Spotsylvania sinkhole inspires Virginia HB 1614

Sinkhole

The bill would permit use of grant funds for stormwater and erosion management for private homeowners and HOAs. By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities Back in July, I wrote a post about Virginia homeowner Doug Woods. His property is the site of the infamous Spotsylvania sinkhole. The hole opened up near Woods’ driveway in February, after a metal storm water pipe collapsed. Since then, Woods has watched the sinkhole swallow up more of his yard. Continue ReadingSpotsylvania sinkhole inspires Virginia HB 1614

Investigative journalists confirm abusive nature of HOAs, common interest communities

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American communities Nearly eight years ago, when my husband and I purchased and moved into a nearly-new home in a master planned community, we had only a vague understanding of what it means to own and reside in an association-governed common interest community. Like most first-time residents of homeowners, condominium, or cooperative associations, we had been sold on the concept of a well-maintained, attractive neighborhood, with someone to urge neighbors to Continue ReadingInvestigative journalists confirm abusive nature of HOAs, common interest communities