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Arizona bill would make it easier for HOAs to take your home

By BayAreaObserver following x   2018 Jan 13, 9:32am 207 views   6 comments   watch   sfw   quote     share    


Currently, Arizona homeowners associations can foreclose on owners if they fail to pay their dues for a year or get behind by $1,200 — whichever comes first.

But a bill introduced by one of Arizona's most powerful Republican senators would allow HOA foreclosures after six months, with no minimum debt.

Sen. John Kavanagh, R-Fountain Hills, the primary sponsor of Senate Bill 1080, said six months of avoiding payments is a serious infraction.

"Tell a landlord that not paying him for six months isn't a big deal. It is a big deal," he said.

But the proposal already has opponents.

"This is a dangerous bill," said Dennis Legere of the Arizona Homeowners Coalition.

Legere's grassroots group has fought for homeowner protections against HOAs at the Legislature for the past several years. When Kavanagh introduced the bill late Monday, the group began organizing its opposition.

Legere said the bill would make it easier and faster for HOAs to turn to foreclosure instead of working out a payment plan or taking other, less severe steps to recoup the funds.

"(Foreclosure) should be the absolute last resort, not the first," Legere said.


Full Article: https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/politics/legislature/2018/01/10/arizona-legislation-would-allow-hoa-foreclosures-after-six-months/1017483001/

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1   Tenpoundbass   ignore (6)   2018 Jan 13, 10:44am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

My Brother lost his house in Tamarac Florida. I told his stupid ass not to buy in a HOA community.
He had a girl friend he was spending many nights at her house. Around the time his car was stolen and used in a high speed chase and crashed. He bought a new car, and left the crashed one in his driveway for a few weeks. It was during a stormy rainy season. Apparently the HOA left a note on his door, the day it showed up. But he spent the night at his GF house. When he went back to his house days later. The notice must have blown away. My brother eventually had towed away. But by that time, he had already accrued daily fines for the time it was there. The HOA then set on those fines for over a year. Before they sent him to collection with a hefty late penalties, interest and more fines. By now totaling over $8K which they wanted in full immediately. They sued him and turned it into $16K, which they then foreclosed on him, they basically dumped the house for peanuts. By time the bank got their money back, and the HOA got theirs my brother didn't get anything. That was in the mid 90's. I imagine it's easier than that for them to steal your house now.
2   anon_a4cd7   ignore (0)   2018 Jan 13, 12:30pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

Too bad for AZ investors.
3   FortWayne   ignore (0)   2018 Jan 13, 1:29pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

it's why you should always stay the fuck away from HOA's. It's a fucking nightmare. You are at the odds with the board members about how money should be spent, and that relationship goes down quickly. HOA's are like unions, they sound good at first, but at the end just trump on your rights and freedoms.
4   joshuatrio   ignore (0)   2018 Jan 13, 5:21pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

FortWayne says
it's why you should always stay the fuck away from HOA's. It's a fucking nightmare.


Become a board member and be active in the community and it's not a big deal. I'm sure there are some hellish communities, but I really like my HOA. Good people, fair rules and the neighborhood stays neat. No shit to look at or deal with.
5   FortWayne   ignore (0)   2018 Jan 13, 6:26pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

joshuatrio says
FortWayne says
it's why you should always stay the fuck away from HOA's. It's a fucking nightmare.


Become a board member and be active in the community and it's not a big deal. I'm sure there are some hellish communities, but I really like my HOA. Good people, fair rules and the neighborhood stays neat. No shit to look at or deal with.


I don't want to be a board member. Not interested in that, and certainly not interested in having someone who can get pissed off and try to make my life difficult just because they have a mental hang up. Pettiness is the game when it comes to HOA's. You get a few of those petty assholes on the board, and whole place goes to shit.

You are lucky with your HOA perhaps, but like anything else ... sooner or later shit happens.
6   APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostikovitch   ignore (26)   2018 Jan 13, 8:01pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

This is exactly why you should spend a lot of time in your garage with the door open, drinking Jack and oiling your Gatling gun and masturbating and describing to passersby the sound of flesh being turned into porridge and why it makes you so hard.

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