HOAs Really Need To Go

On November 11, 2010 by WO

Little boxes on the hillside, little boxes made of ticky tacky

Little boxes on the hillside, little boxes all the same.

They are ruled by evil people without conscience, not a one of them

These damned HOAs, yes HOAs, why are they all so lame?

Honestly. Has anybody ever really seen a benefit from their Home Owners Association? No, really. I want to know. Mine sucks. This is my first HOA, and I have been stuck with them for over 8 years. Luckily, my fees are not as bad as some. However, I don’t have a golf course, or well anything other than the graffiti covered playground that I won’t even let my kids go to.

Wait, that is not totally correct. The HOA does pay for their legal fees, like when they took me to court for weed growth a few years ago, when I was on vacation for 2 weeks.  But that was a few years ago. Why this post, and now?

Well, a few days ago, I received a letter from the HOA, that someone had complaint about me. The complain was then verified by the HOA administrator who drove out from the Scottsdale office, a 60 minute drive, to observe and verify the complaint. Okay, the complaint was not actually about me, but my dog. My loving and wonderful 2 year old Great Dane. Was it that he barks? Nope. Did he bite someone? Nope. So what was it? Keep in mind that this complaint was also visually verified by the HOA administrator.

“Please know that our office received a complaint regarding your dog and that it has been identified walking along the top of the wall between you and your neighbor. You may not be aware of this so we are contacting you to inform you of the complaint.”

HOLY CRAP! Did someone get a picture or video? I hope so. To be the owner of a Great Dane, that can climb to the top of a 6 foot block wall, and walk along the 2″ wide block between our houses. Damn! I have a magic dog. Oh but wait, I don’t have him anymore. I actually had to get rid of him, not because of this, but because we just couldn’t spend the time with him that a Great Dance deserves and needs. The odd part is that I took him to his new home 4 days BEFORE the HOA administrator said she came by and “confirmed” him walking along the wall.

Seriously, how stupid do they think we really are?  HOAs, you are worthless, pointless power-hungry suedo politicians, and you need to go away.

…just me 2 beans

photo by Scorpions and Centaurs

2 Responses to “HOAs Really Need To Go”

  • Wow, that’s extremely dishonest of them. Have you pointed this out or just not going to bother?

    Wow2 – You have a Website. I did not know this. Cool

    Uh-oh1 – your submit image is broken. However submit comment still works. (I think it will)

  • WO

    Dishonest?!? An HOA dishonest and uncompassionate? NEVER. I’m not sure about calling them on it, at this point. I’m just so done with them. I am saving this info for when we try to dis-band the HOA. We’ll have to wait and see.

    Ya, I know about the submit image. It has been missing from this WP template for several versions now. Not too worried right now as I am currently looking for a new layout. But thanks.

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