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HOA, condo & coop news brief — the high cost of deferred maintenance (March 2020)

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities   This month: Several examples of two growing problems in HOAville USA: deferred maintenance and poor management. Homeowners and

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Money Troubles: HOA, condo & co-op news (Feb. 2020)

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities A variety of common interest communities, governed by special districts and HOAs, face rapidly rising costs, despite a decline

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Three outrageous HOA lawsuits (March 2019)

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities This month: an Oregon HOA wants to end mandatory contributions to a builder’s nonprofit; a Pennsylvania homeowner appeals a

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Sometimes HOAs transform their planned communities into cities

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities Homeowners frequently debate whether homeonwers’ associations are “real” government, or merely private organizations. So the topic of incorporation —

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