HOA-ville news roundup (October 15, 2019)

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities Debgoonan@icloud.com In this update: Floridian condo residents deal with water damage and mold; Veteran settles flagpole dispute with HOA; homeowners grapple with local government over stormwater management; Canadian woman with disabilities fights battle for automatic doors for her condo building. Leaky Florida condos – 2 condo horror stories Condominium buildings are notorious for their vulnerabilities to water intrusion from various causes. Here are two notable examples, all of them Continue ReadingHOA-ville news roundup (October 15, 2019)

HOA parking rules can have unintended consequences

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities Debgoonan@icloud.com Earlier this month, Tori Gerstenacker, 25, was tragically struck and killed while crossing Route 70 in Marlton, NJ. The vibrant young woman was returning home from a hard day at work as a field engineer for Henkels & McCoy. Tori had just parked her Ford F-150 in the parking lot of a nearby shopping center, and was beginning the half-mile trek to her condominium townhome in Delancey Place. Continue ReadingHOA parking rules can have unintended consequences

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)

NJ Governor “conditionally vetoes” bill that would prevent surprise mandatory HOA lake fees

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By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities debgoonan@icloud.com   It’s been said that the legislative process is a lot like making sausage. Start with some simple ground meat, add varying amounts of miscellaneous seasonings, and mix it together. You’re never quite sure you’ll like the recipe’s end result. Likewise, New Jersey Senate Bill 3661 started out as a relatively simple bill. It was meant to clarify a 2017 amendment to the Planned Real Estate Financial Disclosure Continue ReadingNJ Governor “conditionally vetoes” bill that would prevent surprise mandatory HOA lake fees