HOA living comes with many unexpected costs

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities Homeowners may think their HOA fees cover all costs to maintain the common property. But, as these three recent

Reserve account realities: what the HOA industry won’t tell you

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities Homeowners’ association industry trade groups have been beating the drum about the importance of strong reserve accounts for many

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Owners upset over rapidly rising HOA, condo fees

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities Whether you own property in a planned community or a condominium, beware of unexpected fee increases. Here are three

Kansas HOA special assessment conflict turns ugly

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities Few homeowners know what to expect when they buy into a planned community governed by a homeowners association. After

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