Sarcasm isn't becoming. Picture this: A community of homes that are all light blue or tan - they're all connected, by the way, they're townhomes. And some moron wants to come in and paint his house BRIGHT RED. That would be cool with you, seriously, if you lived next door? Oh, and in the process, it drives down the values of every home around it because it's an eyesore. And further still, the guy that bought the house and painted it agreed, in writing, to keep the house color the same and had a choice to buy a house down the street in a community without an HOA and this community, with one. :nono2: Rules is rules. Don't like it, don't buy the house. I don't know why all you people who DON'T live in HOA communities are bashing HOAs - it was your choice not to buy there - good for you - if you see it as a Nazi installment that's fine, but don't feed into the pervasive attitude that all HOAs are bad. Do you really have nothing better to do then to comment on something that doesn't effect you at all? And if you're bashing the HOAs and DO live in an HOA community, why in the hell did you buy a house there in the first place?! The HOA wasn't created AFTER you purchased the house - you got a copy of the bylaws before you signed at that settlement table.