By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities Aspen, Colorado is one of the most expensive real estate markets in the country, a world-class resort town known for skiing, winter sports, and year-round outdoor recreation. Tourism is big business in Aspen, and that requires thousands of workers for hotels, bed and breakfast inns, restaurants, city and recreational facility maintenance workers, as well as teachers, health care workers, and law enforcement officers to serve full time residents Continue ReadingAspen Housing Authority debates assistance to preserve affordable condo HOAs
By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities Should a city government help pay for a failing HOA to take care of deferred maintenance and repairs? Here’s a perfect example of why all taxpayers should pay attention to housing policies that strongly favor or mandate that new housing development must be created as an Association-Governed Residential Community (requiring a mandatory homeowners’ or condo association). For those of you who are still under the assumption that only the Continue ReadingShould taxpayers bail out HOAs?