More and more people who’ve been burned by their Homeowners Associations are going public with their horror stories. The latest is from a resident of Las Vegas, Robert Stern. His book is entitled, “HOA Wars: What Happens in Vegas Can Happen Anywhere.”
Stern owns several houses in different parts of the country. But because he travels among them he’s run afoul of HOA boards that raise complaints that a Stern home isn’t being properly maintained. This, despite the fact that he pays dues which are supposed to pay for property maintenance. For retired people (who are often the ones targeted by abusive HOAs) being a snowbird can be dangerous. Some HOAs, notably in Nevada, have actually outlawed homeowners who aren’t full time residents.
Yes, folks, the HOA movement is getting scary. But it’s encouraging to see more and more people step up and tell the world about their own HOA nightmares.
“You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something sometime in your life.” -Winston Churchill