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By socialcurrentsee.com ®  | ALTACITIES®, an acronym for "ALTERNATE CITIES", is the web moniker for the neighborhood of sites, blogs and locations created and managed by @ALTALOMAN, in reference to our first web journals and blogging activity when residents of Alta Loma in Southern California. In 2011, we moved but these ALTACITIES® remain in the form of common interest developments ▶http://flip.it/VQOxZn

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

Chicago Palatine condo deconversion attempt

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communnities<p>Think condo to apartment conversions only happen in Florida? Or in the core of major cities such …

Real Estate

Palm Beach residents discuss Florida condo legislation

Condominium associations should pay attention to the Florida legislative session, according to a local attorney.<p>Donna DiMaggio Berger, a shareholder …

Housing

Los Angeles condo owners face costly mandate for earthquake retrofit

<i>By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities</i><p>California is earthquake country, and cities such as Los Angeles have seen their share of damage …

Los Angeles

Icon South Beach renter pursues class action lawsuit against condo association over application fees

From left: the exterior and interior of Icon at South Beach<p>A recently filed lawsuit alleges the Icon South Beach’s condominium association charges …

Can unit owners force condo board to evict someone not paying assessments?

<b>Q: I am a current board member in</b> <b>a six-unit, self-managed condominium association. The previous board refused to initiate collection proceedings against a unit owner who</b> <b>was not paying assessments, but when the</b> <b>subsequent</b> <b>board was elected, we immediately initiated</b> <b>such proceedings. Nonetheless, just</b> …

Condominiums

Top 10 Attributes of Successful Community Association Boards

Make sure you have the right team in place to thrive (or just survive) on your HOA board.<p>In addition to working with many community association and …

Leadership

When it’s Time for a Change! - Hiring New Management

There is an old adage that claims, "The more things change, the more they stay the same," and that is not a happy thought for a board of directors or …

Colorado mayors, builders still hope to curtail construction defect litigation

<i>By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities</i><p>Yesterday I wrote about efforts to enact consumer friendly legislation for homeowners in HOAs in …

Construction

Some residents worry Laguna Beach is becoming one big homeowner's association

By ERIKA I. RITCHIE / STAFF WRITER<p>LAGUNA BEACH – An effort to stop the piecemealing of home design projects could turn a city built on its unique …

California

Chalet Village owners question HOA bills levied on burned-down homes

Some property owners in Gatlinburg’s Chalet Village, which was hit hard by November’s wildfire, say they’re getting hit again by the development’s …

Extinction

Have HOA planned communities destroyed unity of our cities?

<i>By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities</i><p>Two recent reports by <i>The Arizona Republic</i> caught my eye over the weekend.<p>The city of Surprise is …

Suntree community wants to ban sex offenders from living there

<b>SUNTREE, Fla.</b> - The Suntree Master Homeowners Association, one of Brevard County's largest residential developments, may soon have one of the …

Housing

A LINKEDIN archive includes this valuable piece from a year ago, a must-read for those who live in a common interest…https://lnkd.in/g4PWCWE<p>0 replies …

Missouri lawmakers propose HOA legislation, but critics say it won’t protect homeowners

Missouri homeowners longing for more accountability in their homeowners associations and protection from overzealous HOA boards may not find the …

ALTACITIES▶ Widower homeowner sets HOA attorney in place

<b>Perhaps you have also heard the exclamation given once by an HOA attorney summoned to appear at a meeting before angry homeowners. The attorney, of</b> …