even watch TV during down times or she would complain! She moved last month and the new tenant hasn't made a peep!

One night I get a call of a domestic disturbance on the 9th floor. When I arrived I could hear screaming and things being thrown. I also heard the wife yell "This is the 3rd time you lost the #^&*#*!@ keys" When the wife opened the door I handed her the keys that were in the door lock! The condo was littered with books and table lamps while the husband had his arm folded not saying a word! The wife embarrassed asked if I'd like a coffee and I politely refused and peace was restored!
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Ok. Lived in a waterfront townhouse in Baltimore on the Inner Harbor. A few years ago after the derecho came through in July, it separated an atrium from the main structure. All of the houses have the same atrium design in the living room. I have my contractors rebuild it exactly as it was. EXACTLY. The HOA head, AFTER construction was completed, came to me and told me that I didn't get the design approved... It was the same damn design. She formally wrote me up saying I needed to have the contractors remove it, submit plans for approval, and then rebuild. I told her to go F herself and moved. Was $20k in work. Would've become over $50k.
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I came home from a long day out on the water and hosed off the boat and left it in my driveway because I was too shot to put it away into my garage like I normally do and woke up with an email of pictures of my boat from the management office saying that if the boat is not moved from my driveway it will be towed

Was told by one of those golf cart/ polo shirt dicks who works In the office I'm not allowed to use the water spigot by my front door, it's for maintenance work/ emergency use only

Got chased around by a sheriff on an ego trip who lives in the area for putting around the community on my xr100 (little dirtbike)
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Originally Posted by thefever View Post
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Why, if you live on a boat, do NONE of your threads have to do with BOATING ?

Grt thee to the bilge.
Who here forced you to click on the thread? I'm looking forward to some funny stories cause I could never imagine living in one of those communities.
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Old 06-10-2015, 03:43 PM
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Lived in a town home complex in NOVA for a year when I was younger. The HOA was always f-ing with us. I think it was because we were renting. Anyway they loved to put tow away stickers on your car if you didn't have a HOA sticker in the back window. I bought an Infiniti I30 and it had the head rests on the back seats. So from the front of the car you couldn't see the sticker in the back lower corner window. Idiot HOA Nazis were out for their 6 am patrol and were too lazy to walk around behind the car. They put one of those big tow away stickers on my front windshield and they are real sticky too. However, I went out to jog right after they put it on and was able to get the damn thing off without a razor. I walked over to the HOA Nazi's townhome and pounded on the door....no one home. I put that sticker right on the plexiglass storn door window and rubbed it down real good so it stuck. Not sure how she got it off without scratching the plexiglass. Left a nasty note too.
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Old 06-10-2015, 03:47 PM
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We should link the thread about buying vs. renting to this one.
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I've never lived in one. Are they normally horror stories? Should you just avoid properties with a HOA?
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I've never lived in one. Are they normally horror stories? Should you just avoid properties with a HOA?
Not all, but some. Kinda 50/50. Been a realtor for 8 years and have lived in 3 HOA's. 2 were no problem, 1 was a BIG problem. Before buying in an HOA walk around the neighborhood and ask some of the people who live there how strict it is. Tell them you are thinking about buying. If it is bad, they will LOVE the opportunity to vent. I don't see much lying about it being better than it is happening.
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I have been in 2 different Condo?Town Homes for 20 + years, nothing but good thinks to say about both. I have a boat and do wash it in my drive, I put it in the drive the morning before going fishing and leave it overnight when I return from fishing.
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Old 06-10-2015, 04:26 PM
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Short version:

They extorted $800 out of me for something they shouldn't have been able to do.

I paid the $800

Then I cost the people that did it to me $25k as well as got all their property tax assessment raised. Shortly after that I had them *all* removed from the condo board and replaced with people that friends with me... and now they torture them for me.

Best $800 I ever spent.
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Old 06-10-2015, 04:29 PM
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I've never lived in one. Are they normally horror stories? Should you just avoid properties with a HOA?
Yes. At all costs.

But I am that guy with a beach towel draped over my fence more often than not and boat parked in my driveway all the time.

Then again I've never lived in one, though I've owned plenty of houses with them so I've had to deal with them.

No really good horror stories, but one idiot does jump out. I suppose is when some clown from the ARB came by a house I just purchased. I told him my plans for the house, which included exterior paint. I told him I was painting the house the same color but the trim (a hideous yellow) would be white. "Well, what color white?", was his response. I looked at him like he had three heads and asked if he was serious. Apparently he was, so I told him "the white kind". Apparently that was a sufficient answer.
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Old 06-10-2015, 04:38 PM
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