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    Re: Virginia Veteran Wins Battle to Keep His Flagpole in Yard

    A person buying a house should be allowed to not join the HOA if he desires. The seller should not be penalized or otherwise forced by the HOA to force the buyer into joining.

    in other words, the HOA membership for communities of single family houses, not condos or townhouses, should be on a voluntary basis with any member able to withdraw without penalty.

    Come on, people, what the hell has happened to America when your neighbors can control the color you paint your house, your gardening choices, and your basketball backboard, let alone you flag pole!

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    Re: Virginia Veteran Wins Battle to Keep His Flagpole in Yard

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Well you sign them as part of buying your home. So you know them up front. I know this because my neighborhood has them, and flag poles other than on the side of your home are not allowed.
    Totally agree. I am on the board of directors of my HOA. I would NEVER EVER cave in this circumstance. Sorry, you agreed to the rules when you bought your house. YOU LOSE.

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    Re: Virginia Veteran Wins Battle to Keep His Flagpole in Yard

    If I were on the BoD, I wouldn't make such silly ass rules. as not allowing flag poles in one's yard.
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    Re: Virginia Veteran Wins Battle to Keep His Flagpole in Yard

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    HOA are ridiculous. I refuse to live in a neighborhood that tells me what color I can paint my house, what trees I'm allowed to plant...or whether I can have a flag pole in my yard.
    HOA's are the same as the historical neighborhoods. If you live in an historical district, you can't just use any building material to fix up your house. Talk about added expense to live in an old Victorian home. I own my own farm and have few neighbors. You can't beat that kind of neighborhood, or lack thereof.

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    Re: Virginia Veteran Wins Battle to Keep His Flagpole in Yard

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    WTF does Obama and his administration have to do with this Homeowners Association? Way to go with the partisan hackery.
    I saw similar remarks from the left when Bush was President.

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    Re: Virginia Veteran Wins Battle to Keep His Flagpole in Yard

    When any CMOH, regardless of rank, walks into a room, wearing the Medal of Honor, he is accorded the highest military respect. If he is a buck private, they must render proper military courtesy by saluting him. That is more respect than he gets from the HOA.

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    Re: Virginia Veteran Wins Battle to Keep His Flagpole in Yard

    Quote Originally Posted by bicycleman View Post
    When any CMOH, regardless of rank, walks into a room, wearing the Medal of Honor, he is accorded the highest military respect. If he is a buck private, they must render proper military courtesy by saluting him. That is more respect than he gets from the HOA.
    The HOA didn't make him move into that neighborhood. And respect isn't demanded. It is earned.
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    Re: Virginia Veteran Wins Battle to Keep His Flagpole in Yard

    Quote Originally Posted by bicycleman View Post
    I saw similar remarks from the left when Bush was President.
    So what? Does that somehow excuse blaming Obama for this homeowners association?

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    Re: Virginia Veteran Wins Battle to Keep His Flagpole in Yard

    Luckily I have not had to live in an area that has an HOA, but out of curiosity where is their power to dictate derived from?

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    Re: Virginia Veteran Wins Battle to Keep His Flagpole in Yard

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    A person buying a house should be allowed to not join the HOA if he desires. The seller should not be penalized or otherwise forced by the HOA to force the buyer into joining.

    in other words, the HOA membership for communities of single family houses, not condos or townhouses, should be on a voluntary basis with any member able to withdraw without penalty.

    Come on, people, what the hell has happened to America when your neighbors can control the color you paint your house, your gardening choices, and your basketball backboard, let alone you flag pole!
    While I agree that this aspect of HOA's is dumb, membership is only required in areas where neighbors share ownership of something. For example, you live outside the city limits, and the neighborhood owns a sewer system. If the HOA did not exist, who would own it and maintain it?

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