(Background info) I'm no longer in the landscape scene. I chose to sell my equipment and enlist in the Air Force. I'm stationed in Phoenix Arizona as an F-16 crew chief. My grandma lives in Cleveland Ohio. She has a nice condo in Auburn Lakes. Her property is managed by a property management company. Every year they raise the homeowner fee which covers trash, landscaping, snow plowing etc... Well her yearly fee for all this is around $12,000. Naturally, since I was in the business for myself and worked for a very large company in the area, I know that full service is expensive. Here is the kicker, they are cutting services left and right yet still raising the HOA fee. When it comes down to it she is paying $12,000 a year for snowplowing, cutting grass, OCCASIONALLY trimming the bushes (I went on leave last year and they were a train wreck), and trash collection. They used to cover decks but the year her deck was due to be replaced, they cut that service. I know the landscape company that is taking care of the maintenance and plowing (it rhymes with stickman lol); they were the lowest bidder on the property by $60,000! Yet, the service is complete crap (huge piles of snow in front of the garage door, sidewalk snow shoveled into a fresh plowed drive and left to sit, bushes never trimmed, flowerbeds with nothing but dirt, flower beds havent been edged in years, tire marks from mowers everywhere, etc...). My grandma has been trying to sell the condo for the last 5 years. Every time she gets someone interested all they do is look at the HOA fee and laugh. This property management company is going to bankrupt my grandma. I dont know how to go about it. What are your thoughts on this topic? Am I being irrational?