Hosted and produced by Shu Bartholomew, On The Commons is a weekly radio show dedicated to discussing the many issues surrounding mandatory homeowner associations (HOAs), the fastest growing form of residential housing in the nation.
This Week’s Show – Maria and Sam Farran
Wishing you all a very happy Thanksgiving. I am so thankful for all of you. You have all become part of my life. I am grateful for your friendship, your encouragement, your thoughts and comments on the shows, your ideas for guests or topics you would like to know more about. Your feedback on the shows, the good as well as the comments that help me grow and improve. I am thankful for all the lessons I have learned from you. I look forward to many more years of thoughtful, constructive discussion.
I am so very thankful that you have shared your stories, court cases, and wins. One of the stories I appreciate the most is the great example the Farrans gave us. They proved restrictions, covenants, and architectural control committees can depress property values, make life in an HOA miserable, and turn an otherwise beautiful community into a war zone.
Here is an encore presentation of their last appearance On The Commons.
Maria and Sam Farran join us On The Commons this week. The Farrans weren’t about to believe all the nonsense they were told. They did their homework, knew the rules and the laws, and decided to fight back. After years of courtroom drama, they won their cases and were awarded attorney fees and court costs.
However, there was a snag. You see, in the process, their HOA ran out of money and went bankrupt. But there is a happy ending after all. As Maria says:
We used to be a corporation that ran a neighborhood, we are now a neighborhood that runs a corporation.
I won’t ruin it for you so tune in and find out how they got their money and what happened to the association. You’ll love it.
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