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Community upset after homeowners association tells them to leave garage doors open

AUBURN, Calif. (WCMH) - Members of a California community are upset after their homeowners’ association told them they need to keep their garage …

Home Improvement

AZ legislator wants to make it easier for HOAs to foreclosure

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities<p>In <i>The Arizona Republic article</i>, Attorney Jonathan Dessaules blamed the spike in HOA, and condo …

Mortgages

Florida HOA’s bitter legal dispute, threat of foreclsoure over $25 late fee

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities<p>Is HOA rule enforcement a tool to harass owners and take their homes?<p>According to Dave Silva, …

David Silva

DONIE♥BOOK

<b>DONIE♥BOOK</b><p>▶ Notable LATimes columnist on matters related to common interest developments (aka HOAs) Donie Vanitzian, 67, died Dec. 28 at her house in …

High profile property rights case highlights impact of restrictions on HOA membership

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities<p>Homeowners’ Associations have become so common, that they now exist in every state and for various …

Iowa City

#SCS* ▶ Flipboard Friday

* SCS = <i>SocialCurrentSee ▶</i> http://socialcurrentsee.com<p>Flip②▶ FLIPBOARD FRIDAY ▶ in association with ALTACITIES, aka @ALTALOMAN ▶ Blogs, sites, and …

Valley realtor says homeowners association taking down open house signs

PHOENIX - A realtor says a Homeowners Association (HOA) is taking down open house signs.<p>Jeff Sibbach, with Realty One Group, says the Desert Ridge …

California HOA reverses its “open garage door” rule

Association says it will seek a more ‘reasonable’ solution<p>By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities<p>As suspected, Auburn Greens HOA has …

Real Estate

Ontario Human Rights Decision – Service Dog in Condo

In a recent case, <i>Pollock v. Wilson,</i> a condominium resident went to the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal (the ”<b>Tribuna</b>l”) alleging that another resident …

Rights & Freedoms

Lawsuit alleges neighborhood association misallocated $100,000 payment

Members of the East Campus Neighborhood Association filed a lawsuit against several officers of the association, including the president and Sixth …

Lawsuits

#SocialCurrentSee ▶ 'Conflict'

▶ SLIDESHOW https://goo.gl/ELcVJy<p>ALTACITIES®, an acronym for "ALTERNATE CITIES" ▶ Flip2▶ http://flip.it/OTxbcX via @flipboard - clips and content for …

Longtime L.A. Times contributor Donie Vanitzian remembered as champion of homeowner rights

For more than 16 years in her Sunday Los Angeles Times column, Donie Vanitzian helped frazzled homeowners navigate the minefield that can be living within a homeowners association.<p>The columns often focused on alleged wrongdoing by board members, management companies and other people in positions of …

California

In memory of L.A. Times columnist Donie Vanitzian, fierce advocate of homeowners

Vanitzian’s untimely death likely the result of domestic violence<p>By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities<p>It is with shock and sadness that …

Crime

Realtor view: Do research before buying home, condo governed by HOA

If you plan to buy a home or condominium this year, keep in mind that the property may be governed by a homeowners association, or HOA. More than 63 …

Real Estate

Homeowners association tells neighborhood to leave garage doors open

AUBURN (KTXL) — An Auburn community is upset after their homeowner’s association told them they needed to keep their garage doors open during the day.<p>…

Macy's

PA condo HOA objects to ‘Hate Has No Home Here’ signs

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities<p>Are proponents of housing consumer rights making progress on behalf of owners and residents of …

Real Estate

Reader’s Choice 2017: When you buy into a gated HOA community, you pay for private roads

<i>It’s that time of the year. For the rest of the year, I’ll be reposting the 10 most read articles here on IAC.</i><p><i>Thanks for following, reading, and</i> …

Cities

Reader’s Choice 2017: Condo owners forced to sell in a deconversion, like it or not

<i>It’s that time of the year. For the rest of the year, I’ll be reposting the 10 most read articles here on IAC.</i><p><i>Thanks for following, reading, and</i> …

Real Estate

Reader’s Choice 2017: Pros and Cons of Living Next to a Nature Preserve

<i>It’s that time of the year. For the rest of the year, I’ll be reposting the 10 most read articles here on IAC.</i><p><i>Thanks for following, reading, and</i> …

Pros and Cons

Reader’s Choice 2017: Can hostile takeovers of condominium associations be prevented?

<i>It’s that time of the year. For the rest of the year, I’ll be reposting the 10 most read articles here on IAC.</i><p><i>Thanks for following, reading, and</i> …

Real Estate

Reader’s choice 2017: HOA LAWSUITS: A REALITY CHECK

<i>It’s that time of the year. For the rest of the year, I’ll be reposting the 10 most read articles here on IAC.</i><p><i>Thanks for following, reading, and</i> …

Incorporated

HOA ▶ #SocialCurrentSee

https://goo.gl/5fz8JD<p>The clip above and within the attached slideshow comes courtesy of former HOA homeowner <b>Deborah A. Goonan</b>, Independent American …

Featured Articles

In this week's tip, we turn to your budget. Bored already? No need. This is good information, so stick with us. Here's an interesting fact about …

North Carolina

Cities overrule HOAs that restrict access, activities in public parks

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities<p>Homeowners and residents don’t always agree with the rules and management decisions in their …

Developers push for density in new California housing development

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities<p>Developers and local housing planners often choose to promote a proposed planned community, by …

2017 Condominium Bluebook

Shared via Kindle. Description: In its 29th year of publication, the Condominium Bluebook for California is a comprehensive guide to the …

How HOA bullies – and bystanders – create harmful neighborhood conflict

<i>Photo: Neil Brooks with dog Sam (photo supplied and used with permission)</i><p>By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities<p>I recently heard from a …

Poinciana HOA update: Court won’t uphold Arbitration ruling that made 2017 election invalid

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities<p>Is regulation of association-governed communities possible?<p>Some states, such as Florida, …

What is HOA trade group’s 2018 Legislative agenda?

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities<p>As 2017 comes to an end, housing and consumer advocates that are concerned about legislative …