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Here’s why HOA statutory power to fine must be outlawed

Do we really need or want HOAs to be <i>The Enforcers</i>?<p>Arizona Constitutional Rights advocate George K. Staropoli recently published a few posts on an …

Home Ownership

Worldwide condo/strata corruption & dysfunction (July 2018)

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities<p>This month’s collection of articles from common interest and planned communities around the …

Real Estate

New details released surrounding NC HOA racial profiling incident

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities<p>Last week Jasmine Abhulimen, a North Carolina resident of Glenridge community, posted a video of …

Swimming Pools

This voluntary HOA keeps trying to save White Bear Lake (MN)

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities<p>Most of the posts here on <i>IAC</i> inform readers about issues and drama occurring in communities …

Water

Oakwood HOA faces lawsuit filed by parents of shooting victims

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities<p>On May 27 (2018), according to local reports, four teens fired gunshots into the Clubhouse in the …

Crime

Common interest community real estate trends

Changes coming to HOA, condo neighborhoods<p>By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities<p>In Michigan, it appears that site condominiums are …

Real Estate

Critics say scanning for radioactivity at Hunters Point HOA is nothing more than a PR stunt (CA)

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities<p>When land becomes scarce and housing demand is high, city and county governments find it very …

EPA

HOA orders homeowner to take down American flags from yard

<i>PALM HARBOR, Fla.</i> — A family is fighting back against their homeowner's association over several American flags displayed outside their home.<p>"I'm not …

ALS

HOA, condo, & co-op corruption, fraud, & theft roundup (June 2018)

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities<p>This month: several managers, former board members of association-governed communities either …

Corruption

Here we go again: HOA vs. sick child

HOA demands family remove playground it previously approved<p>By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities<p><i>Updated June 25, 2018 9:03 PM</i><p>It never …

Home Ownership

IL: Appellate Court opinion upholds rights of condo, HOA residents

In Illinois, First Amendment protections cannot be denied by governing documents<p>By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities<p>Justice P. Scott …

Cook County

These Texas homeowners don’t want an HOA, but developers are trying to impose one

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities<p>How would you feel if you went out of your way to purchase a home that is NOT governed by a …

doTerraFirma.com

​SOCIALCURRENTSEE.COM ® 'S LATEST FLIPS<p>wiki.altacities.com<p>Common Interest Developments ​(MORE THAN HOA’s)<p>... AS SEEN IN THE FLIPS, CLIPS, AND LINKS …

Immune System

Illinois / Chicago: Updates on legislative efforts to prevent unit owner access to membership list

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities<p>A few months ago, condominium industry special interest groups were pressuring Illinois and …

OTC with Shu and Deborah Goonan

Keeping up with all the changes in America's residential developments can be quite daunting. Over the years the idea of homeownership seems to have …

Groundbreaking Settlement Protects Religious Freedom in Senior Community

May 22, 2018 | Media Contact: Brad Dacus, 916-616-4126<p><b>Bakersfield, CA—</b>A court case that tested the application of civil rights protections to Bible …

Louisiana State Senator blocks homeowner attempts to fix HOA roads

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities<p>This news report left me shaking my head. Here’s a state senator that apparently doesn’t …

NH property owners say HOA elections are undemocratic

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities<p>Yesterday’s post highlighted an HOA election dispute in Georgia. Today <i>IAC</i> highlights an antiquated …

GA state senator and colleagues lose HOA election, but refuse to give up seats on board

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities<p>It’s election season in many homeowners,’ condominium, and cooperative associations. …

Court Rules in favor of Association for HOA Emergency Assessment

Court Says HOA’s “Emergency” Assessment of $1.01 Million was Proper<p>This case involved a dispute between a condominium owner (“Owner”) and her …

A World of Essentials

0 Comments<p>“Living an essential oils lifestyle, opting into incredible humanitarian efforts and peeling back the layers on a business model that could …

Florida condo HOA, management company must pay $5M to victim of snake bite

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities<p>Silver Shores Master Association, Miramar, Florida and KW Property Management recently reached a …

SC law would prevent home builders from suing private citizens for speaking out against new construction

Citizens Participation in Government Act would have created anti-SLAPP statute in SC.<p>By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities<p>The <i>Post and</i> …

HOA Homefront: Is an HOA now a free-speech zone?

Q:I have a question regarding the new state law supporting use of common facilities for political activities, and one on First Amendment rights. The …

Condo to apartment ‘deconversions’ continue in Chicago

Investors take over condo boards, vote to terminate the associations, and force remaining owners to sell at their condos at low prices<p>By Deborah …

California towns imitating HOAs, attorneys reap profits

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities<p>I’m seeing a disturbing trend: reports of local government corruption and profiteering. And the …

The mysterious case of Hilary Duff and the insufferable neighbor: An Instagram story

Many of us know Hilary Duff as the Disney Channel actress, turned singer, turned chic star of the fun TV Land comedy, <i>Younger</i>. But now she's taken on …

Social Media

Are HOAs actually “a form of local democracy with leaders elected by their neighbors?”

It’s time to debunk one of the most deceptive political statements repeatedly made by the HOA industry’s most influential trade group<p>By Deborah …

Are HOAs nonprofits or quasi-governmental?

View my Flipboard Magazine. California Senate Judiciary Hearing May 8, 2018 ▶ VIDEO (3 hrs, 41 min) ▶ https://goo.gl/a5Vv7T S...