2015 Year End Review: Top 10 IAC Blogs

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities

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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.

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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

independentamericancommunities.com/2015/09/10/another-case-of-a-disappearing-hoa-golf-course/

 

2) Florida Clerk of Courts laments drop in foreclosure filing revenue

independentamericancommunities.com/2015/12/27/fl-clerk-of-courts-laments-drop-in-foreclosure-filing-revenue/

 

3) Harbor Walk condo owner sued following bankruptcy

independentamericancommunities.com/2015/09/26/harbor-walk-condo-association-defends-its-actions-as-a-business-decision/

 

4) $2.8M embezzled from HOA: After two-year investigation, former Woodlake manager charged, booked for theft; pleads not guilty

independentamericancommunities.com/2015/09/18/2-8m-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!

independentamericancommunities.com/2015/09/26/national-hoa-consumer-survey-results-are-in/

 

6) Let’s get some national attention on HOA, housing issues

independentamericancommunities.com/2015/08/10/lets-get-some-national-attention-on-hoa-housing-issues/

 

7) Let’s dispel some myths about the “contractual” nature of HOAs and condos

independentamericancommunities.com/2015/06/05/lets-dispel-some-myths-about-the-contractual-nature-of-hoas-and-condos/

 

8) Cities, HOAs eroding democratic principles

independentamericancommunities.com/2015/11/22/cities-hoas-eroding-democratic-principles/

 

9) Virgina condo owners sue association, file fair housing claims

independentamericancommunities.com/2015/09/09/virginia-condo-owners-sue-association-file-fair-housing-claims/

 

10) Ohio condo owners must pay hefty special assessment for central heat

independentamericancommunities.com/2015/11/06/want-to-buy-an-unheated-condo-in-ohio/

 

 

 

 

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