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Why do people who hate rules buy into an HOA?

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities<p>Now here’s a good question that comes up over and over again, whenever a homeowners’ association …

Real Estate

NC: After two decades, Sago Bay HOA gets flood relief from New Hanover County

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities<p>Hurricane season is well underway, and Sago Bay community in North Carolina was recently flooded …

Floods

It’s time to deregulate homeowners and restore private property rights

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities<p>Legislative sessions are in full swing across the U.S. And some states are, once again, …

Here’s why HOA statutory power to fine must be outlawed

Do we really need or want HOAs to be <i>The Enforcers</i>?<p>Arizona Constitutional Rights advocate George K. Staropoli recently published a few posts on an …

Worldwide condo/strata corruption & dysfunction (July 2018)

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities<p>This month’s collection of articles from common interest and planned communities around the …

New details released surrounding NC HOA racial profiling incident

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities<p>Last week Jasmine Abhulimen, a North Carolina resident of Glenridge community, posted a video of …

This voluntary HOA keeps trying to save White Bear Lake (MN)

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities<p>Most of the posts here on <i>IAC</i> inform readers about issues and drama occurring in communities …

Oakwood HOA faces lawsuit filed by parents of shooting victims

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities<p>On May 27 (2018), according to local reports, four teens fired gunshots into the Clubhouse in the …

HOA Common interest community real estate trends

Changes coming to HOA, condo neighborhoods<p><i>The industry keeps trying to tweak the HOA, condo product. But do recent changes improve communities, or</i> …

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Critics say scanning for radioactivity at Hunters Point HOA is nothing more than a PR stunt (CA)

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities<p>When land becomes scarce and housing demand is high, city and county governments find it very …

HOA orders homeowner to take down American flags from yard

<i>PALM HARBOR, Fla.</i> — A family is fighting back against their homeowner's association over several American flags displayed outside their home.<p>"I'm not …

HOA, condo, & co-op corruption, fraud, & theft roundup (June 2018)

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities<p>This month: several managers, former board members of association-governed communities either …

Here we go again: HOA vs. sick child

HOA demands family remove playground it previously approved<p>By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities<p><i>Updated June 25, 2018 9:03 PM</i><p>It never …

IL: Appellate Court opinion upholds rights of condo, HOA residents

In Illinois, First Amendment protections cannot be denied by governing documents<p>By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities<p>Justice P. Scott …

These Texas homeowners don’t want an HOA, but developers are trying to impose one

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities<p>How would you feel if you went out of your way to purchase a home that is NOT governed by a …

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Illinois / Chicago: Updates on legislative efforts to prevent unit owner access to membership list

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities<p>A few months ago, condominium industry special interest groups were pressuring Illinois and …

OTC with Shu and Deborah Goonan

Keeping up with all the changes in America's residential developments can be quite daunting. Over the years the idea of homeownership seems to have …

Groundbreaking Settlement Protects Religious Freedom in Senior Community

May 22, 2018 | Media Contact: Brad Dacus, 916-616-4126<p><b>Bakersfield, CA—</b>A court case that tested the application of civil rights protections to Bible …

Louisiana State Senator blocks homeowner attempts to fix HOA roads

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities<p>This news report left me shaking my head. Here’s a state senator that apparently doesn’t …

NH property owners say HOA elections are undemocratic

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities<p>Yesterday’s post highlighted an HOA election dispute in Georgia. Today <i>IAC</i> highlights an antiquated …

GA state senator and colleagues lose HOA election, but refuse to give up seats on board

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities<p>It’s election season in many homeowners,’ condominium, and cooperative associations. …

Court Rules in favor of Association for HOA Emergency Assessment

Court Says HOA’s “Emergency” Assessment of $1.01 Million was Proper<p>This case involved a dispute between a condominium owner (“Owner”) and her …

A World of Essentials

0 Comments<p>“Living an essential oils lifestyle, opting into incredible humanitarian efforts and peeling back the layers on a business model that could …

Florida condo HOA, management company must pay $5M to victim of snake bite

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities<p>Silver Shores Master Association, Miramar, Florida and KW Property Management recently reached a …

SC law would prevent home builders from suing private citizens for speaking out against new construction

Citizens Participation in Government Act would have created anti-SLAPP statute in SC.<p>By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities<p>The <i>Post and</i> …

HOA Homefront: Is an HOA now a free-speech zone?

Q:I have a question regarding the new state law supporting use of common facilities for political activities, and one on First Amendment rights. The …

Condo to apartment ‘deconversions’ continue in Chicago

Investors take over condo boards, vote to terminate the associations, and force remaining owners to sell at their condos at low prices<p>By Deborah …

California towns imitating HOAs, attorneys reap profits

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities<p>I’m seeing a disturbing trend: reports of local government corruption and profiteering. And the …