LAS VEGAS (KTNV) – A $ 2,000 paint job during a pandemic can cut your budget significantly. Just ask multiple homeowners who live in a Silverado Ranch community.
They are upset by a letter from their property manager asking them to paint their houses or to impose fines.
“I was shocked. I was shocked that it was a ten-day compliance letter.”
Mary Koos has lived in the Silverado Place community for more than ten years and says that as a homeowner she has always followed the rules.
She was stunned when she received a letter asking to paint her house or impose possible fines. The letter says that she must respond within ten days.
Koos said other neighbors received the same letter and they all have financial problems because many of them lost their jobs during the pandemic.
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“How are we going to budget this when my husband is out of work,” she said.
Koos says the board members of her homeowners association are trying to help her and didn’t know the letters were originally sent. She estimates a new paint job would cost between $ 1,500 and $ 2,000.
It’s an investment she can’t afford right now.
“Painting our house would take away our emergency funds and leave us nothing,” she said.
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A real estate manager from Nevada’s Finest Properties says around 30 homes received the letters.
She says the entire church was told it was time to paint their homes beforehand.
The letters were then sent one by one if it wasn’t ready that it was the responsibility of the homeowner.
She says no one will be forced to paint their homes on short notice and gives six months for one year extensions.
Koos says there could have been better communication from property management about working with them.
“I think a follow-up letter that says they are willing to work with them and give it up to a year would definitely help our community,” she said.
In the end, Koos was able to get a one-year extension from the property managers to paint their house.