Battle Royale over Paint Color in Upscale Fort Myers Community
Interesting battle unfolding in the upscale Fort Myers gated community of Cross Creek Estates. In one corner of the ring is homeowners Mark and Tara Geissinger and in the other is the Cross Creek HOA and Architectural Committee.
According to a press release issued by the homeowners, their application to change the color of their home has been denied despite other homes in Cross Creek with a similar pre-approved color scheme. The homeowners are claiming that the HOA makes arbitrary and inconsistent decisions about house colors.
The homeowners are suggesting that potential home purchasers avoid Cross Creek Estates due to their denial. Kind of strange that a an owner (and certified financial planner) would publicly criticize their own community and potentially drive down home values. Can’t imagine the neighbors currently trying to sell their homes are very happy about this press release.
Despite this tussle, I am still a fan of the Cross Creek Estates neighborhood due to the outstanding roster of amenities including the Arthur Hills designed golf course, the location in the Daniels Corridor and a moderate fee structure. Here is a resource to view active Cross Creek real estate listings.