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Good Looking Hood

One of the advantages of a homeowner association is to keep the hood looking good by enforcing architectural and design standards. These appearance standards are designed to protect the HOA members’ property values. The theory is that if all homes follow the same basic theme, the average home buyer will be willing to pay more.

Non-HOA subdivisions have appearance standards too, but only a civil lawsuit can stop someone determined to violate them. Since most neighbors hate confrontation, appearance standards usually go by the wayside opening the door to the things like RVs parked along side the house, tarped “classic” cars and eye wincing paint colors. Thus, the need for appearance standards and the enforcement thereof.

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