I was recently interviewed by the Kansas City Star, for their series, HOAs from Hell. While the story about my HOA was flattering, please don’t think for one second that I actually encourage folks to move into these Associations.
I’ve said it millions of times, and I’ll say it again: “You are just one board member, manager or management company away from insanity.” Really, you are.
Perhaps this will serve as a reminder to NEVER PAY CASH TO YOUR HOA property manager, office manager, board members, or the door man!
We’re back in Aspen where a former manager of the Inn At Aspen has allegedly stolen $90,000. A Pitkin County judge is going to be seeing Saimoni Naivalu of Ivins, Utah again in September, but for now he’s lawyered up and bonded out of jail.
Saimoni created a company to do ‘maintenance’ for the Inn At Aspen. You know, the kind of ‘maintenance’ where the only task is cashing checks. These checks just happen to turn into cash…and that cash seems to have a way of sneaking into Naivalu’s billfold.
A CAI lawyer testifying in front of the Arizona Legislature made what have to be some of the biggest gaffes or the biggest lies in CAI’s checkered history. First he said, “The government that governs best is that closest to the people.”
He seriously screwed up. The actual quote was from Henry David Thoreau who attributed the words to Thomas Jefferson. The quote was: “That government is best which governs least.” That’s a far cry from what this dopey lawyer told the Legislature.
His next gaffe is when he says that “HOA Boards are, in effect, little tiny governments.”
Holy Cow! Little by little property rights advocates are winning the battle against abusive HOA boards, officers and management companies.
Nevada blogger, Tim Stebbins writes about what could be a landmark in the corrupt HOA network in his state. A Nevada official has issued a clear warning to the HOA monsters to stay off the backs of homeowners!
The corruption is so incredibly thick. It’s not just this one story linked below. HOA corruption is endemic across the country. The news media are gradually educating themselves on the national HOA Scam. It’s slow progress, But at least more and more people are learning to never buy an HOA house. Once HOA property values collapse all over the country some will begin to realize that Americans really do like their constitutional rights.