Isn’t It Sweet When The Media Start Paying Attention?

More and more noise is being made around the country from the smallest media to the highest…about abuses by Homeowners Associations. And it’s about time. There’s no more fundamentally corrupt American institution than the HOA down the street. Don’t believe me? There’s an easy test. Just Google “HOA embezzle” and look at the results. Then multiply your results by 1000, since less than one out of a thousand HOAs involved in embezzling ever get any kind of news coverage.

Shocking? Well, that still doesn’t cover even a fraction of the abuses by HOA boards. With more than 300,000 Homeowners Associations in the country, a massive number have complaints about the excesses of power-mongering board members. Don’t believe that? There’s an easy test. Just choose any one of those HOAs in the country and attend the annual meeting. Odds are you’ll see a vicious slugfest.

Enough said.

Ah! No, not quite enough. This blog below from San Fran is really worth reading.

http://blog.sfgate.com/ontheblock/2010/09/02/what-happens-when-your-hoa-becomes-hostile/

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Ward Lucas is a longtime investigative journalist and television news anchor. He has won more than 70 national and regional awards for Excellence in Journalism, Creative Writing and community involvement. His new book, "Neighbors At War: the Creepy Case Against Your Homeowners Association," is now available for purchase. In it, he discusses the American homeowners association movement, from its racist origins, to its transformation into a lucrative money machine for the nation's legal industry. From scams to outright violence to foreclosures and neighborhood collapses across the country, the reader will find this book enormously compelling and a necessary read for every homeowner. Knowledge is self-defense. No homeowner contemplating life in an HOA should neglect reading this book. No HOA board officer should overlook this examination of the pitfalls in HOA management. And no lawyer representing either side in an HOA dispute should gloss over what homeowners are saying or believing about the lawsuit industry.

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