Saturday, March 8, 2014

POA Troubles

Here it is...
 I have been silent for so long.

Here's what happened... I got served papers from my POA.
Yes, ...we are being sued.

When I first found out about the law suit I really freaked out. I mean I was depressed. You know what I mean? I felt like a criminal! Then I started thinking about the reality. The reality is this:

Neither my husband or I have ever lived in a place where there was a HOA or POA, so when we signed the paper work at the closing of our current home we knew there was a POA, but we really had no way to conceive of what that meant.

they actually ran off copies of my blog!
Here's what it means.. for us anyway...we pay the mortgage, the taxes and the insurance. Every January we get a letter telling us to send a check to a PO Box and to make the check out to our POA.
Then that money will be used to sue you if you break any rules, although these same rules may not be enforced on other residents unless someone complains or if one of the board members has a beef with the resident.

Jerry and I were guilty of these 3 offenses.
Our driveway was messy,
I was having kids out and being paid,
Our house was taking too long to complete.
(I would say more, but as you can see from the photo, the board members are reading my blog and I don't want to add fuel to the fire so to speak )

This whole thing got me reading and learning more about POAs. Man, how is it that we even allow them in this country? I mean are they even American? The whole thing stinks...

 So... , we are working hard to finish the house. We have cleaned our driveway and I am no longer having kids out here, although I think I can have kids out for free (?) So I may have a few open play days in the spring.
Oh, and we are definitely moving, to a place without an HOA!

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