Saturday, March 31, 2018

Painting is Done...Kind Of

We had a friend of a friend come over today and paint the trim that the HOA insisted we get done within the next couple weeks.  Fortunately the guy did a great job and it cost $700 less than the first estimate we got from another painter.  Unfortunately the newly painted fascia trim now doesn't match the trim around the windows so we may need to get the guy back and do the window trim.  Usually the HOA has a paint code so you know that the paint you buy will match the original paint but our HOA didn't have this code and just said "color match it".  Easier said than done when you are trying to match paint that has been baking in the Las Vegas sun for 10 years.  Ayayay


  1. What a good friend. HOAs are terrible, like power mongers, people who have more time on their hands to tell others what to do. We have them in Canada but not nearly in the number that they are in the USA. We had the option of buying a house here in a HOA, really nice area but I refused, hate to be told what to do and when. I don't think I could live in a condo again for that reason as well.

  2. We specifically bought a house that was not in an HOA. Not that we are rule breakers, but it seems that some not all HOA's get a little carried away with enforcing the rules.