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 On The Commons 
 Regular Show
 Shu Bartholomew  
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But when do petty homeowners association rules cross the line from being just plain absurd to becoming major handicaps for some residents?
Producer: Shu Bartholomew
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On The Commons is a weekly radio show dedicated to discussing the many issues surrounding mandatory homeowner associations, the fastest growing form of residential housing in the nation.

Improperly stored trash cans, chipped paint, unapproved American flags, non-conforming bedding plants, illegal pink flamingos, basket ball hoops, pudgy pooches, unauthorized flower pots and other such eye sores are said to devalue property for miles around. But when do these petty problems cross the line from being just plain absurd to becoming major handicaps for some residents?

On The Commons with me this week are Nancy Lubin and Kim Barreda.

Nancy lives in California and is disabled. To ensure that emergency vehicles don't waste precious time fumbling around in the dark looking for her, she replaced her black house numbers with approved, easier to see, brass ones. We'll find out what happened then. At the bottom of the hour we will be joined by Kim Barreda. Kim and her husband, both disabled, live in Montana and until their condo decided to "redo" some of the common areas, were able to get around and use the amenities they were paying for. Wait till you hear what happened when the Barredas objected to some of the proposed "improvements". Please join us On The Commons this coming Saturday, August 16, 2003 as we look at some of these issues from a different vantage point.

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