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What to Do BEFORE Moving to an HOA

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by K8QS, Jun 28, 2021.

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  1. K8QS

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    Quin (K8QS) and Tom (WA9TDD) explain what ham radio operators can do before moving into an HOA-restricted area.


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  2. KL7AJ

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    Step 1: Have your head examined. :)
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  3. K8QS

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    Okay, then step 2? ;}

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  4. KK9W

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    Not many choices after being institutionalized. ;)
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  5. K9GLS

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    What to do before moving to a HOA? Find a different house.
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  6. N4DVG

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  7. ZL1PDT

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    Put you radio stuff in acar or truck drive up a high mountain and miss the road much more
    please to see your dream go
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  8. N4DVG

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    I am the president of my HOA in my subdivision.
    Through much work we have Zero restrictions now
    on Ham Antennas. A feather in my hat! Now we
    have 5 hams in our subdivision. We have no complaints
    with TV interference.
    K7LZR, VE3GZB, N3HQN and 34 others like this.
  9. W3AMT

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    See all radio gear! Give up on hoby. Until you come to your senses and move to a new house. Buy new gear and wonder what you were thinking!
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  10. KO2Q

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    Live somewhere else. Unless you're stuck in a big city there are other options.
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  11. K3FHP

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    I first learned about such things in '85 when I was looking for a house. A new Arvida development was being built but to my surprised it was deed restricted on all homes. I figured that if I couldn't put up my antenna it wasn't really my house. Watch out for city and county restrictions as well. If you know about the restrictions and buy anyway, I have no sympathy for self inflicted injuries. Older folks who get into radio well after buying, that's another matter. If you live in an area that may experience emergencies, you might push Emcomm as a reason for an exemption.
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  12. KI5CAW

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    Why would any rational person voluntarily move into a neighborhood where a committee tells you what you can and cannot do? Makes no sense to me at all. The country is full of houses where you are free to do as you please.
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  13. AC5O

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    Some OM's move into an HOA because of the schooling and etc. Some are just trying to please their XYL's :)
    Just my opinion. LOL
    Jeff AC5O 73:rolleyes:
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  14. KI5CAW

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    Guess I'm just an ol' curmudgeon. Ain't nobody gonna tell me what kinda antenna I can put up. 'Cept maybe the XYL.
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  15. N9LCD

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    Before buying into a HOA community:

    1. Read ALL documents. covenants, deeds, etc

    2. Re-read them at least 4 or 5 times.

    3. Pay a specialized real estate lawyer -- YES, PAY -- to review and summarize ALL documents.

    4. Compare and reconcile findings / conclusions.

    5. Be careful of clauses / covenants permitting "adverse" changes after your purchase.
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