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

See results of IAC reader HOA satisfaction survey

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By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities Last week IAC posted a 2-minute,10-question HOA survey, what was also e-mailed to subscribers and shared on social media. So far, the results are fascinating, and somewhat surprising. Here’s a brief summary to date.   HOA fees and value IAC asked readers how their HOA assessments have changed in the past 5 years. Not surprisingly, 80% say that their HOA fees went up, at least a little. More than Continue ReadingSee results of IAC reader HOA satisfaction survey

New research busts myth that HOAs protect property values

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities Earlier this month I told you about research showing a link between prejudice in homeowners associations and weak local government. Now a new study by a retired Yale University researcher concludes that, contrary to industry claims and popular assumptions, HOAs don’t protect property values after all. Leon S. Robertson, PhD, is a sociologist/epidemiologist. His previous areas of research include medical care delivery, causes and prevention of injuries, and the effects Continue ReadingNew research busts myth that HOAs protect property values

Your opinion, please – HOA, condo, & co-op satisfaction survey

Woman question wonder HOA regulation

Take this 2-minute HOA, condo, and co-op survey, and share this post with family and friends. Tell Independent American Communities if you’re satisfied with your homeowners association board and your professional HOA manager. Share your opinion about HOA fees, special assessments, and fines. Click here to take survey: IAC Survey on HOA satisfaction, fees, and fines