The main purpose of this blog has nothing to do with just ‘letting off steam.’ It’s to try to educate homeowners on the kind of power Homeowners Associations have. I get tons of email from people around the country who ask, “Can they really do that to me?”
The answer is, “Yes, they can. They are a completely unregulated power that has nothing to do with neighborhood improvement. It’s a warped process of trying to funnel your money to favored attorneys, collection agencies, brothers-in-law in the lawn maintenance business, and sometimes a little bribery and kickbacks. It’s about the money, it’s always about the money.”
Homeowners just have a tough time believing that…until it happens to them.
Here’s another sad story, one of thousands and thousands across the country. We get so much junk mail each day, we throw 90% of our mail out without even looking at it. A Texas woman did that. And she just got her home swiped by the Canyon Gate at Northpointe Homeowners Association. She thinks she can fight the seizure and auctioning of her home.
Sadly, she probably won’t win.