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Homeowner's Association for Hunter's Crossing

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curiosity

Joliet, IL

#1 Jul 7, 2010
I was just curious what the name of the homeowner's association is for Hunter's Crossing...also contact info if you have it. I appreciate any info! Thanks!!!
Hunters Crossing Resident

Joliet, IL

#2 Jul 17, 2010
curiosity wrote:
I was just curious what the name of the homeowner's association is for Hunter's Crossing...also contact info if you have it. I appreciate any info! Thanks!!!
Nemanich Consulting out of shorewood I believe.
Common Sense

Coal City, IL

#3 Aug 3, 2010
Home owners associations are a step away from socialism,little Hitlers running the show.

If I had my way there would be none. freedom to choose is an American essential.
ChannAngel

Channahon, IL

#4 Aug 4, 2010
Common Sense wrote:
Home owners associations are a step away from socialism,little Hitlers running the show.
If I had my way there would be none. freedom to choose is an American essential.
I agree. What's up with a group of five people being able to determine what's tasteful and what's not?? Those five people don't pay my mortgage. Those five people don't pay my property taxes. If I want a purple front door and bright orange shutters, I should be able to put a purple door and bright orange shutters on MY home, that "I" pay for!

I lived down the street from the people that put the dome over their in-ground pool a few summers ago....you want to know who made the biggest stink about it? One of the homeowners association board members that lived around the corner from them.....,it DID NOT obscure her view in ANY way!She could not even see it from her yard. What got her undies in a bunch was that the homeowners went above HER head to seek permission for it....a HUGE NO-NO in Control-freak-world!!

They got permission from the village, bought the dome and put it up. Next thing you know, the board member took them to court....citing they disobeyed the covenants....the covenant she claimed they broke is:

3.4 No Temporary Buildings, Out Buildings, Campers, Trailers, Etc..
No temporary house, camper, habitable motor vehicle, trailer, TENT, stand, recreational appurtenance, shack, basement or other structure or building of a temporary character shall be constructed, placed, allowed to exist or used on any lot at any time AS A RESIDENCE, either temporarily or permanently and no residence erected on any lot shall be OCCUPIED in any manner at any time prior to its full completion in accordance with approved plans as hereinabove provided, for the purpose of this Declaration.

Yep. She claimed it was a TENT and that it was against the rules. What it actually was, was a dome used to keep a warm temperature in the area above the pool so that the pool could be used year-round.(This is what it was: http://www.rontimco.com/index.php/pool-domes-... )

The whole fiasco ended up costing those people 18 grand in court costs and lawyers fees (theirs AND the association's lawyer's fees)....and it ended up resulting in the loss of their home. So, yeah, there's no dome there anymore, but the home is empty, tall weeds, unkempt, etc. I think that pompous board member should have to come upkeep that property now.
Common Sense

Coal City, IL

#5 Aug 4, 2010
Well stated. All I will say is that people that give up their freedom to choose are "slaves".Many though have a need to be controlled.

This is happening way too much in America, I read a week or so ago about a man out east, I believe the article said that he had a U.S.Paper flag in his window;He was a Vietnam vet and saw nothing wrong with it. "The association" didn't like it and said they would come in and remove it. To make a long story short it went national in the news and the man still has his flag.
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It's time for Americans to stop selling their freedom for a security blanket.
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I have been to 5 Tea party meetings so far and am convinced that people in Illinois are either just ignorant or don't understand that their freedom is being drained off slowly by those in power,it was a blessing to see freedom minded people joining together,people who are tired of dictators controlling their lives like housing associations, and Democrats that have been in power in this state for years now. Maybe this November we will start to pull the ship back on a constitutional course.
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Over 2/3's of Mo.voters,voted to stop the control in a referendum yesterday.

Since: Mar 10

La Grange Park, IL

#6 Aug 5, 2010
I'm just curious as to WHY anyone would buy a house in an area that was controlled by a homeowners association? What is the purpose? Why would you want to purchase a house & property only to be told what you can and can not do?

Yes, it bugs me that I have to look at my neighbors weeds all summer because they're too lazy to pull them, but I also don't want ANYONE telling them they HAVE to pull 'em.

What is the reason for having a homeowners association? I don't get it.
Truth

Coal City, IL

#7 Aug 5, 2010
Local_Gal wrote:
I'm just curious as to WHY anyone would buy a house in an area that was controlled by a homeowners association? What is the purpose? Why would you want to purchase a house & property only to be told what you can and can not do?
Yes, it bugs me that I have to look at my neighbors weeds all summer because they're too lazy to pull them, but I also don't want ANYONE telling them they HAVE to pull 'em.
What is the reason for having a homeowners association? I don't get it.
Its the socialist mentality in America today. Or Big city people moving to the country, and outlaying areas,and are very insecure.

It's the type of person that needs someone to tell them what to wear,and how to live, they trade freedom for what they think is security.A socialist liberal mindset.JMO
ChannAngel

Channahon, IL

#8 Aug 5, 2010
Local_Gal wrote:
Yes, it bugs me that I have to look at my neighbors weeds all summer because they're too lazy to pull them, but I also don't want ANYONE telling them they HAVE to pull 'em.
Unfortunately, with or without an association, most towns have an ordinance against anyone allowing the weeds on their property to grow over a certain height and homeowners have been fined. In fact, if you live in a subdivision that is not complete and the undeveloped lots are strewn with weeds, the developer will be fined (if and when others in the subdivision call the village and report it.)
New Home Buyer

Wheaton, IL

#9 Feb 8, 2011
I am looking at houses in that area and I was wondering if anyone knew if the association had an ordinance about the height of your fences. I have a large dog that can jump a small fence if he was really motivated. Thanks for your help!
Baffled by HOAs

Glendale Heights, IL

#10 Feb 8, 2011
I don't live in Hunters Crossing but from driving by for many years I would guess they are limited to 4' fences. That is all you see. Prairie Ridge and Lakewood have 4' max, Heather Ridge is 5' max, Summerfield is 5' AND only allows in-ground pools (this is a problem because in order to have a pool you need a 6' fence). Minooka require 6' fences for pools so many of these subdivisions end up with a fence around the yard and on top of the pool to comply. Supposedly the regulations are to help make the areas look better, more consistent....I don't think it helps. Lakewood particularly bothers me with all the backyards facing Ridge Road; you have a fence on one side of a townhome and no fence on the other or a deck on one side and a patio on the other. This community is really ridiculous because they built a pool then allowed pools in the yards...what't the point of the community pool then??
Nancy

United States

#11 Feb 16, 2011
The HOA's are there to make money & try to keep a neighborhood looking like crap. I used to live in Hunters Crossing. That place is looking run down, if the HOA's didn't govern some of what goes on it would be worse. People would leave there garbage cans out all week if you let them. If you don't like the system, don't buy a house there. There are other subdivisons.
Nancy

United States

#12 Feb 16, 2011
well this is to amend my previous comment. I meant to say the Hoa's keep the community from looking like crap, sorry!
ChannAngel

Lockport, IL

#13 May 27, 2011
Nancy wrote:
well this is to amend my previous comment. I meant to say the Hoa's keep the community from looking like crap, sorry!
I'm sorry, I have to disagree. I lived in Hunter's crossing (not anymore) HOA's are there to keep the neighborhood looking uniform and cookie-cutter. YAWN. And the HOA'S are usually run by five petty, nosy, control-freaks who think that only THEY know what taste is. They'll tell one homeowner that they cannot paint a design on their garage door, but then go ahead and give garage-door-design-painting an "OK" for their good buddy. They waste money on paper, postage and ink to send out useless, pointless memos. They waste money on stupid crap that the community doesn't need, want, or have to pay for upkeep of said stupid crap. I think that every subdivision should be able to vote on whether or not they want an HOA.

The only thing that keeps a community from looking like crap are the homeowners in the community. Homeowners are adults, we don't need petty control-freaks telling us what we can or can't do on the home and property WE pay the mortgage and taxes on!
ChannAngel

Lockport, IL

#14 May 27, 2011
Baffled by HOAs wrote:
I don't live in Hunters Crossing but from driving by for many years I would guess they are limited to 4' fences. That is all you see. Prairie Ridge and Lakewood have 4' max, Heather Ridge is 5' max, Summerfield is 5' AND only allows in-ground pools (this is a problem because in order to have a pool you need a 6' fence). Minooka require 6' fences for pools so many of these subdivisions end up with a fence around the yard and on top of the pool to comply. Supposedly the regulations are to help make the areas look better, more consistent....I don't think it helps. Lakewood particularly bothers me with all the backyards facing Ridge Road; you have a fence on one side of a townhome and no fence on the other or a deck on one side and a patio on the other. This community is really ridiculous because they built a pool then allowed pools in the yards...what't the point of the community pool then??
The ACTUAL reason for the short fence regulation is so that the HOA NAZIS can easily see what you are doing in your own back yard without having to climb a 6-8' fence to spy.

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#15 May 27, 2011
Local_Gal wrote:
I'm just curious as to WHY anyone would buy a house in an area that was controlled by a homeowners association? What is the purpose? Why would you want to purchase a house & property only to be told what you can and can not do?

Yes, it bugs me that I have to look at my neighbors weeds all summer because they're too lazy to pull them, but I also don't want ANYONE telling them they HAVE to pull 'em.

What is the reason for having a homeowners association? I don't get it.
Dear Local Gal,

Short answer, we were young, first time home buyers and badly advised. We were ignorant.

But truth be told anyone who lives in an incorporated area is almost as bad off. Your elected officials make all kinds of onerous and unconstitutional ordinances that are just as bad or worse. It's just worse for us because there is an extra governing body.

Now, here is my best advice to new first time home buyers: avoid special assessment areas, avoid incorporated areas, avoid home owners associations. If you can do this you will have done well.

Sincerely,

LWL
ChannAngel

Lockport, IL

#16 May 27, 2011
Lakewood Lemming wrote:
<quoted text>
Dear Local Gal,
Short answer, we were young, first time home buyers and badly advised. We were ignorant.
But truth be told anyone who lives in an incorporated area is almost as bad off. Your elected officials make all kinds of onerous and unconstitutional ordinances that are just as bad or worse. It's just worse for us because there is an extra governing body.
Now, here is my best advice to new first time home buyers: avoid special assessment areas, avoid incorporated areas, avoid home owners associations. If you can do this you will have done well.
Sincerely,
LWL
Excellent Advice!(and does not apply ONLY to first-time home buyers, either!)
Dirt piles

Azle, TX

#17 Jan 5, 2012
I'm not quite sure who's idea it was to put up a sign stating "NO unauthorized motor vehicles" but that was uncalled for. I used the dirt hill between Hunters Crossing and 304 for recreational, nonroad worthy vehicles as a bonding hobby for myself and children. As much as I pay in dues I could own that hill. Thank you for your socialist overlook big brother.

-Tom
Opposite Opinion

Joliet, IL

#18 Feb 2, 2012
One person's hobby could be another person's headache.

Until you have lived next door to a serious problem, you will probably never understand the value of an HOA. Living through hell once is enough for some people and believing that it could happen to you is enough for others.

I would hesitate to buy anyplace that did not have an HOA. My investment and peace of mind deserve to be protected from the idiots of the world. Generally, those who complain about HOA's are the idiots that we need protection from.
ChannAngel

Homer Glen, IL

#19 May 10, 2012
Opposite Opinion wrote:
One person's hobby could be another person's headache.
Until you have lived next door to a serious problem, you will probably never understand the value of an HOA. Living through hell once is enough for some people and believing that it could happen to you is enough for others.
I would hesitate to buy anyplace that did not have an HOA. My investment and peace of mind deserve to be protected from the idiots of the world. Generally, those who complain about HOA's are the idiots that we need protection from.
Apparently you are either:

A) On the board of an HOA

or

B) Are just another dimwit, uncreative, conformist sheep with no style nor mind of your own.

I'm also betting you are one of those nosy-nazi snitch-hole types that would be the absolute definition of "next door problem".
Rose

United States

#20 Aug 7, 2012
My problem with the Hunters Crossing HOA at this time is the fact they are dragging their feet about giving the bank the final amout due (for HOA fees) so we can close on our home. It's the ONLY thing holding up the closing.

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