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)

Louisiana State Senator blocks homeowner attempts to fix HOA roads

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities This news report left me shaking my head. Here’s a state senator that apparently doesn’t understand that a special tax district is a public entity, not a private entity such as a homeowners’ association. Senator Dan Claitor accuses Cypress Point HOA President, Grant Herrin, of trying to use taxpayer dollars to pay to fix the HOA’s private roads. Well, DUH. Herrin is proposing, on behalf of this HOA, that Continue ReadingLouisiana State Senator blocks homeowner attempts to fix HOA roads