HOA, condo, and co-op good news — for a change (Oct. 2019)

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By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities debgoonan@icloud.com Examples of resolutions to several vexing HOA problems: completion of major stucco repair project in FL; new sidewalk in AZ; flag dispute resolved in NC; affordable housing assistance in WY; city rethinks its trash bin pickup policy in IA.   FL: Once unlivable condos are livable again. It only took 11 years. In the last IAC update on Metrowest, Orlando (June 2018), residents were still complaining about the slow Continue ReadingHOA, condo, and co-op good news — for a change (Oct. 2019)

Notable HOA lawsuits (August 2019)

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By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities   This month: Allegations of fraudulent HOA foreclosures; derivative lawsuit involving elite golf community; CA Supreme Court considers issue of voter apathy; condo association accused of skipping elections; family sues after child drowns in community swimming pool; HOA lawsuit over alternating paint color scheme settled out of court.  Dozens of former owners sue their condo association over fraudulent foreclosures (TX) At least 30 current and former owners of units Continue ReadingNotable HOA lawsuits (August 2019)

How to avoid nasty HOA lawsuits over paint colors (WY)

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By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities According to The Cody Enterprise, an April 10 trial date is set for two lawsuits filed by a pair of homeowners and the Cody Ranchettes HOA. Both parties are locked in a pair of nasty lawsuits over the paint colors of the home of Kelly and Debra Hennessy. Last year, the Hennessys, who have lived in the rural community for more than a decade, chose to paint the siding Continue ReadingHow to avoid nasty HOA lawsuits over paint colors (WY)

Even rural Wyoming ranchette homes are burdened by HOA rules

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Long-time homeowners and HOA locked in a bitter legal dispute over paint colors By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities The other day I posted an explanation as to why people who hate rules end up living in HOAs. Today’s featured news article illustrates by example, what happens when the majority of newer homes in the U.S. come with deed restrictions requiring mandatory compliance often arbitrary architectural covenants and restrictions. Many of my readers think that Continue ReadingEven rural Wyoming ranchette homes are burdened by HOA rules