Dozens of HOA, Condo bills filed in Hawaii

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities   Add the Aloha State to the growing list of hotbeds for proposed HOA and Condo regulation. Property owners are fed up with having their money stolen and squandered. They want their HOA boards and managers to be held accountable, but also want to avoid prolonged, costly court battles to uphold and defend their private property rights. Will the State Legislature take the opportunity to seriously consider any of dozens Continue ReadingDozens of HOA, Condo bills filed in Hawaii

HOA, Condo, Co-op Embezzlement, Fraud, & Theft Roundup (Jan 2017)

Shared by Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities A monthly roundup of corruption in common interest, association-governed communities Oro Valley homeowners lose thousands of dollars in rental scheme (AZ) Kevin Adger 12/27/2016 3:37 PM ORO VALLEY, AZ (Tucson News Now) – She was a person that 30 condo owners trusted to rent out their condo as a vacation rental. For a while things were good and the homeowners received their money, then something changed with Brenda Continue ReadingHOA, Condo, Co-op Embezzlement, Fraud, & Theft Roundup (Jan 2017)

IAC Year in review: Top HOA, Condo, Co-op Blogs of 2016

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities   Readers: As 2016 comes to an end, I want to thank all of you for following Independent American Communities (IAC). Special thanks to those who pass along interesting articles on important issues affecting housing consumers in Association Governed, Common Interest Communities. You’ve inspired me to publish hundreds of blogs in the past year. There’s no shortage of consumer information, HOA politics and news, and HOA horror stories. It’s Continue ReadingIAC Year in review: Top HOA, Condo, Co-op Blogs of 2016

HOA, Condo Fraud & Embezzlement Roundup (Dec. 2016)

Shared by Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities Clayton woman charged with embezzling from HOAs (NC) Posted 6:26 p.m. Tuesday Updated 11:55 p.m. Tuesday Garner, N.C. — Police on Tuesday arrested the owner of a homeowners association management company suspected of stealing as much as $800,000 from dozens of area HOAs. Diana Ellis Kelly, 54, of Clayton, has been indicted on 25 counts of embezzlement and was released from the Wake County jail after posting a $500,000 Continue ReadingHOA, Condo Fraud & Embezzlement Roundup (Dec. 2016)