With all the bad press HOAs have been enjoying lately, it must be time for yet another industry sponsored survey, proving once again that ALL the fraud, abuses, and just plain stupidity we keep hearing about are nothing more than “isolated incidents”, simply anecdotal and really mean nothing. You see, “the survey says; homeowners are overwhelmingly satisfied with their HOAs”. Funny how the survey says the same thing time and again and yet the stories and the need for more and more enabling legislation to fix the problems continue to grow. Something smells a little fishy here.
Deborah Goonan joins us On The Commons. Deborah is a prolific blogger, commentator on many online venues including social media. She is a researcher who manages to pack a great deal in her day. Unlike many advocates who, once they escape the horror of their residential associations simply disappear, Deborah stuck with it to understand the issues and the problems. Her blog is called Independent American Communities . You will find a lot of these ” isolated incidents” discussed there. We talk to Deborah about the surveys conducted by CAI and get a wider understanding of surveys in general. Assuming the data is accurate, we also talk about the stats that are completely ignored by the surveys and what that really means. Sometimes there is a lot more information in what is not said than in what is actually disclosed.