City says no trash pick up unless owners create HOA

Garbage trash recycling cans bins

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities The purpose of the Urban Service District (USD) was to expand Metro Services,  that were available to residents of Nashville, but not outlying suburban neighborhoods. Those services include trash pick up, curbside recycling, street lights and the addition of liquor stores. In exchange for inclusion into the USD, homeowners would agree to pay higher property taxes for new public services. Two years ago, the representatives of 20 Districts in the Continue ReadingCity says no trash pick up unless owners create HOA

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Colorado developer plans new 900-home community with no HOA

Craft Homes LLC community will be established as a Metropolitan Special District By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities   Is Colorado developer Tim Craft actually thinking outside the HOA box? Yes, according to a report on Denver 7 News. Craft says his new 900-home community, Independence, will be financed by a Metropolitan Special District (MSD) rather than a homeowners association (HOA). (Note: In the Denver area, a $300,000 new home is considered “affordable.”) No HOA, Continue ReadingColorado developer plans new 900-home community with no HOA

Spring Creek HOA needs $90M for road repair (NV)

Owners also seek options to private water and sewer utility. By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities For more than two years, Spring Creek Association in Elko, Nevada, has been looking for the magic cure for its crumbling infrastructure. In addition to a variety of recreational amenities, the sprawling association has more than 5,400 lots, 150 miles of privately maintained roads, and an expensive but inadequate private water and sewer  utility. Homeowners and several boards have Continue ReadingSpring Creek HOA needs $90M for road repair (NV)

HOA, condo, & co-op Golf Community updates (June 2018)

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities A monthly roundup of news from golf communities across the U.S. Three Brevard County-owned golf courses prepare to change hands Dave Berman and Eric Rogers, Florida Today Published 5:13 p.m. ET May 17, 2018 Updated 10:25 p.m. ET May 17, 2018 Two groups are in the process of taking over the three Brevard County-owned golf courses — The Savannahs on Merritt Island, The Habitat in Grant-Valkaria and Spessard Holland, Continue ReadingHOA, condo, & co-op Golf Community updates (June 2018)