Dang Those Pet Chickens!

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Billionaire Bill Gates and his wife, Melinda, have a great heart for Africa. They’ve put billions of their own dollars into improving life for those in the third world. Recently, Gates made a somewhat startling statement. He said that Africans could double their annual income if each person had two chickens.

We’re not talking chickens in a pot, we’re talking about creating a continent-wide industry, eggs, protein, new income sources. When the average person in the third world earns just two dollars a day, generating a new source of income actually makes common sense. Although silly at first blush, Gates’ comments are actually another stroke of genius.

Hey, Sweetie, Let’s Buy A Condo

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Condo, co-op, duplex. Growing numbers of people are moving into Homeowners Associations with approximately ZERO knowledge of what they are and how dangerous they can be.

It’s been tough getting the media’s attention, but the movement to wake American homeowners up seems to be gaining momentum. Every little bit helps, including the article linked below.

(a word of warning from TheStreet)

 

Just Wait For The Earthquake!

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It’s unsettling how so many tens of millions of people have just blithely wandered into the Homeowners Association experience without thinking. And so many people think they’re getting such a deal by being one of the first to believe the developer’s promises and move in.

Hoo, boy. A number of prospective homeowners bought condos in a residential skyscraper under development in San Francisco. The developer just didn’t tell them all the relative facts; that one side of the building has sunk sixteen inches into the ground and the building is tilting.

Wow!

Run Like Your Hair Is On Fire From Village Cooperative

guest blog by Nila Ridings

Facebook has lots of HOA, COA and cooperative ads that pop up and most I ignore. This one I could not because it said Village Cooperative a 55+ housing community. And wouldn’t you know Facebook has it blocked so I cannot make any comments. A year or so ago I did comment on some sort of HOA advertising and since then I’ve been blocked from making comments on all things HOA. Coincidence? I think not.

When An HOA Goes Broke

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Ah yes, believe all you want that your Homeowners Association protects the value of your property. But you’re spitting into the wind. All these years you’ve believe a falsehood spread by an industry that will NEVER be in the business of protecting your home value. This industry believes in the Almighty Dollar, no matter how it’s obtained.

The Pine Ridge HOA in Bushkill, Pennsylvania is a perfect example. A wave of non-dues-paying owners combined with a huge number of foreclosures has pulled this neighborhood right to the brink of bankruptcy. They’re struggling to find an answer. The answer is…there is no answer. You thought you were buying a retirement home? You ended up with a piece of Florida swamp land. Valueless. You believed the lie. You discovered what those of us in the Homeowners Rights movement have been warning you about.