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Thread: U.S. Veteran Faces Legal Action for Flying American Flag(edited)

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    Re: What is wrong with homeowners associations?

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    I think with most HOAs you technically only own the interior of the home, or something.
    Nonsense. You own the property lock stock and barrel... inside and out.

    However, the HOA sets rules for the community, supposedly to benefit the community. If you (the generic 'you') lived in a townhouse, and the guy attached to you on one side painted his house bright orange and installed neon lights over his doorway (right next to yours), you might not like it.

    When you sign, you agree to be bound by rules the HOA set. If you don't like them, then you have the right to petition for a change, and have the home owners vote on the change. He is allowed to fly 'a' flag... but the 20' or 14' pole was against the HOA rules. He can petition them to change the rules, or fly a flag on a pole that is within the rules. He is NOT being prevented from flying a flag.

    That having been said, I am not a huge fan of HOA's, as I belong to one. In fact, just had my annual walk through of my property. I had to powerwash my porch, replace some fence rails and posts, etc. Nothing major, but I can see how it would have detracted from the curb appeal of my section of the development.

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    Re: What is wrong with homeowners associations?

    Quote Originally Posted by Whovian View Post
    Nonsense. You own the property lock stock and barrel... inside and out.

    However, the HOA sets rules for the community, supposedly to benefit the community. If you (the generic 'you') lived in a townhouse, and the guy attached to you on one side painted his house bright orange and installed neon lights over his doorway (right next to yours), you might not like it.

    When you sign, you agree to be bound by rules the HOA set. If you don't like them, then you have the right to petition for a change, and have the home owners vote on the change. He is allowed to fly 'a' flag... but the 20' or 14' pole was against the HOA rules. He can petition them to change the rules, or fly a flag on a pole that is within the rules. He is NOT being prevented from flying a flag.

    That having been said, I am not a huge fan of HOA's, as I belong to one. In fact, just had my annual walk through of my property. I had to powerwash my porch, replace some fence rails and posts, etc. Nothing major, but I can see how it would have detracted from the curb appeal of my section of the development.
    However, HOAs are not permitted to circumvent State law. In this case, it appears to do exactly that...
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    Re: What is wrong with homeowners associations?

    These HOAs are crazy and I would never consider living is a place that required me to join any association. I see this as Un-American straight up.

    I won't even join AARP because I know their only real concern is profit, that's why these crooks backed Obamney Care.

    A great number of my neighbors fly American Flags every day, mine is pretty small but about to get bigger before the 4th of next month.

    I fly my Flag 24/7, I have a light that shines on it all night every night.

    This is not my neighborhood I just liked the photo, it screams America to me.

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    Re: U.S. Veteran Faces Legal Action for Flying American Flag(edited)

    I just don't understand why people hat HOA's so much. Around here when you go into a neighborhood with crappy HOA's with barely any rules you see very unkempt yards, houses that haven't been painted in decades, chain link fences everywhere, just alot of general eyesores. If you go into a neighborhood with no HOA then you get 6 cars parked in front of every house, neon electric blue trim on every house, junk tossed in the middle of peoples yards etc.

    I like the fact that my neighbor needs to keep his yard tidy and can't paint his house neon green. I spent alot of money on my house and I don't want my whole neighborhood going to pot because of a few crappy people.
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    uh that is so small as to be stupid. Do you want registration? given less than 3% of criminals get their guns from private sales, its pretty much a waste of resources
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    you are confused. I never denied that many criminals get guns in private sales.

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