Some of the work is getting outsourced overseas, so I had no choice but to make serious compromises
Some people have a serious aversion to any sort of homeowner’s or condo association. They’d rather lose thousands in property value by living near neighbors with garbage in their yards and chipping paint on their homes. Sure, there are plenty of HOAs who overstep their authority in trying to police their residents. However, I have had a few good experiences with HOAs and condo associations in the past. I lived in a rented condo for many years and had a better experience compared to any apartment complex I have stayed in before or after. The property manager always sent their maintenance team as soon as there was a problem of any kind. The air conditioners were serviced regularly, the grass outside never got taller than three inches, and the buildings were repainted once every three to four years. As a whole, it was a great place to live for seven years. But after I was forced to move for work, I’m finding that I don’t like my new living accommodations. I was laid off from my last job and quickly searched for new work in the security industry. I’m a call dispatcher for security companies, but I had to leave my state when work in my industry started to dry up. Some of the work is getting outsourced overseas, so I had no choice but to make serious compromises. Part of that was settling for a short term rental while I transition into my new job. My month to month rental isn’t as nice as my last condo, but they have accommodations like a swimming pool and an indoor fitness room.