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Andover residents go to court to halt Mariner East 2 work (PA)

The Andover homeowners’ association filed a motion in Commonwealth Court Monday seeking a preliminary injunction to halt all work on its open space permitted by the PennDOT highway occupancy permit issued in relation to the Sunoco Logistics L.P. Mariner East

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Trial set for Aspen service-dog flap (CO)

A trial date in Denver federal court over a service-dog dispute at an Aspen condominium complex is set for early next year.  Documents filed Sept. 13 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado show that a six-day

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Bayview Nail Salon Forced To Scrap Mural After Neighbors Complain (CA)

A mural is at the heart of a dispute between neighbors in Bayview.  Since opening in January, business has been steady at Luxurious Nail Boutique & Spa, located at 4138 3rd Street (near Innes) in Bayview. However, according to owner

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HOAs face challenges dealing with deadbeat homeowners (AZ)

Stan Tjaden has lived in an East Valley condo complex for more than 20 years, and it still bothers him to hear about someone not paying their HOA dues.  “We all pay taxes to keep the roads up,” said Tjaden.

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Parents Fuming Over HOA Letter Discouraging Kids Playing Outside Home (CA)

Some homeowners in a Granite Bay neighborhood are fuming over a letter sent out by the homeowners association that they say goes too far.  The letter discourages children playing outdoors on neighborhood streets and even suggests parents take their kids

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Storm surge damage from Hurricane Irma forces Orange Park condo owners from homes (FL)

Residents of two Orange Park condominium complexes on the St. Johns River won’t be going home anytime soon.  Orange Park firefighters waded through chest-deep water, and used ladders to evacuate some second-floor residents trapped at River Oak, 2099 Winterbourne, and

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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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Sun City Grand residents fight HOA (AZ)

Ed and Pat Stolarz were among several Sun City Grand residents who received a letter from their homeowners association issuing citations to residents with a driveway “border” or “barrier.” These barriers range in appearance, but typically look like rectangles or

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Neighborhoods in west Houston work to fend off looters (TX)

Neighbors living in a west Houston suburb say their property has fallen prey to thieves.  Homeowners in Stonehenge are calling them looters, claiming they return to take property at night after they had been advised to leave earlier in the

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Community Association Questions Post Hurricane Irma

As with many Florida communities, my HOA Board had questions in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. Would FEMA pay to pick up all our debris, when should the security guards be asked to return to duty and could we tap

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Central Islip condo residents asked to foot bill after massive fire (NY)

Residents in a Central Islip condo community are upset they have to foot the bill to replace some homes that burned down, even though the fire was not their fault.  A massive fire destroyed several units at Windbrooke Homes five

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Neighborhood petitions to pay for road repairs (AZ)

A sprawling Green Valley neighborhood of large lots and crumbling streets is the first to launch plans to strike a deal with the county to go 50-50 on paying for road repairs.   Thirteen property owners on two streets off

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Water returns to Benton Harbor (apartment) complex (MI) -really a condo

The water is flowing again at a Benton Harbor apartment complex after almost three days or residents hauling buckets from the St. Joseph River.  Mayor Marcus Muhammad reported that city staff resumed water Friday night to the New Harbor Condominum

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What else can be done to prevent deadly high rise fires? (HI)

That’s the question many had at a community meeting on Saturday about fire safety in residential buildings.  City council members requested the meeting following the fire that killed three people as it tore through the Marco Polo building in July.

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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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Neighbors weigh legal fight with city over dam repairs (NC)

Fayetteville neighborhoods that lost their privately owned dams in Hurricane Matthew are considering a new strategy to force the city to do more to help cover repair costs: Legal action.  The city says it can’t spend public money on private

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Homelessness group’s Sandy Springs condos draw legal scrutiny (GA)

A local nonprofit’s controversial use of 33 condos as transitional housing has drawn a city zoning violation citation and new legal scrutiny amid complaints from other owners and tenants.  Mary Hall Freedom House, which helps women with homelessness and addiction

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Neighbors say county removed anti-speeding equipment they paid for (GA)

A South Fulton County community says the county removed traffic poles they installed to cut down on traffic.  People in the Madison Place townhome community off Old National Highway said they paid for their own anti-speeding equipment after persistent issues.

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Blue Springs HOA denies child’s playhouse, says it violates ‘no shed policy’ (MO)

A tiny house sits at the center of a huge controversy in the Rockhill neighborhood of Blue Springs, Missouri.  The pink playhouse belongs to Bobbie Goolsby, who bought the structure for her six-year-old granddaughter, Emma.  “Ask anybody, they’ll tell you.

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Board members unlikely to be liable for auto accidents in community

Question: We live in a large senior community governed by an HOA. The board of directors has suddenly decided that they are personally responsible for auto accidents in our community, and they want to spend upwards of $30,000 to add

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HOA Homefront: Sometimes managers are not allowed to succeed in their roles

Many associations struggle with a poor manager relationship, resulting in a frustrated board or a terminated manager. However, such struggles can sometimes arise from the board’s actions and likewise can be resolved by a change in board practices.  Truly, some

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Flood debris continues to pile up in western Harris County (TX)

It is a scene that we’re seeing all over the Houston-area: piles of debris lining the streets in many neighborhoods.   “This is home and you’ve lost everything,” said Judy Martinez, a resident of the Villages of Bear Creek.  There

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‘It’s no way to live’: West Ashley residents give U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford, Charleston mayor an earful (SC)

Frustrated West Ashley residents who have experienced repeated flood damage to their homes pressed U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford, Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg and other elected officials for answers Friday morning.  Shadowmoss residents were recently flooded, for the fourth time in

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Central Islip condo residents asked to foot bill after massive fire (NY)

Residents in a Central Islip condo community are upset they have to foot the bill to replace some homes that burned down, even though the fire was not their fault.  A massive fire destroyed several units at Windbrooke Homes five

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Investors line up to buy bargain homes at Phoenix HOA foreclosure auction (AZ)

Every Thursday, investors crowd into a garage-size room on the second floor of the Maricopa County Courthouse in Phoenix looking for a deal.  Among these veterans, bidding goes fast for bargain properties placed in foreclosure by homeowners associations, often for

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Prospect Heights homeowners sue to block condo deconversion (IL)

Condominium owners in Prospect Heights are suing to block their homes from being converted into apartments.  Board members of the River Trails Condominium Association want sell the 16-building, 360-unit complex to developers interested in deconverting the condos located south of

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Large hole forces Brooksville residents out of their homes (FL)

In the Trillium subdivision in Brooksville, homeowner Bill Dallas is covered in sweat because he’s been working all day to move everything out of his house.  His home survived Hurricane Irma and he endured several nights without power, but now

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Homeowners association settles lawsuit against Loveland couple that built critical sign in front yard (CO)

A Loveland man removed a controversial sign from his front yard Thursday more than a month after he constructed the billboard to criticize his neighborhood’s homeowners association.  But Rich Stephens, the resident, did so with a promise from the Alford

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Elderly, disabled with no power suffering in Century Village

The power has been out since Sunday in this part of Century Village. Food has spoiled, elevators and lights don’t work, elderly residents watch restoration trucks in the distance, but up close, nerves are frayed and bodies are weary.  “I’ve

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After Hurricane Irma: Singer Island condo condemned (FL)

Residents of a Singer Island condominium have been ordered to move out by Friday after the building was condemned during post-Hurricane Irma inspections.  A city building official deemed the Singer Island Yacht Club Condos to be unsafe and a danger

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Poinciana homeowner contests association election again (FL)

A homeowner is again trying to tip the balance of power within one the state’s largest homeowner’s associations away from developers.  An election challenge filed by homeowner Martin Negron calls for a recount of votes in the Association of Poinciana

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Laguna Woods Village HOA votes to suspend cable, internet for delinquent homeowners (CA)

The United board on Tuesday, Sept. 12 passed resolutions to increase the late fees and set consequences for various delinquencies in the housing mutual.  United unanimously passed a resolution that will allow the suspension of cable and internet for residents

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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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A small condominium community in Monterey is gobsmacked by their new water bills (CA)

When California American Water changed its rate structure in March, residential water bills for most customers shot up by more than 60 percent. Those were the lucky ones.  Residents in the Tanglewood community, a 75-unit community of condominiums in the

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Neighbors looking for answers to water problems (NC)

People living in Belvedere Plantation are considering all options when it comes to fixing the problems with their water service.  The Hampstead neighborhood has experienced several water issues over the last few months, and on Tuesday those problems returned.  “We

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Residents Hire Legal Team To Rescind Sale Of Ritzy San Francisco Street (CA)

Wealthy residents who live on a private San Francisco street that was sold have hired a high-powered legal team to help rescind the sale.  Earlier this year, a San Jose couple bought Presidio Terrace in a city auction, after the

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Lakewood’s Enclave community votes to allow Sukkas, with restrictions (NJ)

A senior community in Lakewood will after all allow Sukkas to be constructed within the development, but with restrictions.  As earlier reported, an effort to stop Sukkas was made at the Enclave, where many Frum families have taken residence in

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SBA issues disaster declaration for Honolulu’s Marco Polo condo 2 months after fatal fire

The U.S. Small Business Administration has issued a disaster declaration for the Marco Polo Apartments, making low-interest federal loans available to residents two months after a fire killed four people and damaged or destroyed dozens of units at the Honolulu

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Lawsuit filed over Railyard Flats apartments over loss of parking spaces (NM)

The Santa Fe-based bank and the ArtYard Master Condominium Association filed a complaint Monday in the state’s First Judicial District Court against the Santa Fe Railyard Community Corp., which manages the city-owned parcels of land under both structures. The footprint

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HOAs foreclosing on hundreds of Phoenix-area homeowners for as little as $1,200 (AZ)

Homeowners associations, the enforcers of neighborhood paint colors, holiday decorations and trash bins, are leading the latest surge in Phoenix-area foreclosures.  HOAs are foreclosing on a record number of homeowners for as little as $1,200 in missed maintenance payments, according

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Woodson: ‘I’m not spending taxpayer money on private roads’ (NY)

Riverhead Highway Superintendent George “Gio” Woodson says he will not provide paving and highway services — other than snow plowing — to roads in the Oak Hills section of Baiting Hollow, despite a Town Board resolution passed last Wednesday to

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Sandy victims to hurricane survivors: Now it gets tough

Victims of Hurricane Sandy have a message for Texas and Florida residents devastated by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma: Your torture has only just begun.   Five years after Sandy ravaged homes in New York and New Jersey, victims flocked to

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Power outage causes Sarasota condo sewerage system to fail (FL)

Problems abound whenever the power goes out. But for residents at the Fairway Woods condominium complex, Wednesday morning began with an unpleasant sight and smell that stemmed directly from the weekend’s outage.  Around 7:30 a.m. the community’s sewerage lift station

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Maine city agrees to pay overdue island condo fees

The city of Saco has agreed to pay association fees it owes the Island Terrace Owner’s Association through September.  In January 2016, the city acquired a 30,000-square-foot portion of a former mill building on Saco Island from the Island Terrace

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Brighton community tired of coping with filthy water (CO)

Carlos Morales said ugly, brownish-orange, foul smelling water is flowing through the pipes of his home at the Creekside South Estates in Brighton — and now he’s worried about his health.  “I’m losing hair and I don’t know what else

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Supervisors meet with HOA reps (PA)

Chadds Ford Township supervisors Wednesday night met with representatives from a variety of homeowners associations. According to Township Manager Amanda Serock, the meeting was designed to improve communication between residents and the township government. Supervisor Noelle Barbone used the controversial

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Fire forces Atlantic City condo residents to evacuate (NJ)

A fire at the Ritz Condominiums on Wednesday prompted an evacuation of the building.  The fire broke out about 10 a.m. on the Belmont Avenue side of the 18-story building, according to two contractors working at the site.  Residents reported

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Hurricane Irma: Tornado tears off roofs, walls at Crescent Beach condo complex (FL)

The most powerful tornado to hit Northeast Florida during Hurricane Irma was in Crescent Beach.  An EF2 tornado touched down at Summerhouse Condos. Watch this Drone video.  The tornado had winds of up 130 miles an hour.  It ripped the

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Lynnhill Condo Residents Recieve $100K Settlement from Utility Companies After Power and Gas Cut With Little Notice (MD)

Pepco and Washington Gas Light Company will pay $100,000 to residents of Lynnhill Condominiums because the utility companies cut power and gas to the building after giving occupants only one day of notice before leaving them in the dark, the

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Man uses hidden code to access Seattle condo complex raising call box security concerns (WA)

When Peter Wakim started reviewing surveillance video after hearing reports of a suspicious man prowling the Continental Place Condominums in Seattle’s Belltown neighborhood, he noticed something peculiar.  The video shows a white man with long hair extending from his baseball

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