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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. AD0IM

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    I joined the hobby after buying into an HOA neighborhood. As it turns out, the restrictions only keep me from doing things I don't have the energy to do anyway. Large antennas just look like a lot of work and worry to me. The Mrs would probably have those same restrictions anyway. A couple of stealthy dipoles are working for me just fine.
     
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  2. WD4IGX

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    Don't.

    I will never, ever, live under an HOA regime.
     
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  3. WD4IGX

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    Because most of those people don't do anything out of the ordinary themselves and it keeps their neighbors from doing anything out of the ordinary either, and they're the types who want to keep other people's lives as dull as their own.
     
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  4. W1SPS

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    Simple, DON'T move to an HOA. I can't imagine willingly spending good money to have my rights infringed on.
     
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  5. W2AI

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    I see the usual pro-HOA suspects on Ham Radio Discussions are NOT commenting on this thread.....
     
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  6. W2AI

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    Roger, I don't blame you.....same for me as well.
     
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  7. VE2GCE

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  8. W1SPS

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    If you can't have the antenna you want that is being deterred.
     
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  9. N0TZU

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    Well done, and thanks for keeping it succinct!
     
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  10. GW6CZE

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    So much for the land of the free !
     
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  11. W5CJA

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    Even without HOAs, most new developments (even for starter homes) come with covenants. If you're building a family and want to stay in a good school district, you're probably going to have restrictions.

    That being said, if I could build or buy as far from civilization as possible...I would.
     
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  12. W2AI

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    Step 2:
    Just say "NO".
     
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  13. K8QS

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    Great work, Don. We've seen the influence of hams in many communities.
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  14. K8QS

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    There you have it, Dave. We get to select the kinds of communities we move into. HOAs vary enormously too.
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  15. K8QS

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    Thanks for your kind comments, Bob. We knew we would get the usual "I'll never move to an HOA" comments, but the fact is that even many such folks end up in HOAs. So we approached things to over help for those thinking about making the move.
    Quin, K8QS
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