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Old 09-24-2015, 06:47 PM
 
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The HOA is not likely to make an exception for one person, whether you have a solid argument or counterpoint, or not. In our community, privacy fences are permitted only in interior yards; those with what are called amenity lots (whose backyards can be seen from the main streets) are required to use split-rail only. Homeowners can use the mesh wiring, however.
And the homeowners on amenity lots are fine with the disparity allowing some to have privacy fences and others not to have? What is the argument your HOA got for this?

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Old 09-24-2015, 07:07 PM
 
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There is no accounting for taste. If it came down to a chainlink fence (no matter the color) or a privacy fence, I'd opt for a privacy fence every time. Now, for some logic in what they may be thinking, if someone is driving through the subdivision considering a purchase, they get to see more properties at once with see-through fences. I do not see how that helps with resale value but could help with quantity of resells.
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Old 09-25-2015, 08:48 AM
 
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I think if you can see through all the yards, the open area feels more spacious. Putting up wood plank privacy fences would chop up the "view". That's probably why i think. We have the same restriction in our new neighborhood...
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Old 09-25-2015, 09:41 AM
 
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I wanted to understand how/why the builder/HOA come up with such a conclusion
Who knows? It could be anything.

Maybe the builder's grandfather's niece doesn't like them. Maybe workers complain about splinters. You'll probably never know why, but I highly doubt you'll ever find a comparative study linking the types of fences people have to resale values, and I'm almost positive that the builder didn't use anything close to metrics that logical.

However, anecdotally, I can tell you that privacy fences to tend to look ratty after a while. Take a look at one that's been around 20 years. Planks fall, they warp, at the very least, they need to be painted. The HOA probably doesn't want to have to go around enforcing a bunch of rules around fence upkeep.
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