Opinion: U.S. housing market long overdue for shift away from mass-produced, HOA-governed housing

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities Debgoonan@icloud.com For fifty years, local governments across the U.S. have created a complex web of zoning policies that favor

HOA suburb aerial view

HOA Alternative? Single family homes for rent — pros and cons for housing consumers

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities Have you noticed the new real estate trend? U.S. homebuilders are creating new communities of detached single family homes

Can HOAs be reformed or should they be abolished?

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities An interesting editorial written by David Sobotta in The News & Observer, entitled My descent into HOA hell in

Homeowner volunteers faces smiling

What to do when it’s hard to avoid an HOA

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities Readers often contact me with a difficult problem. They hate HOAs. But, in their home search, they cannot seem

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