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Why Doesn’t The HOA Allow Pick-up Trucks

Why Doesn’t The HOA Allow Pick-up Trucks?

 

The best answer to that question, is because they can and they did.  Maybe when most of the HOAs that do not allow pick-up trucks were writing their rules and regs, pick-up trucks were Why Doesn't The HOA Allow Pick-up Trucksdusty, rusty, nasty looking vehicles (at least in the eyes of the HOA writers). Think Duck Dynasty.  Now, of course, pick-up trucks can be flashy and shiny and very sexy looking. Some pick-up trucks these days cost more than the condo or home being purchased.  

 

I was showing condos to a couple who were all set to buy, until they mentioned those deal killing words “pick-up truck”.  This complex does not allow pick-ups (they do allow pets). The buyers asked: could they make an exception and let them live there with their pick-up till they returned north in March. They promised to drive their car down next year.

 

What was the answer to this question?  Since the HOA would then be setting a precedent by allowing this, the answer is no. Why don’t they allow pick-up trucks? It’s anyone’s guess but they don’t. It's in the rules. End of story.

 

 

Toni Weidman

Broker-associate

Re/Max Sunset Realty

727-237-0083

 

 

 

 

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Comment balloon 27 commentsToni Weidman • December 29 2014 10:55AM

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OMG, well we know that not so in Texas where almost everyone owns a pickup  truck. That HOA just sounds ridiculous.

Posted by Bob Ratliff, "Sold with Bob" (Robert Ratliff Realty) over 5 years ago

Bob Ratliff, Broker Associate - REALTOR® 512-587-5689 many HOAs here don't allow pick-ups. 

Posted by Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL (Sailwinds Realty) over 5 years ago

We have a large community, Montgomery Village, that prohibits pickup trucks. The owners must go to a public street to find parking. 

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) over 5 years ago

Toni,

I guess is some HOA's consider pick up trucks unsightly, and I can see Bob Ratliff, Broker Associate - REALTOR® 512-587-5689 point when pick up trucks are somewhat a luxury car in certain markets.  One of our Napa clients has one, although she is going to get a Range Rover next.  LOL A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) over 5 years ago

Toni: This is a very good reminder for buyers to do their homework if an HOA is present in the community they are considering buying a home or condo in. Some have interesting rules that could cause problems for buyers.

Posted by Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA (Coldwell Banker Access Realty ~ 478.960.8055) over 5 years ago

Here in Arizona if a subdivision or complex didn't allow trucks they'd never sell a unit. I don't think there's a home within a 30 mile radius of me that doesn't have a truck parked outside.

Posted by Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com (Zion Realty) over 5 years ago

Toni Weidman ...Great question and even better answer! They can make it anything they want ....

Hope you have a great week in FL!

Posted by Rob Thomas, Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro (Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954) over 5 years ago

Toni -- That is why it is SO important to know the HOA rules and regs before even presenting an offer. 

Posted by Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale (Kinard Realty Group Fairfield and New Haven County CT Real Estate) over 5 years ago

Not even parked in a garage? That's unusual.  I have seen HOA rules say they cannot be parked in the driveway and must be in the garage.

Posted by Evelyn Johnston, The People You Know, Like and Trust! (Friends & Neighbors Real Estate) over 5 years ago

That's exactly why we make the association docs part of our contingencies. No one wants to sell their pick-up. If the association doesn't allow them, a buyer can opt-out of the contract.

Posted by Tammie White, Broker, Franklin TN Homes for Sale (Franklin Homes Realty LLC) over 5 years ago

Toni, HOAs have funny requirements and restrictions and therefore it is so important to know what you are getting before you buy.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) over 5 years ago

Wow, I never heard that one Toni. The biggest thing that ends a deal around here with HOA's is they don't allow people to rent out condos or townhomes because the Evanston market is so hot and that scares people.

I have had many a HOA rule deal killer. 

Fee simple or HOA with many details taken care of but live by their rules, your choice?

Posted by Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917 (Coldwell Banker) over 5 years ago

Toni _  It is good for sellers to highlight something like this so the buyer knows ahead of time... that way it saves veryone a lot of time if this is something the buyer cannot accomodate.

Posted by Joan Whitebook, Consumer Focused Real Estate Services (BHG The Masiello Group) over 5 years ago

That HOA would be a huge deal breaker for home buyers in Southern California! We've got some really nice trucks on the road, and we don't call them "pickup trucks." 

Posted by Pamela Seley, Residential Real Estate Agent serving SW RivCo CA (West Coast Realty Division) over 5 years ago

Evelyn Johnston this complex doesn't have garages; only covered parking.  

Pamela Seley, REALTOR® Sounds snobbish to me, but then it is Southern CA.  

Noah Seidenberg we have to deal with that one too in some complexes.  

Posted by Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL (Sailwinds Realty) over 5 years ago

A better question is can this rule be changed.  If I lived there , it would be changed.  I hope that buyer made it clear to that seller why they did not buy.  If I were that seller, I would be at the next board meeting demanding this value decreaseing rule to be changed.  It is amazing how many rules exist for a reason that no one even know why it exists.  Nothing changes until one person takes a stand and takes action. 

Posted by Ron Climer (Keller Williams Realty Mountain Partners) over 5 years ago

We were working with a couple who had their business name on the driver door. Even though this was their only vehicle, the HOA wouldn't allow it. Sometimes there are too many rules and buyers should be aware of them...

Posted by Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Home and Condo Specialists (The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803) over 5 years ago

I usually state something like this in MLS but this was another agent's listing.

Posted by Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL (Sailwinds Realty) over 5 years ago

HOAs or co-op boards can have some crazy rules. It's so important that buyers know exactly what they are getting into!

Posted by Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat (406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty) over 5 years ago

Toni Weidman ... wow never heard of that partly because it's not an issue up here. I guess you just have to deal with it and be forthcoming with the rules.

Posted by Richard Robibero, e-Pro, ABR, SRS, Selling Your Home as if it were My Own! (Panorama R.E. Limited) over 5 years ago

The developers were the one that approved the original C C & R's and that is where it got started. WHY is a good question. If the one writing it up had a bad experience, lo and behold it appears in the docs.

Posted by Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author (people first...then business Ran Right Realty ) over 5 years ago

Toni, this is an excellent reminder on why knowing and reading HOA rules is so important. Have not heard of no pick-up trucks before and I imagine that would deter many buyer's. 

Posted by Amanda S. Davidson, Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale (Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group Brokered By eXp Realty) over 5 years ago

Perfect example of why Homeowner association are something to know about when you list a property. Pretty ridiculous. 

Posted by Bill Reddington, Destin Florida Real Estate (Re/max By The Sea) over 5 years ago

For those of you who think this is a ridiculous rule; these were written maybe 10-20-30 years ago. And as Richie Alan Naggar Author PEARLS SERIES of books pointed out, they were written by the developers not the Association. Who knows what their reasons were but insulting them never helps.

Posted by Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL (Sailwinds Realty) over 5 years ago

Toni Weidman now they allow pets and no pick-up trucks! Interesting! (Yes, they do it because they can!)

Posted by Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale (LAER Realty Partners) over 5 years ago

Toni= I meant to respond to this when i saw the title but the holidays got in the way.  We have a friend who moved into a new home that was being built several months ago.  Unfortunately, they didn't see the fine print (nor was it pointed out to them) that pick up trucks were not allowed in the community, even if it's kept in the garage.  He had already closed on the house and moved in, so he ended up selling his truck and buying a Ford Flex.  He's pointed out that others have ignored the HOA rule. 

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) about 5 years ago

Kathy, that's terrible. Why didn't the agent check it out I wonder. Kathy Streib 

Posted by Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL (Sailwinds Realty) about 5 years ago

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