On the Commons radio podcast Shu Bartholomew with Deborah Goonan

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities Yesterday Shu Bartholomew and I discussed several important HOA issues, including corruption in HOAs, the misrepresentation of associations as “affordable,” HOA violations of individual rights, and double taxation of  homeowners living in Association Governed Housing Developments, among other things. You can listen to the podcast here: Shu Bartholomew On the Commons with Deborah Goonan The Chicago Tribune article we discuss is Chicago-area condo associations see wisdom in HOME Act, written Continue ReadingOn the Commons radio podcast Shu Bartholomew with Deborah Goonan

What if HOA assessments were tax deductible?

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities Today’s buzz in HOA politics: two Democratic Congressional Representatives are co-sponsoring a bill to provide a special federal tax deduction for owners of property in a homeowners’ association: Source: CAI SUPPORTS FEDERAL LEGISLATION TO PROVIDE HOMEOWNER RELIEF Could the Home Act make a Difference for You Next Tax Day? Excerpt: U.S. Representatives Anna G. Eshoo (D-CA) and Mike Thompson (D-CA) have introduced a measure that would allow homeowners in Continue ReadingWhat if HOA assessments were tax deductible?