Private property rights practically nonexistent in this AZ HOA

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities Here at IAC, I strive to get behind the brief news clips you see on TV or the internet. I want readers to understand what’s truly behind all the conflict in Common Interest, Association-Governed Housing. Today’ featured community is Cottonfields HOA in Laveen, Arizona. Southern Ridge Golf Course, like many golf courses across the U.S., is trying to save money by selling off part of its land. In this case, Continue ReadingPrivate property rights practically nonexistent in this AZ HOA

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How will HOAs deal with dying golf courses?

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities Reports of golf course closures are becoming more and more common. Due to waning membership, Country Club owners can no longer turn a healthy profit operating their golf courses. Back in the heyday of golf, in the 1990s, developers starting building entire subdivisions around putting greens, water features, and fairways. At the time, buyers paid a premium for a home with a view of the golf course. But now Continue ReadingHow will HOAs deal with dying golf courses?