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I have to say I'd be against that too. But isn't that sorta thing is limited to only certain social demographics, at least stereo typically? The neighborhood I grew up in was a borderline ghetto (albeit one where the people owned their homes) and that didn't even happen there. Though loud music into the A.M was somewhat common.

I wouldn't like it either, but there are a lot of things I don't like and rarely do I report them to neighbor court.
post #1712 of 6250
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

How would people here feel about your neighbor putting five rusty pick up trucks onto blocks in his front yard? Everyone is good with this but me?

I have to say I'd be against that too. But isn't that sorta thing is limited to only certain social demographics, at least stereo typically? The neighborhood I grew up in was a borderline ghetto (albeit one where the people owned their homes) and that didn't even happen there. Though loud music into the A.M was somewhat common.

Lots of affluent guys like to restore old cars, etc. Or someone inherits, wins lottery, etc.
post #1713 of 6250
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I wouldn't like it either, but there are a lot of things I don't like and rarely do I report them to neighbor court.

I don't report things either, it just isn't my nature.
post #1714 of 6250
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Originally Posted by jpeirpont View Post

I have to say I'd be against that too. But isn't that sorta thing is limited to only certain social demographics, at least stereo typically? The neighborhood I grew up in was a borderline ghetto (albeit one where the people owned their homes) and that didn't even happen there. Though loud music into the A.M was somewhat common.

I wouldn't like it either, but there are a lot of things I don't like and rarely do I report them to neighbor court.

But it's your choice to report or not. If something bothers you badly enough I bet you would report.

Also, I find people like to cut people slack. I think for the most part only egregious things tend to get reported. I think the horror stories are notable for being anomalies vs. the typical.
post #1715 of 6250
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There are no stats I'm aware of that exist to determine whether a HOA actually adds value to a home or not. The Realtors I speak with on a regular basis anecdotally tell me that HOAs bring the value of a potential home down and that comparable homes in HOAs are less valuable than homes not in HOAs. This is only for my area of Pennsylvania and part of New Jersey. I do not claim this is true nationwide, but I would not be surprised if it were true.
I wonder how much the age and level of establishment of the neighborhood matters. CT seems seems simliar to what you are describing. I cant think of an older well established neighborhoods with an HOA, but I can think of many newer places with worse real estate values and higher crime rates that do.
post #1716 of 6250
Oh, here's something I know will drive folks here crazy.

My new neighborhood is built out, so the part about new construction is moot, but it mandates all houses shall have a minimum of three garage bays. It mandates at least two of those bays shall not have shit piled up in them and be accessible for a car to be parked it. It mandates that cars do not park on the street for longer than it takes to offload passengers/items and cars shall only park in garages and paved driveways, not on lawns or other landscape.

Now, I don't care if someone parks their car on the street or has their garage packed full of shit such that no car can be parked there, but those rules do not impact me so I don't really care. Just wanted to share. laugh.gif
post #1717 of 6250
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

Lots of affluent guys like to restore old cars, etc. Or someone inherits, wins lottery, etc.

But have rusty pick ups on their front yard? I've never lived around car restorers or anything so I'm going to guess you have more experience than I do and accept your example. But it does surprise me.
post #1718 of 6250
Piob, I think the problem here is that your threshold for annoyance is dramatically lower than most people. Some of the examples that have come up are bothersome to most of us, but there are a lot of things we accept as part of living around other people that seem to drive you nuts. Also, you seem to have acquired a strong taste for exclusivity as you've climbed the socioeconomic ranks, and we don't all have that.
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http://usnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/04/12/11159111-update-trayvon-martins-mom-retracts-accident-characterization-says-zimmerman-killed-him-in-cold-blood?lite
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Earlier today, I made a comment to the media that was later mischaracterized. When I referenced the word 'accident' today with regard to Trayvon's death, in NO way did I mean the shooting was an accident.
We believe that George Zimmerman stalked my son and murdered him in cold blood. The 'accident' I was referring to was the fact that George Zimmerman and my son ever crossed paths. It was an accidental encounter. If George Zimmerman hadn't gotten out of his vehicle, this entire incident would have been avoided.
My son was profiled, followed and murdered by George Zimmerman, and there was nothing accidental about that.

Lol, she accidentally called it an accident.
post #1720 of 6250
I was president of my neighborhood organization once. I soon realized that the more I got to know my neighbors, the less I liked the neighborhood. Except for contributing to the off-duty police patrol fund, I no longer participate in neighborhood meetings or activities. I like my neighborhood much better this way.

Speaking of reporting neighbors for violations, we used to have jerks who would patrol the neighborhood for the sole purpose of discovering violations. I'd see them with pen and paper making notes as they passed each house. I've been reported on once, but I've never reported anyone else.
post #1721 of 6250
Obviously the HOA in question failed since they let blacks and white Hispanics move in in the first place.smile.gif
post #1722 of 6250
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Originally Posted by MrG View Post

Piob, I think the problem here is that your threshold for annoyance is dramatically lower than most people. Some of the examples that have come up are bothersome to most of us, but there are a lot of things we accept as part of living around other people. Also, you seem to have acquired a strong taste for exclusivity as you've climbed the socioeconomic ranks, and we don't all have that.

G, I think you're reading too much into my examples and applying them all to me. As I said, that basketball example had nothing to do with me in the least, I just presented it as it was presented at the home owners meeting. I will say I am glad I live somewhere that the neighbor cannot park five rusty pickups on blocks on his front lawn though.

But let's say you're 100% on target. Isn't it wonderful we live in a country where I could find a neighborhood that fit me, and fit a group of other people, and we can all live happily together in peace?
post #1723 of 6250
I will never live in a place that robs me of my right to annoy my neighbors.
post #1724 of 6250
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Originally Posted by texas_jack View Post

Obviously the HOA in question failed since they let blacks and white Hispanics move in in the first place.smile.gif

My co-op had rules against black people until the late 90s. Then somebody wanted a mortgage, so they had to change.
post #1725 of 6250
I restored an old car in public view at one point. Boy did that piss off the neighbors. The noises probably really drove them insane. I remember one guy who yelled because I had a little trouble starting up the car late at night. Ah the good old days.

PS At this point I get infuriated when my current neighbors leave items in their hallway or don't pick up their junk mail that's left in our entryway so a "spare parts" car would be grounds for jihad.
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