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You're right, they can't prevent you from owning a motorcycle, but they CAN prevent you from operating it on the streets in their neighborhood. It will come down to "keep it in storage and go there to ride it/store it, or live somewhere else."



No, they can't force him to sell his motorcycle. But they can (and have for less) force forclosure on the house if he doesn't either sell the bike, or keep it somewhere else. And you'll lose a hell of a lot more money (and credit) having a house forclosed on you than you will storing a bike in a shed somewhere off-property, or just selling it.



No, they're not public streets. HOA's on private subdivisions are private roads. The development company purchases the land and paves their own roadage, they just have to get it all approved by the county/city. HOA's have authority over every inch of property covered by their development, and when you buy the house you're required to sign the HOA agreement saying that their decisions are legally binding, and failure to abide can result in forced forclosure/eviction, even if you own the house outright.

As for vehicles...they can't control what you own, but they can control what you keep and operate inside the development. They can't make you get rid of them physically, but they can take your house if you don't.

HOA's are the absolute ultimate form of Socialism. That's where Obama wants to take the government, BTW. But I digress (drastically).
ok, thats makes MUCH more sense. and in that case, they can do whatever the hell they want.
i knew all about having to sign the HOA agreement. and doing that you must abide by their rules.

i could NEVER live in a place like that.
 

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now this one amazes me. So HOA now has the power to limit constitutional rights....wow, just wow. I wonder how long until I have to carry my papers for inspection upon request....oh wait, nevermind.
I could never live in one of those places that dictate thing like what kind of vehicles or permission to have parties or anything like that. I buy my house, I own it and I dictate what happens on every inch of that property. (other than government laws....which are ridiculous anyhow)
as much as i agree(or want to) thats not totally true either.
with our homes(property) in view of the public, we HAVE(by law) keep it from being an eyesore. i know that here, theres a law about keeping the lawn maintained. and you cant have broken down vehicles, etc etc...

i OWN(buying) my home. and im not allowed to park on my lawn!

i'll be DAMNED if some jackass is going to tell me i cant. so if i get a ticket for it(i RARELY do it tho) i will be fighting it. and until THEY pay my mortgage, i'll do as I please....

or so i say..until i get hit with some multi thousand dollar fine:(
 

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am I reading your post correctly? You think you should be allowed to park on your lawn? If so, you're the reason I would move into a HOA area, because I don't want to see your car/bike/boat on your lawn, heck I don't even want to see you boat in your backyard when I look out my window from my house next door.

So many people here are forgetting that HOA are here to help those of us who don't want the value of our house diminished because so bloke who can afford to take better care of his property doesn't. Also it's never enough for us to just tell our neighbor, hey can you not park your car across your lawn, it really looks cheap and makes it look like i'm leaving in the ghetto, because the same guy who parks his car on his lawn probably will wipe the tobacco chew from his lips and spit it on my face and tell me to kiss his a##
you ever washed your truck? on your lawn?
prob not..sounds like your "one of those guys"

i couldnt be neighbors with THAT kind of person.

its MY fucking house. thats the problem here...theyre making laws saying what i can, and CANT do on my property.
it has NOTHING to do with me actually doing it:rolleyes:
but the fact theyre telling me i CANT
 

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FUCKIN RIGHT MAN! I agree 100%.

:rant:

I live on a small 1-way st. off of a large "old highway" type road. No HOA here. And glad about it. I like to take care of my vehicle and my parent's vehicles too, whether it be washing, polishing, etc... (since we don't own a garage) and I do it on OUR property. and I do it HOWEVER LONG I WANT TO. I don't want some pushy fucking control freak telling me what to do. I'll occationally mow the grass, but mostly my bro does. Sometimes we have a little contest to see who will get yelled at first for not mowing the lawn. SO WHAT. OUR property OUR rules.

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Boat in the backyard? The same yard that is privacy fenced? The same yard that you would have to look over the fence to see the boat? Are you shitting me? LOL. Takes all kinds to make up a city i guess. My neighbors and i sit around on each others patio drinking beer... i would assume this would trashy and considered improper use of our homes?
ppl like us might be the reason HOA's even exist.

but ppl like him, are the reason noone wants to live in one:D
 

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Get this: I live in a mobile home park and can't even wash my car. Yep, you heard right, no washing of vehicles allowed in the park. Seems pretty extreme doesn't it? Thing is, I knew about this park rule before I bought my home so it wasn't a surprise that I found about too late. The rule is in place to preserve the park's aquifer. We have some of the cleanest water in the area, so I'm not bitching, but it is a bit of an inconvienience.
I have to wheel my bike out behind the house (out of sight) to wash it, lest one of my neighbors drop a dime on me. ;)
THAT makes sense tho. i can totally understand their reasoning...i mean atleast they HAVE a reason.

altho, NOT knowing the reason...it would seem very excessive for sure.
 

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Let me see if I can end this discussion about HOA rules.... Many of you say you want to be able to wash your truck/car/boat on your front lawn for as long as you want when you want... however you wouldn't do it, but you want the ability to do it.... You wouldn't do it because you know it looks tacky and will/can kill your lawn...

However there are people who don't care what it does to their lawn...

Many of you feel that you want to be able to paint your house any color but you wouldn't because you know its tacky and doesn't look right....

Sadly their are lots of people who are color blind...

Last point I think and it should really make my point.... So you don't like living in an HOA... Drive down to the Ghetto and look around... tell me what you see.. Dead lawns, cars on the lawn, broken fences, grass/weeds covering the lawn, garages filled with junk instead of cars since people park their cars on the lawn. Boats boats bigger than the house... that you can see from the street because its larger than the gate.... Or better yet, how about people who leave their trash cans outside and overfilled because their to lazy to bring it back in after the trash man as emptied it.

While you may want the ability to do all those things, you wouldnt... HOAs are made for the people who do... and there are more of them than you think who will do all of those things and more and not give it a second thought.... and you would hope by the time you buy a house your appreciate the value of your property but the values of your neighbors as well.

Last example.. Right now I live in an apt complex... and on of my neighbors always leave their trash outside their door for days at a time....That's nasty....take your trash to the fu%#ing trash bin or leave it inside your apt... With an HOA, they would be given a warning letter the 1st time they did it and fined the next... After their 1st fine they probably wouldn't do it anymore... but here at the apt complex that I've been at for almost 2 years... They've been doing it for about 1
heres the thing...u mentiond the ghetto...ok, do you expect any less? seriously? AND id guess that mose of the homes are RENTALS. as is your APT.

but if i OWN my home, whos to tell me ANYTHING i can or cant do?

thats like you buying a new truck. but me telling you, you CANT put in a CD player. and you CANT tint the windows. and also NO mud/snow tires.

how would you feel about that?
 

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It's not THEIR problem... THEY bring down the value of MY home... so instead of MY house increasing in value it decreases because the surrounding homes look like crap... So it becomes MY problem because I don't want my house to go from $500k (just any number) to $150k because some dumb fuc$#@ can't mow, can't keep his broken down cars off his lawn his lawn and nobody wants to move in.

Why doesn't that make sense...?

How they keep the inside of their house is entirely up to them, as long as it can't be seen from the streets.....
sorry man...this is well, (supposedly atleast), a FREE country.

i i SHOULD have the right to fuck my shit up however i please:D

also, im sure things like that would have been obvious..before "you" moved in. soo....dont move there. also..the good thing about having a CHOICE;)
 

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No, I can assure you neither myself nor monstermack are forgetting about that. I sure as fuck didn't vote for it, and if it was something we could vote out I sure as fuck would. There, now there's no confusion. lol
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even tho i wasnt included...
 
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