The spousal unit and I are sick of Winter weather in the northern US and urgently wish to move to Palm Beach (NOT West Palm Beach). Our initial plan is to move into rental housing for a few months so we can be local while we shop for our new Condo home, but we have some questions about both life in the Palm Beach area and life in multi-unit HOA-run housing. We hope some Mefites with East-Florida-specific experience can provide insights. [more inside]
Is such a thing even possible? I have always rented apartments and am now looking into purchasing a loft, preferably, in either San Francisco or Los Angeles. I really have no interest in then paying for "rent" to some HOA at around $400/month. Is there a reasonable way to not do so, or does it entail looking for solo owned places which are probably really expensive? I'm hoping to keep it around 500k total. Thanks in advance for any advice.
Should I introduce myself to potential new neighbors to see if my outdoor cigarette smoking would bother them? [more inside]
Friend signed a July 1 lease on a condo. Found out today that the owner is prohibited by the condo association from renting to her. Movers are scheduled for July 7. Now what? [more inside]
Free software or Wordpress variation for a condo association? [more inside]
Looking for suggestions or examples of websites dedicated to folks who live in Condos or HOAs (i.e. a website for a specific building or development), and what makes them work (or not). [more inside]
Can the HOA make me ultimately responsible for their drama ? [more inside]