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Oakland residents confused, angry over dues dispute

Homeowners' association says 1,645 members must pay up to five years' worth of dues - but many disagree.<p>OAKLAND — If you didn’t join, how can you be …

NJ Condo owners taking donations to bring back Holly Lake

<i>By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities</i><p>Another lake bites the dust.<p>This time, it’s a 10-acre manmade lake in Little Egg Harbor, with a …

Real Estate

Home Decor

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Home Decorating

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<b>Alta</b>♥CITIES▶ http://flip.it/B0Imjt▶ via @<b>flipboard</b><p>As some 1317 homeowners in the common interest development (aka HOA) of TRILOGY Glen Ivy (TGI) …

HOAs often do a poor job of maintaining infrastructure

<i>By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities</i><p><i>A collection of recent reports from across the U.S reveals a dirty little secret about homeowners</i> …

Housing

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HOA forces pet owners to walk dogs in streets

I-Team: Homeowners Vote Out Their HOA President

HOA Homefront: The board balancing act

The ancient Chinese concept of yin and yang deals with opposite and inseparable forces. Common interest developments, or homeowner associations, have …

Real Estate

HOA-Land success aided by the failure of investigative reporting

In 2010 I called attention to a curious aspect of media coverage of HOAs. I called it the <i>“Unspoken Alliance of ‘No negatives about HOAs.’”</i>[i] Of …

Journalism

How to select ideal HOA, condo, co-op board candidates

<i>By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities</i><p>A guide for wannabe HOA community leaders<p><i>In mandatory association governed communities across the</i> …

Condominiums

Voter Apathy Plagues Florida Community Associations | Florida Condo & HOA Legal Blog

Home > Association Documents > Voter Apathy Plagues Florida Community Associations<p><b>Question:</b> Our condominium association has been trying to amend our …

How local housing officials create HOA conflict

<i>By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities</i><p>I know many of my readers are focused on state legislation at this time of year. But the truth is, …

Housing

Owners will go to court to evict 100-year-old

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON)— The owners of a San Francisco condominium are still trying to evict their 99-year-old tenant and are taking her to court …

Judiciary

State fails to protect condo owners from board fraud, grand jury finds

The Florida state agency that regulates condominium associations does not work to protect the tens of thousands who live in condos, resulting in …

Corruption

Trial for an alleged HOA embezzler delayed

Trial for an alleged HOA embezzler delayedThe trial was delayed Friday for a man accused of being a co-conspirator in an embezzlement case involving …

San Mateo County

HOAs Can Achieve Compliance With Rules Through an Effective “Suspension of Privileges” Policy

<i>Posted by Lawrence Szabo, Friday, February 10th, in Governing Documents</i><p>It is commonplace for homeowners associations to experience problems relating …

PHP

State legislators want to prevent multi-million dollar HOA, condo construction defect verdicts

<i>By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities</i><p>I love it when I get the opportunity to present two different HOA reports side by side. It …

Texas homeowner may be forced to sue HOA over backyard subsidence

<i>By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities</i><p>Here’s another example that illustrates why it is foolish to allow developers to design storm …

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Condo association claims Cleveland Water sent them outrageous bills, and they were forced to pay

CLEVELAND - A condo association is in a crunch, pressed by skyrocketing water bills. The association reached out to News 5 after learning about our …

Cleveland

After nearly three years of legal battles, Florida condo owners find replacing their board a daunting task

<i>By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities</i><p>Whenever I read talking points from an industry trade group, Community Associations Institute …

James Martin

Ex-property manager indicted in theft of $8k from Cobb HOA

894<p>1429<p>article<p>http://www.ajc.com/news/local/property-manager-indicted-theft-from-cobb-hoa/Yz9Eyh8uHpCNuIobUpnq7N/<p>Wendy Teresa Robinson allegedly …

Sinking Millennium Tower’s condo owners hire Trump’s lawyer

Condo owners at San Francisco’s sinking Millennium Tower are raising the stakes in their fight to get the infamous downtown building fixed — hiring a celebrity Los Angeles lawyer in anticipation of suing the developer.<p>Residents of the 58-story high-rise were notified late Monday that the Millennium …

San Francisco Bay

Maryland bill seeks to remove developer money from local politics

<i>By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities</i><p>As the saying goes, all politics is local.<p>Citizens of Baltimore County, Maryland, are supporting a …

Government

Inexperienced lawyer wins epic courtroom battle in #Lake #Florida #developer #HOA

Rebuttal to sponsor’s interpretation of AZ SB 1240

Dear Senate Rules members,<p>In 2013 when Senator Barto finally got this public parking issue, SB 1278, put into law (Ariz. Sess. L. Ch. 103), I argued …

Government

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