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LOCAL VOTING IS IMPORTANT TOO

November 1, 2016 | No Comments

by HARVELLA JONES Texas. Let’s not forget about the downside of the voting slip. Judges are running locally for office as well. I would like to bring attention to one judge in particular—Judge Tracy Christopher. My husband and I had the misfortune of being in her courtroom back in the 90’s. We sued our former […]

HOA BILLS TEXAS LEGISLATORS WORKING ON FOR 2015-16 DURING THE 84TH LEGISLATIVE SESSION

March 23, 2015 | No Comments

Texas Legislators are working on bills that will affect homeowners living in homeowners’ and property owners’ associations. Following are the ones you may want to follow on www.legis.state.tx.us: HB 1335 … AGAINST – The author is Rep. Roland Gutierrez (District 119). It is now with the Business & Industry Committee as of March 9, 2015. […]

THE PERIL OF REVERSE MORTGAGES IN TEXAS

October 31, 2013 | No Comments

Reverse Mortgages in Texas is just one more way for seniors to be on the losing end of what is being touted as a great way to get the money you need and still stay in your house. While you do accomplish the goal of receiving funds from the escrow in your home as a […]

PLEASE FOLLOW THE PROCEDURE IN THIS ARTICLE TO SUPPORT REP. RUTH JONES-MCCLENDON’S HB-3803 TEXAS HOA OVERSIGHT BILL

April 4, 2013 | 1 Comment

First of all, thank you to Wesley Summers with Make HOAs Accountable who has setup an easy and quick way to send a support letter to Rep. Ruth Jones-McClendon regarding her HOA Oversight Bill HB 3803 in time for her office to prepare the letters for the voting on her bill in the month of […]

TEXAS REPRESENTATIVE RUTH JONES-MCCLENDON HITS A HOMEROOM FOR HOMEOWNERS WITH HER PROPOSED HOA OVERSIGHT BILL HB 3803

March 16, 2013 | 2 Comments

On March 8, 2013, Texas Rep. Ruth Jones-McClendon filed her proposed HOA oversight HB 3803 bill, which relates “to the municipal and county regulation of and the oversight by the Attorney General of Property Owners Associations and Unit owners’ associations, providing penalties.” If this proposed bill passes, this will be the first time non-profit HOA […]

The ‘Ounce of Prevention’ is More Neighborly Than the ‘Pound of Cure’

February 27, 2013 | No Comments

By Richard Slater It’s amazing how fast legal fees and collection costs pile up for homeowners delinquent on their HOA dues. I saw court documents the other day where a homeowner is suing a collection agency for potentially violating the Federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. Those documents reflect that the homeowner owed $80 to […]

NEW NATIONAL SERVICE FOR HOA BOARD MEMBERS NOW AVAILABLE

February 25, 2013 | No Comments

A new national HOA (homeowner and property owner association) service for board members has started in North Carolina by Shelton Lee, who is currently serving on his board in Charlotte. He has put together a free forum exclusively for Homeowners and Condominium Association Board Members to privately compare notes on service providers, or to share […]

HEY, HOMEOWNER, DO YOU NEED AN ATTORNEY?

October 23, 2012 | 5 Comments

Many moons ago, this national organization introduced a co-op legal plan to homeowners across the country to assist them with their property and homeowner association issues.  For as little as $17.00 per month or $26.00 per month (depending upon the plan you purchase), you are able to get legal advice from a law firm without […]

HOW TO GO FROM A SOMEBODY TO A NOBODY IN ONE LEGISLATIVE SESSION

June 26, 2012 | 4 Comments

Texas. 2012. I always had faith, that one day somebody would improve the current HOA laws and put an end to a lot of the homeowner’s problems. New laws putting an end to unjust foreclosures, rigged elections and last but not least rogue boards who forget they work for the association and are in it […]

NEVADA HOA PROBE

June 17, 2012 | 1 Comment

Nevada is conducting a string of HOA probes Las Vegas Review-Journal Fourteen Defendants Plead Guilty for their roles in Scheme "So far 25 people have pleaded guilty in a case that has been stunning…"

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