The photo doesn't show the rock-crusher in the quarry behind the trailer...
Originally Posted by eridanus
I'd never live under an HOA either. I can't put up a political sign or a solar panel?!? No solar screens on the front of the house? Please. Petty tyrants are not for me.
Nothing wrong with my property value. Sometimes, I wish it would drop so the taxes would drop.
If it's any consolation, federal & state laws can override HOA rules. For example, a political sign is an expression of 1st Amendment rights that can't even be overridden by Hawaii's anti-billboard laws. And solar panels (plus clothes-drying lines) are considered to be energy-saving devices whose existence can be regulated but not forbidden.
I've seen some really low property values around our islands. Oh, wait, we live on a gulch right above some extremely low property values. I can only imagine what the rest of our neighborhood would look like if there wasn't an HOA.
Nobody appreciates HOAs until they need one.