Judge says Ferentz can stiff neighbors on HOA fees

Discussion in 'Football' started by tweeterhawk, May 2, 2019.

  1. tweeterhawk

    tweeterhawk Well-Known Member

  2. hawkdrummer1

    hawkdrummer1 Well-Known Member

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  3. Hawknigh

    Hawknigh Well-Known Member

    Looks like Ferentz is going to be able to wait out the neighbors. Next trial doesn't even start until June 2020. All seems rather petty.
  4. tweeterhawk

    tweeterhawk Well-Known Member

    Look, pal, homeowners associations do important work. They make sure you’re taking care of the weeds, not storing junk cars on cinder block on your yard, not tossing old appliances out the back, keeping the house painted in “approved” HOA colors, They also pay to maintain common areas — home addition entrances, trees, roads.

    In short, HOAs serve to keep home values up and the riff-raff out.

    Really sad that the Iowa football coach, with his extremely lucrative salary and benefits, doesn’t feel he needs to be a part of that and contribute just a few thousand dollars to keep the ‘hood up. He probably also supports right-to-work.

    Beyond that, the neighbors with their meager resources get stuck with the court costs of trying to get him and his entitled family to do what’s right.
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  5. GesterHawk

    GesterHawk Well-Known Member

    The HOA did not exist when Kirk and Fam built their house there. The neighborhood grew up around them. Then the neighbors decided they wanted an HOA. Kirk and Fam said they did not want to be in it. HOA puts a lein on KF's house and then sues him. Does that sound like the right thing to you?

    I am not defending him because he is KF. I am admonishing the neighbors because they tried to force their HOA on them.

    And enough socialist bullcrap about how he should just pay it because he makes a lot of money. Why should he pay for something he isn't part of and doesn't want?
  6. LicThawk

    LicThawk Well-Known Member

    He runs his property like his football team. stubborn and unwillingness to change even if it makes sense.
  7. Hawknigh

    Hawknigh Well-Known Member

    Comparing this situation to running the football team. Sounds fun.

    Ferentz does tend to rely on his tight end! o_O
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  8. BVHawk95

    BVHawk95 Well-Known Member

    Read this thread. This is old news.


    This is not KF bullying some poor little neighbor and trying to screw him out of money. This Buatti guy is the head of the department of radiation oncology at the Carver Medical Center.

    He wanted to develop the area and particularly the road for real estate purposes. He began the HOA well AFTER KF had been living there for some time, and then tried to force them to pay HOA fees when KF opted out, which he was entitled to do so. Court uphled that. Then, Buatti tried to force KF to pay for a renovation he never wanted, for a HOA he never intended to be part of, and is trying to use public image to bully him into doing so.

    This has nothing to do with football, it's about some jackass whose pissy he didn't get his way.
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  9. westender

    westender Well-Known Member

    One never existed in this case and they never signed on for it! I am just sure Kirk's neighbors are poor folk. Get real. Doctors and professors or business owners. Kirk would have been better off buying a farm somewhere out in the country.
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  10. pythagoras

    pythagoras Well-Known Member

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  11. ssckelley

    ssckelley Well-Known Member

    You should do a little more research before jumping to conclusions.
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  12. westender

    westender Well-Known Member

  13. 4thngoal

    4thngoal Well-Known Member

    Personally I don't like and have turned down looking at property because it had an HOA.
    I can't imagine telling someone else what and where they can plant. What color they can side or paint their house. ECT. ECT.
    It's none of my dam business!
    Just like what I do is none of theirs.
    I grew up in small town Iowa, where everyone knows everyone's business, if they don't, they will make some crap up.
    It's nice to know your neighbors. It's nice to be friends with them and be able to count on them. But come on.
    What really pisses me off about this is.
    So an HOA is saying absolutely no artist? Well ok, but you can't express it.
    I bet Einstein and Tesla wouldn't fit into an HOA mold either. So no intelligent people.
    It's just stupid and not very progressive thinking.
    Now I agree that things should be handled amongst a community. You know "hey your dog is an asshole and if you let it keep running loose, one of these days it probably won't be home". Or "hey ya know there are kids around here, slow your butt down and pay attention. Don't be so selfish".
    I can even see "hey can you trim your tree that is hanging on my property".
    But and I kid you not.
    I bought a house once and the girl next door is over chatting in my yard and says "watch out for those people back there, we were watching them with our binoculars one night and they were sitting in the hot tub smoking pot".
    I said
    "You were watching them in the hot tub with binoculars"??
    She said
    "Yeah and they were smoking pot"
    I again said with more emphasis.
    "You were watching them in their hot tub with binoculars"?

    She didn't get it.

    You don't need an HOA. People are nosy enough anyway. They would rather tell you how to tend to your own garden instead of tending to their own.
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  14. SteveGarvey1

    SteveGarvey1 Well-Known Member

    Must have felt like winning another bowl game to Kirk.
  15. homes

    homes Well-Known Member

    This is not that complicated. There was no "stiffing" of any neighbors. If anything, it was the neighbors trying to "stiff" the Ferentz's into compliance with a private contract they had not agreed to be part of. The same applies to Kirk Ferentz or John Q. Public. The Ferentz's just had the resources to fight this. And by doing so, they have aided John Q. Public down the road who may face a similar circumstance.
  16. HuckFinn

    HuckFinn Well-Known Member

    Yeah,well. Far be it from me to argue that KF has control over his bought and paid for personal property.
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  17. Knight78

    Knight78 Well-Known Member

    Actually, when he had the house built it WAS somewhere out in the country.
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  18. okeefe4prez

    okeefe4prez Well-Known Member

    My place was too. It was amazing, there were dense trees all over the place, one peach farmer still out there with a few horses and a donkey. In the past 6 months they have clear cut thousands of trees and there are 450 houses going up. It totally sucks.
  19. okeefe4prez

    okeefe4prez Well-Known Member

    The best part of this story is that two separate lawyers will get paid legal fees as well.
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  20. GesterHawk

    GesterHawk Well-Known Member

    No more snappy comebacks, pal?