Recipe for HOA abuse: too much power, no accountability

Sometimes a homeowner in a bind misses a payment or sends it a few days late. Then the HOA attorney, backed up by the HOA board, hastily files a lien on the home and penalizes the owner with fees that quickly spiral out of control.

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2019 top HOA issues: HOA abuse of power to fine and foreclose

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities debgoonan@icloud.com   In 2019, homeowners and residents of HOA-governed communities have come out of the shadows, speaking out about

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Will AARP help rein in HOA abuse?

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities Several readers have circulated the latest AARP article on HOAs, which highlights the problem of older Americans who lose

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Why won’t Libertarian advocacy groups speak out against HOA abuse?

An Opinion By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities Last month, IAC published a post comparing cities and HOAs that rely heavily on fining their residents

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