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May 22,2015

Other bids

As posted here repeatedly, we are facing a 3% increase in our maintenance fees which we feel is fully unjustified. We have an energy company that has a 3-year contract with us . The contract is coming to an end in February 2016. The energy company is located one floor above the offices of our management company.We thought we provide some competition and find a lower bid and save us some money so we don’t have the increase. We found a company and gave the number to Tina 4 days ago. According to her she called the next day and found we have to wait till December to get a quote because of changing prices. She even gave us the contact as we had requested. We called to verify. They had never heard of her or talked to her!!

When we told her that she had no answer.

We will wait till December for that, but the fence job is another area that we could provide Tina some competition . Lets hope we can find a lower price. We will provide the numbers, will ask Tina to call and get a quote. We will then call the company to verify. If we save some money, and with the highest reserve they have had in 20 years , there should be no need for increase. Lets hope when we call these they have heard form her prior .


May 16,2015

Community Associate Institute

Community Associate Institute (CAI) is an organization that works with different
Management companies and HOAs and provide education, help, etc.
In 2008 and as you know with Tina’s full knowledge and other Board members full knowledge, two non-owners of records were elected to our Board of Directors. This was a direct violation of our bylaws Article 3, section 3 and have put us in legal danger . There have been 2 attorneys legal opinion that Tina and the Board were in breach of fiduciary duty. After 6 ½ years that we found out (with the efforts of one alert homeowner), and let Tina and the Board know, that we have caught on to their game. Of course as we all know , in HOA matters unless there is an outside agency with enforcement powers that can affect things, these common people (Board members and property managers) with extraordinary power given to them, can do anything they want which included breaking rules and regulations with total impunity. The only remedy for the homeowners would be through the courts, meaning having to go outside the HOA laws. The laws are woefully inadequate and do not protect homeowners, case in point.
We brought the matter to the attention of CAI and asked them to call Tina and see why she did that. Let us remind you that according to Tina the owner of the management company has also been aware of it at least since August 2014.
They did make the call and Tina’s answer as the Board spokesperson was that , one has been corrected. She referred to our illegal president and that after probate proceedings in 2013 (meaning 5 years after she got elected) she is now an owner of record. This is patently false. She would have needed to resign from the Board first and then run in her first legitimate election. She has not done so yet. We contend, any documents signed by her as president ( and there have been many even before she became president and as the secretary) can be legally challenged. The other one , CAI was told, has been addressed by the Board. This is the same Board who has known about the illegalities of these 2 since 2008. In other words nothing will change and the HOA games continue.
CAI has recently setup a helpline for homeowners which you can get from their website and can answer some questions. There was no help available in this matter as expected.


May 10,2015

Fence & energy bids

As readers of this website are aware, we will be facing a 3% increase in our maintenance fees when our reserves according to the Board are at their highest in many years. If we consider the age of the building, the magnitude of the job which is very small and an expected one-bid contract, the suggested amount of $56,000 seems very high.
We want to stop this unjust increase. To repair the fences would be ok if the costs are absorbed, but barring that, the interest of the homeowners should come to the forefront.
We asked Tina, considering the energy company's contract being up in 7 months, if the Board has started getting bids. The answer was no. When we asked why, she responded because they want to keep the low price. We asked how she knows this particular company which happens to be one floor above the management company, is the cheapest, she stopped answering. We will not stop pursuing this matter. Also the fence contract should have more bidders than the usual one-page website with no external links guy. Homeowners should be outraged and demand that the Board get more bids, so we don’t have the unjustified 3% increase in our maintenance fees. The management company after all is a hired hand. Is Tina making all the decisions for them?


April 29,2015

Energy company

As posted here before and many homeowners are aware of, our energy company which is basically a broker of energy, is located one floor above our management company. There were no other bids in hiring that company. The contract is up for renewal next February. When we asked the management company about any plans to get extra bids this time to find a company with lower rate, the answer was basically no. Let’s remember we are facing a 3% increase in our maintenance fees and we thought it would be a good idea to negate that by getting lower energy prices. Why would anybody be against that? Shouldn’t keeping the maintenance fees steady an important objective of our Board who seems hell bent on pleasing the management company? We say that because the contractor (the one with a one-page website and no external links) also seems to follow the management company at the exclusion of other bids and the Board has no objection to it.
This is only the result of one-sided HOA laws giving the power to the common man with no independent agency to supervise him and expecting fair results. Homeowners will end up paying for in this non-competitive bidding environment

April 27,2015

True & documented-Questions about management company mishandling money-video


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April 19,2015

The implied success story

As visitors to this site are aware, the homeowner in the Annual Meeting had talked about changing our bylaws. She had “taken the lead” to change our bylaws so that if 80% of the homeowners wanted to sell the rest 20% would have to sell also. Currently its 100% meaning everybody would have to agree to sell. As how commonplace and presumably good this was she brought an example of a condo about 3 miles from us. We got some information of 3 of the former residents who had lived in that complex. They said that they were basically robbed and were very resentful of the fact that they did not have any say in the matter. They believed they could have got a lot more for their property but were forced to sell. They had maintained their property for years , just to see it taken away from them with no input from them, the owner. All this comes as a result of , in our opinion, not getting involved. The one thing that developers, and people who have interest in changing the bylaws regarding sale of the property as a whole, prefer, is a lack of homeowner participation. The less information about the process and its consequences the better and faster the process would work for them. They’d rather the bylaws be changed with no problem and of course legally ( to withstand a possible fight in court),with minimum homeowner participation and without light shining on the process. Just have the homeowners look at the finished process and abide by it.
As far as we know most people here would rather the property not be sold at all. This is a great place to live with properties appreciating more and more everyday. If there is a sale, it would be the responsibility and decision of its owner and nobody else. This right should stay with the homeowner throughout his/her ownership. Anything less than that , like losing your rights to sell or hold as you please is Un-American and not to mention costly to the owner.

April 8,2015

As posted a few months ago here, the Chevron station at the corner was demolished. It is rumored a bank will be put in its place. As we see another multi-million dollar project being built within walking distance from us, it also shows the loaded 80% project. We refer to the efforts of this homeowner who keeps attacking our property values at the Annual meetings with the blessing of the Board. Every day there is construction going on around us and this homeowner wants to reduce the requirement of selling our property as a whole from 100% approval to 80%. We ask again, what is her motivation? Why does the Board sits in silence ,letting her lecturing us? She wants to show us how we can get rid of our prime property by agreeing that with only 80% approval of homeowners , the rest would have to sell. This sounds ridiculous at the least and questions(several types) at the most.

March 30,2015

Dear Homeowners,
We just had another Annual Meeting with some concerning news. The illegal president gave her address. The equally illegal treasurer talked about a new project. Let’s recall neither one of the 2 were homeowners , or more specifically owners of record as stated to be a requirement to be a Board member in Article 3, section 3 of our bylaws when they joined the Board in 2008. The public records are for everybody to check at County Clerk downtown. We also witnessed another illegal act. The president switched his position with the secretary. So the secretary who was illegal to begin with, was promoted to president. There is nothing in the bylaws that would suggest this is legal. Of course when they get on the Board without deed, you don’t expect them to follow anything else in the bylaws. For them it’s all play is ok at whenever and whatever. They hire one company and give all the major jobs to him, who still has a one-page website with no external links, and get on the board violating our bylaws , switch jobs with each other, redact documents from Hurricane IKE. This is the level of respect they have for homeowners. The former president according to himself was intrigued by the job of the secretary so they switched positions! Just like that. We of course did not have any increase in our maintenance fees for this year. This makes it a 2% increase for the past 6 years. However, things are changing. The illegal Board member leading this renovation talked about the fences. According to him they are in need of repair. He has gotten a proposal for $56,000. We found out it was from a consultant to the Board. The bidding hasn’t started and we believe there will be none. There will be the usual contractor with the familiar trucks that seems to be getting the major jobs every time. For primarily this he wants to raise our maintenance fees by 3% for next year. There are no major jobs left here, except to point to some obscure repair and make us spend $56,000 on it. Why that is all their bids are on the high side? It wasn’t long ago when we spent an outrageous amount of $300,000 (plus interest) on our carports that by many homeowners’ estimates were not worth more than $100,000. In one sentence they mentioned, we have the highest reserve in many years and then in the next sentence they say we need to raise the maintenance fees. There is no need for repairing the fences and subsequent increase of our maintenance fees. According to them we have the reserve to cover new ones, let alone a relatively minor repair. The cost should be totally adsorbed with no need for maintenance fee increase. You can call the Board and let them know you don’t want your maintenance fees increased.
The most disturbing news from this Annual Meeting was from a homeowner who single-handedly has decided to wholesale our property. This started 2 years ago at the January 2013 Annual Homeowner meeting when somebody raised the issue of selling our property as a whole and in response one homeowner ( a former Board member) declared that if 51% of the homeowners want to sell , the rest would have to sell. Tina added that she thought it was 75%. Both of these people should have been very familiar with our bylaws and such nonsense should have never been introduced. If you recall we consulted our attorney and found out that our complex is 100% ownership. That means every one of us individually needs to sign our deed for the whole complex to be sold. We sent a letter to the homeowners notifying them of this fact. The next year in January 2014 meeting, the Board who was silent up until then, was forced to admit that we really are a 100% membership complex. However a homeowner got up, was given the floor even though she wasn’t running for any position and told us that she had talked to a developer about buying our property as a whole. Of course, by her action she was in effect lowering our property values. By talking to a multi-millionaire (or probably a billionaire) developer, she was introducing a sense of desperation to the developer. She is free to sell hers but not make a decision on ours. This homeowner cited, for example, a run-down complex located near the ____________, who like ours had a 100% ownership and they changed it to 80% and were able to sell it! She didn’t even say when this happened. The fact is, we are still in a seller’s market. Our property is in a prime position to get the highest value for it. Our property is where at least half a billion dollars or more worth of construction is going around it right now, with more to come at our doorsteps. It is located in a prime area of Galleria. By changing from 100% to 80% as inherently suggested in the meeting, we could lose 100% control. Why should we do that? Why is she concerned about the rest of the homeowners? Why can’t the homeowner who wants to sell her property sell hers and leave the rest of alone to determine our own price? One would question, what is her motivation for doing this? Why does the Board let her ramble on about the subject of wholesaling our property with unlimited time to speak when everybody else has only a minute or so to speak or ask a question? We don’t need to lose control over our own property. In the coming months, we could receive a letter from the Board or some other source telling us some “good news” about an “interested developer”. This letter could suggest that we could “all make money” or “we can all easily sell ours with one signature” by agreeing to change the bylaws and go from 100% to 80%. Nothing can be further from the truth. Only the owner of the condo can get the highest value for his/her property. Only the owner knows how much money was put into it and sells it whenever and for what amount they deem proper. Check our website, of a developer who bought a complex on the West Loop, not far from us with 10% over the appraised value and not too long ago.
In our case, in our condos for example a 2 bedroom homesteaded condo was appraised by County Appraisal District at about $67,000 , could be bought by a developer for $75,000 if we lose 100% control of our condos. Where in Galleria or any place decent you could move to at that price? Let’s compare that to the new apartments that are currently built only few feet away from ours that the starting asking rental price could be $2,000 or more. Our place could be torn down with brand new modern-looking apartments built in its place where we could sell ours for half or less of what we could get for. This is a very special occasion that has come upon us. In a very short distance between ________ and __________we have seen half a billion dollars of construction or more being built right in front of our eyes. There is more planned with 2640, 2650 and even 2411 which are rumored to be torn down and luxury apartments built in their places. So in essence we could be looking at a billion dollars’ worth of construction walking distance to us with ours being the oldest and only multi-owned building in the neighborhood, but located in a prime location and ripe for new construction. We could be asking for the highest price for ours but instead what this homeowner wants could end up being a gift to a developer. It could mean that you could lose your property for half of what it’s worth. Nobody can predict the future, but one thing for sure: losing 100% control of the price of your property can never bring you the full price you deserve for your condo at this prime location. We don’t need this homeowner’s input as to how to sell our property, at what price and when. We are all adult homeowners and we can analyze the market ourselves and determine the price we could be asking for our condos. Any control less than 100% control by us, could mean 0% control by us. We think a price of $150,000 for a two bedroom and $100,000 price for a one bedroom is very reasonable. Some have even suggested a price of $200,000 for the ones located on ______________. These figures could go even higher as the new buildings get completed. Please make sure you come to the next Annual meeting and ask this homeowner to stop representing you in the sale of your condo .You will not be a winner if you let a stranger take control of your property and let you lose your say in this very important matter which is the sale of your own property. Homeowner participation in the next Annual Meeting is very crucial and in the meantime you can call the Board and let them know that you and only you should decide about the sale of your property and no other homeowner. As this property is coming to end of its natural life, please remember, that you cannot put your trust in a group of people who redact documents and disregard our bylaws. This cannot come to a happy and prosperous ending if you don’t have total control of your own property.


March 22,2017

Nominating Committee

Homeowners who in the past few years running for the Board, have been familiar with this Committee. This is the “committee” where homeowners who want to run for the Board first submit their names and then start campaigning. This is a committee and is supposed to be a group of people but it was just one person running it for the past few years. One homeowner told us that by definition this committee was illegal since it was only one person in it. Before Concerned Homeowners started questioning the finances and getting into the details of the operations, anybody who submitted their name and had the “approval” of the Board, won. After that however, homeowners who submitted their names to this committee batted zero. It was a sham and in the larger context it was part of what we saw like, redaction of documents, non-homeowners serve as Board members (which continues to today), one-bid contracts and so on. Even the person who was running it , was aware of it but wanted to be there anyway. Her reasoning was that she was trying to affect positive change. She was trying to improve maintenance on the ground which she complained to Tina often with little or no results.
She finally gave up and sold her property last week. It’s a shame that good hearted people like her have to give up on their own property because of lack of good upkeep by the management company which is their main responsibility. She wasn’t trying to make a killing on her property with all the construction going on around her place. She was just disgusted and left. Lets vote to get Tina and Company out of here and have a better management company here. It can only improve our place and bring the values up even higher. It will be very interesting who the new committee member will be . It would have to be a person(s) who thinks these are legitimate committees and that one person can define a committee.

March 17,2015

Incident at the exit gate

Homeowners who reside on the property and others might have noticed the repair that is being done at the exit gate. It happened about 10 days ago when about 2:30AM there was a noise outside and a homeowner got out to see what had happened. Apparently a tow truck had run over our exit gate trying to get in. The company was identified by this alert homeowner and even some pictures taken. It was reported to the management company and because of this homeowner’s efforts the tow truck’s insurance company is paying for the damages. The repairs started the next day and most probably without any bids considering the lapsed time between the incident and the start of the job . The company that is doing it and probably for about $10,000 or more, is the same company that has been doing all the work and without any substantial competition. The same one that has a website without any external links and only a business card on its only page.

Recently another terrific homeowner did some research on the internet and sent us some results regarding our management company which included all , as he put it, “ sorry reviews”. There was not one good one there. What stood out the most was that the same company was doing other jobs in other properties , again probably with no other viable competition.
We know that there are some plans to repair the fences and we believe the same company will get the job for $56,000. This lack of competitive bidding could bring us another 3% increase in our maintenance fees. We would be paying the price of what we already should have the money for ( highest reserve in many years). Please take the time and call the Board and let them know all cost for this unnecessary repair should be absorbed by the reserves. We should not have an increase in the maintenance fees in 2016.

March 13,2015
True & documented- Video
This happened in Florida. Homeowners accuse condo board of cashing in on their positions

March 8,2015
Apparently the fences that are under consideration for replacement were not redone after Hurricane Ike. They are the ones in the middle of the buildings. Not all of them need to be repaired and to do a total redo at this late stage is just another example of homeowners footing the bill for something not necessary. Let’s remember the carports that were done for $300,000 when many homeowners and even 1 or 2 professionals commented they were not worth more than $100,000. What makes it even more outrageous is that this is the main culprit that is causing the maintenance fee to be increased by 3%. Please take the time and let the Board know that you do not want your maintenance fee increased. The reserves that according to them is about half a million dollars and the highest in many years should cover that. By the way, why do the Board’s numbers almost always come on the high side?

March 4,2015
True & documented
This happened in Tennessee. There were several unauthorized withdrawals were made from an HOA account totaling about $28,000 . The HOA filed a complaint with the police. The person who was allowed to use the account for authorized purposes is suspected.


February 24,2015
You might be aware that 2640 and 2650 Fountainview are set to be demolished (we don't know when).
We just heard that across the street at 2411 Fountainview ( same side as our building) is also being bought ( or bought already) and will be demolished.
This shows the continuation of construction that we will see in the next few years.


February 17,2015

Many homeowners , both visitors to this site and others who receive our letters are familiar with problems we have had over the years with the Board. They have ranged from increases in maintenance fees, to lack of care , but most importantly lack of transparency. They are using what amounts to be laws biased towards the Board that helps preserve the power of developers over the homeowners. It creates a Board of “yes” people to help the developer implement what it wants and whenever it wants it. It has created sham elections with a total control over everything. In reality it is a banana republic.
Our developer is long gone , but this quasi government remains and so are the laws.
There is not one good argument that can be made for a non-profit corporation redacting documents, not letting homeowners monitor elections and having executive sessions . Not one good argument can be made for a management company ( a hired hand) getting those redacted documents ahead of a homeowner, examine it first and then hand it over to the homeowner, after making sure it is ok. Matters regarding homeowners behind in their maintenance fees can be referred to our attorney for possible legal action. An executive session as far as we know, has no written minutes . Anything can be discussed in private. Due to lack of an independent agency to voice complaints, this Board and others like it have done what they wanted to do over the years. Lets not forget our 2 illegal Board members who were not homeowners when they joined the Board in 2008 with the blessing of our management company. One of them still isn't and plans to order a fence job for us and raise our maintenance fees by 3%. Many frustrated homeowners have done the most effective thing they could do in response. They have called their State Representative and registered their complaints against their HOA. For all the money donated by rich lobbyists, at the end of the day a representative would be most concerned with a vote against him/her in an election and losing their seat. Our representative is Mr. Jim Murphy and can be reached at 713-465-8800. We found his office to be very receptive to our complaints specially for lack of transparency. They were very attentive and caring and wrote down every one of our concerns. We urge homeowners to call Mr. Murphy’s office and voice your complaints. The legislation is in session now and because of so many complaints from all over Texas over the years, they are changing more laws to the benefit of the homeowners and are bringing accountability to HOAs and people who are running it. Lets not forget that we would need transparency specially now that we see a homeowner is attacking our property values and the Board giving her the floor for the second year in a row. Lets help ourselves in these uncertain times by calling Mr. Murphy's office and ask for more transparency for HOAs. Transparency can only help us ordinary homeowners.

February 12,2015
Update on Florida condo
As visitors to this website might be aware, we had mentioned the Florida 80% law in our earlier postings. This law states that if 80% of units in a complex want to sell, the rest should sell. It’s a rarely used law created in 2007 but no doubt pushed to become law by investors and developers . As you might recall, this did happen in Florida and our postings about that started April 6,2014. We don’t have such a law in Texas , but a subdivision can change its bylaws. The Florida homeowners who were going to lose joined together and filed a lawsuit to stop it, and just last week , they lost. How could they win? It was already the law. Its hard for an average homeowner to overturn the law. You can see some similarities with ours:
1. The homeowners in Florida bought their condos recently for over $300K and now have to sell for $75K (investor offering) . We have many new homeowners at our place who bought theirs recently for $100K and more. If an investor offers to buy ours as we said they could go about 10% over and buy our 2-bedrooms for $75K. This is a huge loss for a new homeowner.
2. We don’t have an 80% law but this homeowner (we believe with the cooperation of the Board ) is trying to bring this nasty and totally unnecessary law to us.
3. Just like the ones in Florida, ours is located in a very desirable part of town and very attractive to investors. Of course we don’t need for this homeowner to talk on our behalf. If she wants to sell hers, she can do that at any time. She should mind her own business and stop being a broker for the rest of the homeowners.

We have between half a billion dollars and probably $ 1billion dollars being built right near our doorstep from Westheimer to San Felipe. There is no reason to file sale our property. She needs to stop interfering in everybody’s business.


February 5,2015
only 67%
As you know we have warned homeowners about some activities regarding the sale of our property. One busybody homeowner who according to herself is “taking the lead” on this, at our Annual Meeting , told us that an apartment complex located about 2 miles from us had a 100% homeowner approval needed in case they wanted to sell the whole complex. No developer wanted that presumably because they had to get the deed from each individual owner . They had a change of bylaws and were able to change the requirement to 80% and the property was sold just like that! This self-appointed broker of our property compares our prime location in the heart of Galleria and on a major street to a side street with a much smaller area.
We did some digging into our bylaws and found out a change in our bylaws can also be done very easily. Just look at Article IX under Section4. Amending the bylaws can be done at a regular meeting of the members, by a vote of 2/3rd of the members present , in person or and here are the key words “by proxy”. As we know with fraudulent election that cannot be monitored ; and nobody in the past 10 years who has submitted their names to the Nominating Committee has been elected to the office and with Tina’s bag of proxies, a 2/3 vote can easily be achieved. Then the bylaws can be changed to 80% owner approval and our property can be sold by probably 10% over the HCAD appraised price. This could mean you can lose your property of lets say HCAD-appraised of $67,000 for $75,000 which is half of what you can get for if you want to wait (probably even more like $200,000 for the ones located on the main street).
Homeowners need to be warned of this homeowner’s activity which apparently had the Board’s approval too, because she got the floor for the second year in a row and was not even running for a position. They just sat there in silence and let her give her full presentation. We don’t know what hers and their motivation is , but at the end we cannot fare well with losing our 100% control.

January 30,2015
We received some inquiries about the 3% increase and the issue of the fences. The 3% increase is being planned for next year. We have no increase for this year. The increase comes for that little pet project of that illegal Board member (a person that with the blessing of the Board has been on the Board for 7 years without a deed under his name) has cooked up. He wants to repair the fences that along with other repairs that were done after hurricane Ike. This comes at the cost of $56,000 , all to be paid by the homeowners. Why does that need to be repaired at all? There is nothing wrong with the fences. We asked Tina and she responded it was just a figure given by some consultant and not any company per se. We got the person’s name. Homeowners need to be very vigilant on this issue. Before we know it, all the so-called bids would boil down to one company that has been doing all our work to the exclusion of any other bids. This is he same company that as of today’s post still has a one-page website with no links or explanation as to who they are, how they were founded or any relevant information about them. This also reminds us of that infamous carport project that was done for $300,000 and without consulting the homeowners. We paid interest on top of that. Lets not this bad history repeat itself at the tune of $56,000 and 3% irreversible maintenance fee increase. Please take the time and let the Board know you oppose this project if the cost is not absorbed. You can call Tina to reach the Board and express your opinion.


January 21,2015
Meeting last night-3% increase and conspiracy against homeowners

As expected the incumbents won last night. Some homeowners including the ones that ran last night and pretty much never campaigned or knocked on people’s doors, still believed the election was about qualification. Nothing can be further from the truth. They touted their experience in running other associations or their experience in real estate and lost to a bunch of proxies brought over by Tina which they had no way of validating them independently. Of course as we know one of the incumbents won re-election without a deed!! Please recall that 2 weeks ago we asked Tina a rhetorical question , that if we could inspect his deed. She said no ( there is no deed to inspect). The manegement comany committed another breach of fiduciary duty by holding this election. We will continue to follow that with appropriate authorities and we will let you know. It is too dangerous a liability to have at our expense for their friendship When people hide things , they naturally can only trust the ones that know what the truth is. Nobody else, as long as they could help it (like defeating them in election) should be able to be in on it. Lets also mention that the illegal president gave the address. A funny tidbit was when homeowners asked the previous president why there was a change and he is the new secretary. He responded he wanted to see the challenges involved with that position!! He didn’t mention what was so intriguing for him to give up his position and commence what amounts to clerical duties. Of course in an earlier posting we let you know that there is nothing legal that could be found in our rules and bylaws authorizing that. What we believe the reason is, was the removal of the previous president with petition after he had become a target. They learned their lessons and now they play musical chairs with the position so not one person becomes a target.
This also showed that people who submit their names to the Nominating Committee have yet to win an election ever since Concerned Homeowners started running for the Board 10 years ago. It just shows a sham of an election that we have. We asked the very well-meaning and well-intentioned lady who is on that committee to give up this ceremonial post that has never yielded a winner. It’s the Board way. It’s the common man/woman’s way who has figured out how to hide things by redaction, one-bids, etc. They ask people who have good names and really care for the property, to take over this role and legitimize this election.
We found out that the letter all homeowners received regarding the management company increasing its prices was actually not right. The true budget was handed out last night.
More importantly, the illegal incumbent who won last night introduced us to his pet project about fences. Apparently with the price of water and sewer going up by the city( we will verify that), there is an urgent need for $56K repair. After saying this is the highest the reserves have been since many years, now they would need to increase our dues by 3%. We attribute that solely to the fences. If the dues can be kept steady, and the fences don’t look like they are in dire need of repair, why go through an expensive $56K repair. This reminds us of the $300K carport a few years ago that we were told was worth only about $100K. We had to get a loan for that. With enough bidding the cost can be absorbed and no need for dues increase.
Most importantly last night, was a talk about developers buying our place. There has been no such talk or intentions as far as we know outside this annual meeting. There has been one homeowner who keeps insisting on that and she even mentioned she is a taking a lead on that. For the record nobody that we know has asked her to do that. As we let you know in advance a year and a half ago that it would need 100% of homeowners to sign on their deeds individually. This homeowner however brought an example of a condo nearby who had a 100% in their constitution and they changed it to 80% and were able to sell it!! That condo is not nearly well-positioned as ours ,it is much smaller than ours and moreover we don’t need to sell ours without a developer coming to us first. The action of this homeowner, talking to investors as if we are all desperate to sell is the height of irresponsibility. It was very soon picked up by some members of the Board and even some homeowners who rather sell at whatever price they think would be best for everybody. This is a conspiracy against all homeowners who can and should command a price of $100K for one bedroom and $1450K for a 2 bedroom, nothing less. This is our estimate for now and it could even go higher depending on more and more construction coming here like 2640 and 2650 FV. We also have heard from some credible sources that the ones across the street from these 2 buildings are also being sold for new development. This is nothing short of a conspiracy to get our valuable property with loose , inexperienced and dangerous talk. We demand that homeowners who have this plan to stop talking about the whole place as if they own it and talk about theirs only and leave the other homeowners alone. As you can see more homeowner participation and concern will let anybody ( developer or agenda-driven homeowners) that we will not let our constitution change for this. We will sign our own deed when the time comes and only when we feel we get the right price for our properties.

January 20,2015
Management company
As you might be aware, the management company will be charging us an additional 2%. There is nothing extra added, nor any new services . There have been several calls and emails to Tina regarding the condition of the property. There were concerns about filthy stairwell, driveways , trash in many places. Those calls did not do anything, and usually answered with one word “yes”,”No”, “Ok”, etc. in her emails. Nobody can remember the last time anybody has spotted her walking the property. The Board in cooperation with the management company and against homeowner interests has devised this budget. Why are we paying an additional 2% with the Board approval with no positive changes? It states the last increase was in 2013, as if now its ok for them to charge us another 2%. Then again what do you expect from a Board that in its membership has individuals who got on it without any deed in their names.
If you remember seeing Tina on the property for any reason ( we hope it would be inspection) please notify us at with the date and time.
Its time for the management company to go.

January 17,2015


HOA-wrongful profit- click on the link below to see the video:

January 13,2015

We just found out that there are 2 people who are running for the 2 positions available on the Board. Apparently they haven’t been to the Board “elections” or simply don’t know that this all a sham. As more evidence of this being a sham, the illegal and current Board “member” is running for re-election. He is campaigning and asking for your votes!! Lets remind you this individual should not even be allowed to be in the room on the 20th.
By the way, don’t these 2 candidates knock on doors and ask for votes? Do they think qualification is good enough to get on this Board? May be they should look at the 2 illegal Board “members” who are on the Board including the president.


January 11,2015
Lets all remember the president who will be giving the address on January 20th is NOT legal. All Board members are required to participate in an election (with overwhelming number of proxies or not) as a homeowner. She never did. This is not like rotating presidencies and musical chair that they play every year or so. They have to be legally elected. It doesn’t matter that they don’t care about the bylaws they are supposed to uphold. We are fighting this unjust and illegal Board “membership”. Lets also not forget, that the other illegal Board “member” is running for re-election.
January 10,2015
True and documented
This happened in Connecticut . A lawsuit was filed against a management company that managed 8 associations . It said that $1M was missing from the bank accounts of these HOAs. The comptroller for the company was sentenced a few days ago to 10 months in prison and 3 years supervised release. On a federal charge he was found guilty of embezzling $108,000. He was employed as the vice president and comptroller for 25 years.


January 6,2015
For the record
Concerned Homeowners emailed Tina last week and what we got was a rhetorical question.

Q. Can homeowners come and inspect (the incumbent’s) deed.

A. No

Q. Why can’t we come and inspect the deed?

We are still waiting for the answer from 8 days ago.

It just shows this fraudulent election. We have notified some private organizations and the latest news , they have not returned their calls either.


January 4,2015
HEB & Chevron
For those homeowners who do not know yet, current HEB will cease to exist on February 17th, and the new HEB will start operations on February 18th, the next day which is about a month and half from today. Across the street and at the corner apparently Chevron will change to a bank.







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