Where does my money go? Owners frustrated with unaccountable condo, HOA leaders

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities A collection of association-governed communities that don’t listen to members and fail to take care of the property the are supposed to maintain.  Residents of Del Webb Community complain of mold By deannerobertswcbd Published: February 9, 2018, 7:08 pm SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (WCBD) – Berkeley County homeowners in the Del Webb Community report that mold has been growing in their community’s clubhouse for over three years. On Monday, February 5, Continue ReadingWhere does my money go? Owners frustrated with unaccountable condo, HOA leaders

Is your HOA legally obligated to maintain the common areas?

NJ and IN courts rule on duties of homeowners, condo associations   By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities   When you purchased your house, condo, or co-op apartment, you were probably sold on the idea of a low-maintenance lifestyle, enticing amenities, or lush common green spaces. But I often hear from homeowners and residents that the common areas are not properly maintained by their associations. Some common examples: Common green areas not mown, or allowed Continue ReadingIs your HOA legally obligated to maintain the common areas?

Judge calls DR Horton “greedy corporate giant” in HOA lawsuit

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities Yesterday I shared the news of Millennium Tower, a luxury condo tower in San Francisco that is rapidly sinking into the ground, and the subject of several lawsuits. Units in Millennium Tower sold for at least a half million dollars, with penthouse units selling in the millions, but now they are essentially worthless. Today I feature Majorca Isles Master Association in Florida – a planned townhouse community developed by Continue ReadingJudge calls DR Horton “greedy corporate giant” in HOA lawsuit

Atlanta’s Channel 11 Alive exposes more HOA hell

  By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities   Rebecca Lindstrom of 11 Alive (Atlanta) just completed an investigative report of HOAs, part of the station’s “Keeping the Powerful Accountable” series. The report highlights several facts about HOA living: HOAs have considerable power and control of homeowners Assessments or “dues” must be paid in full and on time, no matter what State law is heavily skewed in favor of construction companies, developers, and HOAs Court costs Continue ReadingAtlanta’s Channel 11 Alive exposes more HOA hell