We own a home in a community with an HOA. They charge fees like all HOAs do, claiming these fees cover the costs of the services they provide the community they serve. Sometimes, however, these HOAs get a little out of hand. Watch this video to see just how evil an HOA can be:
Our HOA sent out a letter, reporting they had "saved" over $2,000,000.00 from the dues collected over the last few years. I say, lower the dues and provide more services.