November 6, 2006 at 3:53 PM #7853kev374Participant
Why are the HOAs so high in South Orange County for Single Family Homes? Some of the HOAs are in the $200-250 range which for a SFR is outrageous! I can understand condos but before moving to OC I had never even heard of SFRs having HOA dues! I’m wondering if these HOA dues rise just like rents 10% a year and soon enough your HOA payment will be like a mini mortgage in itself just like your property taxes!!! LOL!November 6, 2006 at 9:37 PM #39358PerryChaseParticipant
Perhaps because most of the new developments in Orange County are gated communities?
I agree. I’d much rather spend the money on fixing up a house than on HOA in a new master planned community.November 6, 2006 at 9:54 PM #39361no_such_realityParticipant
Multiple club houses.
Multiple tennis courts.
In community trails.
In community landscaping.
In community facilites.
Community intranet access.
potentially your high speed cable.
The new communities aren’t really SFRs, they a SFR in the equivalent of a resort complex. You pay the HOA for all the features. In my friends place, that happens to include the salary of the person that stands out in the gatehouses 24×7 to verify whom is driving into the complex and make sure your on the list for entry.November 7, 2006 at 6:47 AM #39374The-ShovelerParticipant
I have seen HOA dues this high in San Marcos area and all you get is landscaping on the parts (not anywhere near your property) no one cares about.
Yep, just another way to continue to suck money out of home buyers.November 7, 2006 at 6:59 AM #39377mixxalotParticipant
Ugh I despise planned communities with their overhyped extras and sky high fees! That and snooty rules for living.
I will never buy in one of these places. I would end up in a fist fight with one of the bozo neighbors!
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