HOA, condo & co-op news roundup (Sept 16, 2019)

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities Debgoonan@icloud.com HOA says officer can park cruiser in driveway after all; condo balcony collapses injure more than a dozen people; dispute between POA/City leaders gets out of hand;  condo association continues to fail; coyotes jump short HOA fence and kill family dog.   Florida HOA reverses course, says police officer can park her cruiser in the driveway In the last HOA news roundup, IAC featured reports about Cross Pointe HOA Continue ReadingHOA, condo & co-op news roundup (Sept 16, 2019)

Homeowners, tenants, and investors stuck with big HOA problems

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities Debgoonan@icloud.com   When HOA-governed common interest communities are poorly managed, whether due to ignorance or malfeasance, homeowners, investors, and tenants pay the price.   NC condo owners face total loss if they cannot afford to fix Lady Marion Dam Remember the January 2019 report about sinkholes forming under Westwood Chateau Condo complex? Owners were advised to evacuate for their own safety. Following deeper investigation, thirty-two residents were forced to move Continue ReadingHomeowners, tenants, and investors stuck with big HOA problems

HOA, condo, & co-op corruption and fraud roundup (Aug. 2019)

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities   This month: several reports of former HOA employees and treasurers charged and/or convicted in various theft, fraud, and embezzlement schemes. The FBI raids the home of local politician and CEO of a neighborhood association. Shootout erupts as homeowners fight against illegitimate HOA. Former HOA manager, maintenance worker arrested on theft charges Joseph Maselli, a former maintenance worker at 3360 Condominium Association in Palm Beach, Florida, admitted to double-billing Continue ReadingHOA, condo, & co-op corruption and fraud roundup (Aug. 2019)

Is AL homeowner stuck with $60K storm sewer repair?

Developer is long gone, County says it is a private drain, and HOA blames tree roots – says it is not their  problem to fix By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities   Yet another report of storm water drainage headaches in a homeowners association. This one involves a 66 home subdivision – Saddlecreek HOA – constructed in the 1990s, near Birmingham, Alabama. Take a look at the following video, and you will see a gaping Continue ReadingIs AL homeowner stuck with $60K storm sewer repair?