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Investors buy Club West Golf Course (AZ)

” 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

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Homes could replace part of golf courses at The Meadows as country club struggles financially (FL)

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

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Top Amenity Trends in New HOA Communities

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.

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Tips for Sharing Condo Association Amenities

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

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Creekside Golf Club neighbors appeal loss; club owners want $524,860 in legal fees (OR)

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

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The Best Community Amenities for Your HOA

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

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More Henderson residents want to join Legacy Golf Club lawsuit (NV)

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

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Cord Cutters a Factor When Buying Cable TV Service (NY)

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

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Legacy Golf Club to reopen soon; legal fight continues (NV)

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

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Adobe Creek neighbors teed off (CA)

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

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Adobe Creek neighbors teed off (CA)

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

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New owner of Seven Hills golf course says he’s up for the challenge (FL)

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

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New Legacy Golf Club landowners want to meet with HOA officials (NV)

The new landowners of the Legacy Golf Club are hoping to meet soon with the officials from homeowner associations (HOAs) representing the neighborhoods surrounding the said real estate property, a spokeswoman said on Thursday, July 6.  Elizabeth Trosper, the spokeswoman

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After months of battling angry residents, owner of Legacy Golf Course says it is reopening (NV)

It’s an unexpected turnaround for a Henderson golf course.  After nearly two months of battling angry residents, the owner of Legacy Golf Course near Wigwam and Green Valley parkways says he’s reopening the business.  Tom Sarnelli thought he’d found the

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Pool Contractor’s Ability to Work on Pool Electrical Wiring in FL

On March 29, 2017, the Florida Construction Industry Licensing Board (“CILB”), issued a Final Order, Department of Business and Professional Regulation, Construction Industry Licensing Board v. Michael E. Seamon, disciplining a Certified Pool/Spa Contractor (“CPC”) for replacing existing pool light

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Residents Trounce Landowner Looking to Redevelop Lauderhill Golf Course (FL)

A victory Wednesday before the Fourth District Court of Appeal means residents will get to keep their golf course views at the Inverrary community in Lauderhill.  But their good news is a blow for the investor who owns the course.

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Preparing Your HOA Community For Fall

As August progresses and summer draws to a close, many communities are entering into a crucial time of transition for their properties and residents. While temperatures may still be still be hovering comfortably in the 80s, August is a perfect

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Georgetown residents get response on green pool (TX)

The HOA management company, RealManage, tells us a vendor was hired in February with responsibilities including pool maintenance. They sent us a list of some of the issues going on since the spring: excessive trash, dirty restrooms, a broken pump

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Green pool has Georgetown homeowners seeing red (TX)

With temperatures as high as they are, a pool, might as well be a survival mechanism. But some homeowners in the Pinnacle neighborhood in Georgetown can’t use their own neighborhood pool despite paying hundreds in homeowners association dues.  The pool,

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Golf course ownership becoming a tough market in Las Vegas

The list has been getting longer for the number of golf course owners in Las Vegas that have sold or entered bankruptcy in the past couple of years. Many of these courses have been attached to communities where residents feared

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City of Pflugerville will not purchase Blackhawk Golf Club (TX)

The future of the Blackhawk Golf Club remains in jeopardy following a statement from the city that it has no interest in purchasing the beleaguered property.  City spokeswoman Terri Toledo said city officials are unable to find a viable option

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Legal issues continue to plague Walden Lake golf course (FL)

For most, it would be a no-brainer, a dream come true. For $10 you could have the chance to restore a once celebrated golf course and country club to the glory of its heyday, when it and Disney World were

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Lawsuit aims to prevent new development at Legacy Golf Club (NV)

Residents of the Grand Legacy Community Association are seeking a temporary restraining order to prevent new development of the closed Legacy Golf Club in Henderson.  The motion filed Tuesday against various trusts listed on the sales deed maintains a restriction

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Residents anxious about future of closed Legacy Golf Club (NV)

Henderson residents living in homes surrounding the recently purchased Legacy Golf Club are voicing displeasure about its closure and uncertainty about future uses.  Tom Sarnelli, a board member of the Grand Legacy Homeowners Association, told members of the Henderson City

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Pool in Green Run closed after people shocked, taken to hospital

The Green Run Homes Association closed the Clubhouse Pool after people said they were shocked in the water at a party on Saturday.  The association told residents through an online portal that people cleared out of the pool immediately and

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Bank looks to foreclose on Valley View Golf Course (AR)

A bank has asked a judge to foreclose on the multimillion-dollar Valley View golf course that has been embroiled in lawsuits and environmental complaints for years.  The Bank of Fayetteville filed a lawsuit in Washington County Circuit Court on June

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Pool crashers popping up around the Valley (AZ)

You’ve heard of “wedding crashers.” But here in the Valley, it’s a different kind of crasher that’s making a splash!  “From time to time, we do get calls from residents in apartment complexes or condos that there are people that

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Ocean Pines flares up as adults-only pool opens to children (MD)

The threats included demands for refunds on association fees, lawsuits and voting association members out of office.  During the hottest week of the year so far, some Ocean Pines residents lost their cool after the association’s Board of Directors opened

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6 Tips about Proper Pool Maintenance for your HOA

It’s midsummer now, and HOA pools everywhere are open. The pool is a high maintenance community feature. When it comes to proper pool maintenance for your HOA and money-saving tips, what you don’t know might just surprise you. The following

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Ocean Pines Board rules it’s OK to have children at Yacht Club pool (MD)

Ocean Pines approved allowing children to use the adults-only pool at the Yacht Club, officials announced Monday, causing a major uproar with some residents who felt a child-free pool was a selling point for them to come to the community

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Will the circle be unbroken: Walden Lake golf course gets a trim, new plan for the future (FL)

Mowing, among other improvements, has begun around the golf course at Walden Lake.  It’s become part of a routine that could soon end. The grass at Walden Lake Golf and Country Club gets a little too long, the city says

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No Lifeguard on Duty? HOA Members and Neighbors on Duty (AZ)

Summer is officially here. A few years ago, I witnessed the heroic efforts of a bystander revive a young child that nearly drowned at a community pool. Needless to say, as a mother to two young children, I was rattled

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Homeowners buy Royal Tee Golf Course in Cape Coral; hire director (FL)

The Cape Royal Homeowners Association has taken going green to a whole other level.  The members bought and are renovating the former Royal Tee Golf Club in Cape Royal, hoping to open the 27-hole course to the public and keep

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Pool Guidelines

Time to cool down and make a splash! Summer means pool time for many community associations. Are your pool guidelines in line with the Fair Housing Act (FHA)? Check the FHA blog for specifics:   Read the article…………..     Read the

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How Condo and Co-op Communities Take Advantage of Outdoor Environs

Most people don’t usually think of New York City for its ample greenery. Crowds, traffic, and tall buildings–there’s a reason why it’s usually referred to as a “concrete jungle”. While the Big Apple has its lovely parks, including the most

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Insurance Basics: Protecting Your Community Pool

Swimming pools are one of the most common, and most desirable, amenities in managed communities. Whether your pool is an Olympic-sized fitness lover’s dream, a resort-style oasis or a rooftop paradise, your pool is an important feature for your residents

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Closed Adobe Creek golf course in rough times (CA)

When Robert DeCelles bought his home adjacent to the Adobe Creek Golf Course in east Petaluma, he savored his picturesque view on the fourth fairway of the verdant green links.  Now, as he sits on his patio on the late

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Why Are HOA Reservations Such a Pain?

Common amenities are the reason many home buyers choose to live in common interest communities. they have visions of relaxing by the pool, family reunions at the park pavilion, and movie night with friends in the clubhouse theater. But sharing

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Judge: Creekside Golf Club can close, be turned into housing (OR)

Creekside Golf Club’s neighbors have lost a year-long legal battle to keep the 18-hole championship course from closing and being developed into housing.  A post on the association’s web site said the board disagrees with the ruling and is considering

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Safety inspections delay openings of some Triangle pools (NC)

Some community swimming pools across the Triangle may not be open in time for Memorial Day weekend after electrical inspections uncovered problems.  Regular electrical inspections at swimming pools are not required by law, but several homeowners associations are following the

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Association Pool Tips for Safe, Fun Summer Season

At the start of summer, associations should evaluate their pool rules and procedures in addition to conducting all of the necessary inspections of their pools, spas and related equipment.  With the help of qualified professionals, the inspections should include all

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Cape condo complex’s pool barrier fails inspection again (FL)

The barrier installed around a Cape Coral pool where two children drowned last week failed inspection again.  The city says there was an issue with the new barrier’s main gate.  This comes as officials with the Florida Department of Health

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Pair of siblings drown in pool at Cape Coral condo complex (FL)

Two children drowned in a pool at a Cape Coral condo complex late Monday night, according to an incident report obtained by ABC7.  It happened at the Aurora Townhouse Condos located at 1330 SW 47th Terrace just before 10:30 p.m.

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Pool Safety: Don’t Let an Amenity Become a Liability

According to the Association of Pool and Spa Professionals (APSP), there are 10.4 million residential and 309,000 public swimming pools in the United States. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), an agency that is independent of the US government, states

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Maintaining ‘Niche’ Amenities: Special Amenities May Need Special Care

Once upon a time, when someone purchased a condo or co-op, their ownership came with the privilege of using the building’s amenities. Those who lived in a building with a fitness room equipped with treadmills and weights considered themselves fortunate,

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Playground Innovations: What’s New in Fun

Most kids these days have never had more options when it comes to fun: video games and electronic entertainment of every kind are ubiquitous, and all sorts of mobile toys, too. But amid a national childhood obesity epidemic, the need

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Colony developer and neighboring residents agree on plan for the property (FL)

When the Colony Beach and Tennis Resort was in its 1970s heyday, Aquarius resident Frank Morneau remembers coming and going through a private entrance between the two properties to buy a morning paper or visit the dining areas. His children

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Avoid the Summertime Blues, Swimming Pool Do’s and Don’ts

Summertime is right around the corner and associations everywhere are getting ready to open their pools for the season. However, along with the sun, fun, and endless splashes, pools come with potential risks and liabilities for an association. Outlined below

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10 Residential Amenities That Rock

Gym, spa, blah blah blah. Sometimes the hit list of residential amenities sounds like the same old broken record. Any condominium or residential complex can offer an Olympic-size swimming pool. But a swimming pool aquarium? That would be extraordinary (if

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Swimming Pools: Summer Fun or Summer Burden? (IL)

Many communities have swimming pools for residents to enjoy. A lot goes into maintaining a clean, healthy, safe and fun swimming pool facility. These community facilities can add great value to the properties, but are they fun, or a burden

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