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.
Lee's Summit native Blake Piatczyc will be competing on the new dance competition show "World of Dance." The NBC show, which premiers May 30, features celebrity judges Jennifer Lopez, Ne-Yo and Derek Hough. Piatczyc, 23, is also opening a nearly 12,000 square foot dance studio, BPM Dance Complex, in Lee's Summit.
Christopher Harris, who already used his own money to construct a neighborhood park across from his grandparents' home at 40th & Wayne, is looking to expand on the neighborhood improvements by adding a pitch & putt golf area for residents and their children.
Kansas City police investigated a male body found just off Trolley Track Trail Monday, May 29. Early indications don't suggest a link to this death and the four homicides on or near Indian Creek and Blue River trails, police said.