Bill Davis

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 papers, TV news reports, radio news and talk shows and blogs the world over have been reporting on the horror stories, tragedies and financial problems facing America’s millions of homeowners trapped in association controlled dwelling units.  You can read and listen to many versions of the suicides in Las Vegas, the fatal shooting of a teenager by a “volunteer” patrolling the neighborhood  for Neighborhood Watch,  the condo owner being fined and sued for having the temerity to plant flowers in front of her unit, the homeowner threatened with fines for placing a small religious symbol on her front door.  And the list goes on, from the horrendous to the insanely stupid and petty.  Regardless of how horrible or hideous the news from associations is, proponents of controlled living insist associations protect you, the unit owners.  But do they? 
 
Joining us On The Commons is Bill Davis.  Bill is a Texas attorney who has been digging a little deeper into all the ramifications of housing associations.  We’ll talk about the latest pitfalls not generally known and understood by unit owners and what to look for to determine whether or not you are adequately protected or….?  You won’t want to miss this one.
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Frank Short

Housing consumers are advised to do their due diligence, to read the governing documents of the HOA, before buying a unit in an association controlled development.  In fact some states have disclosure laws requiring sellers to provide these documents. Are housing consumers being given a false sense of security?  What happens the next time the legislature convenes to introduce new laws? 
 
Joining us On The Commons is Frank Short with our annual St. Patrick’s Day round up of the latest in HOA land.    Frank is an attorney, an owner and a long time advocate for homeowner rights.  We’ll talk about proposed legislation in Virginia, the good, the bad and the ugly and the legislators who sponsored the bills. 
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Rodney Gray

On a recent trip to Las Vegas Nevada I was interviewed by Rodney Gray.  I audio recorded the interview, with Rodney’s permission, with the idea of sharing it with my listeners.  It is a little strange to be interviewed on my own show, but here it is, showcasing Rodney’s skills and talent as an interviewer.
The second portion was a casual, impromptu interview in the car on the ride back into the city with Dr Gary Solomon and Robin Hune.  They are both passionate advocates for individual homeowner rights so it was a privilege to be able to talk to them.  Again, I share the audio clip with you.  They will both be back but in the meantime enjoy eavesdropping in on our conversation.
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