I don't live in the Bay Area, so that would take some serious research;
however here in L.A., I can point to several NEW homes that are
Despite that, I wouldn't buy a "new" home, at all. Having owned both new
and resales, I much prefer resales. Less trouble, and I know what I'm
getting. And, I can find lots of them that are covenant-free because they
were built before any restrictions were recorded.
Even my 1984-built 3500 s.f. modern hillside home in Chatsworth was
completely covenant-free, as that area didn't start recording restrictions
From: Kelly Johnson [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Monday, May 14, 2007 10:24 AM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Got a tower/antenna in a CC&R subdivision?
I'm still waiting for someone to show me a new housing development
that does not have an antenna restricting CC&R and/or HOA, esp. here
in the California Bay Area. Nobody has shown me one yet.
For any ham wishing to own a NEW home, the only option in most metro
areas is to buy a "tear down" in a nice, established (old)
neighborhood and build your own home on its place: a prohibitively
expensive proposition for most people. The "tear down" next door to
my last QTH sold for $800,000. The house was razed and a new 4500 sq.
ft. home is being built in its place. Quality new home construction
in this area costs about $250/sqft. You do the math :-)
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