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Old 07-30-2015, 04:50 PM   #41
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I've never lived where there is an HOA.

Would these in my front yard be totally out of the question ?
Maybe in Florida??
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Old 07-30-2015, 05:50 PM   #42
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My little pink buddies have been with me a long time. No HOA for me.

I put them out there to be intentionally tacky. It's my way of getting back for having to look at inflatable holiday themed sculptures, year after year...

Visitors have no idea what to say about Mr and Mrs Flamingo, so they say nothing.
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Old 07-30-2015, 05:53 PM   #43
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My little pink buddies have been with me a long time. No HOA for me.

I put them out there to be intentionally tacky. It's my way of getting back for having to look at inflatable holiday themed sculptures, year after year...

Visitors have no idea what to say about Mr and Mrs Flamingo, so they say nothing.
I have lived in HOA's in multiple states and even outside the US. It's pretty safe to say an HOA and your pink buddies will never accept each others company.
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Old 07-30-2015, 06:01 PM   #44
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I have lived in HOA's in multiple states and even outside the US. It's pretty safe to say an HOA and your pink buddies will never accept each others company.
Bummer.

Well, kids, I'll stop the thread hijack and turn my laptop over to the TV HDMI cable for Mr B so he can watch the Red Sox. Bye for now
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I've never lived where there is an HOA.

Would these in my front yard be totally out of the question ?
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Old 07-31-2015, 09:04 AM   #46
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We had a good HOA (w/ Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions... i.e. teeth) in Colorado. Rules were enforced, but they were fairly flexible if you had a good reason for not getting in compliance immediately (e.g "yeah, I know I have a dead tree/shrub, will get to it after I get back from a trip.) RVs could be around for a few days while owners prepped for a trip. They did a good job on landscaping and snow plowing common areas and roads with the water wells.

Fees were very reasonable. $110 per year and then a mandatory rec center fee of $40/month (part of water/sewer bill). Rec center included outdoor pools, indoor basketball court, rec rooms, very nice gym (MUCH bigger than typical rec centers), hourly day care (for when mom/dad working out). They were designing an indoor pool and other additions to the rec center when we moved out last year (not increasing fees, since more houses where being built, increasing the revenue to cover the added costs).

Thus, mileage varies. Totally understand why some people don't like them, while others think they add value.
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I have lived in HOA's in multiple states and even outside the US. It's pretty safe to say an HOA and your pink buddies will never accept each others company.
I was curious enough to pull out the HOA restrictions where I live since I noticed a couple of those pink flamingos outside a house the other day. (I liked them. This is a house on the main street into the subdivision). Anyway, there is nothing in the restrictions that would forbid the placing of pink (or any other color) flamingos in the front yard.

This is one reason I live in this subdivision and tolerate the HOA. There aren't a lot of restrictions on that kind of thing. There is a specific restriction on not having junked vehicles in your yard and you aren't supposed to put your mowers in public view. And, yes, you do have to get approval before you paint, etc.

This is not a cheap neighborhood, either. Most houses are multiples of the median home price. But, it is an acreage subdivision of custom homes, no two alike and people like their individuality here.
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