HOA: "I don't give a f*** what his problem is..."


Man buys house and lot in Kennewick, Wash. According to HOA rules, he has one year from occupancy to landscape (including irrigation) his 2-acre property.
However, the man's reserve unit has been mobilized, he's on his way to Iraq, and his wife is pregnant.
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2008231428_reservist06m.html
Must be an Army reserve unit. Marines would remove the developer's lungs with an ice cream scoop.
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Would be nice if the guy that is so angry over the situation could put that energy into helping the guy out with his yard.
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HeyBub wrote:

abandoned. The developer should lose because the owners have abandoned and neglected the property? BS. Being called up is no excuse for being an irresponsible slob. Didn't know he might be called up? Bought TWO ACRES to landscape? When I couldn't pay rent, I lost occupancy privileges. Logical, reasonable, appropriate.
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Are you saying that since he is a reservist he should not buy property? He should live in a dumpy apartment "just in case" he has to leave suddenly?
The truth is probably in the middle ground. Employers have to make provisions for reservists, no reason a developer can't do the same. Maybe even do some of the work in the meantime. He is making himself look the fool right now, be it a contract or not.
As for the two acres, that m ay well be the minimum lot size as determined by the town for septic use. That is hte minimum in my town if you are outside the sewer district.
Fact is, neither of us knows the whole story from the article we read. There may be a lot more to this on both sides.
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or his lawyer should contact their Member of Congress. Surprising how few people think of using these ****s. They are always thrilled to solve a constituent's problems; translates to votes next time. Also, when the Secretary of Defense will take the Congresscritter's call.
Good luck.
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Enough of the picture has been presented that it looks to me there are two sides. One key piece of information is that the neighbors had to mow down the weeds. Now, forget about not doing the landscaping and irrigation system after a year. If the homeowners are the least bit responsible, then why aren't they at least having the property regularly mowed?
It sounds like there is a good possibility these buyers bit off more than they can chew. I have a lot of sympathy for those serving their country and would certainly give them extra consideration, but you have to look at all the facts and both sides of the situation before you leap to conclusions. Also, by now, being a reservist and being called up isn't unexpected, so it's not like it came totally out of the blue.
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I find this story more than passing strange. I live no more than about 60 miles away over here in eastern Washington. I am pretty much of a news hound and catch at least 3 local TV news reports every day plus take the Spokesman Review newspaper that usually has good coverage of this area. Odd that this is the first I have read (or heard) about the situation. I would think it would be front page news in the local sections.
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