OTC Podcast: Shu Bartholomew & Deborah Goonan (Sept. 2019)

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Free Speech, legal double standards, and signs of decline for the HOA industry By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities debgoonan@icloud.com In this Sept. 27, 2019 podcast, Shu and I discuss HOA-ville’s assault on Free Speech. We talk about the HOA industry trade group’s double standards and ever flip-flopping legal and political arguments to suit their agenda. And I present some fascinating housing construction statistics on new single family and multifamily homes in HOAs. ♦ On the Continue ReadingOTC Podcast: Shu Bartholomew & Deborah Goonan (Sept. 2019)

Is it true? Are HOAs really “here to stay?”

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By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities debgoonan@icloud.com Do you believe that HOA-governed communities aren’t going away? Are you convinced that new development of planned communities, condominiums, and co-ops will continue, at the same pace, well into the future? If so, check out this updated look at the facts. The truth may surprise you. ♦   Reality check: HOA managers face decline of their industry, like it or not

HOA humor: how to select the best board candidates

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By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities debgoonan@icloud.com As HOA-governed communities prepare for their annual meetings, board members may try to hand-pick their favored candidates. How do they choose the best people for the job? Here’s a satirical explanation. ♦ How to select ideal HOA, condo, co-op board candidates

Is CAI pushing HOA-industry trade group propaganda?

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities debgoonan@icloud.com This morning in my Twitter feed, I stumbled upon the most recent Public Relations video by HOA-industry trade group, Community Associations Institute (CAI). It’s an attempt to urge housing consumers to “be an informed home buyer.” In its latest defensive move, CAI directly addresses highly unpopular and controversial rules in HOA-governed communities. If you’ve been following HOA news across the U.S., you know that HOAs are getting a Continue ReadingIs CAI pushing HOA-industry trade group propaganda?