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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

Developers of affordable housing in California are on pins and needles over Trump's tax plan

Over two years, developer Geoffrey Morgan lined up investors, partnered with a medical clinic and found a manufacturer in Idaho to build 135 apartments for formerly homeless residents near downtown San Jose.<p>Everything was on track for the project to break ground by the end of last year. Then …

Affordable Housing

Can an HOA palm off responsibility for maintaining common-area greenery?

<b>Question:</b> We own a detached single-family home in a common interest development and are in a difficult situation with the board. Our water bills have been going way up over the years and we just discovered that the association’s shrubs outside our property walls are being watered from our home …

Landscaping

Justice is elusive without enforcement of laws and high ethical standards

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities<p>Things are really heating up in Florida, and it’s not just because of the weather.<p>A recent …

Bill Would Lower Fire Prevention Costs for Condo Associations

A bill working its way through the Florida legislature could reduce the cost of doing business for condominium associations, but critics raise safety …

Association owns assessment contributions

Q. When I purchased my condominium, I had to make a contribution to the reserve fund equal to two months of assessments. I am now selling my unit. …

Real Estate

New option for Green Line LRT alignment upsets Ramsay Community Association

'We want our voices heard and for the city to understand the impact it's going to have'<p>The City of Calgary is getting close to choosing the alignment …

Urban Design

River Walk HOA fires Citywide Protection after 2nd degree murder charges filed

<i>By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities</i><p>The latest news reported by WTKR 3 News: following Jonathan Cromwell’s arrest on 2nd degree murder …

Crime

Grand jury calls Florida agency inept and ill-suited to probe condo complaints

In Pasco County, residents of one community were shocked when their homeowners association approved a special assessment for new roofs even though a …

Family loses $270K home over $150 missed HOA payment (FL)

<i>By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities</i><p>I’ve been following this story for months. Kudos to Kendra Conlon and <i>WTSP</i> for reporting on HOA …

Does HOA legislation work for owners, residents?

Legislation is often crafted by the industry, not the people who live with HOAs<p><i>By</i> <i>Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities</i><p>I’m hearing from …

Housing

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

#Commonalities▶ #SocialCurrentSee

<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

▶Flip② ▶NEWS

​<p><b>WHO▶ Is the source for ALTACITIES®?</b> The microblogger @ <b>altaloman</b> creates and curates this domain and compiles content for the <b>Flipboard</b> site by the …

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 …

Crime

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 …