Homeowner wins HOA battle after neighbors offer support

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By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities A Nevada HOA says that a Vietnam veteran, Neil Johnson, can keep his patriotic van parked in his driveway. The Palm Hills HOA community, Henderson, NV, enforces rules that prohibit commercial vehicles parked in driveways. Johnson’s van is painted with stars and stripes of the American flag. In March, Palm Hills classified the van as a commercial vehicle, and issued multiple parking citations. The HOA also threatened to tow Continue ReadingHomeowner wins HOA battle after neighbors offer support

Retired residents suffer under leadership of dysfunctional condo HOAs

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By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities Reports of HOA leaders making poor decisions just keep on coming. Today’s examples: a California board’s inaction leads to preventable accident; a Colorado HOA’s impulsive decision leaves residents in the cold; an Iowa condo board and its insurance contractors botch a post-fire reconstruction project.   California — HOA refused to remove dangerous tree. Then it destroyed the home of a retired Veteran and his wife. Beginning in 1996, Lela Continue ReadingRetired residents suffer under leadership of dysfunctional condo HOAs

Welcome Spring!

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Time to pause for a spring break over the holiday weekend. Enjoy the April showers, ☔️ spring flowers, and time with family and friends. Thanks for reading!   🙂

Does Mississippi bill propose giving “HOAs taxing authority?”

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by Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities Two recent reports claim that proposed Mississippi legislation, House Bill 1612, “would give homeowners’ associations taxing authority.” In this post, I’ll explain why that claim is not exactly true. But first, let’s take a look at why HOAs want to raise money. Bill Would Give HOA’s Taxing Authority March 5, 2019 Excerpts: A bill in the Mississippi legislature could give a homeowner’s association the right to levy property taxes Continue ReadingDoes Mississippi bill propose giving “HOAs taxing authority?”