If I had known how much the HOA was going to interfere in the ownership of my house, I would not have bought this house.
Not only does the HOA believe they should be able to tell us what to do with the house, but they also charge us dues to live here, but they won’t share the mortgage, then this doesn’t seem to be fair to me, my sibling and I were thinking about beautifying our lawn.
They wanted to believe what plants we could put in and told us we could purchase one tree, and it had to be an evergreen! When they weren’t on the property, we bought whatever plants we wanted and bought a magnolia tree. I also painted the cooling system component red. That caused more furor than the plants and trees. The president of the HOA told us we had no right to paint the A/C unit. He and his cronies told us it was written in the handbook that we could not touch the cooling system unit, unless it was to have it upgraded. I don’t believe the HOA was ready for my sibling and I. The people I was with and I told them we paid for the cooling system component and the house, and if they didn’t love our current green cooling system component or our plants, they could evict us. Instead, they took us to court, and we sold the condo and moved. The people I was with and I didn’t want to be under anyone’s rule, except our own, however our cooling system component and furnace belong to us and we are free to do what we want with our beach house and property.