These Texas homeowners don’t want an HOA, but developers are trying to impose one

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities   How would you feel if you went out of your way to purchase a home that is NOT governed by a homeowners’ association, only to have an HOA forced upon you a few years later? That’s exactly what may be happening in Key Largo, a subdivision in Converse, Texas, near San Antonio. According to an investigative report by KSAT reporter Dillon Collier, dozens of homeowners purchased homes in Continue ReadingThese Texas homeowners don’t want an HOA, but developers are trying to impose one

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No need for HOA in the future’s driverless suburban utopia

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities Here’s some news that’s not really news. The vast majority of Americans prefer living in the suburbs rather than urban centers in crowded, expensive cities. Shocker! Here at IAC, several previous posts have pointed out that Census data and home builder surveys indicate that most Americans choose suburban living over vibrant, gentrified downtowns. The truth is, most of us are priced out of living in the heart of Los Angeles, Continue ReadingNo need for HOA in the future’s driverless suburban utopia

Poinciana continues battle for independence

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities It has been almost three years since Poinciana completed a feasibility study on incorporating as a city. At that time, a group of residents hoped that elected state and county leaders (Osceola and Polk Counties) would allow for a Referendum vote on the issue at the next general election. But in November 2015, the review commission voted against moving forward with a Referendum for the fourth year in a Continue ReadingPoinciana continues battle for independence

WA state HOA decides if rebuilding is worth the cost

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities   Homeowners in Sudden Valley, a large-scale association-governed community in Bellingham, Washington, have been fighting for several years about whether or not to preserve HOA property. In fact, an article was previously published on IAC in 2015 , discussing the HOA’s difficulty in getting a new budget approved, and then getting enough homeowners to agree to fund the newly approved budget. As you will read in the following update Continue ReadingWA state HOA decides if rebuilding is worth the cost