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Some residents in San Tan Valley neighborhood upset over grass replacement at local park (AZ)

Green grass being replaced with rocks: sounds like a small change, but it is a change at one neighborhood park in the Valley that has some people upset.  According to the Homeowners Association that manages Sandwich Park, the grass replacement

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HOA’s can fine residents for traffic violations (AZ)

Did you know your homeowners association can fine you for traffic violations?  One couple found out the hard way.     Watch the video news report………

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N4T Investigators: Residents fight HOA over possible missing money (AZ)

Residents of the Cuernavaca Villas housing community say they want to know what happened to potentially hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of HOA dues.  Sources say the money was managed by their former HOA president.  However, when residents asked

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Maricopa HOA Facebook feud goes to court (AZ)

A defamation lawsuit that accuses a homeowners association in Maricopa of slander and vandalism is being litigated in Superior Court.  Erin Meehan, a resident of Maricopa Meadows, filed a civil complaint last year after she claims to have been harassed

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Did Gov. Ducey flip-flop on Arizona HOA regulations?

In late March, Gov. Doug Ducey vetoed a bill regulating homeowner associations. He said the state shouldn’t get involved in how HOAs vote.  But a month later, he signed another bill that regulates HOA meetings.  Rep. Ken Clark, D-Phoenix, sponsor

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MAKING SENSE OF CC&RS: Workshops will continue quarterly (AZ)

The Sun City Home Owners Association Board of Directors heard a recommendation during its April 25 meeting to conduct its CC&R workshops on a quarterly basis beginning in the fall. They had been offered quarterly. But with each session drawing

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PCSD: HOA treasurer admits to stealing $180,000 (AZ)

The treasurer for Canoa Seca Estates II walked into the Green Valley substation of the Pima County Sheriff’s Department on Thursday afternoon and told deputies he was guilty of stealing $180,000 from the homeowners association, according to a PCSD spokesman.

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HOA cites homeowners for hanging rainbow flag to celebrate diversity (AZ)

When Haycraft hung an American flag and a rainbow flag, which honors gay and transgender communities, inside a garage window to celebrate diversity.  The homeowner’s association sent him a letter five weeks later demanding Haycraft remove “unsightly items” from public

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HOA boards can create more than enough problems for residents (AZ)

Mary Jean Lindgren said she never had a problem with her neighborhood homeowners association when she lived in the 4200 block of E. Brookwood Court in Ahwatukee for 10 years.  But when her neighbor across the backyard became president of

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Arizona Supreme Court declines to hear Refuge Golf and Country Club dispute (AZ)

On Tuesday, the court declined a petition submitted on behalf of Refuge Country Club owners Jerry and Cindy Aldridge requesting the court reverse previous rulings that, among other decisions, blocked plans for an RV park on the property. The possible

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HOA breathes life into dying tennis courts (AZ)

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

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Leaders of move to buy Club West golf course abandon their effort (AZ)

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

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Homeowners banned from The Refuge Country Club (AZ)

Some Refuge Property Owner Association members may have to hit the links elsewhere after they were recently banned from the Refuge Golf and Country Club.  The announcement is the most recent fallout from the Refuge POA’s seven-year legal battle with

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Money remains the big challenge in addressing Ahwatukee flood hazards (AZ)

Maricopa County flood control experts have proposed over $1 million worth of drainage improvements to seven Ahwatukee sites where serious flooding could cause more than an estimated $2.4 million in damage to homes and businesses.  But when those fixes might

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HOAs, residents do battle in some areas (AZ)

In a perfect world, planned communities – conceived by builders and governed by HOAs – tick like a fine timepiece.  Everyone gets along. Everyone wants what’s best.  Homeowners pay their dues. The management company manicures the common grounds.  HOA neighborhoods

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Attorney draws throng to Chandler’s HOA Summit (AZ)

Summit conferences typically draw international leaders to discuss serious policy matters, but Tumbleweed Recreation Center in Chandler was the scene of a similarly weighty confab that examined critical issues of a different sort, but on an admittedly smaller scale.  The

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Save Club West continues effort to raise $4 million for golf course purchase (AZ)

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

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Unapproved HOA paint color leads to 2 year fight, thousands of dollars spent (AZ)

Do you think your HOA is picking on you? Well, you’re not alone.  Paulla thinks so too. The Phoenix woman’s home is under Kingswood HOA and her battle began two years ago stemming from a paint issue.  Her HOA approved

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What homeowners need to know about having an HOA (AZ)

Perhaps because ours is a young state with lots of new planned developments and condominium projects, Arizona has 8,800 homeowners associations.  It’s possible you already live in an HOA or maybe you’re thinking about moving to a home with an

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Oasis residents settle suit against their HOA (AZ)

Some Oasis at Magic Ranch residents who sued their homeowners’ association last year have settled their case, and one plaintiff said he’s optimistic for better things ahead for the community.  Residents complained that at the association’s last two annual meetings,

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Senate Bill 1400 to raise foreclosure threshold for homeowner associations (AZ)

If you live in Arizona and are part of a homeowner association, your home can be taken away even if you make every mortgage payment on time.  Arizona Revised Statute 33.1256 allows an HOA to put a lien on your

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Peoria’s annual HOA Academy Feb. 18 (AZ)

The City of Peoria’s annual Homeowners’ Association (HOA) Academy is scheduled 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 18. The program is designed to educate HOA board members, management teams and interested homeowners about maintaining homeowners associations.   Read the article……………

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Maricopa County Sheriff’s arrested a Fountain Hills woman for allegedly misusing funds from the HOA that she served as treasurer

The arrest was made Jan. 12, following a lengthy investigation. The woman is accused of using a bank debit card on the HOA account for her personal use. She also allegedly falsified financial reports in an effort to hide the

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Homeowner group asks for new Island Park hours (AZ)

The Malibu Home Owners Association is asking city officials to close Island Park at 6 p.m.  A letter submitted by the HOA to the city last month stated its intent to install entrance gates on Malibu Drive, which leads to

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Glendale offers free training for existing homeowners’ associations

The City of Glendale will offer another informative Homeowners’ Association (HOA) Academy this spring. Glendale residents and HOA community leaders will get answers from specialists in the field regarding local, state and federal laws and HOA procedural best practices.  

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Glendale offers HOA Academy sessions in February

In an effort to provide ongoing educational opportunities for residents, the city of Glendale will offer another informative Homeowners’ Association Academy this spring.  The classes are aimed at providing useful tips to existing neighborhood HOA volunteers, residents and board members.

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3 HOA boards join fray over Ahwatukee Farms, open space (AZ)

The fight over whether Ahwatukee Farms threatens Ahwatukee’s open space intensified last week as representatives of three homeowners association boards condemned the plan and the developer said it “subscribes to their vision” for the community.  “We oppose the current development

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Let Joe Know: Neighbors say HOA is violating their voting rules (AZ)

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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Former HOA board member says community vote ‘not feasible’ (AZ)

The fight over pieces of valuable land in Laveen has had neighbors in the Cottonfields Community at odds with one another for years.  The community shares land and rules with the Southern Ridge Golf Course. In 2011, the HOA board

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Large Gilbert condo fire declared arson, person of interest sought (AZ)

Authorities have determined that a fire that ripped through a Gilbert condominium complex was “incendiary,” or intentionally set, and a $30,000 reward has been posted for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the arsonist.  The arson determination was

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HOA backs down over free library (AZ)

The new year brought the start of a new chapter for a neighborhood Little Free Library.  “Good news, we get to keep it,” said Ashlee Jacobs, the neighborhood’s Little Free Library steward.  The future of the chartered library was uncertain

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HOA takes away basketball hoop approval three years later, Peoria family says (AZ)

A driveway basketball hoop is like a right of passage for a lot of kids, but for Kiven Head’s daughter, it’s a necessity.  “We wanted to have something that she could practice on on a daily basis,” he says.  For

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Oro Valley homeowners lose thousands of dollars in condo rental scheme (AZ)

She was a person that 30 condo owners trusted to rent out their condo as a vacation rental.  For a while things were good and the homeowners received their money, then something changed with Brenda Sue Cann.  Oro Valley Police

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Mesa vet goes on ‘flag patrol’ to protect American flags in his neighborhood (AZ)

Carlyle Brown goes out on patrol in his Mesa neighborhood every chance he gets, looking for American flags that have seen better days.  “When you see the flags out here flying, you can see they are ripped, slashes on them,

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Goodyear HOA Bans Property Owner Or Renter That Is A Level II, III Sex Offender (AZ)

Last year, the Arizona Legislature passed a bill allowing homeowners’ associations to regulate Level II and III sex offenders living in their community. A Goodyear HOA voted this month to ban those sex offenders from living there.  The Palm Valley

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Friction, water issue loom over Club West golf course purchase plan (AZ)

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,

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Palm Valley Phase I residents vote to ban some sex offenders (AZ)

Level II and III sex offenders are being banished from one Goodyear community after residents voted Dec. 2 to keep them out.  Residents voted 185 to 32 in favor of an amendment to Palm Valley Phase I’s declaration of covenants,

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Living next to a ‘tumbleweed farm’ owned by Phoenix (AZ)

Charisse Walls, president of the Country Place HOA, talks about the frustration in her neighborhood about a vacant lot that she says the city of Phoenix has ignored for years that is not only ugly, but potentially dangerous.   View the

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Attorney raises possible legal issues over HOA’s plan to ban sex offenders (AZ)

The last thing Valley homeowners want is a convicted sex offender living in their neighborhood.   But what can they do about it?  A Goodyear homeowners association wants to prevent level 2 and level 3 sex offenders from buying or

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Access issues to the WAPA Trail continue (AZ)

Even in the years before Honey Bee Ridge Estates decided to install a gate at the northern end of Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) Trail 180 and prevent access to Arizona State Trust Land to the north on Oct. 1,

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HOA in Goodyear voting on sex offender ban (AZ)

Homeowners in the Goodyear community of Palm Valley will soon vote on a proposal to prohibit certain sex offenders from living in their neighborhood.  The Palm Valley Community Association is asking residents to vote on an amendment to the declaration

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Neighbors oppose demand to remove library (AZ)

Neighbors hope a homeowners association demand to remove a recently installed Little Free Library will have a happy ending.  “We live in a small rural area,” said neighbor Candy Rucker. “We don’t have a lot of good things happening ‘just

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Lakewood HOA board drops out of court fight against South Mountain Freeway (AZ)

The Lakewood Homeowners Association board has decided to withdraw as a plaintiff in the lawsuit aiming to stop construction of the South Mountain Freeway.  In an email to residents late last month, the board said that although a survey showed

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Two Sides to Every Story: Sorting Through HOA Disputes (AZ)

From the trivial to the controversial, disputes between homeowners and their HOAs rile up tempers like few other topics in Arizona, whether the argument is about property upkeep, paint color or where homeowners can park their cars.  In Laveen, there

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Minimum wage debate: Will Prop 206 lead to higher HOA dues? (AZ)

The debate over raising the minimum wage in Arizona is heating up.  Supporters argue that passing Proposition 206 will help struggling families by raising the minimum wage in the state from $8.05 an hour to $12 an hour by the

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Band of citizens call into question HOA management group banking practices (AZ)

A group of Scottsdale residents are spearheading an effort to evoke legislative change meant to corral the powers of management companies hired by local homeowners associations statewide.  A group of Arizona citizens are gathering at the capitol every month trying

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Large Gilbert condo fire declared arson, person of interest sought

Authorities have determined that a fire that ripped through a Gilbert condominium complex was “incendiary,” or intentionally set, and a $30,000 reward has been posted for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the arsonist.  The arson determination was

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ADOT agreement could provide water security for Ahwatukee golf courses (AZ)

The Arizona Department of Transportation and three homeowners associations have reached an agreement that could provide added security for the future of Ahwatukee’s three remaining golf courses: An infrastructure for cheap water. The agreement eliminates the problem that the South Mountain

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Gilbert condo fire investigated as arson; $30K reward (AZ)

Gilbert officials believe the massive fire that engulfed a partially-built condo complex last Saturday was intentionally set and are offering a $30,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the arson, according to a statement released Thursday.

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Condo residents in Gilbert allowed back home after nearby 4-alarm fire

Gilbert fire crews spent Sunday assessing the damage in the daylight. This comes after a massive four-alarm fire ripped through a portion of a condominium complex under construction late Saturday night.  Residents say, five other buildings in the Via Sorento

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