Homeowner Association Horror Stories

For some, HOAs are a dream come true. For others who run afoul of the rules, HOAs can be a nightmare. Is this the ultimate NIMBYism?
August 25, 2003, 1pm PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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One of several examples of homeowner horror stories presented in the article: "A man from Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., lost his home because he planted too many roses on his four-acre site. The board fined him and watched monthly as the fines mounted. When they slapped a lien on his home, he went to court and lost because he'd transgressed the board's architectural design rules. He was stuck with the board's $70,000 legal fees and lost his home to the bank."

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Published on Sunday, August 24, 2003 in Bankrate.com
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