Reader’s Choice 2017: Homeowners suing Poinciana’s developer left and right

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It’s that time of the year. For the rest of the year, I’ll be reposting the 10 most read articles here on IAC. Thanks for following, reading, and sharing. Special thanks to readers who have provided inspiration for blog topics, and for those who have been willing to share their personal HOA stories. Public awareness is the first step on the road to justice for housing consumers. Best wishes for a peaceful holiday season and Continue ReadingReader’s Choice 2017: Homeowners suing Poinciana’s developer left and right

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Homeowners suing Poinciana’s developer left and right

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities Updated 9:15 PM EDT Regular readers of IAC know that Poinciana, a large master planned community in Central Florida, has been a hotbed of conflict and controversy for at least the past several years. And that trend continues with the latest motion filed in Polk County circuit court. AV Homes resists validating number of buildable lots in Poinciana The motion involves an ongoing election dispute, for which the original Continue ReadingHomeowners suing Poinciana’s developer left and right

The case of the obsessive HOA homeowner

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities Some people buy into a homeowners’ association with the expectation that their new neighborhood will be well-cared for, clean and safe, and that it will look wonderful at all times. In fact, some homeownes are absolutely obsessed with the idea of the perfect neighborhood image. You know the type. It seems every HOA has at least one owner who feels it is his or her duty to report each Continue ReadingThe case of the obsessive HOA homeowner

The case of the Phantom HOA vs. the Tree House

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities   If you’ve got grandchildren, you know you love being a part of their lives. And if you’ve ever spent time in a tree house as a child, you know that feeling of enchantment and joy. That’s why Retired Army Officer Mitch Howell decided to build a big, beautiful treehouse on his property in Snellville, near a lake in Lochwolde, Georgia. But halfway into construction, a group calling itself Continue ReadingThe case of the Phantom HOA vs. the Tree House