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<b>ALTACITIES</b>®, an acronym for "ALTERNATE CITIES", is the web moniker for the neighborhood of sites, blogs and locations created and managed by</b> …

Globe hits homeowner associations for blocking proposals to build cell sites

Globe took out an ad in a major newspaper for its open letter to customers living in posh residential communities, including Forbes Park, Dasmariñas, …

Net Neutrality

HOA, Condo Corruption, Fraud, Embezzlement round up (March 2017)

<i>By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities</i><p><i>This month’s collection includes sentencing of convicted embezzlers in Florida, a potential class</i> …

Fraud

Amazon.com: homeowners association

Are CC&Rs unenforceable adhesion contracts?

An Arizonan trial case caused me to revisit the fundamental question of: Are the CC&Rs unenforceable adhesion contracts? As with CC&Rs being …

Law

Bozeman MT considering Special Parks District that may include HOA parks

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities<p><i>Today’s blog serves as a reminder to readers that you do not need to buy into a homeowners</i> …

Years following Omaha annexation, owners consider dissolving HOA

<i>By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities</i><p>A group of Omaha homeowners in the Walnut Grove neighborhood, originally established in the 1970s, …

HOA Homefront: Can homeowner be charged for tenants moving in and out?

Q:I recently received a letter from our management company saying that all owners who rent out their units must submit a copy of the agreement to the …

Real Estate

Brunswick developer, Ocean Ridge association locked in legal battle

Coastal Communities wants Ocean Ridge Master Association, Inc. to pay back more than $650,000.<p>BRUNSWICK COUNTY -- The developer of a neighborhood in …

Buying an HOA property in a liquefaction zone is not for the faint of heart

<b>Question:</b> My family is interested in purchasing a townhome or condominium by a marina so we can dock our boat. Someone we know is moving from the marina because of rising homeowner association dues and too many special assessments, so we made an offer to purchase at a steep discount.<p>The seller …

Real Estate

#Blogger 'Nine'▶ #SocialCurrentSee

<b>altacities.com ▶ canswerist.com ▶ socialcurrentsee.com</b><p>Nine separate blogs occupy the <b>ALTACITIES</b> neighborhood on <b>Blogger</b> at this time. The flagship …

HOA Legislation updates – March 2017 (IA, IL, MO, PA)

<i>By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities</i><p>Iowa<p>Legislation to include single family planned communities with HOAs dies in committee<p>A few …

Government

Homeowners association forces homeowner to remove ‘offensive’ Blue Lives Matter flag

A Florida woman is being forced to remove her Blue Lives Matter flag from outside her home after her homeowners association said they had received complaints.<p>The homeowner, who lives in St. Johns County, Florida, but would not publicly identify herself out of fear of retaliation, had been flying …

Conservative POV

NV Supreme Court finds HOAs have no obligation to uphold Constitutional property rights

<i>By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities</i><p>The court has ruled that the HOA is not a state actor<p>Property owners in Association Governed …

Real Estate

Does the Consumer Review Fairness Act of 2016 apply to HOA corporations?

<i>By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities</i><p>The question of whether or not the Consumer Review Fairness Act (CRFA) applies to corporations of …

Law

Evaluating HOA legislative reform performance

This posting spells out a simple measure of evaluating how well advocates performed at the legislature. It uses 2 indicators: one places a weight or …

Daybreak HOA faces $23M assessment, some owners risk losing their homes

<i>By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities</i><p>Owners of relatively new homes in Daybreak Townhome 1 Owners Association (South Jordan, Utah) have …

How to Succeed with Your Homeowners Association: The Complete HOA Guide for Owners, Boards, and Managers

Shared via Kindle. Description: How to Succeed with Your Homeowner’s Association is the all-inclusive handbook to help new homeowners transition into …

Homeowner consent bill introduced in House as latest salvo in construction defects battle

Yet another attempt to reform Colorado’s construction defects statute has been introduced in the legislature, this time a bipartisan bill that would …

Government

HOA Homefront – Can the association enforce unwritten rules?

Q:This past year we got a new homeowners association manager, and there has been a huge increase in the number of violation letters. Some are for …

San Diego

Safety, security not guaranteed in homeowners, condo associations

<i>By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities</i><p>Many residents and home buyers are concerned with safety and security these days, even in private …

Security

HOA fees rising like everything else, says Trulia

Living in a world with amenities that don’t require your actual maintenance does sound tempting. No one likes doing yardwork or cleaning out the pool …

Real Estate

Why we should thank the homeowner that spent $33K to sue his HOA over a $500 mailbox

He won in court, but apprently his neighbors are unhappy about that<p><i>By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities</i><p>Keith Strong of Maryland …

Will class action lawsuit defeat the HOA culture of corruption?

<i>By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities</i><p>Buyers of luxury real estate expect a lot for their money. And when they believe they’ve been …

Real Estate

Florida condo bills address Grand Jury report and condo terminations

<i>By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities</i><p>In Florida, more than a dozen bills related to Association Governed Communities have been …

Real Estate

#HOA 'Gray Laws' ▶ #SocialCurrentSee

With more than 9 million Californians as homeowners, residents of common interest developments (aka homeowner associations or HOAs), it stands to …

The History of the Davis Stirling Act - An Interview With Lawrence Stirling Himself

Here’s why homeowners are confused, frustrated by HOAs

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities<p>I started off my Sunday morning watching a short video clip from KENS5 Eyewitness News out of San …

Mortgages

Utah SB 154 would remove HOA solar energy barriers for homeowners

<i>By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities</i><p>Shelly Marshall of Utah informed me that Community Associations Institute is up to their usual …

Renewable Energy