Hosted and produced by Shu Bartholomew, On The Commons is a weekly radio show dedicated to discussing the many issues surrounding mandatory homeowner associations, the fastest growing form of residential housing in the nation.
The castle has been demolished, long live… what? The unit? Air space? Temporary shelter? Many housing consumers want to buy a “home”, a nest, a place that is completely and totally under their own dominion, just like home ownership used to be However finding that dream home in many markets these days is a lot like looking for the proverbial needle in a haystack. Savvy prospective buyers are demanding non HOA controlled housing. But will limiting their search to non HOA communities and relying on title searches guarantee them that they will get what they want?
On The Commons with Shu this week are Donna Carver, Sherry Terry and Ray Leach. Donna and her family bought their Texas home in a community without an association only to have one imposed on them later. Sherry and Ray both live in a development with no common areas and no sensible reason to live under the auspices of a corporation. They would, quite understandably, like to dissolve their association. Please join us On The Commons. We’ll find out how a community with no association, can wake up one morning and find themselves facing fines, liens and a homeowner association. We’ll also learn how, in a development with a homeowners association, the owners are forced to pay for a management company just to manage the residents.