The Texas Homestead Hoax

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Trafford Publishing, Mar 4, 2005 - Biography & Autobiography - 368 pages

Step into the shoes of a black woman while she takes you through a legal hellhole that has lasted more than thirteen years. The Odyssey began in 1988 when she moved to Kingwood, Texas, approximately 23 miles from Houston. What started as a fairy tale ended up as a realty nightmare, having unknowingly bought into a planned community with foreclosable maintenance fees, her family and she had no idea what was ahead. At closing, she thought they had protected their property.

Find out how Texas' dirty little secret began and how the judges, Community Associations Institute (CAI) attorneys, constable and even HUD are involved in the cover-up in this cottage industry; and it is just not in Texas.

The author, Harvella Jones, President of The Texas Homeowner's Advocate Group, co-founded with her husband Johnnie, in 1996, will give you a bird's eye view of what it was like to lose her homestead after a five-year intense battle to save it and fight to save her mind as well as her life after stress threatened to take both.

It promises to be one of the best documentaries you will ever read from a pro se litigant in the Texas judicial System trying to save a home from a homeowner association foreclosure. It is a 360-page book with over 100 documents illustrating unbelievable legal events, such as the cancelled check for $184.92 the actual amount the buyer paid for her $75,000 homestead property. If you thought Winona Blevins had a bad experience, wait until you read this book!


 

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Contents

Introduction
3
In the beginning
4
The Gates of Hell
6
And the truth shall set you free
9
The Field Trip
16
Point Three
22
Texas Dirty Little Secret
25
CONCLUSION
29
The Second Foreclosure
90
The Black Robe
97
The Federal Cases
105
TheCAI
118
The White Lady
139
The Brief
147
The HOAPOA Issue
195
Tort Reform
221

Ambulance Chasing
30
Medulla Oblongata
34
PRAYERSIGNATURE
35
The Expert Witness
37
The White Out
45
David West I presume
52
The 184 92 Chilled Sale
60
The Boomerang Effect
67
The Swimming Pool
72
The T H A G Group
79
The Attorney General Opinion
234
CONTENTS
270
Chapter 12
291
Chapter 13
296
Chapter 14
300
Chapter 16
314
Chapter 17
339
Chapter 18
346
Chapter 19
351
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About the author (2005)

Harvella Jones, a wife, mother of two girls, homemaker and Certified Professional Secretary, suddenly found her family and herself embroiled in a battle to save their constitutionally protected homestead from a neighborhood foreclosure that last five long years.They eventually lost their home but decide not to stop fighting. She and her husband founded a Texas-based advocate group determined to permanently stop homeowner and property owner associations' ability to foreclose for maintenance fees and deed restriction violations.Harvella and her husband Johnnie could not find an attorney to represent them in this challenge so they took the task on themselves.This strong-willed Librian husband and wife team is challenging a multi-billion dollar cottage industry created by self-serving Community Associations Institute (CAI) attorneys. He is retired and neither one has ever been to law school.

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