Where can homeowners turn for help with HOA issues?

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities I get a lot of requests from homeowners and residents seeking help when things go wrong in their homeowners, condominium, or cooperative association. It depends on the issue, but I try to guide readers to limited available resources. The truth is, while the HOA industry is very lucrative for …

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Can HOAs be reformed or should they be abolished?

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities An interesting editorial written by David Sobotta in The News & Observer, entitled My descent into HOA hell in North Carolina, is both eye-opening and provocative. Sobotta explains how, after eight years of uneventful living in his HOA, everything quickly spiraled downward when the developer abruptly decided to hand …