By Wayne Krachun
I spent this afternoon walking my neighborhood, meeting my neighbors, asking how informed they were about the golf course situation, and whether they had formed an opinion. Undecided and Against HOA purchase neighbors were very engaging. They are interested, say they are informed, and express concern over the uncertainty of costs. One gent invited us into his house and we talked for 40 minutes. A kind woman offered us homemade cookies.
Three neighbors support the HOA purchase. No conversation with two of them; their minds were made up, they had no questions, we thanked them and moved on. I was really taken aback at the third one, though. She was willing to talk a bit, and her matter of fact point was that if mandatory ownership occurs, no big deal, the market will adjust. Those who don’t like it, might not want to remain in ArrowCreek.
And you see, that’s the problem I have with entitled, selfish people. They expect the vast majority of non-golfers to subsidize the purchase and operation of a minority’s expensive hobby.
MANDATORY ownership or membership with UNLIMITED financial liability is a very bad idea.