Getting Screwed for Putting Up Posties

Whew! Put up any kind of lawn sign in an HOA neighborhood and you’re going to get “rode hard and put away wet.”

These poor folks in North Carolina put up a small sign on their porch to tell burglars that they believed in the Second Amendment. No sooner did the sign go up than they were they smacked up alongside the face.

“Illegal sign!  One hundred bucks a day!” This is one HOA that knows how to play cards and lay down a phony flush. “We own your butt, Big Boy! And you’re goin’ down hard.”

If you’ve EVER considered living in an HOA neighborhood, wander over to and buy my book, Neighbors At War! Or borrow a freebie from your next-door neighbor. And definitely….read the link posted below!

(link to story on illegal security sign)


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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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