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It’s HOA budget season. Let the chaos begin.

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities According to a recent KTNV report, an annual budget meeting at Highland Ranch Homeowners’ Association ended in chaos, with

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Chicago condo owners file lawsuit to stop deconversion ‘fraud’

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities Updated October 9, 2018 Note: the updated version of this post corrects the record about Micheline Magharious. Based upon

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Do “open meeting” and “open record” laws apply to all HOA, condo, & co-ops?

It may surprise readers to learn that the answer varies by state. By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities   One of the goals of IAC

CCFJ asks: Are these HOA meeting rules “reasonable?”

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities Does your homeowners’, condominium, or cooperative association operate transparently? Are Board meetings open to all owners to attend? Are

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