You can listen and/or download the talk show "On The Commons" taped on Saturday, April 24, 2010.
and horror stories from the over 300,000 mandatory membership
developments nationwide continue to grab the headlines.
Many of the reported abuses are extremely serious while a fair
number of them are so ridiculous as to be laughable.
Regardless of the severity, the horror stories make life
miserable for the homeowners caught in the web of bad boards,
incompetent management and greedy lawyers.
an attempt to mitigate the harm caused by the horror stories, CAI
commissioned yet another poll. Not
surprisingly, like the other polls commissioned in recent years, this
poll also found that denizens of these havens of iniquity were overjoyed
with their lots in life and thrilled to have someone “protect” them.
The problem is that of the over 60 million American HOA
homeowners, only a handful of residents were polled.
Over the next few months, "On
will attempt to talk to some of the homeowners Zogby missed.
Host Shu Bartholomew is joined by Joani Ellis. Joani is a Florida homeowner who is being fined $50/day for placing more than 3 sea shells in her flower bed. So far the “fine” is over $4,000. You will hear more about this outrageous story
Joani was not “polled” by Zogby and, as far as we know neither were any of her neighbors. You'll hear about the horrifying way disabled neighbors are treated all the way down to the stupid and the ridiculous rules and alleged violations that are common place in her HOA. Aftyer listening to the show you’ll understand why none of her neighbors got a call from Zogby.