Chapter 51 - Stalking
March 08, 2013
There are 3 major ways HOAs stalk the community members: 1) Someone(s) go around the community looking for violations, 2) the management company has someone go around the neighborhood looking for violations, and 3) Neighbors are pitted against one another-it must have been my neighbor who turned me in, I'm going to find something to turn in about them.
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Chapter 52 - Like a Drug
March 08, 2013
Being a Board Member can give one a high like a drug. From a neurological point of view you have: A board member who get excited, an increase in dopamine before the meeting>they have the same excitement during the meeting>post meeting they stand around and talk about the meeting, more excitement>they go home and crash, a depletion of their dopamine>they want to feel good again>they drive around the neighborhood looking for violations so they can harass homeowners>this leads to an increase in their dopamine levels which leads to pleasure.
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Chapter 53 - What Can People do to Protect Themselves?
March 08, 2013
Dr. Solomon gives the viewer 6 ways that they can protect themselves against HOAs.
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Chapter 54 - The HOA Can Sue You, but not the Other Way Around
March 08, 2013
In most states the homeowner cannot take the HOA to court, but the HOA can sue the homeowner. In Nevada the state laws say that Board Members are immune from prosecution.
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Chapter 55 - Small Claims
March 08, 2013
Dr. Solomon outlines the process a homeowner must go through to file a small claims case against their HOA.
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Chapter 56 - Psychology for Those Living in a HOA
March 08, 2013
It is not in the best interest of the HOA to take care of the psychological needs of the community. Dr. Solomon believes that those living in a HOA need psychological treatment such as those with PTSD.
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Chapter 57 - Scientific Proof
March 08, 2013
If the HOAs, management and collection companies and HOA attorneys were shown the scientific proof that living in a HOA community causes health problems, they wouldn't like it, they wouldn't do anything about it.
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Chapter 58 - Attorneys Jumping on Cases
March 08, 2013
Dr. Solomon encourages attorneys to take on HOA cases as a tort, as there are damages to the homeowner: Physical, psychological, equity theft, racketeering, and breach of contract.
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Chapter 59 - The Myth
March 08, 2013
The myth is that homes in a HOA are more valuable. Appraiser and assessors don't use the fact that the home is in a HOA in their final appraisal or assessment.
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Chapter 60 - Gated Communities
March 08, 2013
In this chapter, Dr. Gary Solomon talks about gated communities
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