How HOA bullies – and bystanders – create harmful neighborhood conflict

Photo: Neil Brooks with dog Sam (photo supplied and used with permission) By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities I recently heard from a former association-governed

HOA power hungry bully

A classic case of selective enforcement, but HOA still wins in the end

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities   Fences make good neighbors, right? Well, not if you live in Shalimar Terrace, a Nampa, Idaho neighborhood governed

When your HOA cares more about property values than personal safety

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities There are many good reasons for installing a fence – to keep children and pets safely enclosed in the

Owners should have power to amend HOA ByLaws

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities   Do you know the difference between Bylaws and Covenants, Conditions, & Restrictions (CC&Rs, also known as Declarations)? Based

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