HOA, condo & co-op Golf community updates (June 2019)

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By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities As this month’s update proves, some people are willing to pay extra to maintain a golf course, but most homeowners are unwilling. Even in sunny Florida. Owner of run down golf course hit with hefty fines The new owner of Stoneybrook West Golf Course, Winter Garden, FL, stopped maintaining the property 5 months ago. Miguel Vidal tried to convince the HOA’s members to kick in $50 per month for Continue ReadingHOA, condo & co-op Golf community updates (June 2019)

HOA, condo & co-op golf course community updates (May 2019)

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities Former developers once filed restrictive covenants limiting future use of their land to a golf course.  At the time, municipal and county leaders made the error of allowing this to happen. No one stopped to consider what would happen in the future, when the business model no longer works. Decades later, thousands of golf courses across the U.S. have faced bankruptcy. Owners closed up shop and stopped maintaining the Continue ReadingHOA, condo & co-op golf course community updates (May 2019)

HOA, condo & co-op Golf community updates (April 2019)

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By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities More golf courses in transition, and several lawsuits heating up, including a lawsuit against legendary golfer Jack Nicklaus. From golf course to active senior community (GA) Summit Chase Country Club and Patrick Malloy Companies LLC have plans to build 257 homes for older adults, age 55 and up, on the site of an 18-hole golf course. The Country Club currently has 27 holes, and 9 holes would remain open Continue ReadingHOA, condo & co-op Golf community updates (April 2019)

HOA, condo & co-op Golf Community Updates (Feb. 2019)

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 By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities This month: more HOA lawsuits against golf course owners seeking to develop their land. But one Florida community votes to tax themselves to purchase and maintain a golf course from the developer. Oregon: Did HOA use reserve funds to pay for lawsuit against golf course developers? The owners of Creekside Golf Club thought their legal dispute over redevelopment was over in May 2017. That’s when a judge ruled in Continue ReadingHOA, condo & co-op Golf Community Updates (Feb. 2019)