HOA, condo & co-op news digest (Dec. 1, 2019)

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities HOA news highlights for homeowners, residents, housing advocates, and stakeholders in the HOA industry. Florida A well-written report of the futility of being the “condo critic.” Johnny Ray, 59, A retired resort developer from Michigan, purchased a condo at 3360 S. Ocean Blvd. several years ago, with the intent to retire to sunny South Florida. But he soon discovered a plethora of problems with the way the board was Continue ReadingHOA, condo & co-op news digest (Dec. 1, 2019)

HOA, condo & co-op corruption and fraud roundup (Nov 2019)

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By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities Debgoonan@icloud.com This month: several property managers and HOA treasurers accused of embezzlement; defendant says alcoholism played a role in his HOA thefts; sentencing of former Colorado and Virginia HOA managers and an Iowa board treasurer; owners in a Washington HOA to pay higher fees as a result of embezzlement. Colorado Former HOA Administrator gets maximum 7 years in prison for violation of public trust Earlier this month, Chief Judge Continue ReadingHOA, condo & co-op corruption and fraud roundup (Nov 2019)

This month’s most notable HOA lawsuits (October 2019)

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By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities debgoonan@icloud.com This month: a fatal construction accident and toxic mold contamination lead to liability lawsuits; conflicts of interest in alleged against a golf resort community; victory for homeowners in HOA lawsuit over holiday lights; court rules HOA can’t stop construction of a nearby group home; $41M award in parking garage defect lawsuit. New Jersey Condo association named in $10M liability lawsuit The family of a construction worker, who was Continue ReadingThis month’s most notable HOA lawsuits (October 2019)

HOA, condo & co-op golf community updates (Sept/Oct 2019)

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By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities Debgoonan@icloud.com In this update: Golf course owners face financial difficulties; homeowners in several states object to redevelopment plans of defunct golf courses; Arizona homeowners win court victory to save their adjacent golf course.   California Resort owner shuts down second of two golf courses, hopes to find buyer Diablo Grande is a planned community that was built around two 18-hole golf courses, the Legends and the Ranch. Despite original Continue ReadingHOA, condo & co-op golf community updates (Sept/Oct 2019)