Covenant: A written agreement or promise usually under seal between two or more parties especially for the performance of some action.  (Merriam-Webster)

Let me ask you a question: “How important are the PHHA covenants?  They have been around since Panoramic Heights started in 1975, but why are they important?  I challenge you to take some time to think about that.  If they did not establish these covenants forty five years ago, what would our neighborhood look like today?

Covenants are created to benefit all of us.  One benefit is a consistent living environment.  We can drive into our neighborhood and know that we aren’t going to have a dismantled automobile in someone’s driveway that has been there the past 6 months.  We know that our covenants set boundaries that protect our property values.  Another advantage when we all adhere to these boundaries; we invite people to purchase homes in our neighborhood.  “I am not going to sell my house.”  Then help your neighbor who may need to sell.

Line 25-28 of our covenants states: “It is the intent and purpose of these covenants to assure that high quality dwellings and other structures are built and maintained now and in the future. The covenants shall also attempt to ensure the livability of the area by protecting the health, safety, welfare, security of property values, and to further all things conducive to harmony and compatibility among neighbors.”

Your property is being protected by our covenants.  To ensure livability of our area and building harmony and compatibility among neighbors, we all must do our part.  No one is exempt.  We must all work as a team in order for our covenants to do as they were intended.  Not under the atmosphere of a threat, but under a belief that we will all benefit by adhering to our recorded covenants.  Here is the challenge:  Is there anything on your property that is outside of our covenants?  If you lost your copy, you can read the covenants on our website—  Let’s all do our part.