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Little plot of pansies costs homeowner $19,000

A North Carolina man thought he’d fill in a long-bare spot in a common area with some colorful flowers. But that was against the rules, and his HOA began fining him $100 a day. He fought back, but he gave up after spending $19,000 on fines and attorneys.

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Read our special report: HOAs from hell

You may have heard about problems people have living in homeowners associations. Perhaps you’ve had problems yourself. But you may not know that there is a growing sense that HOA problems have become a national housing crisis.

Olathe homeowner battles HOA over landscaping

Jim Hildenbrand is embroiled in a lawsuit over landscaping at his home at Avignon Villas in Olathe.
Rich Sugg The Kansas City Star