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
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I hear from so many people who tell me they will NEVER, EVER
buy in an HOA again. NOT EVER!!! However, finding a good old fashioned, stand
alone house with no strings attached, no extra layer of government and no
financial liability in case of mismanagement or other misdeeds, is getting to be
as hard as finding a needle in a haystack in many parts of the country.
Residential associations are such a lucrative business for local municipal
governments who mandate them, developers who build them and lets not forget the
special interests who milk them for all they're worth. And the owners pay for
all the junked up add ons to what was once respected as a private castle. And
hammering in the final nail is your state representative. He or she has been
bought and paid for by special interests.
Jan Bergemann joins us "On The Commons". Jan is the founder and president
of the Florida based Cyber Citizens for Justice. Jan has worked tirelessly for
years trying to get legislation enacted to protect the rights of home and condo
owners in Florida. With every homeowner friendly bill it has been a case of one
step forward and several backward. This year is no exception. We'll talk to Jan
about one bill in particular that would allow HOAs to LEGALLY operate under
cover of darkness. Really. We scratch our heads, wondering about the utter
insanity of it all and ask why we allow it? Why are homeowners and citizens
allowing the tail to wag the dog? When are we going to be able to differentiate
between the truth and all the lies and when are we going to realize that we also
have a voice in this game?
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