Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: The land of Enchantment
When I was in college, I rented a condo w some others. And, that is the exact description I would have used to describe the "HOA" commando in chief there, OP..."psychotic control freak". Wow, it must be like, "if you build them, they will come!". The "confrontations" were to numerous to list!!!
As a result of that experience, one criterian I have always had for purchasing a home anywhere is - it has nothing that even remotely resembles an HOA "attatched" to the deed. I have always lived far out of town, yet I still have always verified there was "no HOA" - before making an offer.
There is just as much horse sense as ever, but the horses have most of it.