Utah, Texas homeowners want out of HOA

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities More and more homeowners are fed up, and want to escape or abolish their HOAs. Here are two reports of detached single family home developments with mandatory Association Governance, one in Utah, the other in Texas. Dammeron Valley, Utah Dammeron Valley Landowners Association (DVLA) has about 429 home, each on 0.5 – 5 acres, depending on the subdivision. The Meadows and Ranches subdivisions are where the first 71 lots Continue ReadingUtah, Texas homeowners want out of HOA

GA: Sinkhole opens up at Brannon Hill blighted condo

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities This is an update on Brannon Hill, among the worst condo associations in the US. While DeKalb County (Georgia) is still trying to figure out how to clean up what’s left of the community, and where to relocate its remaining residents, the place continues to fall apart, with massive sinkholes opening up in the parking log.   Massive sinkhole swallows up parking lot at blighted condo complex   Notice Continue ReadingGA: Sinkhole opens up at Brannon Hill blighted condo

Water shut off scheduled for FL Condo Complex

Shared by Deborah Goonan The latest news: Orange County to shut off water at Tymber Skan Condos. See video at link below. OUC cuts water at troubled Orange County condo complex Tymber Skan on the Lake residents notified water service will be shut down Nov. 9 Author: Mark Lehman, Reporter, mlehman@wkmg.com Published On: Oct 19 2015 12:43:22 PM EDT   Updated On: Oct 19 2015 01:16:45 PM EDT ORLANDO, Fla. – Hundreds of residents in the Tymber Continue ReadingWater shut off scheduled for FL Condo Complex

HOAs: Cost to Purchase vs. Cost to Own

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities Blog I follow quite a few social media groups and discussion forums on housing issues, and HOA issues in particular. The same core issues are brought up over and over again. One of those issues is affordability, which means different things to different people. Some people can barely afford to pay rent, let alone purchase a home. That’s a subject for another blog on another day. Today I want Continue ReadingHOAs: Cost to Purchase vs. Cost to Own