Sea Pines of Padre Isles subdivision wants out of HOA (TX)

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities The Sea Pines subdivision filed a petition in January 2019 to leave the Padre Isles Property Owners Association (PIPOA), but the board says that homeowners in Sea Pines have to submit the “proper legal paperwork,” before their exit from the property owners’ (homeowners) association is official. Padre Island is a planned community centered around water oriented recreation. Established in 1965, the community includes more than 4,300 water front and Continue ReadingSea Pines of Padre Isles subdivision wants out of HOA (TX)

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

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