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Old 08-05-2016, 06:14 PM
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Is every HOA anti boat?

We're house shopping. Ideally I'll try to find something that we could possibly build a big garage someday but for now the boat lives in the driveway during the summer months.

Currently I'm ignoring any listings that mention a HOA. Is this wise or should I start reading all the HOA agreements to see what they say about boat's and trailers.
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Old 08-05-2016, 06:17 PM
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We're house shopping. Ideally I'll try to find something that we could possibly build a big garage someday but for now the boat lives in the driveway during the summer months.

Currently I'm ignoring any listings that mention a HOA. Is this wise or should I start reading all the HOA agreements to see what they say about boat's and trailers.
Most will not let you park a boat/RV/large trailer in front of the house for aesthetic reasons. I live in a neighborhood with a HOA. I do not park my boat at my house.
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Old 08-05-2016, 06:44 PM
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I actually don't want the boat out front for security reasons. I'm really more interested in houses that are arranged so I could pull the boat around back hopefully behind a fence. These same houses are usually the ones that would allow us to build a second garage some day but they're proving hard to find.
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Old 08-05-2016, 07:19 PM
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I would avoid HOA's but maybe be okay with site with rules, within reason. I live in a 4 house cul de sac with rules, but no HOA.
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Old 08-05-2016, 07:29 PM
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Keep in mind that HOA's change rules all the time too.
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Old 08-05-2016, 07:58 PM
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You need to look at the property and not the HOA. Many HOAs will allow a boat in the back or side yard if it's screened from view or not visible. The previous owners of our house put in a double gate and RV parking in the side yard. We park our boat where they parked their RV. The fence screens the view from the street. It's great. If the property has RV parking listed then you can usually park your boat there. Also you can usually park your boat for 24-48 hours on the street with many HOAs. Time enough to load, unload, work on the boat, etc. HOAs are not a bad thing, their goal is to maintain the value of houses in the neighborhood. Some have weird clauses but most are okay.
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Old 08-05-2016, 08:23 PM
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Is every HOA anti boat?

Our HOA does not allow boats, rv's to be kept outside on our property. Boat #2 is in our backyard out of sight until #1 sells.
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I hide my boat in our garage. It's only in our driveway for cleaning and loading/unloading
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Old 08-05-2016, 09:27 PM
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Keep in mind that HOA's change rules all the time too.
This scares me. I'm reading a HOA agreement right now and it doesn't mention anything about parking or trailers. It was also typed in 1968 and isn't very long. I have a feeling there's more to it.
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Old 08-05-2016, 09:45 PM
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Keep in mind that HOA's change rules all the time too.
Very true, when we bought our home it was only the second one constructed in our neighborhood. Its all filled in now and many rules have changed as people have asked for changes. I personally never thought I would be able to park our boat by our home but was able to get written permission. It is now right here!
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