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Guest Commentary: Transparency and the political process

<i>“Public sentiment is everything. With it, nothing can fail. Without it, nothing can succeed.”</i><p><b>— Abraham Lincoln</b><p>San Diego Country Estates Association …

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6 HOA promises vs. HOA realities • Independent American Communities

<i>By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities</i><p>Home buyers may be drawn to HOA-governed housing because of all the so-called “advantages” …

Homebuying

Does Mississippi bill propose giving “HOAs taxing authority?” • Independent American Communities

<i>by Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities</i><p>Two recent reports claim that proposed Mississippi legislation, House Bill 1612, “would give …

Home Ownership

2 HOAs deal with Canyon Country landslides (CA) • Independent American Communities

<i>By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities</i><p>5 homes now yellow-tagged due to landslide<p>About two weeks ago, several Santa Clarita homeowners …

Home Ownership

Should cities adopt HOA

<i>By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities</i><p>In today’s post, <i>IAC</i> considers the question: in the relentless quest for protecting property …

Home Ownership

Kansas HOA special assessment conflict turns ugly •

<i>By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities</i><p>Few homeowners know what to expect when they buy into a planned community governed by a homeowners …

Home Ownership

Condo owners oppose rental housing funded by tax credits (WI)

<b>By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities</b><p>According to a report in <i>Kenosha News</i> (WI), about 40 homeowners in Creekside Crossing Condo …

Sometimes HOAs transform their planned communities into cities • IAC

<b>By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities</b><p>Homeowners frequently debate whether homeonwers’ associations are “real” government, or merely …

Florida is drowning. Condos are still being built. Can't humans see the writing on the wall?

I stood behind a worn shopping center outside of Crystal River, Florida, looking for the refuge where a hundred manatees were gathered for winter. I found them clustered in the emerald-colored spring, trying to enjoy a wedge of sunlight and avoid the hordes of people like me, boxing them in on …

How breaking HOA rules might land you in jail •

<i>By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities</i><p>This weekend, followers on social media circulated a news report about Melchior Julien, a …

HOA Issue #7: Homeowners need new ways to pay for HOA private roads

Private neighborhood roads across the nation are in desperate need of repair. Residents seek help from local governments.<p>An infrastructure …

Will AARP help rein in HOA abuse? • Independent American Communities

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities<p>Several readers have circulated the latest AARP article on HOAs, which highlights the problem of …

Don't rely on a Realtor to explain Homeowners Associations (HOAs)

<i>By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities</i><p>Updated Jan. 22, 2019<p>Are you house hunting? Want to know more about homeowners associations? …

FEMA revives flood insurance sales after backlash

The Trump administration is restarting the sale of flood insurance policies during the government shutdown, backtracking on a controversial FEMA decision to halt new coverage, a senior administration official said.<p>The move was a swift change of course after FEMA on Wednesday said that insurers …

HOA Issue #11: Political influence of real estate developers: the heart of the HOA beast

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities<p>Real estate developers figured out a long time ago how to exert political influence over …

Fire-Resistant Is Not Fire-Proof, California Homeowners Discover

California's building codes are not keeping up with the severe, wind-driven wildfires that are becoming the norm.<p>Ten years ago, the state passed strict new standards for homes built in high fire-risk areas.<p>But even homes built to those standards were destroyed in last year's massive Thomas Fire. …

In the Arena: The Board of Directors' Guide to the Successful Operation of a Homeowners Association

Shared via Kindle. Description: How would serving on a Board of Directors or living within an association change if there was a reliable resource …

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Owners with no HOA, public sewer, face $11,404 tax assessment • IAC

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities<p>Owners of twenty estate homes in the Greenbrook Manor subdivision, located in the Village of River …

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SLIDESHOW<p>Press reports, including this one from the <b>SFChronicle</b>▶ <b>LINK</b> ▶ would indicate that CA voters approved <b>Proposition #7</b> on November 6 to permit …

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<b>▶ ©</b><b>answers</b> <b>by @</b><b>altaloman</b> <b></b><b>©2019</b><p>​<p>BOOK A CONSULTATION<p><b>©answers▶</b><p>ESSENTIAL NEWS<p>DEFINED (see link above) I had blastoid MCL with DX in 2006 followed by some …

Dozens of homeowners claim houses are falling apart, but major builder refuses to fix them

Loading...<p><b>CENTRAL FLORIDA</b> - Dozens of buyers claim their new homes are falling apart, but a major builder refuses to fix defective stucco despite a …

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<b>▶ ©</b><b>answers</b> <b>by @</b><b>altaloman</b> <b></b><b>©2018</b><p>​<p>BOOK A CONSULTATION<p><b>©answers▶</b><p>ESSENTIAL NEWS<p>DEFINED (see link above) I had blastoid MCL with DX in 2006 followed by some …

Does an HOA respect your due process rights? Don’t count on it. • Independent American Communities

<i>By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities</i><p>This past week, the controversial confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh as Supreme Court Justice …

CA Gov. Brown vetoes HOA election reform bills • Independent American Communities

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities<p>A few weeks ago, <i>IAC</i> updated readers on four bills approved the by California Legislature. In that …

HOAs from the Dark Side

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities<p>A collection of un-neigbhorly association-governed communities in the U.S.<p>Resident receives …

The Condo – Home or Investment?

By Deborah Goonan<p>Once upon a time, there was the “American Dream. ” A home was a place where people lived for a long time. Young newlyweds would …

Westchester Man Busted Stealing Nearly $100K From Homeowners Association

A Westchester attorney turned himself into police custody for allegedly stealing nearly $100,000 from his homeowner’s association while he was acting …

After a mudslide in this Hawaii community, HOA members assessed $3,900 • Independent American Communities

Many owners of property in association-governed communities have a fundamental misunderstanding of the concept of “common interest.”<p>By Deborah …