Trish Jacobs, is the president of the Avignon Villas HOA and she is proud of their community in Olathe, Kan., along with 26 friends and supporters who believe they have a good HOA for the residents at Avignon Villas.
The Meekers represent a growing number of vocal residents upset with their homeowners associations. While many HOAs still support their residents, others now harass them with narrow and odd rules. Fines for violating those rules can be heavy, leading to liens against residents and even loss of their homes.
Homes associations are meant to keep neighborhoods from turning shabby and to maintain property values. But when homeowners don’t follow their strictly enforced regulations, they may be fined, end up in court or even lose their homes. Here are their horror stories.
The Stout family in Lee’s Summit painted a swing set purple. Their HOA was unhappy, and the case ended up in court, drawing international attention. The family won, but not really, considering legal costs.
Kansas City Chiefs general manager John Dorsey spoke to the media after trading up to select Texas A&M quarterback Patrick Mahomes with the No. 10 overall pick in the NFL Draft on Thursday, April 27, 2017.
Kansas City Chiefs fans were thrilled the team traded up from the 27th spot to the 10th pick to draft Texas Tech quarterback Patrick Mahomes. Mahomes spoke to the sports media via conference call shortly after being selected by the Chiefs.