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Woman question wonder HOA regulation

Take this 2-minute HOA, condo, and co-op survey, and share this post with family and friends. Tell Independent American Communities if you’re satisfied with your homeowners association board and your professional HOA manager. Share your opinion about HOA fees, special assessments, and fines. IAC Survey on HOA satisfaction, fees, and fines  

States enact new laws regulating short-term vacation rentals (AZ, MA, WA – 2019)

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities City and town governments have been regulating short-term and vacation rentals for several years, especially with the growing popularity of online rental platforms such as Airbnb, HomeAway, VRBO, and others. The battle over short-term rentals is controversial, often pitting neighborhood residents against owners and investors who earn substantial profit sharing their home. Local regulation typically results in inconsistent, piecemeal regulations from town to town. Not wanting to miss out Continue ReadingStates enact new laws regulating short-term vacation rentals (AZ, MA, WA – 2019)

Florida HOA, condo insurance scams, fraud in the news

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By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities Two recent reports highlight insurance scams and fraud in Florida. Condo owner waits more than eight months for repairs after bathroom flood WFTS recently assisted Bill Honan, a frustrated condo owner in Tampa. A bathroom plumbing failure flooded his condo last fall. Restoration contractor, Synergy Contracting Group ripped out wet flooring and drywall, and began the process of drying out his home. Synergy’s representative also insisted that Honan fill Continue ReadingFlorida HOA, condo insurance scams, fraud in the news

As Lewes Library fights HOA fines, homeowners may elect new board

Little Free Library compressed

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities Will an upcoming homeowners’ association election at Villages of Five Points end the HOA war against a Little Free Library? Carl Frampton, president of Town Center West townhomes at Five Points, tells Cape Gazette that there’s a community movement to elect two new at-large board members at the June 15 annual meeting. Frampton criticized the current board and its President, John Eikrem, for fining the library $6,000, shutting down fun outdoor Continue ReadingAs Lewes Library fights HOA fines, homeowners may elect new board