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HRoi

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“Mystery cookies from otc’s mom” sounds like code for something.

An easily breakable code.
 

imatlas

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If “mystery cookies from other countries” = “camel dung” to you, you need to travel more.
 

venividivicibj

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HOA fees that are like $1K a month. TF are you even paying for. Sometimes the HOA fee is like 30%+ of the actual mortgage/rental payment
 

Piobaire

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Ours are $234 a quarter.
 

imatlas

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Really hard to compare apples to apples with HOA fees: large buildings have massive maintenance and insurance costs, for example, that Piob’s neighborhood doesn’t have. There may also be costs for amenities like 24 hour security, a gym / pool, etc.

That said anyone who doesn’t think three times before paying those fees should have their head examined.
 

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in a building i could see it since you don't have an exterior envelope to maintain privately, frankly have never seen the value in median landscaping
 

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I just bought something from Amazon (a non-prime seller), and it showed up directly from Home Depot. The Home Depot price was about 20% more than Amazon.
 

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No HOA’s for me. I live in an unregulated part of Houston. It’s great that I’m walking distance within a bunch of bars.
 

Piobaire

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Yeah, but wait until I buy the house next door and set three old pick ups on blocks.
 

Texasmade

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Yeah, but wait until I buy the house next door and set three old pick ups on blocks.
That’s basically the house behind me and the neighbors down the street. My area is a mixture of yuppies in high rise town homes and OG residents who’ve been living there for 50 years.
 

double00

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No HOA’s for me. I live in an unregulated part of Houston. It’s great that I’m walking distance within a bunch of bars.
awesome considering your three trucks are sitting on cinder blocks in dat front yard... or are you the yuppie?
 

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