It shows the growing impact of HOA fees on different types of neighborhoods. In recent years, more and more people have been moving away from private family homes into life in a condo. The decrease of available land, the mandate by many large businesses that employees should live closer to the city core, and the relatively lower cost of condo living are among the reasons for the demographic shift.
But knowing what we all know about the false promises of ‘easier living,’ the figures below are a little scary. Living in America is all about choice, isn’t it? But more and more we are all losing our God-given freedom of choice. In addition, we are paying higher and higher fees, fines and special assessments for the privilege of living in an HOA-controlled condo.
Ward Lucas, ” relatively lower cost of condo living .” Really? It is the uncontrollable and ever increasing “fees,” alleged assessments, alleged special assessments (that of course HOA board members are not paying, or have excluded themselves, or they are assessing everyone in the HOA for income for an industry member and if they do, they get theirs free), alleged fines, fees and collection costs and fraudulent lawsuits against innocent homeowners in condos town homes and HOAs that is costing innocent people their homes, health, finances emotional well being, safety and security, and the safety and security of their family members. There has never been a “higher cost” in American housing and I suspect most will not care about it until it happens to them, or someone they know. We are fortunate to have HOA homeowner experts, advocates, educators and authors like you and some others who have been trying to get the general public to “take their heads out of the sand.” No one wants to believe this criminality, discrimination and housing theft is happening in a vast area of the American housing market, but it is!
Nobody could sum it up better than you. Thank you, Cynthia!