By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities An update to the 2016 article Homeowners’ Association residents’ interests often clash with trade group CAI. A reminder that the trade group does not represent the interests of 70 million homeowners and residents in associstion-governed communities. In their 2015 Annual Report CAI claimed to be the “single most credible resource not just for community managers and board members but also for the tens of millions of Americans who make their homes Continue ReadingHOA residents’ interests often clash with trade group
Should Americans put faith in CAI’s claim that the “overwhelming majority” of HOA residents are satisfied? By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities From time to time, Community Associations Institute (CAI), issues news releases and email blasts, claiming that “objective” surveys prove the majority of Americans who reside in homeowners,’ condominium, and cooperative associations are “overwhelmingly satisfied” with their community association experience. Naturally, the community management sector of the real estate industry desperately wants policymakers and housing Continue ReadingDo HOA industry surveys prove HOA residents are satisfied?
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)
By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities Image Source: https://goo.gl/images/sThqof UPDATE: the Lopez family appeared in court earlier this week to make their case for keeping their home after the Rivercrest HOA sold it at foreclosure auction for less than $20,000. This all started with a $150 missed HOA assessment, which later ballooned to $4300, mostly to cover attorney fees. In this video, you get to see the HOA attorney Charles Glausier, from Bush Ross, arguing Continue ReadingUpdate on FL HOA that foreclosed on home over $150 assessment
By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities Community Associations Institute (CAI) often claims that, by way of representing homeowners, condominium, or cooperative associations, it also represents all homeowners living in Association Governed Housing. But CAI is a trade group made up primarily of community association managers and attorneys. Most of the “homeowner” members are from a select group of HOA board members, rather than HOA members at large. As I have said before, and I’ll say Continue ReadingWhat is CAI’s Public Policy on HOA Construction Defect claims?