Dual HOA punishments: no homestead protection & foreclosure

The unreasonable HOA take all foreclosure right is a cruel and unusual punishment. (Courts finally realizing the gross injustice of HOA foreclosures). It is linked to the denial of the homestead exemption which in effect, crushes without exception the dastardly homeowner for not paying up! 

The Arizona Legislature is considering SB 1470 that attempts to restore homestead protection and correct this shameful treatment of good people. The opposition offers no justification, and the “general interest” argument is without merit as it denies fundamental rights. It’s a simple one-liner to be deleted. The case for the exemption was well stated in 2007 by California’s L. A. Times columnist Donie Vanitzian, JD,

“It is the titleholder’s personal asset that functions as a kind of perverse collateral, requiring the owner to pay assessments to the association-entity or lose his asset. . . . On purchase of that home and without anything more, the titleholder’s asset became a personal risk and personal liability for the owner. Instantly, the titleholder’s asset also became collateral for the association-entity.”

(California Common Interest Developments — Homeowner’s Guide, Donie Vanitzian, p. xviii, xix, Thomson – West 2006).

The Arizona 9 page, plus addendums, residential purchase agreement of some 400 lines does not inform the buyer that his home is security for the survival of the HOA. It is a statutory lien created by the state and not a voluntary agreement. On the other hand he is informed that his home is security for the mortgage.

Please protect the sanctity of the home and restore the homestead exemption to HOA homes.  Pass SB 1470!

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"The Voice for HOA Constitutionality". I have been a long-term homeowner rights authority, advocate and author of "The HOA-Land Nation Within America" (2019) and" Establishing the New America of independent HOA principalities" (2008). See HOA Constitutional Government at http://pvtgov.org. My efforts with HOAs took me to a broader concern that was deeply affecting the constituionality of HOAs. Those broad societal and plotical concerns caused me to start this new blog for my commentaries on the State of the New America.

4 thoughts on “Dual HOA punishments: no homestead protection & foreclosure”

  1. George,

    Didn’t this just get dropped? Hopefully, I am wrong, and it was something else that I read about.

    1. According to the AZLEG records SB1470 was HELD and not heard. Generally, this is because the sponsor doesn’t have the votes or the chair is not happy with the bill. It can be brought up again simply by the Chair saying so. I URGE all address the reasons for withholding the bill and get it back on the committee floor! IT IS NOT DEAD!

      1. I have seen bills not heard in committee resurrected in the final weeks and passed in another committee and made law.

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