Sunday, April 17, 2011

Would you turn your house into a billboard?

A California company called Adzookie has started a new campaign where it will pay a homeowner’s monthly mortgage payment for each month that the home remains a “live billboard”. Over three to five days, this company will paint the entire outside of the house minus the roof, windows and any awnings to advertise various products and services. The house must remain painted for at least three months and the billboard arrangement may be extended up to a year.

The only condition the company places is that the home must be owned and not leased or rented. No mention of any concerns about entering into such an agreement for owners whose homes are located inside community associations where the neighbors might very well have some issues with a “billboard house” in their midst. Of course, there could be problems with municipal and county codes as well for owners living outside associations.

Still, it is food for thought. There are two types of delinquent owners: those who are not paying the association because they have not made the association assessment a priority and might even believe that the association has no recourse against them and those owners who simply cannot pay due to a job loss, illness, death, disability or other reversal of fortune. For the latter category, no amount of use suspensions, threats or other actions will make much difference.

How far is too far when it comes to saving your property? Judge for yourself:

This work by Donna DiMaggio Berger, Esq. is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 Generic License.

1 comment:

  1. Quite good offer for the home owner, but still, its a no-no decision for me. I don't know why, i just don't feel my house to be painted and to look like a billboard..