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HOA's $40,000 plan for new fence is misuse of funds, some residents says

<i>OVERLAND PARK, Kan. --</i> A neighborhood in Overland Park is divided after its HOA made plans to pay $40,000 to replace a fence.<p>"I mean, you can see the …

Landscaping

HOA-Land: the product of the decline in democratic institutions in America

Over the years I’ve attempted to inform and educate advocates, legislators, the media, home buyers and the public in general about the “<i>emergence and</i> …

Fascism

There’s Community and Consensus. But It’s No Commune.

Moving into a new house that’s roughly a 90-second walk from that of your parents may not be the ideal living condition for most adults — in fact, for nine years that familial proximity provided most of the plot lines and barbed jokes of the TV comedy “Everybody Loves Raymond” — but that’s what …

Neighbors took on T-Mobile when it tried to put a tower in their neighborhood – and won

PORTSMOUTH<p>The tower was supposed to go up within eyeshot of the Westbury neighborhood, a 150-foot rod that would boost cell phone service for the …

Hampton Roads

'Condo Clean Up Act' would reduce homeowner fees: Opinion

The Florida Legislature was warned in 2008: a handful of condominium associations weren't protecting owners adequately enough. The result was …

Florida Legislature

MI House bill would nullify condo bylaws with respect to membership vote to commence lawsuits

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities<p>Should a condo board have sole authority to initiate lawsuits on behalf of co-owners of the …

Government

Does the new website requirement impact all condos?

<i>Editor’s Note: David G. Muller is an attorney with the law firm of Becker & Poliakoff, P.A., which represents community associations throughout</i> …

Real Estate

City of Chicago seeks to undo state law pertaining to records requests made by condo owners

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities<p>Now here is a prime example of the uphill battle of enacting and <i>maintaining</i> consumer-friendly …

Condominiums

CA DSL Bill of Rights

Bill Of Rights

HOAs rain on homeowners' solar parade, residents' property rights

CLOSE<p>Solar power homeowner Joey Myles talks about HOA troubles and his solar panels.<p>When Joey Myles was looking for his family's forever home, he had …

Clean Energy

DONIE♥BOOK via @flipboard archive in ALTACITIES 19Jan2018.pdf

DONIE♥BOOK http://flip.it/RkJ1F7 vi9 @flipbo9rd ▶ An 9rchive by ALTACITIES ©2018 http://9lt9cities.com ALTACITIES ©2018 PDF ARCHIVE▶ …

What is the root cause of HOA dysfunction?

<i>By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities</i><p>To solve any problem, it helps to identify its cause or causes.<p>So as we attempt to tackle social …

Housing

Community upset after homeowners association tells them to leave garage doors open

AUBURN, Calif. (WCMH) - Members of a California community are upset after their homeowners’ association told them they need to keep their garage …

Home Improvement

AZ legislator wants to make it easier for HOAs to foreclosure

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities<p>In <i>The Arizona Republic article</i>, Attorney Jonathan Dessaules blamed the spike in HOA, and condo …

Mortgages

Florida HOA’s bitter legal dispute, threat of foreclsoure over $25 late fee

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities<p>Is HOA rule enforcement a tool to harass owners and take their homes?<p>According to Dave Silva, …

David Silva

DONIE♥BOOK

<b>DONIE♥BOOK</b><p>▶ Notable LATimes columnist on matters related to common interest developments (aka HOAs) Donie Vanitzian, 67, died Dec. 28 at her house in …

High profile property rights case highlights impact of restrictions on HOA membership

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities<p>Homeowners’ Associations have become so common, that they now exist in every state and for various …

Iowa City

#SCS* ▶ Flipboard Friday

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Valley realtor says homeowners association taking down open house signs

PHOENIX - A realtor says a Homeowners Association (HOA) is taking down open house signs.<p>Jeff Sibbach, with Realty One Group, says the Desert Ridge …

Real Estate

California HOA reverses its “open garage door” rule

Association says it will seek a more ‘reasonable’ solution<p>By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities<p>As suspected, Auburn Greens HOA has …

Real Estate

Ontario Human Rights Decision – Service Dog in Condo

In a recent case, <i>Pollock v. Wilson,</i> a condominium resident went to the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal (the ”<b>Tribuna</b>l”) alleging that another resident …

Rights & Freedoms

Lawsuit alleges neighborhood association misallocated $100,000 payment

Members of the East Campus Neighborhood Association filed a lawsuit against several officers of the association, including the president and Sixth …

Lawsuits

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Longtime L.A. Times contributor Donie Vanitzian remembered as champion of homeowner rights

For more than 16 years in her Sunday Los Angeles Times column, Donie Vanitzian helped frazzled homeowners navigate the minefield that can be living within a homeowners association.<p>The columns often focused on alleged wrongdoing by board members, management companies and other people in positions of …

California

In memory of L.A. Times columnist Donie Vanitzian, fierce advocate of homeowners

Vanitzian’s untimely death likely the result of domestic violence<p>By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities<p>It is with shock and sadness that …

Crime

Realtor view: Do research before buying home, condo governed by HOA

If you plan to buy a home or condominium this year, keep in mind that the property may be governed by a homeowners association, or HOA. More than 63 …

Real Estate

Homeowners association tells neighborhood to leave garage doors open

AUBURN (KTXL) — An Auburn community is upset after their homeowner’s association told them they needed to keep their garage doors open during the day.<p>…

Macy's

PA condo HOA objects to ‘Hate Has No Home Here’ signs

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities<p>Are proponents of housing consumer rights making progress on behalf of owners and residents of …

Real Estate

Reader’s Choice 2017: When you buy into a gated HOA community, you pay for private roads

<i>It’s that time of the year. For the rest of the year, I’ll be reposting the 10 most read articles here on IAC.</i><p><i>Thanks for following, reading, and</i> …

Cities