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Resident says beach condominium sinking into ground (NC)

A resident is worried their beach condominium in Carolina Beach is sinking into the ground.  The resident, who wishes to remain anonymous, says they live in Beach Harbour, a property on Canal Drive.    Read the article…………….

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HOA Asks Homeowners Take Down Blue Lights

The Hidden Grove and Green Valley Homeowner’s Association is asking residents to move their blue lights from the lamp posts.  The HOA sent out the following notice in a newsletter:  “It was great to see all the blue lights in

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Millennium Tower homeowners hire engineer to drill under the building to understand sinking, tilting better

An engineering expert has been brought in by the homeowners association at San Francisco’s Millennium Tower to drill down as much as 260 feet to try to understand why the building is sinking and leaning much faster and further than

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Sperlonga begins reporting Homeowner and Condominium Association (HOA) Assessment Payment Data to Equifax

Sperlonga Data & Analytics, a data aggregation business for non-standard credit data sources, begins reporting homeowner and condominium association (HOA) payment and account status data to Equifax Inc., a leading provider of information solutions and global insights.  For associations that

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Residents donate to stay firewise (MA)

Times have changed but the risks haven’t, and scientific research shows the best defense against wildfires still starts at home, across individual backyards and property lines. And the citizens of Pinetop Community Association (PCA) are leading that charge for the

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DeKalb County claims 3 businesses (inc. HOA) owe more than $600,000 for water (GA)

Finally, the Mendenhall Homeowners Association on Harts Mill Road in Chamblee owes the county $184,813.80 for water.  “Each individual home pays for water,” HOA President Ron McLamb said.  The HOA president said the county is billing an old master meter

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Too many lawyers spur road trip for Gardens building flaw trial (FL)

When the more than 1,000 residents of a sprawling Palm Beach Gardens condominium community sued home-building giant Kolter Homes for a whopping $36 million, there was no doubt it would be a big case.  So how big is it?  It’s

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‘Disgruntled’ lawyer killed after shooting 6 people, injuring 3 others, police say (TX)

Jason Delgado, property manager of The Oaks condo complex, told KHOU-TV that there were two incidents with the suspect in the past few weeks. One was with the roofers, one of whom called police and said he’d been threatened with

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Epic Residences condo association sues developer, architect and subcontractors over incompatible fire safety system (FL)

Another prominent developer is facing allegations of installing a faulty fire sprinkler system in a South Florida luxury condo tower. This time, litigation surrounds Ugo Colombo’s CMC Group’s Epic Residences in downtown Miami.  In a lawsuit filed in Miami-Dade Circuit

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Fire in South St. Louis County leaves families displaced (MO)

An early morning fire at the Southridge Condominiums in South St. Louis County destroyed at least three units and damaged eight others.  Now, a total of 11 families are without a home. No one was injured.  “I never saw something

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Firefighters Battle 3-Alarm Fire At 3-Story Condo Building In Dallas (TX)

Dallas Fire-Rescue is responding to a three-alarm condominium fire at 9730 Whitehurst Drive.  The three-story building is at Ferris Branch Blvd and Fair Oaks Crossing.  Dallas Fire-Rescue got the call around 2:45 p.m.  Spokesperson Jason Evans said the building housed

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Homeowners vote to end Hargray bulk agreement (SC)

Homeowners in the Mill Creek at Cypress Ridge subdivision have voted to end “confidential bulk service” agreements requiring them to pay for bundled phone and internet services.  The vote is related to litigation filed by the homeowners association against subdivision

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Local HOAs consider paying for their own road repairs

Two Green Valley HOAs have expressed interest in learning more about retaining their property values by fixing deteriorating county roads in their neighborhoods using their own money.  They’re the first to indicate to the Green Valley Council that they may

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HOA lawsuit rachets up (OR)

A lawsuit filed against the McNary Estates Homeowners Association (HOA) citing violation of state and federal fair housing laws has escalated to a new level.  The HOA refused to provide accommodations for a family with a disabled daughter in 2015

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Receiver appointed to sort out fight over embattled condo complex

Residents at Green Terrace Condominiums — embroiled in an 18-month legal battle that has featured hallway shoutfests and water shutoffs — won a major victory this week when the fourth judge to preside over the case decided a receiver should

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Owners of affordable Rockaway condos sue developer, architect for $210M (NY)

Owners of condominium units at a Rockaway apartment building are suing developer Briarwood Organization and AIA Architects for a combined $210 million over alleged construction defects.  Water’s Edge in Arverne, completed in 2009, is a city-financed condo development for low-

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Drones, GPS Used To Measure Town Neck Beach

The condominium association, Sandwich Shores Condominium Association, argues, however, that the right-of-way no longer exists because the town beach has been washed away.  In addition, the White Cape Path residents say, they have spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to

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Pecan Lakes Homeowner Finds Herself in Knight Fight with HOA

Though the Castle Doctrine is law in Texas, one homeowner’s association says a knight should not be standing guard outside homes.  “Your home is your castle!” said Ammi Miller. She owns the knight and says its been on her front

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Homeowners Association in Natomas Sparks Anger (CA)

A grassroots effort is underway in Natomas to possibly take down a homeowners association because of too many ticky-tack policies.  At the center of the controversy is the Natomas Park Community Center. The homeowners association is asking residents to vote

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Shadow “Mess” complaints and HOA oversight in South Carolina

Neighbors are butting heads and allegations are flying in a West Ashley neighborhood that’s already had a rough year.  Some residents of Shadowmoss Planation started a grassroots attempt to overthrow their Homeowner’s Association board, under the claim that the neighborhood

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Is HOA making up violations and fees?

Like walking on eggshells. That’s how some residents describe living at the Mesa Terrace Condominiums. They blame their HOA.  Arlene Willis has lived there for years. She complains of getting parking fines and towing costs. Arlene says many of the

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CONTACT 13: Investor leaving Las Vegas because of squatter problem (NV)

Neighbors say their complaints to management have fallen on deaf ears.   “We made multiple complaints to the HOA. And we even called the police,” says resident Andrew Barnes. “And it just spread. It went like a rash.”    Many have

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Millennium Partners blames sinking of tower on Transbay Terminal excavations

Millennium Partners held their news conference on the same day San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera formally subpoenaed them as part of his office’s investigation into whether the developer complied with state law by disclosing known structural sinking issues to

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Brattleboro condo association faces unexpected assessment (VT)

“Board after board, year after year” failed to maintain a reserve, according to Eckley. The association’s bylaws state the fund should cover “the total of all deductible amounts under all insurance policies maintained by the association” and there should be

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Miami-Dade launches first blow in fight against condominium fraud

Miami-Dade police launched their first blow in the fight to end local condominium fraud with the arrest Tuesday of a former accounting assistant accused of stealing thousands of dollars from the condo community.  Leslie Navarro, accused of stealing $148,000 from

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Lakewood condo owners sue over single-sex pool (NJ)

Since changing over to having a majority of Orthodox Jewish homeowners, a Lakewood adult community has restricted mixed-gender swimming times to two hours per day, Sunday through Friday.  Jewish law prohibits men and women from bathing together.  A group of

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Pet Owner to be Cited for Too Many Cats (TX)

Delma says the smell is coming from the condo above where the owner has at least a dozen cats. Other neighbors say they are fed up with foul odor too.  “If it’s raining the smell is everywhere, the poo is

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Here’s How Much a Condo in the Sinking Millennium Tower Will Cost You Right Now

Some condos sitting inside San Francisco’s sinking Millennium Tower remain on the market, but the pricing estimates for those million dollar dwellings are hundreds of thousands less than previously listed amounts.According to Redfin, a real estate brokerage, the asking prices

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Logic goes out window when association trashes flowers (FL)

Steve Glaser HAD the nicest yard in his neighborhood.  His Realtor even said so.  “You had the nicest landscaped property in Bradford Place with amazing curb appeal,” Jill Arsenault wrote Glaser. “How did you go from the nicest home in

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Lenexa HOA blames Google Fiber subcontractor for major road damage (KS)

People in a neighborhood in western Lenexa blame the installation of Google Fiber for destroying their streets.  The Whispering Hills community has used its entire $60,000 budget set aside for road repair, but leaders of the Homeowners Association say the

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Birmingham woman stole $375k from 11 condo associations (AL)

A woman who managed 11 condominium associations in the Birmingham area has been charged with stealing more than $350,000 from those groups, federal authorities announced Tuesday.  Jill Rouse Boothby, 42, was charged Monday with one count of wire fraud, according

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San Francisco City Attorney Serves Millennium Tower Partners Subpoena (CA)

The San Francisco City Attorney’s Office on Tuesday served the Millennium Tower partners with a subpoena over the sinking 58-story condo tower, seeking all information that was disclosed to the buyers before they moved in.  While Dennis Herrera has said

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Dunwoody (GA) disputes violating Open Meetings Act in DHA controversy

The city of Dunwoody is disputing the allegation it violated the state’s Open Meeting Act when it met in an executive session June 13 resulting in a directive that members of the Dunwoody Homeowners Association could no longer serve on

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Oro Valley HOA votes to close access to popular Honeybee Trail (AZ)

An Oro Valley neighborhood home owner’s association decided to close access to a popular trail on Oct. 1.  The decision comes after residents complained of noise, trash and night use of the trails. Hundreds of people showed up to an

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Williamsburg homeowners, legislators wage fight against group home (VA)

A two-story colonial home at the end of a sleepy cul-de-sac in a Williamsburg neighborhood currently sits idle. Its unkempt front lawn and untrimmed shrubs contrast tidy, well-maintained yards of adjacent properties.  Currently unoccupied, the home at 101 Woodmere Drive

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Can your HOA block you from using the pool if you say something they don’t like? (AZ)

One local homeowner’s association is using a unique approach to ensure residents toe the line: a “block list.”  Those who end up on it lose access to the area’s pool, clubhouse, laundry room or the community wifi internet.  With such

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Japan: Residents vote to rebuild entire defective condo complex in Yokohama

Residents in a scandal-hit condominium complex in Yokohama decided Monday to rebuild all four buildings, not just the one that is tilting because of defective pilings.  Construction will begin around next April and the new buildings are planned to be

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Condominiums in crisis: Financial troubles put many communities at risk (MD)

For five summers, a tarp has covered the swimming pool at Grand Bel II, a condominium community in Silver Spring that has no money for lifeguards, chemicals or insurance. The Vistas at Washingtonian Woods in Gaithersburg faces $600,000 in repairs

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Dunwoody, DHA setting policies on controversial board service (GA)

In the ongoing dispute about whether Dunwoody Homeowners Association members should serve on city boards, the DHA and the city are starting to set official policies.   Also, the state Attorney General’s Office wants to take a look at the City

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Fire destroys 1 condo and damages 3 others, 9 people displaced (LA)

Authorities said nine people are looking for a new place to stay after a condo fire late Friday night.   The Baton Rouge Fire Department reported it happened at the Beau Chene Condos on West Lee Drive just before 11 p.m.

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Moving From Suggestions To Mandates To Cut Wildfire Risk For Rural Homes

Some Northwest cities, counties and private developers are going beyond the minimums in the state building codes to reduce wildfire risk. They’re banning shingle roofs and requiring fire-resistant siding. They’re also making homeowners mind their landscaping.  Developer Chris Heftel made

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New homeowner complains of dirty neighborhood, unresponsive HOA (NV)

Dirty mattresses, syringes and shattered glass comprise some of the debris one new homeowner says clutters her neighborhood streets.  Sandy, who asked FOX5 not to use her last name, said she moved in to her home, located near Interstate 215

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HOA mishap fines Gilbert woman nearly 2K (AZ)

Kristi discovered the property management company that represents her HOA handed over all duties to another property management company called First Service Residential. But Kristi says she was unaware of the change.  “Not one email, not any phone call, not

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4 detained after reports of rifle-wielding gunmen atop South Beach condo (FL)

According to Miami Beach Police, a 911 caller reported he saw the armed subjects on top of the Del Rio Condominiums at 11th Street and Collins Avenue, at around 2 p.m. The caller said he saw the two men holding

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Residents scramble to fix Valley View Drive Bridge in Vernon (NJ)

The council would then hear from members of the Valley View Homeowner’s Association (VVHA), about the privately owned bridge deemed unsafe by the township. The VVHA was given until Sept. 12 (the date of the meeting), to have an engineer

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Tips to take on your HOA head on

Think your HOA is going overboard? There may be something you can do to right the ship.  Start by attending the HOA meetings regularly. That’s where the decisions about your neighborhood are made. Know when meetings are held and how

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Just named a director on your new condo board? Better get busy

I have just been elected president of our new condominium. Our new board of directors has just taken over from the developer, but frankly we are at a loss as to where and how to go. Any suggestions?     Read

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Dog killed, woman arrested after 4-alarm condo complex fire in San Mateo (CA)

San Mateo firefighters battled a 4-alarm fire at a condo complex on the 2300 block of Ticonderoga Drive overnight.  Firefighters said a resident was taken into custody for fighting with San Mateo police, and attempting to run back into the

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HOA response to squatting, investigation into possibly terrorism in neighborhood (AL)

People who live in the Lake Forest subdivision, where squatters were allegedly running a massive fraud and identity theft ring, want to know why it took so long to remove the suspects.  One neighbor told WAAY 31 she’s been reporting

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I-Team: Seniors living without power, HOA cites lack of electrical parts (NV)

There’s no power, no air conditioning, and no solution in sight for a group of seniors at the Casablanca Condominiums in Las Vegas. The I-Team’s Vanessa Murphy discovered the tenants have been dealing with these issues since a fire on

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