Reader’s Choice 2017: Homeowner-attorney prevails legal case against Centex of Pulte Group

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: Homeowner-attorney prevails legal case against Centex of Pulte Group

Homeowner-attorney prevails legal case against Centex of Pulte Group

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities Sometimes the underdog wins. And this report by Lauren Ritchie of the Orlando Sentinel proves that it is possible for a homeowner with very minimal litigation experience to prevail with perseverance and a solid legal argument. What I love about this case is that it promises to settle a long-running battle of homeowners against their developers: the common practice of developer-controlled boards to allow the home builder to opt Continue ReadingHomeowner-attorney prevails legal case against Centex of Pulte Group

NV Condo association dues to increase 65%

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities Las Brisas condominium association residents have just learned that their HOA assessments will be increasing from $154 per month to $255 per month, unless a majority of members can defeat the proposed budget by voting no on the increase. The chances of 51% of owners voting against the assessment increase is slim. And even if the dues increase is not approved, the association is likely to end up in Continue ReadingNV Condo association dues to increase 65%