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The neighborhood is designed to have these common yards. It makes every yard look bigger and it makes for a very appealing neighborhood. It has all been kept on his property but it has dramatically changed the look of mine and I now walk out my front door to see cars parked were there used to be a yard. It is my personal belief that this will effect the value of my property even though it is entirely on his side.
I would love to send you before and after photos but his new driveway is entirely on his side of the property line but it has obstructed my view and I now am looking at his car. This after telling both myself and 1 other neighbor that he would never park a car there because of the close proximity to my front door.This might sound childish but all of the neighbors in this area are concerned that this could happen to them with no help from the association. The assoc. has said that there is nothing they can do even though he had ignored attempts by them to clarify the need for his desired expansion
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