Just another reason I refused to purchase a house that was in a home owner’s association. I am not paying a boat load of money to any stinking association to tell me how to cut my grass, what color my house can be, what I can decorate my house with. I REFUSED to buy a cheaper house simply because it had a stinking association. I REFUSED a job in Washington state once because I was TOLD I would have to join the union of state employees and PAY for the right to be a member of that group. Just another socialist group that CONTROLS your every aspect of your life. FUNNY, I read once that this was a free country, won by free men, established by free men, a free republic. Guess I was wrong. Must have been reading about some other country.
Here in TX, where I work set up a shrine to honour the fallen... They lost quite a few that day and haven’t forgotten.
I’m with you, RetiredArmy. No HOA’s for me ever. I know several people who live in that type of neighborhood. They have to submit plans for permission to plant trees, bushes etc.. or even paint their front door. No fences, no clothes lines etc... IMHO, I pay the taxes on my home and the mortgage. Should I choose to plant an azalea bush or paint my front door, no one else needs to give me permission to do with my property what I choose to do. Amazing to me that people will choose to give up their autonomy for fear of living next door to someone who leaves their Christmas lights on all year.