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Ducey OKs homeowner association bill after vow not to do so

After vowing that his administration would not be in the business of regulating homeowner associations, Gov. Doug Ducey on Friday signed legislation …

Government

HOA basics: What to know before you buy

Before signing on the dotted line for your new home, make sure you know what your homeowners association fees are and what they cover. Because most …

Real Estate

Vermont HOA residents, owners evicted from leased land

<i>By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities</i><p>Homeowners associations vary considerably in many ways, including size of membership, the type of …

Housing

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, …

Real Estate

Owner loses everything in 3 unit S. Boston condo collapse

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities<p>On March 22, CBS in Boston reported that residents of 3 condos were displaced from their building …

Real Estate

Gatlinburg Reality ▶ Social Current See

"In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes." https://t.co/N6NY0CLvY9 via @BrainyQuote<p>— Mike Foxworth (@ALTALOMAN) April …

Chalet Village HOA can collect even if wildfire consumed home; fees assessed on land

CLOSE<p>Skip in<p>x<p>Embed<p>VIDEOS: GATLINBURG, SEVIER COUNTY WILDFIRESScouts honor first responders | 1:15<p>The Great Smoky Mountain Council Boy Scouts honored …

Recreation

H.O.A. dues theft arrest spawns advice for other homeowner organizations

SLIDELL, La. -- It has been almost four years since allegations arose about the Belair Homeowners' Association possibly falling victim to Laura …

Corruption

Turnover Troubles: Homeowners Can Take Down Goliath

"Turnover" is perhaps the most important stage of a community's existence, as it is the process by which the developer relinquishes control of the …

HOA, Condo Fraud, Theft, and Corruption Roundup (April 2017)

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities<p>HOA defrauded of millions accuses law firm of facilitating scheme (NV)<p>By Jenny Wilson, Las Vegas …

Slidell woman accused of stealing money from homeowner association

The former community center manager for the Belair subdivision near Slidell was arrested Monday and accused of stealing more than $30,000 from the …

Corruption

Does a condo seller have an obligation to inform a buyer about a noisy neighbor?

<b>Question:</b> We purchased a condominium in a small complex and in a great location for an incredibly low price because the previous owners had to move suddenly. Shortly after we moved in we started hearing strange outbursts of swearing and barking-like sounds coming from another unit close by.<p>This …

Real Estate

Escaping Condo Jail

Shared via Kindle. Description: BOOK REVIEW: "For anybody thinking about buying a condo, or even anybody serving on a condo board, or anybody who has …

Man Told To Take Down Pro-Police Flag, Takes Action

A Florida man garnered applause for projecting pro-police images on his daughter's garage after being told by a local HOA that he wasn't allowed to …

Racism

HOA bill proposal hearing held in Texas House

<b>HOUSTON</b> - Some homeowners said the fines and fees tacked onto their Homeowners Association dues are unfair, and now the state legislature is …

Government

Deal struck on lawsuits for defects in buildings

DENVER — After several years of working on it, legislators from both sides of the political aisle have come together on a bill dealing with …

Real Estate

‘We love our homes, but we need someone to listen to us’

Dubai’s freehold residents wish for greater contact between them and their property management for everyday concerns.

Real Estate

Grande Pointe residents file suit against developer

This is a fun neighborhood of full-time residents. ... We love it. If we didn't love it, we wouldn't be making such a stink."<p>When Chris Smith bought …

Colorado: DR Horton loses another lawsuit, construction defect reform bill advances

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities<p>One HOA in The Conservatory neighborhood of Aurora was recently awarded $13.5 million in …

Virginia Court Articulates Considerations for Determining the Proper Amount of Attorney Fees to Award to the Prevailing Party

Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals decision (April 13, 2017).<p>This case involved a dispute between a unit owner (“Owner”) and her homeowners …

Couple Blames HOA For Crumbling Home

<b>Follow CBSDFW.COM:</b> <b>Facebook</b><b> |</b> <b>Twitter</b><b>HOOD COUTY (CBSDFW.COM) –</b> A Hood County home is slowly crumbling into the Brazos River.It owner, Mark Hall, says …

Dallas

Officials search for reasons two upscale Wandermere homes' foundations became unstable - Wed, 19 Apr 2017 PST

In January, Dr. Joel McCullough agreed to pay $595,000 for a home in the upscale Wandermere Estates neighborhood north of Spokane. At the end of …

Spokane

Owner of sliding Foothills home: A year full of stress, but it ‘hasn’t ruined us’

Eric Rossman said he and his wife have “gutted” their house on North Alto Via Court in the Boise Foothills, filling three storage units with windows, …

Housing

Planned HOA communities built on unstable ground – literally

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities<p>One of the more disturbing trends in new home construction is the use of unsuitable building …

Does HUD’s new harassment rule make HOAs, condos, co-ops state actors?

<i>By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities</i><p>George Staropoli published a fascinating and important blog this week, entitled <i>We don’t want no</i> …

Employment Law

Contact 13 looks at extreme HOA fines preventing home sale

Hawaii US District Court rules that nonjudicial condo association foreclosures were unlawful

<i>By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities</i><p>Is the tide turning against nonjudicial foreclosure of HOA or condominium association liens?<p>Real …

Mortgages

We don’t want no stinkin’ government protection for HOA members

This California Adams-Davis-Stirling newsletter (“California’s Leader in Community Associations Law”) says it all. Speaking to a new federal law as …

Government

Court Certifies Class Action Lawsuit by Condo Purchasers Against Developer

An Ottawa condominium unit owner has commenced a class action lawsuit against a condominium developer, claiming that the developer breached the …

Lawsuits