This was the dream home that we REALLY wanted to live in.
2 garages, 2-story, a couple thousand square feet, enclosed courtyard, gated portal, Jetted Bath in the Master Suite, RV gate on the side, and spacious backyard.
We just couldn't afford it on $14 an hour x 40 hrs a wk.
So, we rented this lovely 1800 sq. ft. home in a benevolent HOA. If there can be such a thing as a benevolent HOA. They could spot weeds popping their heads above the ground faster than I could imagine ... for which we would receive a letter demanding it's removal today with a $25 fee for each additional day of non-compliance. When the rain and winds came through and toppled that small tree in the front yard, we managed to prop it back up before the HOA letter arrived.
We survived one year of their benevolence.