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See the condo where Bekah and I live is pretty exclusive...I mean DUH like I would live anywhere else...and you would think being so exclusive very person living there would be of the highest character.

NOPE.

New tenants moved in next door. We all have assigned parking, which is directly in front of each condo. For an extra fee you can get a second parking spot in front of your condo, which I pay for so Bekah doesn't have to walk across the parking area to the common parking spots. I don't want her to get rained on or attacked by a bear or anything.

So these new tenants have huge trucks, big Chevy dual wheels duramax diesels. And the ONE truck is always parked halfway on Bekah's space.

So I am not having any of this so I go and ask them politely to please keep their truck on their own space as I pay for the second one and they keep overlapping into it.

I guess they think because I am a cute young female they can push me around because NOW their car is starting to park in Bekah's spot.

So I tell them again, I PAY for that spot which means its MINE and they are not allowed to park there.

His response? "possession is 9/10ths of the law".

So I tell the Condo association. Suddenly they are parking normally so I think "problem solved"

UNTIL I start seeing them throw their trash into MY ASSIGNED TRASH DUMPSTER. They fill it up every day and I can't get our stuff in it. 

"Steffi why are you getting your katana off of the wall?"

"I am going to have a talk with the neighbors Bekah."

"Steffi I don't think...wait is that body armor?"

"I said I am going to talk to the neighbors Bekah"

"Steffi-"

"Bekah help me put on my tatami dou"

 

At this point Bekah threatens to call my Dad. She never lets me have fun.

Anyway so I call the condo association AGAIN. 

two days later a moving van is there hauling all their stuff away. Apparently they trashed the inside of the condo.

Why can't people treat things nice like I treat Bekah (mostly)?

Booo!

 

 

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Is there a reason you don't think talking to the HOA again won't resolve the problem?

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The HOA are power corrupted individuals but they can assist in the right circumstances. I would have threatened them with the Katana.

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4 hours ago, Sovereigndawg said:

The HOA are power corrupted individuals but they can assist in the right circumstances. I would have threatened them with the Katana.

I hate HOAs. If I ever buy a house, it would be outside of subdivisions. And if I was issued a wife, I would build the house the way she liked it. 

HOAs are evil. I can't stand them.:cap_rambo:

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HOAs are just .... hoas. :Smile_trollface:

They take your money to provide public services (maybe) and limit your freedoms on your own property (definitely). 

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6 hours ago, SteffisCute said:

See the condo where Bekah and I live is pretty exclusive...I mean DUH like I would live anywhere else...and you would think being so exclusive very person living there would be of the highest character.

NOPE.

New tenants moved in next door. We all have assigned parking, which is directly in front of each condo. For an extra fee you can get a second parking spot in front of your condo, which I pay for so Bekah doesn't have to walk across the parking area to the common parking spots. I don't want her to get rained on or attacked by a bear or anything.

So these new tenants have huge trucks, big Chevy dual wheels duramax diesels. And the ONE truck is always parked halfway on Bekah's space.

So I am not having any of this so I go and ask them politely to please keep their truck on their own space as I pay for the second one and they keep overlapping into it.

I guess they think because I am a cute young female they can push me around because NOW their car is starting to park in Bekah's spot.

So I tell them again, I PAY for that spot which means its MINE and they are not allowed to park there.

His response? "possession is 9/10ths of the law".

So I tell the Condo association. Suddenly they are parking normally so I think "problem solved"

UNTIL I start seeing them throw their trash into MY ASSIGNED TRASH DUMPSTER. They fill it up every day and I can't get our stuff in it. 

"Steffi why are you getting your katana off of the wall?"

"I am going to have a talk with the neighbors Bekah."

"Steffi I don't think...wait is that body armor?"

"I said I am going to talk to the neighbors Bekah"

"Steffi-"

"Bekah help me put on my tatami dou"

 

At this point Bekah threatens to call my Dad. She never lets me have fun.

Anyway so I call the condo association AGAIN. 

two days later a moving van is there hauling all their stuff away. Apparently they trashed the inside of the condo.

Why can't people treat things nice like I treat Bekah (mostly)?

Booo!

 

 

 


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2 hours ago, SteelRain_Rifleman said:

I hate HOAs. If I ever buy a house, it would be outside of subdivisions. And if I was issued a wife, I would build the house the way she liked it. 

HOAs are evil. I can't stand them.:cap_rambo:

Couldn't agree more. They are people that think they have power and they do, because a small group of people contract it to them. Go figure. Usually they are voted in, Go Figure again.

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Boro councils are no better.

I have an annoying 'Karen' neighbor who has repeatedly complained about me doing things like splitting logs (feels threatened), and having honeybees.
Yes, she had me actually arrested for having Honeybees on my large property.
Oh, and do I have a permit to paint that trim???
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Wait how can you be arrested for having bees? Did you not have a permit? Were they trained attack bees? Were the hives not up to code? What possible law were u violating to justify an arrest?

 

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1 hour ago, SteffisCute said:

Wait how can you be arrested for having bees? Did you not have a permit? Were they trained attack bees? Were the hives not up to code? What possible law were u violating to justify an arrest?

 

Some states and municipalities have laws either regulating or banning the keeping of bees, usually out of a fear that someone may sue the city for allowing them if an allergic person gets stung and dies. In most places in the US, however, beekeeping is legal and even encouraged. Most states and municipalities in the US either have no laws concerning bees or only reasonable ones. For example in one city in my state hives must be kept at least ten feet from a neighbor's fence or a public sidewalk, which is reasonable as you really don't want people accidentally alarming the bees or messing with them. In a city in an adjacent state, the number of hives you can keep is limited by your property size but this also is reasonable.

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23 hours ago, Sovereigndawg said:

Couldn't agree more. They are people that think they have power and they do, because a small group of people contract it to them. Go figure. Usually they are voted in, Go Figure again.

They are voted in over here. But there's a lot of backdoor deals going around during the election process. Like not announcing the elections or they get a voting block to elect them with trips to casinos.

So long as there is a group that gets something for their vote for free, there will always be corruption.

I have seen security in places drop off after a few years. They usually just keep a landscaping service and that's it. Landscaping is done once per month.

But they collect dues annually that exceed how much landscaping would charge. They should have a surplus budget. But they won't tell you what they spend in any documents.

All you see occasionally is a contracted bus bound to a casino, parked in front of the office, and in the process of loading people in it. 

It is so blatant and even their meetings are low key. They don't want you to know where the money goes.

The states could audit them monthly or annually, but I guess even their officials look the other away.

And it is these HOAs that influence the real estate market. They often try to lure commercial business to the area to go into a bidding war on properties.

But the people selling have to report the sale for tax purposes. This convinces county assessor's that the properties were undervalued. The tax assessment is then inflated by overvalue of other properties.

This creates an upward spiral of house construction costs. The overinflated market goes out of control.

Banks and home loan institutions don't care because they know they can finance bigger loans. But then that housing bubble bursts and values plummet. Then you are stuck with a mortgage on a house that is worth 1/3 of what you paid for it. Some residents default and this is what lead to the house lending crisis if 2009.

It is cyclical. 2009 was the second one that I Know of. The Savings and Loan crisis in the 80s was the first one I grew up with.

I lost a lot of neighbors in both incidents. They were forced to default. And then move away to apartments.

Apartments is just a way to convince people to live without privacy, pay for rent with no equity to own themselves, and trap them in a cycle of nomadic living. Few people stay in the apartments for any long periods.

This is similar to the projects in Chicago IL.

Only that in that instance, it is to keep a demographic in one area. South Chicago is dangerous while the north is posh. Yet the state of Illinois and it's citizens vote one party block in there for almost 70 years now.

I feel that the average citizen is being forced into block housing that they will never own and the rest of the real estate is being priced out of anyone actually affording it.

But it's dangerous, because if you don't regulate the market in a sensible way, the financial markets will collapse. Because most liquid capital is tied up in real estate. 

But the moment the property values drop or there are massive defaults in the banks, then you suddenly get a market dip so big that the government has to bail it out.

And who pays for it? The tax payer.

Inflation and a slow elevation of income taxes is the catalyst.

Modest tax increases make one think it's fair. But then stuff costs more to get. That is inflation. And that is a hidden tax.

Everyone thinks corporate is paying their Fair share, but actually YOU are paying their Fair share.

Corporate just raises the price. They use excuses and fake justification.

It manipulated markets for over a century this way. It's just nobody notices because it is a multigenerational impact.

You can tell a lot about an economy by the price of milk and bread.

And that price is sometimes fixed like what happened in the 80s with wheat, milk and meat recently, and corn in the 90s with ethanol.

If you don't pay attention to those sneaky details, you usually fail to stop it until it is too late.

I grew up with 25 cent milk and 49 cent bread. My Dad grew up in the depression. My Mom grew up in the 60s. Each of those eras had vastly complex issues with financial markets.

And the impact is shown even today.

But it doesn't have to be that way. People need to do their homework and vote. Dig deep on the details and see if legislation is truly the benefit of all.

Or people will find themselves living to work and not working to live.

Working too hard is no real life. People need to know the difference and make sure it doesn't happen again.

It starts small with the HOAs. It's real estate. Real estate allows corporate to get loans. Sometimes at the expense of others. But it also damages the economy.  It's a butterfly effect.

And nobody wants that.

Destroy the HOAs. We neighbors can do what we want then.

 

 

 

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