Homeowners’ Associations: 3 facts vs. myths

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities   Top 3 Fact Check list about life in common interest, Association-Governed Housing, including Condominium Associations and Homeowners Associations (HOAs) – also known as Planned Communities or Private Communities.   Myth #1. HOAs are enclaves for the wealthy Facts: A recent article in the Wall Street Journal, entitled Neighbor Disputes Turn Wealthy Areas Into War Zones, certainly perpetuates the misconception that only the uber-rich live in HOAs. But nothing could be Continue ReadingHomeowners’ Associations: 3 facts vs. myths

Do homeowners get the HOA board they deserve?

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities Thomas Jefferson. (n.d.). AZQuotes.com. Retrieved September 30, 2016, from AZQuotes.com Web site: http://www.azquotes.com/quote/1136694   You’ve probably heard this before: in an HOA, homeowners get the board they deserve. It’s often uttered by HOA industry spokespersons, along with the tired lament about how apathy is destroying Association Governed Housing. If only homeowners would care. If only they’d give a damn, get involved, and vote in elections. Then everything would be Continue ReadingDo homeowners get the HOA board they deserve?