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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

Should HOAs have authority to issue traffic tickets?

Critics say Florida state law gives HOAs too much unchecked power<p><i>By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities</i><p>Fox News in Tampa highlights a …

Law

DC leaders plan to tackle blighted condo

<i>By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities</i><p>The latest media report of a rundown, nearly abandoned condominium comes from WJLA (ABC7) in …

Real Estate

Legislation should limit power of HOAs

<i>By Deborah</i> Goonan<i>, Independent American</i> <i>Communitie</i><i>s</i><p>An interesting trend is happening across the U.S. Local media are engaging in investigative reports …

Home Ownership

Do homeowners experience due process in HOAs?

<i>By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities</i><p>Following yesterday’s blog, Legislation should limit power of HOAs, a reader sent the following …

Bill Of Rights

Homeowners' association prez admits to embezzling $300K; worked as civilian for NYPD

Danny Juliano, a civilian employee of the NYPD and the president of a Rossville homeowners' association, admitted to embezzling $300,000 from the …

HOA-LAND, a lesson for politicos surprised by Imperial Presidency

Why are the politicos so surprised at this inevitable turn of events with Imperial President, <i>Donald the Trump</i>, here in the bastion of democracy? …

Constitutional Law

Kansas City homeowners rebel against developer controlled HOA

Homeowners fed up with what they say is bully behavior<p><i>By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities</i><p>Today’s report from KSHB in Kansas City, …

Real Estate

Local developer, homeowners battle over HOA - Kansas City Business Journal

A dispute over a local residential community and its HOA has resulted in competing… more<p>Thinkstock<p>An antagonistic relationship between a residential …

Real Estate

The CAMster Wheel

Wait. What? You know what I’m talking about. The CAMster wheel is the seemingly never ending routine of work, eat, sleep; respond to emergency, …

Wellness

HOA wins $13.5M in arbitration against DR Horton (CO)

<i>By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities</i><p>This is a construction and design defect case that boggles the mind.<p>A D.R. Horton subsidiary …

Arbitration

Carolina Forest resident protests HOA on side of road for 3 days

An HOA battle is brewing in one Carolina Forest community, with one man who spent several days protesting his HOA on the side of the road. If you've …

Weather

Is AL homeowner stuck with $60K storm sewer repair?

Developer is long gone, County says it is a private drain, and HOA blames tree roots – says it is not their problem to fix<p><i>By Deborah Goonan,</i> …

What good are C&Rs if they don’t enforce the rules?

Q: My family and I moved into one of the local “exclusive” gated communities. We wanted to move to a place where the neighborhoods would stay nice …

Real Estate

Florida HOA battle lines drawn over drought ravaged lawns

<i>By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities</i><p>Central Florida is in the midst of a historic drought, as reported in the Orlando Sentinel. …

Drought

Will Your HOA or Condo Board Hike Its Fees Soon? How to Tell

golero/iStockIf you’re looking to buy a home that’s part of a condo complex or homeowners association, you’re going to have to pay fees—either …

PA owners stuck with road the borough cannot maintain

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities<p>Recently I posted a blog entitled Flooding and Erosion common problems faced by HOA planned …

Housing

Homeowners association pays $300k in dispute over RV

The parents of a disabled woman who say they were forced to move from their Marion County neighborhood after the homeowners association barred them …

Seminole County residents resist homeowners' association demands to re-sod yards during drought

<b>by:</b> Updated: May 11, 2017 - 5:52 PM<p><b>SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla.</b> - A group of Seminole County residents are crying foul after their homeowners’ association …

Drought

HOA president: thieves 'preying' on residents at senior communities

ESCONDIDO, Calif. (KGTV) - The latest example of a crime targeting a senior community in the North County ended with a confrontation and a possible …

Private communities often come with burdensome costs

HOAs, condo associations pay extra for private infrastructure, amenities<p><i>By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities</i><p>About 4 or 5 decades ago, …

Real Estate

Court Awards Homeowner Punitive Damages After Association Denies Owner’s Request for an Accommodation from Association’s “No Pets” Policy

by | | Subscriber Articles<p>This case involved a dispute between a homeowners association (“Association”) and a homeowner (“Owner”) over Owner’s right …

Pets

More details revealed in case of double murder at Boston condo

<i>By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities</i><p>Since yesterday’s blog, several other news sources have reported additional details about the …

How could a brutal double murder happen in a high-security, luxury, Boston condo?

<i>By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities</i><p>According to numerous reports, a tragic double murder occurred in an unnamed luxury Boston …

Crime

West Virginia HOA seeks annexation to City

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities<p>The industry that builds, sells, and services association-governed common interest communities is …

Cities

HOA wants City to enforce parking ban on public streets

<i>By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities</i><p>Rosedale Place, located in Bossier City, Louisiana, is a gated community of 361 tidy homes. …

Two South Florida Firms Face Allegations of Wrongdoing in Bankruptcy of Property Owners' Group

Two South Florida law firms face allegations of professional negligence in their representation of a property association.<p><b>This premium content is</b> …

Real Estate

Condominium’s private security guard awaiting trial for rape, murder of resident

Family of deceased condo resident suing Orlando condo association<p>By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities<p>This horrific report follows …

Security

Millennial in Brandermill urge others to research HOA before buying in

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. -- No matter your age, everyone knows everyone within the Brandermill Community in Midlothian."We have great neighbors," …

Housing

Creating HOA-Condo-Co-op Accountability

When good people get involved in the political process, they create positive change.<p><i>By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities</i><p>Across the …