Who benefits from Lee Summit, MO HOA legal dispute over a purple playset?

Posted by Deborah Goonan Nila Ridings gives us a common sense analysis of the legal dispute over a purple playset, in this guest blog posted on Neighbors at War! $50K Goal For GoFundMe And The Purple Playset guest blog by Nila Ridings The blog I wrote about the Raintree Lake HOA in Lee’s Summit, Missouri on August 10th mentioned discussions of a GoFundMe account for the Stout family legal defense. They are standing up and Continue ReadingWho benefits from Lee Summit, MO HOA legal dispute over a purple playset?

Acts of kindness make for a true sense of community

by Deborah Goonan This heart-warming story stands in stark contrast to the ones we usually hear about in HOA-Land. That’s probably because this story is about a neighborhood without a Homeowners’ Association to “protect” property values through strict enforcement of numerous rules and restrictions. You know, rules like, “don’t paint your backyard swing set purple, without first getting permission from the Board” and other utter nonsense. This is the story of one man who decided Continue ReadingActs of kindness make for a true sense of community

Update on the Purple Playground: Video from Raintree Lakes HOA

Posted By Deborah Goonan Commentary: Raintree Lakes HOA had a meeting last night. It looks like quite a few neighbors showed up to support homeowner Marla Stout. See both videos. I’d say the homeonwers are not at all happy. But I am pleased to see that owners are NOT apathetic, and that they have actually rallied to support the Stout family and COMMON SENSE! Video #1 courtesy KSHB Channel 41 Action News ********************************************************************* Reference #2, Continue ReadingUpdate on the Purple Playground: Video from Raintree Lakes HOA

‘Charlie Chairs’ Placed By Neighbors Who Care

guest blog by Nila Ridings North Houston Texas has a street named Azalea Lane. This street not only has a beautiful name, but it is lined with houses filled with beautiful people. They understand what being a good neighbor is all about and Charlie their neighbor with leukemia and his wife are the recipients of their kindness and neighborly love. Reading this story warmed my heart and made my eyes tear up. And the comments Continue Reading‘Charlie Chairs’ Placed By Neighbors Who Care