AZ Condo Association threatening fines for Christmas

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities Muirfield Village Condo Association (Mesa, Arizona) is the latest Association-Governed Residential Community to threaten owners and residents with fines for putting up lights and other holiday decorations. Never mind that decorating has been OK for at least the past eight years. Now, all of a sudden, the new Board President, who “rents his condo out and doesn’t actually live in the community,” is calling the shots. Another reminder that, Continue ReadingAZ Condo Association threatening fines for Christmas

HOA “Crime” of the week: hanging a Christmas wreath

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities Of course, it’s the season for holiday decorating and the sometimes crazy homeowner and condo association rules that limit what residents can and cannot display. The Palm Beach Post (FL) reports that the Lands of the President condo association is not allowing residents to decorate their condo entry doors with wreaths, or any other decoration that measures larger than 6 by 3 inches, as allowed by Florida statute. Once Continue ReadingHOA “Crime” of the week: hanging a Christmas wreath

HOA Renegade: MI homeowner vows to decorate with colored holiday lights

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities Just in time for the holiday season. The holiday decorating HOA police are at it again. Gables on the Green Condominium Association, near Grand Rapids, Michigan, has enacted what some neighbors are calling an “idiotic” new decorating rule. Starting this year, only white lights are allowed at the condo association, and you must use the Association’s approved contractor to install those lights. Condo owner, Kelly Ballor, has vowed to Continue ReadingHOA Renegade: MI homeowner vows to decorate with colored holiday lights

Idaho HOA will allow holiday display after all

Shared by Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities Word on the street is that West Hayden Estates HOA (Idaho) will not be filing a lawsuit against Jeremy Morris after all. Morris can proceed with decorating his property for his 2nd annual Christmas gala, which will run from Dec 16 – 20 from 6-8 PM. If you live in the area and you go, say hello to Santa for me! Homeowners Association Won’t Sue Man Over Christmas Continue ReadingIdaho HOA will allow holiday display after all