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Homeowner asks: should I sue my HOA over mask wearing rule?

A homeowner writes to IAC, wondering if she should sue her HOA to force them to allow her to enter the community swimming pool and

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The rules are the rules in HOA-ville, USA — even in a pandemic

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities   In early April, IAC posted several examples of how HOA-governed communities make life more difficult in these already

Here’s why HOAs won’t reduce fees, even if amenities remain closed for months

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities   For more than 4 decades, the HOA-industry has been selling a lifestyle that includes so-called “private” recreational amenities

Despite Coronavirus, COVID-19 crisis, HOAs not easing up on restrictions

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities Talking heads of the HOA-industry often claim HOAs are community-minded governing bodies. But, even in the face of crisis,

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