HOA lawsuits: who should pay for flood damage and stormwater infrastructure?

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities It may come as a surprise to some readers that many planned communities in the U.S. are governed by

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3 HOAs need help managing their stormwater ponds

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities It’s been 15 – 20 years since the construction boom of the early 21st century. And now that thousands

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Fairfax County to take over Kingstowne Lake?

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities debgoonan@icloud.com   A large-scale Virginia homeowners’ association is asking its County to take a 14-acre stormwater retention pond off

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Many HOAs, CDDs challenged by crumbling infrastructure

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities   For several decades, local governments have eagerly delegated construction of roads, dams, and stormwater drainage systems to private

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