Latest report: Half of Tymber Skan condos demolished

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities   UPDATE/Clarification: A reader clarified that when Tymber Skan was created, it was, in fact, divided into three separate sections, each with its own HOA. The HOAs for Sections 1 and 3 were, at one time, led by Lorenzo Pinkston. Since utilities  have been shut off, most of the buildings in Sections 1 and 3 have been abandoned and demolished.  However, Section 2, led by board President Malinda McIntosh, Continue ReadingLatest report: Half of Tymber Skan condos demolished

NV Supreme Court finds HOAs have no obligation to uphold Constitutional property rights

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities   The court has ruled that the HOA is not a state actor   Property owners in Association Governed Communities face another assault on their rights in the form of the HOA priority lien. According to a recent report in the Review Journal, the Nevada Supreme Court issued a ruling affirming their previous decision that the HOA priority lien extinguishes a first mortgage. The investors who have acquired homes Continue ReadingNV Supreme Court finds HOAs have no obligation to uphold Constitutional property rights

Pure HOA insanity in Nevada – property rights at risk for homeowners

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities Despite the existence of Nevada’s Real Estate Division (NRED), homeowners are in a crucial fight for their rights, especially if they own property in an Association Governed Community. This week alone, there have been two reports of outrageous HOA abuse. Darcy Spears of KTNV Channel 13, known for her “HOA Hall of Shame” investigative series, reports on the combined problems of squatters and the practice of HOAs punishing property Continue ReadingPure HOA insanity in Nevada – property rights at risk for homeowners

Tymber Skan Arson: the ultimate fate of condominium affordable housing?

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities   This is not the first time I have covered the chaos at Tymber Skan condominiums in Orlando. The latest news: several fires, the last two of which have been ruled to be arson. Most of the townhouse style condos are vacant. According to WFTV, this time last year there were 600 squatters living in Tymber Skan – now there are only seven. Believe it or not, about 40 legal owners Continue ReadingTymber Skan Arson: the ultimate fate of condominium affordable housing?