Florida association threatens to fine homeowners if they don't remove lawn ornaments and basketball hoops.
A homeowner whose request to build a barn was denied because of neighbors' objections has planted a 10-foot hedge in retaliation, they say.
Georgia group sues the homeowner, demanding that the structure be repainted a color more in keeping with community aesthetics.
A vacant lot in the East Village rents space for $100 an hour to grass-starved New Yorkers who want a place to throw a barbecue.
A sandbox in a Seattle parking strip draws neighborhood children but also a threat of a $500-a-day fine. City officials are reconsidering their stance.
How can you keep your lawn green during a drought? Rather than spend money on water, some homeowners and businesses are choosing to paint their grass green.
Elaborate and expensive doghouses provide luxury home for pets who mostly would rather take over your house.
About Teresa Mears
Teresa Mears is a veteran journalist who has been interested in houses since her father took her to tax auctions to carry the cash at age 10. A former editor of The Miami Herald's Home & Design section, she lives in South Florida where, in addition to writing about real estate, she publishes Miami on the Cheap to help her neighbors adjust to the loss of 60% of their property value.