Thursday, November 4, 2010

Why a condo is not for me...

Ok flash back to the second week of the Maine vacation.... You know that beautiful house with the terrible beds? It was a condo. Condo rules kill me. Maybe some condo boards have less rules but these were a mood killer!
Here are some of them: You can't hang your clothes outside. You can't hang your beach towel or bathing suit on the railings for them to dry.

You can't have a lighted candle or a lighted lantern on your patio (even if you're there)
 You can only have one plant and a welcome mat on your porch (some units weren't aloud that and their no were printed for all to see)

You were granted a planting permit so you could plant in between the plants in the borders, but if you didn't properly take care of the plants your permit would be revoked and they would pull out the offending plants. 

You could not walk on the grass, you couldn't leave beach chairs on your porch, you couldn't make noise after 10 because people had to get up early and go to work. How about the people on vacation that the leaf blower woke up several times a week at 7:30 am???

And if you didn't obide by the rules you could get penalties! Man oh man that is seriously not fun!

And the last ones....mind you these rules came from the realtor and not the condo board.
You must bring your linens, dish soap, GARBAGE BAGS AND TOILET PAPER!!! I fell off my chair when I read that. So we went to Maine with a 16 roll pack of TP and some garbage bags....The owner of the house we kind enough to have left some tp, but the garbage bags I brought didn't fit. So I had to buy some, now they are under my sink because they don't fit my kitchen garbage pail, but no way in hell was I gonna leave them there! Nay Nay!
And the realtor wanted us to leave the place clean...totally understandable. But there wasn't any cleaning products! HELLO PEOPLE! WAKE UP! Don't tell we I had to bring these too?
 I learned to do a lot of things with Wet Ones! LOL

Well let's just say this was a learning experience on a lot of different levels....And that's why I won't buy a condo and I don't think I'll use that realtor again.

Oh a quick one! A couple of years ago I asked a fellow blogger from Maine if she could provide some realtor names because I wanted to rent a house. She never answered. When,after 6 months, I was really pissed and I wrote her telling her she was RUDE! She answered she was sorry but she didn't answer me because she didn't know any realtors. COME ON! That part of Maine has a population of less than 10,000 people year round so don't go telling me you don't know any realtors lady!

Needless to say I don't follow her blog anymore (she never followed mine it was too pedestrian for her).

That felt goood! A good rant once in a while does the body good!

First pic is from Poland Spring, Maine. The restaurant next to this pic has the most expensive clam chowder EVER!
Second one is from Cape Elizabeth, so fresh and charming. Thrid is from Saco Bay, there was a big storm that day and last but not least is the beach in OOB.
Have a great day!


Linda @ A La Carte said...

Boo to condos and bad realtors. Still Maine is gorgeous and you did find some good junk! Good rant!

Maureen said...

Wow - the rules sound kind of radical!

Mick said...

yup not for me... thats why i love OWNING the cabin, because its 100% mine and if I want to knock oles in the wall I can do it! if I feel like painting at 3:15 in the morning by george (wo ever he is?) I can jump up and do it! makes you love YOUR home even more, dont it :)

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

I agree with you about the condo and rules! Yuck! However, I don't agree with you on the blogger who didn't get back to you on a realtor. I would never like to feel that I was obligated to answer a question on my blog that I didn't know the answer to. This is supposed to be fun, right!

Vonlipi said...

Sandy I agree with you, however it was not a comment i left in her blog but an email I sent her. she had mentionned earlier that I should get in touch with her if I went to Maine we would meet for coffee, then she didn't acknowledge the email.

it happened more than a year ago anyways I've said my peace.

I'm glad you commented on this post, that you felt at ease on disagreeing with me. :)

De tout, de rien said...

You go girl!