By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities
Happy New Year to all my readers! 2015 has been an eventful year for Association Governed Residential Communities.
Both mainstream and alternative media are now reporting all sorts of HOA, condo and cooperative association issues. And they are not just focusing on crazy rules.
We are starting to see more coverage of theft and embezzlement, construction defect disputes, problems resulting for poor maintenance and failure to set aside money in reserves, HOA foreclosure and hostile condo takeover schemes, and more.
It’s becoming more and more obvious that Owners’ Association problems are not “isolated incidents.” They occur every state and, indeed, are repeated all over the world.
Here’s hoping that, working together in 2016, we will see further momentum toward positive change for housing consumers.
Time for an end of year recap. I’ve listed the top ten, most viewed blogs of 2015 below. Thank you for following IAC, and let me continue to hear from you in 2016.
Most read blogs on IAC for 2015:
1) Another case of a disappearing HOA golf course
2) Florida Clerk of Courts laments drop in foreclosure filing revenue
3) Harbor Walk condo owner sued following bankruptcy
4) $2.8M embezzled from HOA: After two-year investigation, former Woodlake manager charged, booked for theft; pleads not guilty
5) National HOA consumer survey results are in!
6) Let’s get some national attention on HOA, housing issues
7) Let’s dispel some myths about the “contractual” nature of HOAs and condos
8) Cities, HOAs eroding democratic principles
9) Virgina condo owners sue association, file fair housing claims
10) Ohio condo owners must pay hefty special assessment for central heat