My neighborhood wanted to make an HOA some years back. It started with a neighbor driving drunk and plowing into the brick entrance to our subdivision. I’m not sure if he didn’t have insurance or what. The brick entrance was finally fixed and they decided we needed an HOA in case things like this happen in the future. They sent out letters and hoped for the best.
It didn’t go that well. You see when you have an older home and there’s no HOA to begin with why would anyone decide it’d be a great idea to have one after the fact. There’s no way I’m letting someone tell me what to do in my own yard and paying them to do it. I get that it’s a great way to make sure you take care of your yard and property and don’t leave 5 broke down vehicles in the yard. But no one in our neighborhood has that. With codes there is already someone in the neighborhood who is turning people in for parking in their own grass. Codes takes care of that anyway. I get that it would be a great asset to have for those homes that leave their Christmas Lights, Etc up year round. But no one in our neighborhood does this.
You see we have a small neighborhood. Maybe 40 houses. I love our small neighborhood. My kids have friends that they love to play with. Over spring break they were out playing flashlight hide and seek at 8:00 at night and loving life. That’s the important stuff. I don’t want to sweat the small stuff. I’m glad our neighborhood dropped the need for an HOA. We are all doing fine just like we are! Do you have an HOA where you live?