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  • Do Upgraded Amenities Actually Help Property Values? November 16, 2017 All communities can benefit from amenity upgrades.  What is an amenity?  According to Investopedia, the world’s leading online source for financial education, amenities are “benefits of a property whose existence increase the value or desirability of that property. An amenity can be either tangible, such as a pool or gym, or intangible, such as proximity to a local school or supermarket.”     Read the article……………..
  • Eagle Pointe Homeowner Assoc. Securing Golf Resort Amid Bankruptcy (IN) November 16, 2017 A U.S. trustee has been appointed to manage the Chapter 7 bankruptcy liquidation of assets at Bloomington’s Eagle Pointe Golf Resort.   Jeff Norris is the president of the homeowners association at the Pointe. In a Facebook message, he said the trustee has formally directed the homeowners association to secure the property and winterize the course.    Read the article………………..
  • Woodlands Country Club Residents Learn Fate about Golf Course November 16, 2017 For the one hundred plus residents that were in attendance at the November 13th homeowner’s association meeting, the bad news fell like a ball in a sand trap: their beloved golf course would cease to be. In its place would be over 500 new homes to be built by 13th Floor Homes, a private south Florida developer which boasts of being “One of South Florida’s most experienced companies in golf course redevelopment.” Residents sat in shock as they learned that ...
  • No ‘hard’ law offers guidance for when HOAs require buyers to join golf clubs (FL) November 10, 2017 Q:  Our homeowner association recently passed an amendment to our community requiring everyone who buys a resale in our community to join the golf and country club. It is costly to do so, and I am having a problem selling my home. Can the association do this?      Read the Q&A……………..
  • How To Take Care Of Your Community’s Top Amenities November 9, 2017 Well-kempt amenities can raise the property value of your neighborhood and its homes. They’re also a great selling point for potential residents and help maintain a positive, healthy atmosphere between homeowners.  IKO Community Management talks about how to maintain the top four amenities in your HOA community:    Read the article……………….
  • How Desirable Community Amenities Increase Property Value November 2, 2017 It’s no secret that a few home upgrades can increase property value, but what about community amenities?  Generally speaking, well-kept amenities indicate a stronger, cleaner HOA community. Single-family homes, apartments and condominiums, and townhouses in homeowners association-regulated areas with high-tech features and desirable amenities can increase individual property values.  While it depends on the development’s local market and maintenance, amenities are considered a “plus” when selling a home. Check out some of IKO Community Management’s must-haves in a neighborhood:    ...
  • Homeowners press to reopen Silverstone golf course in Las Vegas October 29, 2017 ….Malany and more than 1,500 homeowners who live in the Silverstone Ranch development in the far northwest valley have lived next to a shuttered 27-hole golf course for more than two years now. The course has changed hands since it closed in 2015, and has been tangled in litigation.      Read the article…………….
  • True Life drops Farms, offers golf course (AZ) October 25, 2017 The True Life Companies last week told a state Superior Court judge that the company will build a small golf course – if it is allowed to build homes on the 101-acre site of the defunct Ahwatukee Lakes Golf Course.  And it also warned that if he orders the company to restore the old course, the land will remain barren indefinitely.  The bombshell disclosures are contained in a brief filed by attorney Chris Baniszewski with state Superior Court Judge John ...
  • Investors buy Club West Golf Course (AZ) October 18, 2017 ” It is not clear how the purchase will affect the lawsuit by our HOA against the course. Since the HOA recorded a Lis Pendens (a formal notice of the lawsuit) last year, the buyers’ title to the land is subject to the lawsuit. The golf course land is still burdened with the CC&Rs that require operation of a golf course, no matter who owns it.”    Read the article……………
  • Homes could replace part of golf courses at The Meadows as country club struggles financially (FL) October 17, 2017 Golf swings at The Meadows Country Club could soon be paving the way for many more housing units. That’s something that doesn’t sit too well with Pamela Campbell. She has lived in her piece of paradise right next to the country club for 19 years.  “It’s extremely upsetting because I feel the changes that may come about in The Meadows may directly affect the values of our homes,” said Campbell.   Campbell says some of her big concerns include having many ...
  • Top Amenity Trends in New HOA Communities October 10, 2017 Home buyers are searching for more than a new home; they are searching for a place that offers a sense of community. Walking trails, resort-style pools, and quaint shopping and cafes top the list of amenities today’s home buyers desire. These type of amenities allow for interaction with others in the community. When it comes to the home itself, the following amenity trends in HOA communities are gaining popularity:    Read the article……………
  • Tips for Sharing Condo Association Amenities October 9, 2017 Amenities are a significant benefit of Condo life. Owners love a well-equipped weight room, a scenic pool, or a great sports court. Not every property has access to every amenity, and installation may be cost-prohibitive or impossible due to a lack of space. In areas with neighboring Condo Associations, you might consider Sharing Condo Association amenities. Your neighbor gets access to your pool, you get access to their tennis court. Alternatively, they might just pay you for access to your ...
  • Creekside Golf Club neighbors appeal loss; club owners want $524,860 in legal fees (OR) September 29, 2017 Creekside Golf Club’s neighbors are appealing a judge’s decision allowing the course to be turned into a residential subdivision.  The club’s owners, meanwhile, have asked the court to order the 588-member Creekside Homeowners Association to reimburse them more than a half-million dollars they spent fighting the HOA’s lawsuit.     Read the article…………….
  • The Best Community Amenities for Your HOA September 28, 2017 Staying up to date with current trends and providing competitive amenities is one of the best ways to attract tenants who care as much about your community as you do. When looking to raise the bar, looking beyond the basic conveniences will boost your overall appeal, increase the value of your property, and make your current residents feel valued. Here are some of the best community amenities that you can have as part of your HOA.     Read the article…………..
  • More Henderson residents want to join Legacy Golf Club lawsuit (NV) September 27, 2017 A third community association hopes to join the fight to uphold a 50-year deed restriction for the shuttered Legacy Golf Club.  The Green Valley Village Association — with roughly 1,372 members — will have its request to join the lawsuit against Par Excellence Drive Trust LLC Oct. 3 in Clark County District Court.   Although Par Excellence co-owners Georges Maalouf and Eddie Haddad said they plan to host a pre-grand opening for nearby residents Oct. 12 and a public grand ...
  • Cord Cutters a Factor When Buying Cable TV Service (NY) September 25, 2017 The bulk buying of services has long seemed like good business to co-op and condo boards. But in today’s brave new world of cable TV services, suppliers are making unprecedented demands, often requiring that buildings guarantee a 100 percent buy-in in order to get a bulk-rate discount. As a result, co-op and condo boards are scrambling to keep up with new business models, changing technology, and changing customer preferences.     Read the article……………..
  • Legacy Golf Club to reopen soon; legal fight continues (NV) September 18, 2017 The shuttered Legacy Golf Club is soon expected to reopen, but owners of the course and the nearby homes continue to fight.  Par Excellence Drive Trust, LLC co-owners Georges Maalouf and Eddie Haddad said they have been working with city officials to expedite needed permits, including their operating, business and liquor licenses so the course can “open the first part of October.” The group closed its purchase July 4 and closed the course the next day.     Read the article……………
  • Adobe Creek neighbors teed off (CA) September 16, 2017 In the past nine months since its abrupt closure, the once-pristine Adobe Creek Golf Course on the fringe of Petaluma’s east side has become a massive overgrown blight on the community, frustrating residents who own homes in an upscale subdivision surrounding the now-defunct amenity.   Read the article……………
  • Adobe Creek neighbors teed off (CA) September 14, 2017 In the past nine months since its abrupt closure, the once-pristine Adobe Creek Golf Course on the fringe of Petaluma’s east side has become a massive overgrown blight on the community, frustrating residents who own homes in an upscale subdivision surrounding the now-defunct amenity.    Read the article…………….
  • New owner of Seven Hills golf course says he’s up for the challenge (FL) September 14, 2017 Paul D’Anna likes a challenge.  “This is going to be one of them,” said the new owner of Seven Hills Golfers Club, rubbing his hands in anticipation. “Something I like to do is turn courses around.”  The native Michigander, and a golf course owner there, is joined in his enthusiasm by residents of some 2,000 homes in the Seven Hills and Wellington communities and by golfers who deserted the 18-hole Denis Griffiths-designed course over the last decade.  Those who left ...

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