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Fox Hollow Townhomes owners meet in environmental court, see what needs to be done (TN)

Owners of some Southeast Memphis condominiums are moving forward with fixing up the blighted properties.  The Fox Hollow Townhomes have been under fire for years for their poor living conditions and the high number of vacancies. On Tuesday, the city

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Kushner trial ends in settlement with Perth Amboy condo owners

A jury of six women and two men was dismissed Tuesday after a judge announced that a settlement had been reached between Kushner Companies and the two remaining Landings at Harborside residents who had filed a consumer fraud suit against

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Dear Monty: 3 options for homeowners in a weak homeowners association

More Content Now Reader Question: Our homeowner’s association (HOA) has bylaws. The HOA is not proactive in enforcing them and has allowed residents to violate, only addressing the violations if someone files a complaint. This refusal to proactively monitoring property

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High Rise Fire at Boca condo complex (FL)

Residents were evacuated after a fire at a Boca condo complex Tuesday night. Fire crews responded to reports of a fire at Hythe B in Century Village West.  First arriving crews reported smoke showing from a four story building.  Firefighters

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Massive fire breaks out at troubled Tymber Skan condo complex (FL)

A massive fire broke out Tuesday morning at the troubled Tymber Skan condominium complex in Orange County, fire officials said.  The blaze was reported just before 8 a.m. and had been knocked down by 8:30 a.m., Orange County Fire Rescue

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Man asked to leave condo after mold found (NV)

A Las Vegas family said they have nowhere to go after a crew started tearing open the walls of their condominium while they were still living there.  Thomas Torman said he noticed mold in his apartment near Lake Mead Boulevard

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Tornado rips through upscale Alamo Heights-area condo complex (TX)

Chainsaws were buzzing Monday morning in the courtyards of Chateaux Dijon, an upscale condominium complex in the Alamo Heights area that suffered severe damage after a tornado tore through the area Sunday night and into Monday.   Read the article………….

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Litigation heats up at downtown Miami’s Vizcayne condo complex(FL)

Tally up another construction defect lawsuit for downtown Miami’s two 49-story Vizcayne condo buildings.  The south tower’s condo association just filed suit against more than two dozen construction firms that worked on the Vizcayne project, alleging counts that range from

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Was security guard in “Pokemon Go” killing allowed to be armed? One side says yes, the other says no (VA)

Despite the many details that have emerged since 60-year-old Jiansheng Chen was shot and killed by a security guard last month, one remains unclear.  Was the guard allowed to carry a gun that night, or not?   Representatives for the

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Geese hanging out at N.J. Wawa upset condo owners

Condo owners are squawking about the gaggle of geese – apparently attracted to a nearby convenience store named for them – that they say block traffic, molt, leave droppings and nest.A resident of the Mallards Landing condominium complex in Galloway

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1 dead, 11 displaced in East Side condo fire, officials say (WI)

One person died early Sunday from a fire in a unit of an East Side condo building, the Madison Fire Department said, while 11 other building residents were displaced.  Firefighters were sent to a building in Sherman Terrace neighborhood at

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Summerlin neighborhood works together to drive out squatters

Squatters invade a Summerlin neighborhood, and now homeowners are taking matters into their own hands.  Diana Smith is the Westwood HOA president and two vacant houses in her neighborhood near Sahara and Town Center have been plagued with squatters.  Smith

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Waldo homeowners group tries to make amends after man’s arrest (MO)

A homeowners association in the Waldo neighborhood of Kansas City is raising money for a man’s legal fees after he was arrested when a neighbor called police on him.  The Waldo Tower Homes Association is trying to raise funds for

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Rewards offered to keep Poinciana beautiful (FL)

Residents at the Association of Poinciana Villages complained about hefty homeowner’s association fines for years. However, the association is now handing out rewards as an incentive to keep the neighborhood clean.   A sign in front of Dennis Bruckel’s house

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Child critically injured in ‘tragic accident’ outside condo complex (MA)

A 9-year-old boy was seriously injured when his head got caught by the cover of a garbage bin outside a Taunton apartment complex.  The boy was playing around a Dumpster at the Taunton Gardens Condominium Complex at 819 County St.

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Ga. Supreme Court affirms Chatham man’s removal from homeowner’s association

The Georgia Supreme Court has affirmed an earlier ruling that removed a local man from a leadership position in his neighborhood’s homeowners association while a civil case continues in Chatham County courts.  In an opinion earlier this month, the court’s

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Winslow students volunteer to shovel snow for senior citizens (ME)

A school bus made multiple trips Friday morning to Heartland Estates, off Roderick Road, carrying groups of middle schoolers to and from the community, where more residents are senior citizens.  The teenagers went to the area with a purpose: to

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Fire chief: Sprinklers extinguished fire in Park Ridge condo trash chute (IL)

Park Ridge Fire Chief Jeff Sorensen credits sprinklers with putting out a fire and minimizing damage inside an Uptown condominium building.  The fire occurred on the evening of Feb. 12 in a trash chute located inside the Residences of Uptown

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Explosive lawsuit threatens the Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association over ground rents (NJ)

Last week, Don Stine, reporter at the Coaster, reported that two condominium associations in Ocean Grove had filed a suit against the OGCMA because they believe that the land lease fee (“ground rent”) agreements are illegal and/or invalid.  The lawyer

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West Loop condo board sued—over its lawsuit (IL)

Board members of a West Loop condo association who have been suing to block a project going up next door are now themselves being sued, by a member who claims they’re wasting the association’s money on a dead issue.  The

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Security guard accused of murdering 60-year-old grandpa playing Pokémon Go (VA)

A security guard is accused of shooting and killing a 60-year-old Virginia grandfather who was wandering around playing Pokémon Go.  Jiansheng Chen was driving around at 11 p.m. one night in January when he headed toward the parking lot for

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Lawsuit settlement over collapsed flume/storm sewer OK’d (PA)

Bob Duncan, assistant Lower Merion Township manager, said the collapse of the flume involved four properties along the upper portion of the road near the Wawa at Conshohocken State Road. The site includes one property owned and used by the

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Patton proposes funding plan for Dunlap Lake dredging (IL)

The dredging project for Dunlap Lake has a new proposal on the table. Edwardsville Mayor Hal Patton approached the Dunlap Lake Homeowners Association at their annual meeting at the Edwardsville Moose Lodge Thursday night in an effort to gather support

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One dead in Greenfield condo fire Near 84th Street and Howard Avenue (WI)

Fire officials are investigating an apartment fire in Greenfield that claimed the life of one resident Wednesday afternoon.  “During the course of the extinguishment a victim was discovered and pulled out of the structure. Unfortunately the victim did not survive,”

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Trash collection for condo complex denied (NH)

Selectmen rejected a condo developer’s request for trash pickup for the third time, saying they have no intention of changing the town’s trash collection policy.  Warren Kelly made the request for trash collection for his 26-unit complex at 377 Ocean

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More than 50 displaced in Dallas condo fire (TX)

Several residents are displaced after a fire damaged two condominiums in Northeast Dallas.  Fire crews were called to the Richland Trace Condominiums, on Walnut Street near Audelia Road, late Wednesday night when they saw a “generous amount of flames” coming

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Convicted Felon on Condo Board? (FL)

Sometimes living in a condo or homeowner’s association can be a nightmare, but how about this one: a condo president, who has a criminal record, has two residents trying to get a restraining order to keep him away from them.

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Dog waste dilemma unfolds in Northern Va. town

A Northern Virginia community has found itself in a messy situation and it all has to do with the removal of several dog waste cans.  The Newgate Homeowners Association Board of Directors removed dog waste cans from their Centreville subdivision

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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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Woodlands set for new water, sewer (NY)

A state Health Department official Tuesday night encouraged the Hornellsville Town Board to allow the town to take dedication of a brand new water and sewer system in the former Green Acres Trailer Park.  Board members, most of whom seemed

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Holly Lake Condo Community Raising Money to Repair Dam Spillway (NJ)

A condominium association in Little Egg Harbor is reaching out to save Holly Lake, a 10-acre freshwater lake whose spillway was possibly damaged by Superstorm Sandy in 2012 with subsequent damage by winter Storm Jonas in 2016.  The spillway runs

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Lansdowne HOA Votes to Remove Memorial for Baby Tristan (VA)

Some Lansdowne area residents were surprised this morning to discover the memorial for the 5-month-old baby boy who was hit and killed in the intersection in August had been taken down.  The Lansdowne on the Potomac homeowners association voted Monday

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Mayor, HOA reps to conduct meeting

Glen Carbon Mayor Rob Jackstadt has invited the presidents of area homeowners associations to a meeting at the Glen Carbon Village Hall.  The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 23 in the council chambers at Village Hall, 151

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Potholes growing to unavoidable nuisance in Cordova neighborhood (TN)

The potholes aren’t avoidable either as it’s a one-way street, so all the houses have to drive past them.  The street’s connected to all their driveways. Tiffany said the problem is it’s not named, so it’s not the county’s responsibility.

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Local father wins fight to keep son’s car following fatal drunk driving crash (MO)

Letters from the Homeowner’s Association arrived after they had received complaints about the car, reminding Allen the rules don’t allow junk cars on people’s properties. They wanted him to get rid of it. If he didn’t, they made clear that

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Condo to state: Prosecute former board members for misspent $1 million (FL)

A major West Palm Beach condo association is urging statewide prosecutors to bring charges against former members of its board of directors who, Florida condominium regulators say, misspent more than $1 million of association money.  Dane Leitner, attorney for Whitehall

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Charging cell phone starts fire in West Hartford condo; 9-year-old credited with saving grandmother (CT)

A charging cell phone is being blamed for a fire that tore through a West Hartford condo Tuesday morning.  Three people, including two firefighters, were sent to the hospital after a bedroom fire at 8 Rosemary Court in West Hartford.

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Water Tower condo neighbors sue over kitchen rehab

Downstairs neighbors are suing to stop remodeling work on a pair of Water Tower Place condominiums that used to be part of Oprah Winfrey’s home, alleging that the rehabbers are using an inferior plumbing material likely to burst and damage

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Former employees accuse Bal Harbour Tower Condominium Association (FL) of labor code violations

A Miami-Dade County employer is accused of not paying overtime wages to two former employees.  Berkant Hakli and Karim Laroussi filed a complaint on behalf of others similarly situated on Feb. 1 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern

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Mysterious groundwater seeping throughout Henderson neighborhood (NV)

A Henderson community is concerned about water that is seeping throughout the neighborhood, literally coming up from the ground.     Read the article………….

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First failed dam in Forest Acres being rebuilt (SC)

Homeowners on Lower Rockyford Lake in Forest Acres area are excited that work is starting to rebuild a dam that broke and emptied their lake during record rain in October 2015.  “Our wait is over,” Bettianne Davenport said Monday as

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Floor-pounding party north of Regis University leads to floor collapse, broken gas line, fire (CO)

A packed, floor-pounding party in a north-metro condo near Regis University grew so intense that the floor collapsed and a gas line broke, leading to a fire early Sunday that burned and blackened the building.   Read the article………….

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Olde Colonial Greene and Doylestown Township near agreement on trees (PA)

Just about one month ago, Doylestown Township learned that the Olde Colonial Greene’s homeowners association had hired a tree service to fell 73 unhealthy trees in the townhouse community.  Unaware municipal officials should have been consulted before the extensive landscaping

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Condo association wins settlement against eminent domain

The North Hudson Sewerage Authority has been ordered to pay more than $5 million to the Maxwell Place Condominium Association. The ruling came after the NHSA used Maxwell Place property to place an underground flood pump that combats flooding in

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No consensus on fixing low water crossing problem near Georgetown (TX)

A proposal by Williamson County to connect two neighborhoods with a new road to help some residents get in and out during times of flooding has drawn opposition.  Some residents of the Lost River neighborhood don’t want the county to

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Should Using the Pool Cost You More?

Q: Are there any homeowners associations (“HOAs”) that assess dues to different homes based upon the individual homeowners’ use of or impact on the neighborhood amenities? Our community includes private streets that the HOA pays to maintain. We have residents

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Developer makes case for landing choppers at condo complex (VT)

On Friday, commissioners from the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation came to Snow Vidda Loop to see for themselves the site where Brady Sullivan Properties LLC is proposing to construct a helipad. The site visit was followed by a demonstration

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HOA Homefront: Are we STILL dealing with drought? (CA)

Q:  Regarding water cutbacks and dead lawns, can an HOA require homeowners who stopped watering to replace their dead lawns with other types of ground cover such as drought tolerant landscaping, compost, artificial turf, etc? Or are we stuck with

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Developers want my condo, so how can I fight it?

Q: I enjoy reading your informative Q&A columns. I currently have a condo unit I rent out to a tenant. Recently a real estate developer called me and left a voice message about selling my unit at a premium. I

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Attorney files 60 almost identical discrimination lawsuits against Florida home rental owners

An extra way to make cash, could end up costing you. As home rental sites become more popular, a Contact 5 investigation found you could end up slapped with a federal lawsuit, paying thousands of dollars, for what you advertise.

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