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  • Oakmont to hold recount in election that empowered pickleball foes (CA) April 12, 2017 It appeared for a moment that the staggeringly divisive and complex pickleball controversy at Oakmont might be settled by the election that bestowed control of the homeowners’ board to a new majority opposed to building courts in the heart of the senior-citizen haven.  Instantly upon taking office, members of the new, four-person majority on the Oakmont Village Association board acted to suspend work on a pickleball complex alongside the Berger Center. Those directors intend to initiate, at the board meeting ...
  • Preparing for Pool Season April 12, 2017 Summer is quickly approaching, which means pool season is just around the corner! If your community is fortunate enough to have a pool, boy are you lucky! To ensure that the pool season goes smoothly, you want to make sure that residents and the community are properly prepared.  Below are ways you can get your community prepped for pool season:     Read the article…………..
  • Debate rages in Waikoloa Village about homeowner subsidization of golf course (HI) April 11, 2017 When Waikoloa Village was constructed by developer Boise Cascade in the 1970s, it was intended as a retirement community meant to revolve around a golf course. In recent months, however, some homeowners there have challenged the viability and necessity of that paradigm.  Amy Swan, president of the Waikoloa Village Homeowners Association Board of Directors, explained why she thinks the debate has gained so much traction after four decades of relative dormancy.    Read the article……….
  • Real estate Q&A: Music hits sour note at condo’s public pool April 6, 2017 Q: Our condo pool has a rule stating “no radio playing except when using earphones.” There are people in our condo — actually several board members — who frequently play musical instruments and sing out loud on the pool deck. I interpret the rule to mean that people in the pool area shouldn’t be subjected to anyone’s music. What do you think?     Read the Q&A…………..
  • Pickleball row may be over after Oakmont election installs a new board (CA) April 5, 2017 The score just changed in the protracted, hard-fought pickleball contest in Oakmont. It appears that a barely begun project to build four centrally located play courts will soon be terminated.  A vote tally Tuesday revealed that a slate of three foes of the pickleball project were elected to the board of the homeowners’ association that governs the east Santa Rosa retirement community.     Read the article……………
  • Killearn developer wins key approval from community (FL) April 1, 2017 The nine-hole course at Killearn Country Club known as the Narrows has been a contentious strip of green for several years.  After all the lawsuits and negotiations, the battle over the course may be coming to an end. Killearn Country Club owner Barton Tuck won over the Killearn Homes Association on a plan to sell the Narrows and drive that money back into renovating the club and allow residential development to go forward.
  • Aging Condominium updates for an Aging Population March 29, 2017 Condominiums are not just for young people, there are many elderly condo residents that bought their units in the 1980’s. Many early construction condo buildings are now facing challenges of providing amenities to owners who are 65 years or older. These buildings often lack accessibility and safety features now common in new buildings.    Read the article…………….
  • 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………..

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