HOA Issue #12: Here we go again: HOA vs. sick child’s playground

HOA demands family remove playground it previously approved By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities Updated June 25, 2018 9:03 PM It never ceases to amaze me just how fickle and child-unfriendly a homeowners’ association can be. The latest HOA outrage causing a stir on social media takes us to southeastern Wisconsin, to the Prairie Creek Ridge deed restricted subdivision in Oconomowoc. On Friday, TMJ4 News interviewed homeowner Tim Sanders at his home, a half-million dollar Continue ReadingHOA Issue #12: Here we go again: HOA vs. sick child’s playground

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Owners with no HOA, public sewer, face $11,404 tax assessment

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By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities Owners of twenty estate homes in the Greenbrook Manor subdivision, located in the Village of River Hills, recently learned they might have to pay a $11,404 special tax assessment to the city, to pay for a new sewer lift pump. No, Greenbrook Manor is not a planned community, and there’s no homeowners’ association (HOA). Although homeowners obtain their water supply from private wells, the Village of River Hills operates Continue ReadingOwners with no HOA, public sewer, face $11,404 tax assessment

Here we go again: HOA vs. sick child’s playground

HOA demands family remove playground it previously approved By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities Updated June 25, 2018 9:03 PM It never ceases to amaze me just how fickle and child-unfriendly a homeowners’ association can be. The latest HOA outrage causing a stir on social media takes us to southeastern Wisconsin, to the Prairie Creek Ridge deed restricted subdivision in Oconomowoc. On Friday, TMJ4 News interviewed homeowner Tim Sanders at his home, a half-million dollar Continue ReadingHere we go again: HOA vs. sick child’s playground

Wisconsin lawsuit involving for-profit rental of property could disrupt HOA market

Bear Lake Shores Association is suing a new property owner who arranged to lease his home to a violent sexual offender By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities   What if an association-governed community could restrict a property owner’s right to lease their property to tenants,  just by including a prohibition against commercial use of the property in the covenants? HOAs across the U.S. will be closely following a case in Forest County, Wisconsin, that could Continue ReadingWisconsin lawsuit involving for-profit rental of property could disrupt HOA market