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i dont see how they can control what vehicels you own tho.
i call BS on that.

theyre still PUBLIC streets right?
EDIT- skywalker pretty much took the words outta my mouth.

oh they can, my brother owns a Trans Am and he's into the car scene so he's got all this work done to it. One of the reasons he moved out was because neighbors were complaining about him driving home late at night with his "loud and rude driving" he worked until 4 am some mornings so coming home at 5 wasn't rare. He moved out because the HOA told my parents to either sell the car or rent a garage at a storage unit because they were receving to many complaints about his car. They can ask you to leave the neighborhood which would result in you selling your house and moving. Theres alot they can legally do if you dont follow their rules and kicking you out is never a problem.

also the whole safer thing, its FULL OF CRAP...I've had my car broken into twice in my life, and both were right outside of my parents house in broad daylight (we have a cop that patrols the place all day) twice, it happened so I dont think its safe at all
 

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I would go nuts there.
First thing. Open your garage and start up the bike and rev the motor and do burn out in the garage with the door open. Then mow the lawn to the proper hieght and then lower the cutter on the mower and mow "YOU ALL SUCK"" in the lawn. Change all of the lights on the outside of your house red and declare your house the "redlight district".

I got a warning from the city for having my Christmas lights up after Christmas and I went to the city and told them I was offended by this warning and said they were part of my religion and that for 30seconds once a month I had to turn them on and pray for all the sinners in the area. They looked at me like I was nuts. My wife made me take them down a few weeks later after getting a warning for the lawn being too long. Damn the MAN!!!
 
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the thing that really pisses me off is when they selectively enforce things- ours made us put stone on our walk-out basement and were being asses about the one-year limit on construction... (i won't get into that story), but the developer's buddy who lives next door? 15 months after the start of construction- still not complete, only about 12 stones on his cinder block foundation....
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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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i could NEVER live in a place like that.
Famous last words. We are in the process of taking over our HOA and basically disbanding it. Or at least gutting the crap out of the bylaws. They were written during the building buying frenzy. They won't let us have a storage shed unless it's on a permanent foundation directly behind the house that can't be seen from any roadway. And it has to look like the house. I mean LOOK LIKE THE HOUSE, as in matching brick, shingles etc. :Laughing rolling:
 

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When my wife and I bought our house, they asked us to become a member of the HOA, my wife was about ready to sign and I pulled the pen out of her hand. Told her we would not sign and told her why. We went through their bylaws and yup.....have to approve ANY modification to the yard, house, shed, building a new garage, no boats or watercraft left outside, if you cut down any tress then you have so many years to replace them. Yeah we told them "no thanks", we were still able to buy the house though...we are the first house on the block so the HOA pretty much stops at our nieghbors....lol Good thing too..I had 3 huge trees removed (I hate trees), my yard has looked like a construction lot more then once and I plan on building a garage in the back yard and buying some watercraft in the next 3 years. HOA can suck my frenum peircing:D
 

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HOA's are set up with good intention. the intent is so that someone dosent move in and then never cut their yard, and let their house fall apart and there for lowering the property value of everyone else around them. that being said. they typically turn in to some twat banning every thing and just become completely stupid.

they can not ban you mode of transportation. if you park it in the garage, and do not stunt it up and down the street, they cant do anything. if you want to park it in the front yard, they ya, they can do somthing, or if you want to have a huge bike night at your house, with a huge group of people rolling down your street at 3am every tuesday, they can do somthing about that to, but just you, they cant do a thing if you park it in your garage and are respectful.
 

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The HOA can't make you sell your bike, but they can make your life a living hell with all the restrictions they can enforce that only apply to your bike. They could enforce a db level restriction and have you walking your bike out to the street at the required distance and then riding off. Gay buy not beyond the realm of possibilities.
 

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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).
How can an HOA force a foreclosure on your house if you keep up on payments. Ok, so they don't want bikes in the hood, but if you have to ride it in and out and arent' acting a fool, how can they force you to foreclose on your home if they tell you they've enacted a deed restriction to ban your bike, and if you don't move your bike out of there, they will foreclose on your house, yet all the time you're in great standing with the morgage? I agree they are duplicious entity, HOA's but I think they abuse the tiny bit of power they are given.
 

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How can an HOA force a foreclosure on your house if you keep up on payments. Ok, so they don't want bikes in the hood, but if you have to ride it in and out and arent' acting a fool, how can they force you to foreclose on your home if they tell you they've enacted a deed restriction to ban your bike, and if you don't move your bike out of there, they will foreclose on your house, yet all the time you're in great standing with the morgage? I agree they are duplicious entity, HOA's but I think they abuse the tiny bit of power they are given.
If it's in the contract when you sign for the house, what can you do?
 

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Everything here, and i mean EVERYTHING about HOA's is true. This is why we didnt buy a home in an HOA hood.

FYI- They cannot force you to sell your motorcycle. They can, however, force you to keep it somewere else and never ever bring it to your house. And yes, if you do not abide by the rules and it is put before the board they can in fact set forth with forclosure even though you are 100% up on your payments.

Bottom line is read what you're signing. Actually, they can vote things in later on after you've signed even if you dont approve. So, uh... good luck living in an HOA.
 

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They can't stop you from riding it, The streets belong to the city. They can however enforce parking rules. I.E. no parking on the street, But as long as the vehicle is street legal and current registration F 'em. I'd ride around all day and dare them to call the cops or do a damn thing about it.
 
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They can't stop you from riding it, The streets belong to the city. They can however enforce parking rules. I.E. no parking on the street, But as long as the vehicle is street legal and current registration F 'em. I'd ride around all day and dare them to call the cops or do a damn thing about it.
Sorry, but u b wrong. (Depending on the HOA) The streets belong to the HOA, and they can ban white 99 model Ford Explorers if they so choose.
 

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Must be a local thing there, I've NEVER heard of streets in a neighborhood that didn't belong to the public. I still don't believe it because if they did belong to the HOA that makes them private property and therefore traffic laws don't apply. You can't enforce traffic laws on private property. Here when a developer builds a subdivision they have to put in the underground utilities and pave the streets and put in the curb and gutter and then "give" the streets to the city. At that point they are then "public" property and subject to regulation by police etc. I can see how the HOA says don't park outside etc, To keep up a nice clean neighborhood etc. But a motorcycle is a street legal vehicle. If it wasn't a gated community I'd do my damndest to get everybody on kawiforums and everybody I knew who had a bike to come over and ride through. If they had to deal with 1200 bike coming through every day for a week I bet they'd shut up and be happy to deal with one. I understand HOA's to an extent. For instance If you or I decide to go build a $250,000 house in a nice area we don't want our neighbor to have a bunch of cars sitting in his front yard up on blocks. Simply because it affects our property value. But to tell you you can own a bike, Which you keep parked inside your garage? I don't have an HOA where I live but everybody in our subdivision has a property covenant on their land. It's nothing major, Just no junk cars etc, You can't leave a car parked on the street with out current plates, No drilling for oil or mineral exploration, Keep your grass cut. I don't mind any of that. And the reason I don't is there is logic and reason behind all of it. This B.S. of not having a motorcycle is crazy.
 

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A friend of mine moved to a very small relatively new subdivision. Theres a guy there who would stunt his bike every now & again on the small street. Apparently they have some kind of neighborhood meetings sometimes where they 'vote' on certain things. I guess theres a 'top neighbor' who calls the big shots, i dunno. Anyway she keeps telling the neighbors in flyers & in person that she's working on banning motorcycles, & 4-wheelers from the neighborhood:confused:.

From what i hear the majority of people feels that she's a b*tch. A guy said that some small kids were riding the atv around & everything was fine.... As soon as he pulled his atv out she was out complainin & b*tchin. She's also trying to ban the people with boats from leaving the boat outside anywhere, they must be parked INSIDE the garage.... WTF?!?! This crap can't be legal can it????
tell the dude to become a member of said gruop and ban her from the hood :buzzsaw:
 

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Must be a local thing there, I've NEVER heard of streets in a neighborhood that didn't belong to the public. I still don't believe it because if they did belong to the HOA that makes them private property and therefore traffic laws don't apply. You can't enforce traffic laws on private property.
Not exactly true. For example, when you go into a shopping mall, you technically don't have to stop for the stop signs.... unless they have signs (and they don't have to be big) at all entrances to the complex that say something to the effect of "All local traffic laws apply". Then, yes, they can ticket you for not stopping.

If it wasn't a gated community I'd do my damndest to get everybody on kawiforums and everybody I knew who had a bike to come over and ride through. If they had to deal with 1200 bike coming through every day for a week I bet they'd shut up and be happy to deal with one.
based on this comment I was going to say, "What are you, 12?" But then you went on to say you own a house, so I'm guessing not. As for the gated community, my parents live on one, and yes, you cannot ride a motorcycle on the plantation. I was planning on stopping in to see them on my trip down the coast this summer (even though it didn't happen). But my mom and I were talking and she said they wouldn't let me in because it's an open trailer. If you bring a bike in (sport or cruiser) if has to be in an enclosed trailer, and you can take it off the trailer and put it in your garage. I'd say it's bullshit, but the trade off is there are no loud cars/bike going around. Makes the place way more peaceful. Now, having a bike myself I would not elect to live there because of that, but I can totally see why my parents like it. So more power to them.
 

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Must be a local thing there, I've NEVER heard of streets in a neighborhood that didn't belong to the public.
I dunno man...in Florida, public roads are marked with a green street sign and private roads are marked with a blue street sign, and most gated HOA's are all private roads. Either way, it's not technically "you can't drive on our roads"...the roads have nothing to do with it. If they don't like the way you friggin walk down the sidewalk they can ban it. If they find that it's a nuisance they can ban it on grounds of said nuisance, it has nothing to do with the overall legality of operating said vehicle on said road.
 

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HOA can ban non-street legal motorcyles, atv's and the sort, but would not be legal to ban a street legal vehicle from driving on a public street.

Boats, RV's etc. under most HOA guidelines must be kept out of sight.
 
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