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  • Rio Bravo residents worried about country club closing (CA) March 24, 2017 When you buy a house on a golf course, the value of your property increases in proportion to your views of long sloping fairways, picturesque water features and well-manicured greens.  But what happens when the greens turn brown, the pond dries up and the fairways go to seed?  That’s a question that is worrying hundreds of residents surrounding Rio Bravo Country Club and golf course, which homeowners say will be closing down — going out of business — just when ...
  • Party On? Third Party Liability and a Condo’s Party Room March 20, 2017 For St. Patrick’s day weekend we have a post about alcohol! Daniel Brockenshire, a law student at Sutherland Kelly LLP, greatly assisted with the research and writing of this post. Thanks, Daniel!   Condominiums are required to have insurance coverage for liability claims related to property damage or bodily injury suffered by others on common elements. Some condominiums may even have purchased additional “loss assessment coverage” for major property damage or liability on the common elements.  But what about a ...
  • HOA breathes life into dying tennis courts (AZ) March 15, 2017 When a combination of environment and age give an HOA both a failing and failed tennis court, there is only one option.  Well, technically there are three — but only one that completely solves the problem.  That’s why the Villages of Green Valley spent nearly two years debating and saving more than $100,000 to repair one court and turn the other into four Pickleballs courts.    Read the article…………….
  • Leaders of move to buy Club West golf course abandon their effort (AZ) March 7, 2017 Save Club West has thrown in the towel.  Blaming apathy among Club West’s 2,550 households, the group’s leader told supporters in an email on Monday, March 6, that it has abandoned its effort to find homeowners who would invest between approximately $8,000 and $13,500 to buy the beleaguered course, restore it and operate it profitably.  “Although it is almost certain that the problem will get worse, the four of us are too disheartened to push on,” said Save Club West ...
  • Judge rules in favor of Killearn Country Club owner (FL) March 4, 2017 A Leon County Circuit judge Thursday ruled in favor of the owner of the Killearn Country Club, clearing a hurdle for him to further pursue plans to sell and develop a disputed parcel of land.  But Barton Tuck still needs city commissioners to approve a comprehensive plan rezoning of the former nine-hole golf course, called the Narrows, which has been closed for more than a year. Three nine-hole golf courses are within Killearn Country Club.  Residents who live along the ...
  • 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 ...

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