HOA Issue #1: Anyone can sue an HOA, and it can cost homeowners millions

Jury ruled Lamplight Village at Centennial Springs HOA should pay $20 million to Plaintiff in personal injury lawsuit involving playground equipment By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities   Many housing consumers don’t understand the hidden risks of buying into a mandatory membership homeowners,’ property owners,’ condominium, or cooperative association. One substantial risk is that owners and shareholders assume financial liability for legal expenses of their association, whether the HOA sues or finds itself as a Continue ReadingHOA Issue #1: Anyone can sue an HOA, and it can cost homeowners millions

HOA board rethinks aggressive towing policy (NV)

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by Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities Following Darcy Spears’ recent KTNV “HOA Hall of Shame” report, Savannah Falls HOA board and management rethinks its aggressive towing policy. Spears is a godsend for Las Vegas area residents dealing with abusive homeowners associations. Due to her intervention, and after nearly a month of fighting with their HOA, the Winfield family’s car has finally been returned to them by the Code Blue Towing Company. The HOA plans to Continue ReadingHOA board rethinks aggressive towing policy (NV)

Homeowners want to know: what’s taking HOA so long to fix the pool?

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By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities Summer in Las Vegas — daytime temperatures more than 100 degrees Fahrenheit, overnight low temps above 80 degrees. In that intense heat, the main reason residents of Qunitessa at Mountain’s Edge dare to venture outside is to take a quick dip in the community swimming pool. But this summer, according to an HOA Hall of Shame investigation by KTNV’s Darcy Spears, the pool has been closed for months, following Continue ReadingHomeowners want to know: what’s taking HOA so long to fix the pool?

Homeowners of Lamplight Village fear fallout from $20M verdict

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities   In a follow up report on Lamplight Village, KTNV’s Darcy Spears interviews an attorney representing homeowners who were blindsided by the February verdict of $20 million against their HOA. You read that right. Homeowners say they were completely unaware of the lawsuit until they began reading about it on social media.   Homeowners under cloud of $20M swing set verdict demand answers from HOA (KTNV) Darcy Spears 10:45 PM, Continue ReadingHomeowners of Lamplight Village fear fallout from $20M verdict