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Old 04-28-2016, 07:29 AM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC
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Keeping up with the Jones' has many connotations depending on where you live. If the neighborhood is low income people may indeed not have the financial resources to achieve perfect curb appeal such as higher income neighborhood might. However, this doesn't excuse them from parking cars in the yard, acquiring and accumulating junk. Parking cars in the yard is not only unsightly, but eventually the grass disappears and the yard erodes. Conversely you can have the sweetest looking yard in the neighborhood, but if the houses around you are dumpy and unkempt such as; cars parked in the yard potential home buyers will keep driving. This is one way neighborhoods lose value more so than any ordinance would ever cause.
My business requires me to often be in lower income neighborhoods. I am quite appreciative we have a HOA and a city that prevents people from ruining other's property values with lack of consideration for their own.
Well, keeping up with the Jones' in the connotation that I know of, in this scenario, is all about one having to have a new roof on his house if his neighbor just replaced his or a professional looking lawn if his neighbor's lawn is professionally treated and maintained, so forth and so on. Hence, perfect curb appeal. My point with that is most who start out as homeowners don't always have the tools & money to make the place look perfect. They do well to keep the yard mowed and the bushes trimmed.

I am not arguing the point that junky automobiles in the front yard looks awful and brings down the value of the neighborhood. I do argue that having a car parked in your front yard, one that is moved on a daily basis, is not going to hurt the value of other homes. It's not going to hurt the value of that particular home that much. And I think I DID state, since you're going back and looking at the other posts, that I can understand if there is a fleet of vehicles parked in the front yard. But this particular ordinance doesn't specify multiple vehicle parking, it can be just one vehicle.

I'm glad you like being gouged with HOA fees and live under strict ordinances of the city. I feel pretty comfortable living in my beautiful neighborhood in Oak Ridge.
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Old 05-02-2016, 07:11 PM
 
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Well, keeping up with the Jones' in the connotation that I know of, in this scenario, is all about one having to have a new roof on his house if his neighbor just replaced his or a professional looking lawn if his neighbor's lawn is professionally treated and maintained, so forth and so on. Hence, perfect curb appeal. My point with that is most who start out as homeowners don't always have the tools & money to make the place look perfect. They do well to keep the yard mowed and the bushes trimmed.

I am not arguing the point that junky automobiles in the front yard looks awful and brings down the value of the neighborhood. I do argue that having a car parked in your front yard, one that is moved on a daily basis, is not going to hurt the value of other homes. It's not going to hurt the value of that particular home that much. And I think I DID state, since you're going back and looking at the other posts, that I can understand if there is a fleet of vehicles parked in the front yard. But this particular ordinance doesn't specify multiple vehicle parking, it can be just one vehicle.

I'm glad you like being gouged with HOA fees and live under strict ordinances of the city. I feel pretty comfortable living in my beautiful neighborhood in Oak Ridge.
Right, one vehicle parked in a front yard over time will cause the grass to die and erode the yard, especially when the car is driven regularly.
Oak Ridge, Lol, the most strict zoning ordinances around. I had to remove the lighted "Play Here" NCEL sign from the Quality Mart because it was in violation of the sign ordinance. Summerfield? Nope. Browns Summit? Nope. Stokesdale? Nope. Oak Ridge.
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Old 05-03-2016, 07:33 AM
 
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Right, one vehicle parked in a front yard over time will cause the grass to die and erode the yard, especially when the car is driven regularly.
Oak Ridge, Lol, the most strict zoning ordinances around. I had to remove the lighted "Play Here" NCEL sign from the Quality Mart because it was in violation of the sign ordinance. Summerfield? Nope. Browns Summit? Nope. Stokesdale? Nope. Oak Ridge.
I've had absolutely no troubles in my Oak Ridge neighborhood with any strict ordinances.
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Old 05-04-2016, 09:37 PM
 
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I've had absolutely no troubles in my Oak Ridge neighborhood with any strict ordinances.
Good for you. I hope someone moves in next door opens an auto repair shop in their front yard.
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Old 05-05-2016, 10:27 AM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC
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Good for you. I hope someone moves in next door opens an auto repair shop in their front yard.
As well as I hope your HOA's skyrocket and you're fined every week for your grass being a half an inch too tall.
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Old 05-08-2016, 09:17 PM
 
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As well as I hope your HOA's skyrocket and you're fined every week for your grass being a half an inch too tall.
We pay a landscape crew to maintain the grounds so if the grass gets too tall or unsightly they (company) will be replaced. Same goes for any other hired facility maintenance not performing to expectations. Rest assured there will never be any cars parked on the grass, on jack stands, decomposing under an ill fitting car cover or such; ordinance or not. Should a vehicle appear to be falling into one of the aforementioned areas it will be escorted away behind a tow truck.
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Old 05-09-2016, 06:53 AM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC
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We pay a landscape crew to maintain the grounds so if the grass gets too tall or unsightly they (company) will be replaced. Same goes for any other hired facility maintenance not performing to expectations. Rest assured there will never be any cars parked on the grass, on jack stands, decomposing under an ill fitting car cover or such; ordinance or not. Should a vehicle appear to be falling into one of the aforementioned areas it will be escorted away behind a tow truck.
Good for you. Not everyone can afford to pay a landscaping crew to do all the work for them.
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