Sunday, July 03, 2011

HOAs and Hawaiian shirts

And while you can expect a judge to keep a straight face while you describe how the neighbor kids like to congregate at 2:30 a.m. at the basketball hoop next door to dribble and carom the ball off the rim hard and loudly 315 times in a row, it’s quite difficult to expect the same when you testify that your neighbor’s phony saguaro is keeping you up nights.

Playing the property values card is pretty silly even during times of rising home prices. Few if any real estate appraisers are willing to state for the record that they downgraded a house’s value because the people across the street had a metal saguaro in the front yard.
But the HOA nevertheless sees that metal saguaro as the first step on the path to neighborhood ruination.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Probably on the attorney representing the HOA since the HOA attorney is paid to provoke and maintain litigation.