America’s worst neighbor owns a luxury condo in St. Petersburg FL

guest blog by Deborah Goonan

It seems that even if you own a condo worth nearly a half-million dollars or more, you can still end up next to the Neighbor from Hell. Bad neighbors can even afford to live at Signature Place, with its panoramic views of Tampa Bay in the heart of downtown St. Petersburg.

As of last July, the Tampa Bay Times reported that local police had responded to 48 calls regarding Brian J. Daly over a period of three years. Neighbors have filed complaints of domestic disturbances with Daly’s cocaine-addicted female companion, noxious odors, Daly pacing in the hallways buck naked, making lewd remarks and threats to other residents, and generally obnoxious and disruptive behavior while under the influence of alcohol and drugs. This has been going on since 2010.

A Mini-Love Canal in a Pennsylvania HOA

guest blog by Andy Ostrowski (former PA Congressional Candidate)

The Wilson School District was going to purchase a tract of land adjacent to the Hidden Valley condominium. They are both part of the same parcel in the “Lincoln Park” area of West Lawn, Spring Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania. Ironically, you cannot even find the Hidden Valley Condominiums at 1334 West Wyomissing Boulevard address on google maps – it is hidden, indeed. Google map it.

Yet Another HOA Embezzling Case

These stories come to us daily. Sometimes the loss is $28,000. Some are over a million dollars. Even when convicted there’s rarely any restitution from the embezzlers. And that means that every member of the Homeowners Association is going to be hit with a special assessment to cover the losses. Embezzling, kickbacks. And sometimes these crimes are so organized and so massive that they bankrupt entire neighborhoods.

Someday homeowners will wake up.

(link to another embezzlement in Tennessee)