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  • Save Club West continues effort to raise $4 million for golf course purchase (AZ) February 16, 2017 Save Club West is a third of its way toward rounding up enough homeowners to invest in purchasing the community’s golf course.  But Jim Lindstrom, the group’s leader, has one eye on the calendar as he continues to see if he can obtain agreements from 300 people willing to invest $13,333 each. So far, 101 homeowners have committed, he said.    Read the article…………..
  • Public Wi-Fi Regulations Your HOA Should Consider February 15, 2017 Everyone loves being able to connect to Wi-Fi for free when they are out and about. For this reason, many associations offer free Wi-Fi in community areas, so residents can surf the web without using up any data. However, there are some risks involved with public Wi-Fi, so check out these five regulations your HOA should consider.     Read the article……………
  • Sawgrass Players Club residents give greenlight to golf course proposal (FL) February 9, 2017 Sawgrass Players Club residents voted overwhelmingly Monday to amend the community’s covenants and approve a proposed development agreement with Oak Bridge Club owner Alta Mar Holdings, clearing the way for Alta Mar to sell 40 acres of the golf course for development.   In the final vote tally confirmed by Marsh Landing Management following the Feb. 6 meeting held at the Sawgrass Marriott, residents voted 991 in favor of an agreement reached between the Sawgrass Players Club Homeowners’ Association and ...
  • Cape Royal homeowners purchase Royal Tee Golf Course (FL) January 27, 2017 Cape Royal Homeowners Association closed last week on a purchase of the Royal Tee Golf Course that was shuttered by course ownership last August.  “Our No. 1 priority was to control the land so that another developer could come in and take over,” said Homeowners Association president Ed Harrington. “We didn’t want our home values to go down, so the association purchased equipment to cut the grass and do basic maintenance on it.”  The purchase includes the 225 acres on ...
  • Amenities — Make Them Pay for Themselves! January 26, 2017 Adding amenities to HOAs, Coops, and Condos can actually pay for themselves while increasing property values. The question is: what amenities work best for your association? Also, how should they be structured in order to pay for themselves? This takes a lot of planning and may require the need to bring in experienced consultants. Here are some suggestions on where to start your Association’s Amenity Plan.    Read the article…………
  • Will Creekside Golf Club win the right to close? (OR) January 19, 2017 Closing arguments will be heard Feb. 3 in a trial pitting Salem’s Creekside Golf Club against a neighboring homeowners association.  It follows a week-long bench trial held Jan. 9-13 in Marion County Circuit Court.  Creekside Homeowners Association filed the lawsuit in April, asking a judge to stop the club’s owners from closing and subdividing the 18-hole championship course in South Salem.  The golf course and neighborhood are separate entities, but were developed together.    Read the article…………
  • Edmond community worried how sale of nearby golf course will affect property values (OK) January 18, 2017 An Edmond community is worried about how the sale of a neighboring golf course will affect its property values.  This week Coffee Creek Golf Course (CCGC) announced it was closing after the land purchase was finalized. Tonya Coffman with the Coffee Creek Homeowners Association said there have been concerns about unconfirmed plans that the new developer will build apartments or homes.   Read the article…………
  • Let Joe Know: Neighbors say HOA is violating their voting rules (AZ) January 10, 2017 A group of neighbors say their HOA board is violating rules set to allow them the right to vote for changes  Watch the video report………..
  • Outsourcing Services: Getting the Most for Your Community’s Dollar January 9, 2017 In the perennial struggle to control costs while still adequately maintaining a building or HOA’s physical plant, grounds, and other day-to-day business, some boards and managers are opting to hire superintendents, custodians, and other staff on a temporary, as-needed basis, or to partner up with neighboring associations to share one super or groundskeeper between them.     Read the article…………..
  • Service-Based Amenities: Adding Value, But at What Cost? January 9, 2017 In major US cities these days, the decision to live in one co-op or condo building versus another often hinges upon the style of living afforded in a particular property. Whether it is defined partly by a full-scale gym and spa, a children’s study room/library, a community room or another common space, the physical amenities of a building help create the lifestyle people get when they buy an apartment.   Read the article………..
  • Coffee Creek Golf Course selling, HOA plans meeting (OK) January 6, 2017 The following information was sent to Coffee Creek homeowners recently by Gina Goodgion with the Neighborhood Services Corp., the managing agent for the Coffee Creek Neighborhood Association.  The Coffee Creek Golf Course has been sold to a developer with closing scheduled to take place in the next week and a half to two weeks.     Read the article…………..
  • Owner sues over denial to develop Windermere golf course into 95 homes (FL) January 4, 2017 The owner of the Windermere Country Club has sued to overturn a county decision that thwarted his plan to turn the shuttered golf course into a 95-home neighborhood.  The challenge, filed last month in circuit court, asks for an order that would nullify a unanimous decision of the Orange County Commission.    Read the article…………..
  • Golden Gate golf course where homes proposed will reopen for season (FL) December 28, 2016 The course has been closed since last spring, a few months after owner Robert Vocisano petitioned the county to change the course’s zoning to allow him to tear it out and build as many as 700 units of homes, apartments and assisted-living facilities……A nearby homeowners association also has sued the club, saying the owners’ deed requires them to keep the land as a golf course.  Course attorneys have said they won’t move forward with the zoning request until the lawsuit ...
  • Golf course owners, HOA committee reach proposed agreement (FL) December 22, 2016 Forty acres of The Oak Bridge Club golf course would be sold in exchange for a deed restriction that would guarantee the remaining golf course stays undeveloped for recreational purposes until 2057 under terms of a proposed agreement reached between the club’s owners and an ad hoc committee representing Sawgrass Players Club residents.   Read the article…………..
  • Eaglebrooke golf club sale is on track despite some opposition (FL) December 8, 2016 The Golden Lakes Community Development District (CDD) has signed an agreement to purchase The Club at Eaglebrooke, but the transaction is not yet a done deal and some residents oppose the potential acquisition.  The CDD – which provides infrastructural services such as common area landscaping, security and road upkeep for Eaglebrooke – is more than two-thirds of the way through a 90-day due diligence and inspection period for the sale, according to the district chairman, Rich Weaver.    Read the ...
  • Friction, water issue loom over Club West golf course purchase plan (AZ) December 7, 2016 Club West homeowners will learn next week the details of a plan to buy and operate their beleaguered golf course.  Save Club West will lay out the plan at a 6:30 p.m. meeting Dec. 14 at Mountain View Community Church, Pecos Road and 24th Street, Ahwatukee. Both state Rep. Jill Norgaard and Chad Blostone, chairman of the village planning committee, are expected to speak.  The road to an ownership change remains rocky.     Read the article……………
  • Adobe Creek Golf Course to close by year’s end (CA) November 18, 2016 The final tee off for Petaluma’s Adobe Creek Golf Club is quickly approaching, as operators announced last week the course will close Jan. 1 amid declining business.  The shuttering of the 18-hole facility leaves local golfers with only one remaining public course in Petaluma, while casting a shadow of uncertainty over the future of the 100-acre east Petaluma property and for the hundreds of residents in the adjacent Adobe Creek Homeowners Association.     Read the article………
  • What Your HOA Board Needs to Know About Maintaining Playgrounds November 2, 2016 Some associations have extra space for various amenities. Some have parks, tennis courts, or even lakes and water features. One amenity that’s a feature in some associations is playgrounds for children. There are many different types of playgrounds and play apparatus for associations to choose from. Whether your association has had a playground from the beginning or it’s considering the addition as a capital expenditure, there are certain things an HOA board should keep in mind.   Read the article…………..
  • Camarillo Springs Golf Course owner linked to troubled sites (CA) November 2, 2016 The manager of the company that owns the Camarillo Springs Golf Course is linked to a course in Rancho Mirage, where homeowners accused the owner in a lawsuit of attempting to bully elderly residents into allowing development.  Oasis Ranch LLC, which owns the Rancho Mirage Country Club Golf Course, recently reached a settlement with the homeowners, agreeing to build a luxury hotel, assisted-living center and housing on part of the property and deeding the golf course over to the homeowners ...
  • Mount Vintage HOA saves N.A. golf course (SC) October 26, 2016 It’s not every day when neighbors band together to achieve a common goal, but when they do it is noteworthy. In the case of residents of Mount Vintage Plantation near North Augusta, what they accomplished was truly remarkable.  Earlier this month, the Mount Vintage HOA completed the purchase of Mount Vintage Plantation Golf Club. They purchased the golf course for $2.9 million, according to Edgefield County property records.  The sale encompasses 246 acres and includes the course’s three nines – ...

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