3 common sense solutions to HOA parking shortages

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By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities Parking shortages are a common problem in HOA-governed communities, causing inconvenience, and serious problems for pedestrians and the disabled. A reader from San Diego, recently contacted me about my previous post Should your HOA have the right to inspect your garage? In that August 28 post, I wrote about the Eastlake Trails and Eastlake Woods neighborhoods. Consisting of hundreds of homes, both Chula Vista HOA-governed communities face the challenge Continue Reading3 common sense solutions to HOA parking shortages

Hidden liabilities of HOA ponds, lakes can wreck property values

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By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities deborahgoonan@icloud.com   Home buyers are often tempted by the natural beauty and recreational value of ponds and lakes. But condo, HOA, and lake association members don’t always consider the hidden risks and liabilities of life near the water.   WISCONSIN The case of the disappearing pond Homeowners in the Auburn Hills subdivision of Caledonia, Wisconsin, are angry and disappointed, now that they’ve learned that their view of an unattractive Continue ReadingHidden liabilities of HOA ponds, lakes can wreck property values

Condominium HOA dysfunction roundup (October 2019)

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By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities   This month: U.S. and Canadian condo owners embroiled in litigation with developers; several condo complexes (still) plagued by defects and shoddy construction; another run-down, unsafe condo complex in the Sunshine State; un-permitted Vancouver condo renovation causes problems for neighboring unit owners. Missouri Owners can’t sell condos with temporary occupancy permits Readers might recall my previous IAC post: Kansas City: owners of ‘luxury’ condos frustrated by fire code violations, Continue ReadingCondominium HOA dysfunction roundup (October 2019)

HOA, condo & co-op news roundup (Oct. 4, 2019)

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By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities debgoonan@iclould.com   In this news roundup: Texas HOA attempts to settle long-running dispute over parked vehicles; battle over property rights in Nashville; elderly Iowa couple trapped in their 3rd floor condo; updates on catastrophic NJ condo deck collapse.   Texas Balcones Woods HOA reduces lien from $143K to $75K Back in August, the Balcones Woods Club HOA placed a $143,000 lien on the home of Greg Daniels. According to Continue ReadingHOA, condo & co-op news roundup (Oct. 4, 2019)