Homeowner Association Horror Stories
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."
Thanks to The Practice of New Urbanism