Tag Archives: HOA Hell

The Stench Continues Rising Over Vegas!

Hoo boy, just when you thought the HOA news out of Las Vegas couldn’t get any smellier, any more corrupt, any more bizarre… it does.

The Paradise Spa Home Owners Association has certainly had its problems during the economic implosion. Fires. Construction defect lawsuits. Insurance money that just never appeared. The neighborhood kept deteriorating and needed repairs just didn’t get done.

Your home is supposed to you be your best investment. Isn’t that what we were always told?  But buying a home in Paradise Spa was a bad investment for a lot of folks.

Legacy Park Community Association – An HOA Thief In Their Midst

We’ve frequently talked in this blog about thieves who steal from their Homeowners Associations.  There’s another one. There’s always another one.

Douglas Gilpatrick Tulper, a treasurer for the Legacy Park Men’s Club took almost 18,000 dollars from his organization which is part of the Legacy Park Community Association in Kennesaw, Georgia. He says he needed it to pay bills.

His attorney may use his age as an excuse. He’s 78. But the problem isn’t age, or senility, or dementia. The problem is that HOA officers can do whatever the heck they want to with other people’s money. There is no oversight. There are no rules. And where there is no oversight, greed has no chains. It’s extremely rare when somebody actually gets caught.

Do You Smell Something Rotting in the Air of Las Vegas?

With several dozen Las Vegas Homeowner Associations mired in the muck of a federal corruption investigation, members of one association have learned they may be targeted by huge IRS assessments and fines.

Sun City Summerlin Community Association is not one of the Nevada HOAs where investigators have found corrupt cops and judges and lawyers. But this HOA’s accounting practices are attracting lots of federal attention.

The Wonders of Childhood

Seven youngsters in the Twin Cities area will always remember the winter they learned to skate.

On a small piece of land where their backyards adjoined, their dads nailed some boards on top of one another. When the Minnesota skies turned frigid, the families turned on their garden hoses and filled the enclosure with water. It froze over, and they poured in another inch of water. Then another.

Do We Owe Them Anything?

Sherman McCray is 81 years old. He was an Army veteran who saw the brutality of the Korean War, but he fought because he thought it was his duty to protect the honor of his fellow Americans.

In the post-war years, he married the love of his life. When she died, he tried to build a life for another.  She, too, succumbed to the cruelties of age. A pension helped with some of Sherman’s expenses.

But over a period of years he began to feel the ailments and pains that take apart and disintegrate an old man’s life. After the heart attack and a gall bladder operation, there wasn’t much money left over.