I have worked in almost every single Home Owners Association in Pike County, PA and many in Monroe County and Wayne County.
Most places are very nicely run, but I have had several customers discuss with me alarming stories regarding their HOA and how it conducts business.
Unfortunately for me, my HOA Horror Story tends to be the worst of them all.
I moved to Shohola with my wife and son with the intention of building a life and a business.
We enjoy the Delaware River, DVSD schools have been very nice, and all of my customers have allowed me to make an honest living.
I never anticipated that simply living the American Dream makes you a target.
I have been fighting a neighboring HOA in court, and winning, for over six years.
They initially sued me on a $5,400 "back dues" bill. I don't owe any dues, let alone back dues. The "bills' I received only went up from that amount.
Eventually they sued me for these "back dues". The judgments are on the website linked at the bottom.
Currently, May 2017, they are appealing me to the Superior Court of Pennsylvania because they are unhappy with the $30.00 judgement they received because THEY pushed us to go to a non-jury trial last year. That is not a typo, that is thirty dollars.
The local judges have been spot on with their judgments. The HOA just doesn't seem to like that they are told they are wrong.
I did not buy a home in an HOA because I did not WANT a home in an HOA. If you think this can't happen to you, your friends, or in your neighborhood HOA, you are very wrong. I have worked in enough HOAs in the last 15 years to see the strength and weaknesses of the different communities.
Please take a few moments to read about our story and then sign the petition if you do not agree with the HOA.
Here is my HOA Horror Story: Poconos Edition
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