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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. 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.
    W1SRR, M1WML, N0TZU and 2 others like this.
  2. 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.
    W2DB, W4JPL, M1WML and 8 others like this.
  3. 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:
    WA4LV, KI8N, KE4YMX and 4 others like this.
  4. 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.
    KY4K, M1WML, AE8F and 1 other person like this.
  5. 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.
    M1WML, WA8FOZ, KI4POT and 6 others like this.
  6. 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.
    W1SRR, WA4LV, KE4YMX and 11 others like this.
  7. WD4IGX

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    I will never, ever, live under an HOA regime.
    W4JPL, M1WML, KE4ITL and 4 others like this.
  8. 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.
    KC1DR, M1WML, N8VIL and 2 others like this.
  9. 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.
    W4JPL, M1WML, N8VIL and 4 others like this.
  10. W2AI

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    I see the usual pro-HOA suspects on Ham Radio Discussions are NOT commenting on this thread.....
    W1SRR, M1WML, N0TZU and 1 other person like this.

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