Saturday, May 07, 2005

Before You Buy That Home . . .

Check out your Texas property rights, which are now in serious jeopardy. Visit the Texas Homeowner Association News

Houston Woman Loses $270,000 House Over $420 Bill
State Senator Wants To Outlaw Non-Judicial Foreclosures

Published by Click2Houston, May 4th, 2005

(She owned the house free and clear but the Briarhills Homeowner's Association sold it for only $1,600 after Bernhardt did not pay a $420. assessment fee! They say they mailed her the forclosure notices but she didn't even know about it until it was a done deal!)

Houston, TX -Excerpt from article

"Pamela Bernhardt owned a two-story, four-bedroom rental home with a swimming pool in the 14200 block of Swallowfield in southwest Houston. She just spent $48,000 renovating it." . . .

"The homeowner's association said it mailed several foreclosure notices to Bernhardt who owned the property clear of any liens." . . .

"The Briarhills Homeowners Association said it followed state property code, which did not require a judge or court action.

State Sen. Jon Lindsay wants to outlaw non-judicial foreclosures by homeowner associations. He wants to ensure all foreclosures go before a judge."

For the entire article go to click2houston

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