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BengalBlood81
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What has your HOA done In your neighborhood that you liked?
I’m thinking of running to be a member of the board and I’m wondering what’s been the best thing other HOAs have done in your opinion? Building something? Website? Social events? Please list anything you’ve liked big or small.


NASA_ISS_Tiger
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Huntsville, Al via Sulphur, LA
Member since Sep 2005
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re: What has your HOA done In your neighborhood that you liked?
Sadly absolutely nothing except go up on the dues because the board that was elected couldn't do the damn job so they had to hire a management company to run the HOA. Yes, I ran this last election and lost by 3 votes. I'll run again for the position coming up in December since the spot I lost out on was only a one year term (the previous guy had to resign since he was no longer a homeowner and merely a renter).

New board has some grandiose ideas about new playground/basketball courts and wifi at the cabana/pool. Problem is...there are no funds for that and they aren't allowing the residents to have a say so in what is wanted/needed...they just go in there with their pet projects and force the residents to pay for them. Luckily those idiots don't get paid for their time.


Drunken Crawfish
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re: What has your HOA done In your neighborhood that you liked?
We are working on establishing an HOA in our neighborhood. Luckily there are only 22 houses. There have always been covenants, but we are working on putting together bylaws. One of them is that any capital expenditures over $10,000 have to be approved by a 4/5ths vote from residents to avoid them going crazy with shite like a pool, playground and clubhouse.


CoachChappy
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Member since May 2013
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re: What has your HOA done In your neighborhood that you liked?
But if you don’t have an HOA, they don’t have dues money to do dumb crap like that.

Every time I even consider moving into to town, I read these threads.


Drunken Crawfish
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re: What has your HOA done In your neighborhood that you liked?
True, but I do find HOAs to have value if you can put enough parameters and safeguards in to keep them from going off the rails.


hungryone
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river parishes
Member since Sep 2010
10057 posts

re: What has your HOA done In your neighborhood that you liked?
As little as possible: I’m happy that the developers still control our HOA, otherwise everyone would be lobbying the board for their pet exceptions to the rules and favorite projects. I don’t want exceptions, I don’t need added dubious value amenities like WiFi at the playground. We want the common areas to be maintained, the rules to be applied consistently, and things to be tidy. A directory of owners is nice, and maybe a social before the annual meeting. It’s not a social club, it’s an HOA.


CoachChappy
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re: What has your HOA done In your neighborhood that you liked?
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if you can put enough parameters and safeguards in to keep them from going off the rails.

That’s how it starts with any gov’t style entity


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NASA_ISS_Tiger
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Huntsville, Al via Sulphur, LA
Member since Sep 2005
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re: What has your HOA done In your neighborhood that you liked?
I was quite happy when the developer ran our HOA. Our dues stayed the same and if you requested work orders for community items such as weed control or broken fence boards...it was done quickly and efficiency without issue. Now....I pay $50 more and I have to cross the fence to replace a board on the "HOA Fence" that adjoins my yard to the 4 lane road behind it.


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Ric Flair
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Charlotte
Member since Oct 2005
10555 posts

re: What has your HOA done In your neighborhood that you liked?
Neighborhood Pool/tennis court upkeep


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tigerfoot
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Alexandria
Member since Sep 2006
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re: What has your HOA done In your neighborhood that you liked?
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but I do find HOAs to have value if you can put enough parameters and safeguards in to keep them from going off the rails.


A lot of rules in place on the folks making rules to keep me in place


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MSMHater
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Houston
Member since Oct 2008
21420 posts

re: What has your HOA done In your neighborhood that you liked?
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What has your HOA done In your neighborhood that you liked?


Fired all the lifeguards and opened the pool for (almost) anytime hours, with a swim at your own risk policy.

Put sidewalks around every lake in the neighborhood, where only 1 was sidewalked previously.

Organizes 1 spring weekend each year for a "garage sale weekend", and markets it really well. It brings in a crap ton of buyers, and almost eliminates the solo garage sales that pop up on other weekends.

And they have done a good job keeping dues down compared to bordering neighborhoods.

ETA: accidental downvote, Hungryone. Was not intentional.
This post was edited on 4/12 at 8:57 am


way_south
Member since Jul 2017
425 posts

re: What has your HOA done In your neighborhood that you liked?
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What has your HOA done In your neighborhood that you liked?


Convinced me that I need to move out of an HOA neighborhood. I can't stand the constant bickering on FB or email, I've removed myself from the email threads finally and cancelled FB all together.


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Wasp
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Off Highland rd.
Member since Sep 2012
1272 posts

re: What has your HOA done In your neighborhood that you liked?
I think HOAs can do some good but certainly are capable of being a nuisance. I’m on the board of our HOA and am looking to reinvigorate it. We currently don’t do much besides fight neighborhood related things at metro council.

Our dues are only $25 a year. I would like to put together some plans to buy/subsidize live oaks in people yards, build sidewalks etc or help sponsor a brec Park. Our neighborhood is off highland and older.


NASA_ISS_Tiger
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Huntsville, Al via Sulphur, LA
Member since Sep 2005
7145 posts

re: What has your HOA done In your neighborhood that you liked?
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We currently don’t do much besides fight neighborhood related things at metro council.


Yeah...see that's USEFUL stuff there. Our HOA board turned their nose up at me when I requested they send someone to a HOA meeting of ALL HOAs where I live. Our city council woman is a socialist. She follows Bernie Sanders religiously. That's the only group she'll listen to.


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AlxTgr
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Kyre Banorg
Member since Oct 2003
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re: What has your HOA done In your neighborhood that you liked?
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We are working on establishing an HOA in our neighborhood.
OMG don't.


Drunken Crawfish
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Member since Apr 2017
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re: What has your HOA done In your neighborhood that you liked?
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OMG don't.


Its already set up, the developer just wants to pass it off to the residents now.

ETA: we also have some people who aren't in compliance with the covenants (things like pouring the sidewalk once you finish your house) so having a way to enforce those will be nice.
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AlxTgr
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Kyre Banorg
Member since Oct 2003
65560 posts

re: What has your HOA done In your neighborhood that you liked?
OK, seeing where you are, and what's kinda close to you, I can see doing it.


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Upperdecker
LSU Fan
St. George, LA
Member since Nov 2014
20094 posts

re: What has your HOA done In your neighborhood that you liked?
Install security cameras at entrances, make sure neutral areas are landscaped well, update neighborhood signage, request road repairs in a timely manner. Basically keep the neighborhood looking good and safe, but you don’t need to police what people do with their houses


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HoustonGumbeauxGuy
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Member since Jul 2011
17866 posts

re: What has your HOA done In your neighborhood that you liked?
Meticulously maintained the grass and flowers at the entrances



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rilesrick
Member since Mar 2015
6704 posts

re: What has your HOA done In your neighborhood that you liked?
Stocked all the lakes w Florida Bass . Caught 3 over 5 this spring . Resurfaced the tennis courts and the walking paths .$400 a year well spent


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