Thank you to everyone who shared their feedback and thoughtful insight for the 2018 Homeowner Survey.
At the Annual Meeting in May 2018, the OHHA Board of Directors sought homeowner feedback on two important topics for Oak Hills: (1) short-term rentals (2) prospective future HOA projects Homeowners were asked to provide survey input, only once per household, and the online survey was communicated through email, the website, Facebook, HOA Board newsletter, and at monthly Board meetings. In addition to answering questions, there were multiple opportunities for homeowners to provide comments and direct feedback to the Board. This survey has provided the Board with reliable data to use in consideration of potential action for these important topics in Oak Hills.
SHORT-TERM HOME RENTALS A short-term rental, or vacation rental, is the renting out of a furnished home, apartment or condominium for a short-term stay, usually less than 30 consecutive days. Well-known short-term rental providers include: AirBnB and VRBO.
Why does this topic important? An issue of current interest to many homeowners, as shared at monthly meetings, is what effect short-term rentals, such as those advertised through AirBnB, VRBO, etc., might have on the Oak Hills neighborhood environment, property values, and our community. Current CCRs only prohibit commercial activities which are both apparent and objectionable (such as excessive noise and vehicle traffic at residential homes).
Q: What’s your opinion on short-term vacation rentals in Oak Hills (as defined: advertised rental of less than 30 consecutive days)? (1) We should NOT impose any new rules that potentially prohibit/regulate homeowners using their homes for short-term rentals. (2) Short-term rentals should be further regulated in addition to current CCRs, which are not effective at limiting most short term rental activities. (3) Short-term rentals should be PROHIBITED in Oak Hills.
Q: How would you feel having a short term rental(s) on your block? (1) Not an issue. (2) Moderately uncomfortable. (3) Very uncomfortable.
Q: Do you believe that living next to or near a short term rental property impacts your own property value? (1) Yes, in a positive manner. (2) Yes, in a negative manner. (3) No, in a positive manner. (4) Not at all - neutral.
Q: Would you consider possibly renting your house? (1) Yes, in long-term rentals for one-year minimum duration. (2) Yes, including short-term advertised vacation rentals. (3) Yes, in short-term unadvertised rentals, such as exchange programs or for visiting coaches, etc. (4) I would never rent my house.
Q: If OHHA were to introduce a limit on the amount of time for a short-term rental, would you support…? (1) A 30 day minimum (2) A 14 day minimum (3) A 7 day minimum (4) No minimum. (5) Home rentals should be prohibited, in all circumstances, in Oak Hills.
OHHA FUTURE PROJECTS The BOD would like to understand homeowner priorities for a variety of projects in Oak Hills for future planning. This is a working list compiled from Board and homeowner input. Please note that this prioritization feedback will be considered in conjunction with project complexity and cost in order to determine final prioritization or possibility of execution.
Q: Arrange the following list of prospective OHHA projects in prioritization: General: Electronic readerboard General: Flag pole at 153rd & Oak Hills General: Entry sign / monument at 153rd & Cornell Recreation Center: Install solar panels on roof of Gym Recreation Center: Stage area at picnic / pool deck area Pool: Shade at swimming pool Tennis Courts: Permanent bathrooms at tennis courts / ball fields Tennis Courts: Tennis court lighting / improvements
Q: Are there any items on the list that you believe to be completely unnecessary?
Homeowner contact information is NOT included in the posted survey results.
Only "qualified" responses were used in the final survey analysis. A qualified response followed these guidelines: (1) Only ONE survey per household. If more than one survey response was submitted per household, we only considered the most complete or most current survey response. (2) Surveys must have at least one point of contact information listed. If we couldn't determine if the respondent was an Oak Hills resident/homeowner from either a name, contact information, and/or street address, the survey data was not considered.
Comments from "qualified" survey responses are provided. These comments do NOT include associated homeowner contact information.
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