Boucher gets 30 days in jail for attacking Rand Paul in his HOA neighborhood

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities   UPDATE: The New York Times and Fox News report that Rene Boucher was sentenced to 30 days in prison and one year of probation for the violent assault of his neighbor, Senator Rand Paul. Boucher was also ordered to pay a $10,000 fine and complete 100 hours of …

HOA rule enforcement often leads to financial pressure, threats to health

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities By now, it’s common knowledge that homeowners,’ condo, and cooperative associations can be very strict about enforcing their covenants. And some of the rules enacted by HOA boards are downright unreasonable and crazy. But enforcing onerous rules is more than a mere annoyance for many homeowners and residents. Allow …

Court records: Rand Paul’s neighbor attacked him because of an ‘unsightly’ brush pile

Boucher says he took his complaint to the HOA, prior to ‘losing his temper’ By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities   Updated June 19, 2018 10:00 P.M.   Rene A. Boucher has been sentenced to 30 days in jail, following his guilty plea for assaulting and injuring a member of Congress. U.S. Prosecutor Bradley Shepard …

(CA) What was motive for Aladdin Drive condo murder-suicide?

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities   Multiple news sources report a tragic murder-suicide at an upscale condominium complex on Aladdin Drive near Huntington Harbor Bay Club (CA). Several residents in the community say the man and woman involved in the incident have had an ongoing neighbor feud, perhaps over landscape preferences, according to one …

Can you live with HOA culture?

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities Ah, yes! Sometimes a quote or two from the typical overreaching HOA Board leader or one of their apologists just says it all.  HOA lovers will come right out and admit that living peacefully in one of these common interest communities is all about one thing: submitting to HOA …

HOA Crime of the Week: Planting Flowers

Shared By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities This week's HOA "crime" is an owner having the audacity to plant flowers under a small tree in the front yard of her condo home. In a condo association, you don't own the land that the home occupies, even if that home is a townhouse or detached single …