HOA, condo, and co-op good news — for a change (Oct. 2019)

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By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities debgoonan@icloud.com Examples of resolutions to several vexing HOA problems: completion of major stucco repair project in FL; new sidewalk in AZ; flag dispute resolved in NC; affordable housing assistance in WY; city rethinks its trash bin pickup policy in IA.   FL: Once unlivable condos are livable again. It only took 11 years. In the last IAC update on Metrowest, Orlando (June 2018), residents were still complaining about the slow Continue ReadingHOA, condo, and co-op good news — for a change (Oct. 2019)

HOA, condo & co-op news roundup (Oct. 4, 2019)

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By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities debgoonan@iclould.com   In this news roundup: Texas HOA attempts to settle long-running dispute over parked vehicles; battle over property rights in Nashville; elderly Iowa couple trapped in their 3rd floor condo; updates on catastrophic NJ condo deck collapse.   Texas Balcones Woods HOA reduces lien from $143K to $75K Back in August, the Balcones Woods Club HOA placed a $143,000 lien on the home of Greg Daniels. According to Continue ReadingHOA, condo & co-op news roundup (Oct. 4, 2019)

This week’s stories from HOAville: (Aug. 4, 2019)

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities debgoonan@icloud.com This week: Home and condo owners face steep special assessments and challenge their HOA boards; HOA dismantles resident’s memorial to his deceased child; Florida CDD accused of abusing its power. Condo owners object to hefty special assessments for structural balcony repairs (MI) According to some owners interviewed for Channel 13, Village at Grand Landing Condominium Association is threatening to foreclose on residential unit owners who don’t pay another Continue ReadingThis week’s stories from HOAville: (Aug. 4, 2019)

Retired residents suffer under leadership of dysfunctional condo HOAs

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By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities Reports of HOA leaders making poor decisions just keep on coming. Today’s examples: a California board’s inaction leads to preventable accident; a Colorado HOA’s impulsive decision leaves residents in the cold; an Iowa condo board and its insurance contractors botch a post-fire reconstruction project.   California — HOA refused to remove dangerous tree. Then it destroyed the home of a retired Veteran and his wife. Beginning in 1996, Lela Continue ReadingRetired residents suffer under leadership of dysfunctional condo HOAs