Houses and Home Ownership


#222

You didn’t answer my question.


#223

Even if your HOA currently has a rule that you have to ask new people to join, or that you can opt-out, that rule itself can be changed. Today you might be able to opt-out, but tomorrow, maybe not?


#224

The only good use of a HOA is to manage common space like a pool or such that is for some reason run by the development. Otherwise nothing good.

And I would only consider one that placed strict controls to prevent mission creep beyond a shared pool.


#225

I’ll just salt the entire yard! It worked for that one patch of weeds!


#226

#227

If you’re leasing it I have to wonder if you’re liable to the HOA or just to the landlord. I haven’t gotten to that bit in my real estate class so I have no idea.


#228

Our building is a condo and has an HOA. If it’s hidden in our rent I don’t know but we don’t pay HOA fees.


#229

I have upped my lawncare game.


#230

You now have achieved peak home owner.


#231

Also: look at my wood.


#232

My family had a cabin that was wood heated only at one point. We had an old shed where we dried out firewood. Definitely miss the smell of like an entire shed of drying cedar.


#233

Electric, cordless pushmower forever! I sit on my ass too much at work as it is. :wink:


#234

I’m still slightly regretting not spending the like $4k it costs to get that Husqvarna lawn robot:

But only slightly.


#235

And here I thought I already saw all your wood.


#236

I see nightmares of that thing running you down.


#237

#238

Manual pushmotor and goat forever.


#239

I’m too mechanically adept to ever need to replace my 22" gas-powered push mower. They’d literally need to stop selling gasoline.


#240

Buy a riding mower and slap a turbo on it.


#241

My yard is literally too small for a riding mower.