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Our [house] in the middle of our house

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  • CambiataCambiata Commander Shepard The likes of which even GAWD has never seenRegistered User regular
    Pinfeldorf wrote: »
    It's Actually Impossible to do that, because my HOA is run by what they call an ARC, which is in charge of every HOA owned by the parent company. So in order to make sure they have as little work as possible, the ARC designed "color schemes", in a partnership with Sherwin Williams, where each scheme is 4 colors, with each color only being allowed for the specific thing it points to in the pdf. Like thisly, for example, are the colors my house is already painted, and I have to abide by these.

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    I would love to have my garage door be the same color as my front door. But no can do.

    Oh my God, that's legitimately awful. "Pick a poop color, any poop color!"

    This is why I went for a low-care HOA since we couldn't really find a house in our price range that was completely HOA-free. The worst thing about them so far is that some high-care people got on the board recently and started being uppity about things no one used to care about.

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  • FishmanFishman Put your goddamned hand in the goddamned Box of Pain. Registered User regular
    America: where wearing a mask impinges on your personal freedoms and expression, but fuck you if you want to paint your door something other than insipid beige.

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  • IronKnuckle's GhostIronKnuckle's Ghost Registered User regular
    In short, America is a land of contrasts.

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  • XaquinXaquin Right behind you!Registered User regular
    Fishman wrote: »
    America: where wearing a mask impinges on your personal freedoms and expression, but fuck you if you want to paint your door something other than insipid beige.

    lets be fair, only about .0005% of the population likes HOAs and they're generally dicks

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  • jkylefultonjkylefulton Squid...or Kid? NNID - majpellRegistered User regular
    I've somehow lucked into an awesome HOA - every home is by the same builder, but they all look different / there doesn't appear to be any constraints on what I do with my house.

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  • notyanotya Registered User regular
    The HOA is the neighborhood I want to buy in was originally founded ENTIRELY for the purpose of keeping black people from buying property in the area. They're apologetic now of course but I'd rather they just not exist.

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  • webguy20webguy20 I spend too much time on the Internet Registered User regular
    Xaquin wrote: »
    Fishman wrote: »
    America: where wearing a mask impinges on your personal freedoms and expression, but fuck you if you want to paint your door something other than insipid beige.

    lets be fair, only about .0005% of the population likes HOAs and they're generally dicks

    Problem is that .0005 are the ones building the subdevisions and sitting on the HOA boards.

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  • JedocJedoc In the scuppers with the staggers and jagsRegistered User regular
    notya wrote: »
    The HOA is the neighborhood I want to buy in was originally founded ENTIRELY for the purpose of keeping black people from buying property in the area. They're apologetic now of course but I'd rather they just not exist.

    That was the original reason for HOAs to exist in the first place. Ditto Realtors. The Realtor Code Of Ethics had an article forbidding them from breaking the redlines:

    A Realtor should never be instrumental in introducing into a neighborhood a character of property or occupancy, members of any race or nationality, or any individuals whose presence will clearly be detrimental to property values in that neighborhood.

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  • MichaelLCMichaelLC In what furnace was thy brain? ChicagoRegistered User regular
    In short, America is a land of contrasts.

    Or rather lack of contrast, based on those colors.

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  • RadiationRadiation Registered User regular
    Goddamn.
    Jedoc wrote: »
    notya wrote: »
    The HOA is the neighborhood I want to buy in was originally founded ENTIRELY for the purpose of keeping black people from buying property in the area. They're apologetic now of course but I'd rather they just not exist.

    That was the original reason for HOAs to exist in the first place. Ditto Realtors. The Realtor Code Of Ethics had an article forbidding them from breaking the redlines:

    A Realtor should never be instrumental in introducing into a neighborhood a character of property or occupancy, members of any race or nationality, or any individuals whose presence will clearly be detrimental to property values in that neighborhood.

    Goddamn we are never not shitty.

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  • KadithKadith Registered User regular
    when i am become independently wealthy i'd like to go around buy property to join random HOAs just to work on dissolving them by sowing dissent and organizing the membership.

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  • DoodmannDoodmann Registered User regular
    Kadith wrote: »
    when i am become independently wealthy i'd like to go around buy property to join random HOAs just to work on dissolving them by sowing dissent and organizing the membership.

    You're not thinking like a rich person.

    I would buy houses and rent them to people under market value with the caveat that they will get the deed of the property if they can destroy the HOA.

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  • KetarKetar Come on upstairs we're having a partyRegistered User regular
    Doodmann wrote: »
    Kadith wrote: »
    when i am become independently wealthy i'd like to go around buy property to join random HOAs just to work on dissolving them by sowing dissent and organizing the membership.

    You're not thinking like a rich person.

    I would buy houses and rent them to people under market value with the caveat that they will get the deed of the property if they can destroy the HOA.

    You're not taking into account the number of HOAs with strict rules about renting.

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  • PinfeldorfPinfeldorf Yeah ZestRegistered User regular
    Fishman wrote: »
    America: where wearing a mask impinges on your personal freedoms and expression, but fuck you if you want to paint your door something other than insipid beige.

    The dumbest thing about the whole thing is that it's all supposed to be logical under this veneer of making sure everybody's property values don't tank because somebody painted their house fuchsia or some shit. Sensible people don't do that. Assuming people won't be sensible is terrible. There is a house in another subdivision across the highway that has a beautiful color scheme that I would love to borrow from. There is absolutely no way it detracts from property values of anything nearby it. The main house is a really light sandstone color with some dark charcoal grey highlights. The garage door, front door and trim are all this beautiful burgundy color, edging a little bit toward crimson. Part of me is tempted to just take pictures of that house and send them to the ARC and be like, "Hey fuckheads, can I paint my house like this PRETTY PLEASE?"

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  • ElvenshaeElvenshae Registered User regular
    Pinfeldorf wrote: »
    Assuming people won't be sensible is terrible.

    Eh .....

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  • CambiataCambiata Commander Shepard The likes of which even GAWD has never seenRegistered User regular
    MichaelLC wrote: »
    In short, America is a land of contrasts.

    Or rather lack of contrast, based on those colors.

    Non-brown colors are un-American.

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  • honoverehonovere Registered User regular
    edited April 2021
    Cambiata wrote: »
    Pinfeldorf wrote: »
    It's Actually Impossible to do that, because my HOA is run by what they call an ARC, which is in charge of every HOA owned by the parent company. So in order to make sure they have as little work as possible, the ARC designed "color schemes", in a partnership with Sherwin Williams, where each scheme is 4 colors, with each color only being allowed for the specific thing it points to in the pdf. Like thisly, for example, are the colors my house is already painted, and I have to abide by these.

    tvf26emiwp6s.jpg

    I would love to have my garage door be the same color as my front door. But no can do.

    Oh my God, that's legitimately awful. "Pick a poop color, any poop color!"

    This is why I went for a low-care HOA since we couldn't really find a house in our price range that was completely HOA-free. The worst thing about them so far is that some high-care people got on the board recently and started being uppity about things no one used to care about.

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    Bring it on!

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  • I ZimbraI Zimbra Worst song, played on ugliest guitar Registered User regular
    I Zimbra wrote: »
    FedEx continues to be infuriatingly inscrutable. They delivered one out of my six blinds, but left a door tag for the rest. The tracking still shows all of them on import hold in Memphis.

    Still better than UPS.

    Update to this: Yesterday was the planned delivery date. I have three out of six blinds and the tracking for all six still hasn't moved from Memphis, including the ones that have been delivered.

    I did put up the one over the weekend to replace the broken blind and it looks really nice and went up easily, so I guess I made a good purchase, assuming they ever deliver.

  • TheStigTheStig Registered User regular
    Me waking up in the morning knowing I don't have an HOA.

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  • Trajan45Trajan45 Registered User regular
    Pinfeldorf wrote: »
    It's Actually Impossible to do that, because my HOA is run by what they call an ARC, which is in charge of every HOA owned by the parent company. So in order to make sure they have as little work as possible, the ARC designed "color schemes", in a partnership with Sherwin Williams, where each scheme is 4 colors, with each color only being allowed for the specific thing it points to in the pdf. Like thisly, for example, are the colors my house is already painted, and I have to abide by these.

    I would love to have my garage door be the same color as my front door. But no can do.

    Our HOA is similar. It's basically a giant management company that runs the HOA's for all this builders townhome properties. As far as I know there are no residents on the board, it's just employees of this company. I'm not sure if this is a big city thing or not.

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  • bowenbowen How you doin'? Registered User regular
    Pinfeldorf wrote: »
    Fishman wrote: »
    America: where wearing a mask impinges on your personal freedoms and expression, but fuck you if you want to paint your door something other than insipid beige.

    The dumbest thing about the whole thing is that it's all supposed to be logical under this veneer of making sure everybody's property values don't tank because somebody painted their house fuchsia or some shit. Sensible people don't do that. Assuming people won't be sensible is terrible. There is a house in another subdivision across the highway that has a beautiful color scheme that I would love to borrow from. There is absolutely no way it detracts from property values of anything nearby it. The main house is a really light sandstone color with some dark charcoal grey highlights. The garage door, front door and trim are all this beautiful burgundy color, edging a little bit toward crimson. Part of me is tempted to just take pictures of that house and send them to the ARC and be like, "Hey fuckheads, can I paint my house like this PRETTY PLEASE?"

    with the way property has been valued past 2006, absolutely nothing can tank your property's value outside of you absolutely ignoring to fix your own house

    your neighbors a crackhouse? Put up some bushes and trees and you'll still get 100k more than you bought it for 10 years ago

    not a doctor, not a lawyer, examples I use may not be fully researched so don't take out of context plz, don't @ me
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  • DoodmannDoodmann Registered User regular
    At this point, I'm pretty sure an HOA would be a dealbreaker on me buying a house.

    Also the corporate style HOA ya'll are describing sounds illegal as hell, or if it's not it should be.

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  • BucketmanBucketman Call me SkraggRegistered User regular
    In house adjacent news. I applied to consolidate my student loans into an income based repayment play. I waited a week and today got an email that they need supporting documents that I can upload online.

    The email also said they will mail me a letter listing the requested documents that I upload online.

    I hate.

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  • JedocJedoc In the scuppers with the staggers and jagsRegistered User regular
    After a winter of lovely blanket-nestled snoozes at 63 degrees, I'm rediscovering how miserable it is to try and sleep when it's 74 and the sheet covers more than like a quarter of me.

    Farewell, quality sleep. I will catch you again in like October.

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  • PinfeldorfPinfeldorf Yeah ZestRegistered User regular
    New goal: always pronounce the "meow" in "homeowner" and see how many people I can make mad.

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  • DoodmannDoodmann Registered User regular
    Jedoc wrote: »
    After a winter of lovely blanket-nestled snoozes at 63 degrees, I'm rediscovering how miserable it is to try and sleep when it's 74 and the sheet covers more than like a quarter of me.

    Farewell, quality sleep. I will catch you again in like October.

    I highly recommend putting a large fan right above your bed.

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  • TheStigTheStig Registered User regular
    edited April 2021
    I desire to remodel my kitchen and bath at some point in the future. Is there software y'all would recommend to help me plan/visualize this?

    Also on the subject of blankets anyone got a maximum weight/minimum warmth blanket they'd recommend?

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  • PinfeldorfPinfeldorf Yeah ZestRegistered User regular
    TheStig wrote: »
    I desire to remodel my kitchen and bath at some point in the future. Is there software y'all would recommend to help me plan/visualize this?

    Evil Genius 2 just came out, might be able to give you some ideas.

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  • TheStigTheStig Registered User regular
    I don't think I could afford any long term hench men

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  • webguy20webguy20 I spend too much time on the Internet Registered User regular
    TheStig wrote: »
    I desire to remodel my kitchen and bath at some point in the future. Is there software y'all would recommend to help me plan/visualize this?

    Also on the subject of blankets anyone got a maximum weight/minimum warmth blanket they'd recommend?

    Planet coaster can actually do a decent job of creating a 3d house as long as you aren't worried too much about scale.
    I use excel for top down paper doll style layout. I'll set up the grid to be squares and a scale of 1 square per 3"

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  • Trajan45Trajan45 Registered User regular
    TheStig wrote: »
    I desire to remodel my kitchen and bath at some point in the future. Is there software y'all would recommend to help me plan/visualize this?

    Also on the subject of blankets anyone got a maximum weight/minimum warmth blanket they'd recommend?

    I used Sketch up in the past.

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  • GrudgeGrudge blessed is the mind too small for doubtRegistered User regular
    So the hobby room is coming along nicely - all the major components are in place now, and now I'm working on the detailing. Handles for the drawers, frames to cover the top and bottom of the cabinets, shelves for the insides etc. I'm also waiting for some more furniture - an oriental rug for the floor, a glass cabinet (for the opposing wall) for my miniatures, a comfy chair and a small table, new light fixtures for the ceiling and so on... Delivery is taking time though, the last I heard most of it won't arrive until May 5th. Anyway, it's starting to look like a real room now! Can't wait to get hobbying again!
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  • honoverehonovere Registered User regular
    That's a fantastic hobby space

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  • TheStigTheStig Registered User regular
    Looking at interior design pics online for remodeling ideas. Judging by everything I've seen the first step will be to demolish my current house and in its place build one with massive vaulted ceilings.

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  • schussschuss Registered User regular
    TheStig wrote: »
    Looking at interior design pics online for remodeling ideas. Judging by everything I've seen the first step will be to demolish my current house and in its place build one with massive vaulted ceilings.

    A big part is: what level of change do you want? Layout/cabinets? Just use the ikea planner or whatever to play around. If walls are in play, getting a pro is a good idea.

    Re:HOAs - just no. It's my house, I can do what I want with it. I'm also looking at you historic districts!

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  • TheStigTheStig Registered User regular
    Oh I'll be getting a pro. I'm not going to spend 2 years working on weekends on a project that a pro can knock out in a week or two and look way better.

    I'll eventually want to remodel the whole house, at least cosmetically. Right now the plan is bathrooms, then kitchen later. There will be a small wall opened up in the bathroom but I'm sure it's not weight bearing. I want to plan out the entire house in advance though so it's got a consistent look.

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  • Trajan45Trajan45 Registered User regular
    For me the first step would be figuring out which walls are load bearing. For my old house, that required someone going in to the attic to check supports and such.

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  • ASimPersonASimPerson Cold... and hard.Registered User regular
    I can still understand an HOA in a condo situation where you're sharing walls and there's common areas, but in a neighborhood of detached homes I still find it baffling.

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  • JedocJedoc In the scuppers with the staggers and jagsRegistered User regular
    ASimPerson wrote: »
    I can still understand an HOA in a condo situation where you're sharing walls and there's common areas, but in a neighborhood of detached homes I still find it baffling.

    To keep property values up, it's important for our neighborhood to maintain a certain tone. A specific hue. A very regimented range of pigmentation.

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