Legal Battles, Protecting Homeowners

Don Juravin, an American entrepreneur and homeowner, tries to help people improve their lives by exposing scams and abuse throughout the country. One of the many ways he does this is by reviewing properties and businesses, like Bella Collina in Florida, and warning potential customers about the dangers of buying there.

Juravin, his wife, and their young daughters moved to Bella Collina in 2016. They thought that because the property was owned and managed by Dwight Schar that it would be the height of luxury.

“Widely known for its iconic 75,000-square-foot clubhouse, Bella Collina is an award-winning Tuscan-inspired luxury community with a rare private spring-fed lake, Sir Nick Faldo-designed championship golf course, resort-style pool complex, spa and salon, Sportivo Centro fitness center, Har-Tru tennis courts, multiple dining venues, and top-rated meeting space and ballroom facility,” writes the Bella Collina website. But the Juravins soon found out that this was not the case.

Over 500 lawsuits have been filed in Bella Collina, either by the greedy staff or by the disgruntled homeowners who wish to have their problems solved. In 2017, several homeowners filed a class-action lawsuit against Dwight Schar, Randall Greene and Paul Simonson. The lawsuit accused them of conspiracy, fraud, and racketeering. But the lawsuit was dismissed on a technicality.

Don Juravin has to stand alone in his fight against the corrupt heads of Bella Collina. And he has done so in court and out of court, again and again. The head of the Property Owner’s Association, Randall Greene, has harassed the Juravins with many lawsuits and injunctions over the past four years.

Instead of backing down, Don Juravin has fired back — and won. In one court case, he was able to prove that instead of informing the Juravins that their lawn did not meet the arbitrary standards of Bella Collina, the staff simply sued. Meanwhile, Don Juravin’s tireless efforts to inform the public of the scams that have taken place within Bella Collina continue.

One of the many claims that Don Juravin, an inventor and researcher, has made about Bella Collina is that it is a “ghost town.” In fact, he has said this so much that Bella Collina’s corrupt staff has accused him of defaming the neighborhood with this term.

However, is Bella Collina, a gated community in central Florida, a ghost town? According to Mr. Juravin, there are over 900 lots in Bella Collina. However, only 70 of those lots are filled. That’s less than 10 percent residency in a gated community noted for luxury and convenience.

Could it be that Bella Collina is unable to attract potential customers because something is wrong?

Mr. Juravin reviews, “Almost all week long you can see trash on Bella Collina’s streets. No one really cares here. It seems like the only thing Dwight Schar cares about is sales.”

Dwight Schar is a billionaire, a former RNC chairman, a minority owner of the Redskins, and an owner of Bella Collina. One would think that a businessman with such a high reputation and very little drama surrounding his name would be able to provide a high quality, luxury community and stay true to the advertising. However, apparently, this is not the case.

Bella Collina has 70 homeowners. That would not be terrible if the neighborhood was only beginning. But Bella Collina has been around for 17 years. The community was started in 2002. For a neighborhood that offers a golf course, a club, and such luxury, why isn’t it popular? How come Bella Collina cannot gain more than 10% capacity?

Perhaps the hundreds of lawsuits inflicted on homeowners by the POA have something to do with it. Over 500 lawsuits have been filed involving Bella Collina. The lawsuits against the staff have accusations ranging from harassment to racketeering to fraud.

Using Dwight Schar’s massive attorney army, the staff at Bella Collina have fired back with a few lawsuits of their own. They have targeted and abused homeowners, charging with property violations even before notifying the homeowners of lawsuits. They have endangered families and children with their desperate attempts at retaliation.

HOAs and POAs are notorious in the news for being unfair and for scheming to sue homeowners. Don Juravin has battled with this particular POA for more than four years. The difference between Bella Collina’s POA and any normal neighborhood is that Bella Collina is in fact, a ghost town.

The POA has many slots for homeowner representation. However, in a neighborhood that has 900 lots but only 70 homeowners, the property managers are kings. Therefore, when Don Juravin penned his one negative review of Bella Collina, revenge was swift and sudden.

He was sued several times. The Bella Collina staff was so eager to harass Mr. Juravin and his family that they sued him before even notifying him that he had supposedly violated the POA terms. They banned him and his children from using the property club.

Four years later, they refuse to leave him and his family alone.

Would you move to Bella Collina if you knew this was what was happening?

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Bella Collina is a neighborhood community in central Florida. It’s advertising promises a wonderful, bright, and secure neighborhood that is close to Orlando. But the ads won’t tell you that homeowners have been sued by the property owners’ association — more than 500 times.

Bella Collina is much like other neighborhoods, except for one thing: it is a ghost town. Only a handful of people live in Bella Collina. Poor management of the property and vindictive staff members make it difficult to live a peaceful life in the neighborhood.

Don Karl Juravin can testify to this firsthand. After penning an honest review of the treatment he received at Bella Collina, Mr. Juravin was handed four years worth of lawsuits. The staff targeted Mr. Juravin, his children, his wife, and his pets.

Since the POA is allegedly owned by the homeowners, one would think the system would be fair. However, Bella Collina only has a handful of homeowners and many many open spots. These spots are taken by the managers of the Bella Collina staff, who are paid by billionaire Dwight Schar in his business, DCS Investments.

The attacks against Don Juravin have been personal and targeted. Mr. Juravin is the son of a family that survived the Holocaust. He had to change his first name when he discovered that it meant something else in Germany. But Bella Collina is continually referring to it as an alias. In addition, Mr. Juravin has a strong accent, because he is an immigrant from Israel. But the staff at Bella Collina, under Mr. Schar’s guidance, mock Mr. Juravin’s English at every opportunity. This is racist behavior.

It is also puzzling because Dwight Schar is a former chairman for the Republican National Committee. The RNC is proud of being very pro-Israel. Why is one of their own paying for and condoning anti-Semitic behavior?

The staff at Bella Collina, on the payroll of Dwight Schar, have also tried to take away Don Juravin’s First Amendment rights to free speech as well as his right to assemble. With temporary injunctions handed by the courts, the large army of attorneys who work for Mr. Schar tried to threaten WordPress and shut down Mr. Juravin’s sites. They were unsuccessful, because of the pathetic nature of the threat.

Bella Collina has also employed an army of trolls to write pathetic, spam reviews on all of Don Juravin’s sites. These sites are plagued with false, poorly written reviews that drag his reputation down unjustly.

HOAs are difficult to deal with. Thousands of homeowners are currently battling their HOAs in court.

Homeowners’ Associations tend to slap ridiculous rules and regulations on the people who have agreed to follow the HOA rules.

But what happens when the HOA’s community is owned by a powerful billionaire and his henchmen?

Dwight Schar and his company, DCS Investments, control the Florida community Bella Collina. The neighborhood’s HOA supposedly is run by the homeowners, but because of the lack of homeowners, DCS Investments and its employees run the show.

Don Juravin, a man who wants other people to know the truth about Bella Collina, started a website and wrote honest reviews. He and his family had been persecuted by Bella Collina’s staff after trying to get the neighborhood to fix its problems.

After several lawsuits, Bella Collina’s attorneys, on the payroll of DCS Investments, sent a letter threatening WordPress if they did not censor or ban Don Juravin’s honest WordPress website.

Facts from these sites reveal:

  • Dwight Schar’s Bella Collina is a failure with the facts provided.

  • Spencer Schar was arrested and accused of assaulting two women.

  • There are portapotties on the streets of Bella Collina and other pictures over four years that demonstrate a trashy environment in Bella Collina with what Juravin describes, “management that doesn’t care but for sales”.

  • The Club is actually a wedding venue more than serving the community. Residents can be trapped into lifetime agreement of up to $80,000 down payment and $10,000 a year.

  • The Bella Collina houses are very close together. There is little privacy afforded to those living in the community.

  • Bella Collina was a bad investment for hundreds of families and the majority of homebuyers who lost hundreds of millions. Juravin provides an illustration called “scary investment in Bella Collina” based on Zillow showing a regular house value dropping 7.2% in one month in Bella Collina.