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Posted: 1/29/2019 3:35:15 PM EST
Does anyone know what is included with the monthly fee when you buy/rent a condo? I am thinking about the BH County area.
Link Posted: 1/29/2019 5:04:04 PM EST
Varies widely.
Link Posted: 1/29/2019 5:30:34 PM EST
Nothing like renting your own home!

Going to depend on the condo HOA *shudders*
Link Posted: 1/30/2019 3:03:30 PM EST
Are there any "friendly" or at least semi friendly condo HOAs around BHCounty?
Link Posted: 1/31/2019 10:21:15 AM EST
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Originally Posted By JesB:
Are there any "friendly" or at least semi friendly condo HOAs around BHCounty?
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You can try Timberline Condos in Waterloo, but as for a "friendly" HOA that could be a tough one anywhere.
Take a look at the HOA closely, meet with the board members before your buy/rent. Usually its only the "want to be" tyrants that are on the HOA boards and if you get on the wrong side of one of them you could be in for a load of grief.
Link Posted: 1/31/2019 11:13:51 AM EST
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Originally Posted By IAShooters:
You can try Timberline Condos in Waterloo, but as for a "friendly" HOA that could be a tough one anywhere.
Take a look at the HOA closely, meet with the board members before your buy/rent. Usually its only the "want to be" tyrants that are on the HOA boards and if you get on the wrong side of one of them you could be in for a load of grief.
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Originally Posted By JesB:
Are there any "friendly" or at least semi friendly condo HOAs around BHCounty?
You can try Timberline Condos in Waterloo, but as for a "friendly" HOA that could be a tough one anywhere.
Take a look at the HOA closely, meet with the board members before your buy/rent. Usually its only the "want to be" tyrants that are on the HOA boards and if you get on the wrong side of one of them you could be in for a load of grief.
By chance do you know what their HOA fees cover as in water, utilities, trash, etc?
Link Posted: 1/31/2019 12:57:27 PM EST
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By chance do you know what their HOA fees cover as in water, utilities, trash, etc?
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I do not. I had a relative that lived there a few years back. seemed like a decent place, but as with most condos, the renter/owner bitched a lot about the HOA.
Link Posted: 2/2/2019 11:49:59 PM EST
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Originally Posted By IAShooters:
I do not. I had a relative that lived there a few years back. seemed like a decent place, but as with most condos, the renter/owner bitched a lot about the HOA.
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Originally Posted By IAShooters:
Originally Posted By JesB:

By chance do you know what their HOA fees cover as in water, utilities, trash, etc?
I do not. I had a relative that lived there a few years back. seemed like a decent place, but as with most condos, the renter/owner bitched a lot about the HOA.
Any particular issues that the HOA had that was bitchworthy?
Link Posted: 2/4/2019 11:58:03 AM EST
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I do not, I was not that closely involved with it.
Link Posted: 2/4/2019 5:25:42 PM EST
my HOA fee for my condo covers insurance/ maintenance for the exterior of the building, lawn care and snow removal
Link Posted: 2/8/2019 11:31:37 AM EST
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my HOA fee for my condo covers insurance/ maintenance for the exterior of the building, lawn care and snow removal
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do you have homeowners insurance or does the HOA fee cover that?
Link Posted: 2/11/2019 8:10:41 PM EST
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Originally Posted By JesB:

do you have homeowners insurance or does the HOA fee cover that?
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HOA owns the exterior of the building and structure. People in the condo own from the drywall in. You will still need homeowners insurance. HOA covenants will lay out what the HOA owns and what they are responsible for.
Link Posted: 2/13/2019 5:49:13 PM EST
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Originally Posted By sunburn:
HOA owns the exterior of the building and structure. People in the condo own from the drywall in. You will still need homeowners insurance. HOA covenants will lay out what the HOA owns and what they are responsible for.
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Originally Posted By JesB:

do you have homeowners insurance or does the HOA fee cover that?
HOA owns the exterior of the building and structure. People in the condo own from the drywall in. You will still need homeowners insurance. HOA covenants will lay out what the HOA owns and what they are responsible for.
Well shit. Kind of figured but still.
Link Posted: 2/14/2019 11:23:07 AM EST
What exactly are you trying to accomplish?

In the grand scheme of things home owners ins is a small fraction of the cost of owning a home.
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