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10 Deed Restrictions That Could Ruin Your Dream Home


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Color Palettes
Many neighborhoods have restrictions in place to limit the spectrum of paint colors on houses.
Many neighborhoods have restrictions in place to limit the spectrum of paint colors on houses.
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Many neighborhoods and subdivisions have deed restrictions in place to limit the spectrum of paint colors on houses. In some cases, those restrictions might provide a list of approved colors. Or non-approved colors may be listed, instead. Those approved and banned color lists can be minute and specific. For example, one shade of light yellow might be okay, while a different shade of light yellow might be forbidden [source: Glenn]. Restrictions can also apply to finishes like brick, stone and styles of siding [source: Fambrough]. Those can get pretty detailed. For example, a restriction might require that a certain percentage of a house's exterior be built of brick [source: Fambrough].