HOA, condo, co-op legislation highlights (Jan 2019, NH, SC, CA)

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By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities This update includes brief commentary on amendments to NH Condominium Act, the new SC HOA Act, and the 2020 solar rooftop mandate in California.   New Hampshire Three new amenmendments to the Condominium Act: HB 1519 AN ACT relative to the conduct of condominium unit owners’ associations votes without a meeting. In New Hampshire, condominium associations can range in size from 2 units to hundreds of units. Many small Continue ReadingHOA, condo, co-op legislation highlights (Jan 2019, NH, SC, CA)

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HOA, condo & co-op Golf Community Updates (Nov-Dec 2018)

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By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities Several new reports of golf course closures and plans for redevelopment. Easton Club, MD; Royal Oaks (TN); River Valley Ranch (CO); Vellano of Chino Hills (CA); St. Andrews (MS); Escondido Country Club (CA). Easton Club assoc. sues golf course owner (MD) Dec 14, 2018 The Star Democrat EASTON — The Easton Club Community Association and one of its members are asking a court to order Maryland Health Clubs LLC Continue ReadingHOA, condo & co-op Golf Community Updates (Nov-Dec 2018)

Millennium Tower condo HOA submits $100M repair plan to City

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By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities Millennium Tower Association and Mission Street Development have reportedly agreed to a plan to correct a noticeable lean on San Francisco’s now-infamous condominium building. The $100 million, 18-month long construction plan would drive 52 concrete piles 250 into the ground to bedrock. Dubbed the ‘Perimeter Pile Upgrade,’ all of the foundation reinforcement work would take place outside the building, allowing residents to stay during the entire process. A concrete Continue ReadingMillennium Tower condo HOA submits $100M repair plan to City

CAI-CLAC unfriendly to homeowners — here’s proof (CA)

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By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities Today’s post offers more proof that Community Associations Institute, California Legislative Action Committee — CAI-CLAC  is unfriendly to homeowners. If anyone reading this post still believes that CAI represents the interests of more than 60 million homeowners from association-governed communities in the U.S., today’s post should definitely change your mind. At the bottom of this post, you’ll see two recent CAI-CLAC announcements that clearly illuminate the truth. The trade and lobby Continue ReadingCAI-CLAC unfriendly to homeowners — here’s proof (CA)

Could Prop 13 ‘split roll’ encourage new non-HOA development?

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By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities CA voters may consider Prop 13 ‘split roll’ tax increase in 2020 In 1978, California’s voters passed Proposition 13, a ballot measure that has significantly limited property tax increases ever since. Under Prop 13, a property owner’s tax assessment is limited to one percent of a property’s taxable value at the time of purchase. In addition, annual property taxable value (assessed value) cannot increase more than 2% per year, Continue ReadingCould Prop 13 ‘split roll’ encourage new non-HOA development?