Scary Time for Condo HOAs

There’s a pretty good column in the Atlanta Business Chronicle about how the financial meltdown has impacted condo owners. Foreclosures and walkaways hammered the budgets of HOAs, not just in Atlanta, but all over the country. This columnist claims the market has turned around.

But wait! Wait! Financial news on the international and national scale is not good. In fact it’s somewhat bleak. The next decade could be a financial home wrecker. Pray for the best, plan for the worst.

Still, the column linked below is worth reading

http://www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/real_talk/2012/11/checking-the-financial-health-of-hoas.html?page=all

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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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