Privacy not guaranteed to HOA residents

Private Investigator PI magnifying glass faces

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities How much privacy are you willing to give up, in exchange for better security or more open access to HOA records? It’s an important question facing millions of residents of association-governed common interest communities. Today’s posts includes several important points for concerned homeowners and residents to consider. HOAs fighting crime Prevention of crime is one important issue for many private communities, especially if HOAs maintain private roads and gated entries. Continue ReadingPrivacy not guaranteed to HOA residents

Urban Condo life: you never know what you’ll see outside your window

Drone with camera

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities   From coast to coast, it’s one shocking report after another. It turns out high rise condo living does not guarantee your privacy nor great views. At El Cortez, a landmark condo tower in historic downtown San Diego, residents have reported a suspicious drone hovering outside, apparently peering into the windows of their units. According to KGTV 10 News, the “peeping tom” has been spotted outside several downtown buildings, Continue ReadingUrban Condo life: you never know what you’ll see outside your window