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Is the city of Champaign using hostile buyer of stormwater lakes to pressure homeowners to form HOA?

Corporation by the name of Nasty Joe’s LLC purchased two lakes at tax sale for $1,800<p><i>By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities</i><p>Sometimes I …

Real Estate

'Don't Mess With My Flag': Vets Outraged After HOA Limits When American Flags Can Be Displayed Insider

Residents in a Georgia neighborhood are outraged after their homeowners association said they can only display American flags on their homes 23 days out of the year.<p>Tom Wilder is a U.S. Navy veteran who proudly flies a flag outside his home in the Village at Towne Lake in Cherokee County.<p>"You don't …

U.S. Navy

23 days: Woodstock HOA puts limits on displaying US flag

WOODSTOCK, GA - Some Woodstock residents are furious with their homeowners' association after being told they can only display the US flag 23 days a …

Battle of the Bulge

Napoleon Court Condominium association seeking over $1,400 from Jefferson Parish man

GRETNA – A condo association is seeking damages, claiming that a tenant failed to pay fees.<p>Napoleon Court Condominium Homeowner's Association Inc., …

Crime

Ormond Heritage condo owners facing moldy nightmare

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities<p>For many home buyers looking for a place to vacation or retire, Florida is at the top of the list. …

Real Estate

HOA settles suit for $300K

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes A family suing the McNary Estates Homeowners Association (HOA) for discrimination against their developmentally …

RVs

NJ aims to boost democracy in homeowners associations

One of every seven New Jersey residents lives in communities overseen by homeowners associations. State lawmakers say they need more of a …

Housing

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 …

Staten Island

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 …