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Lakeside (MT) residents implore county to maintain road

The county has declined to plow and sand the west end of Adams Street and a short portion of Grayling Road based on a 1983 policy not to accept new roads into the county’s road maintenance network. The maintenance of

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Bank seeks help from city on foreclosed subdivision (AL)

People’s Bank is seeking financial help from the City of Hanceville on the incomplete, foreclosed subdivision Baylor Cove so it can get the struggling development’s residential streets paved.   Read more……..

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Ford’s Colony HOA (VA) Takes Ownership of Ford’s Colony Drive, Assesses Special Fee for Repairs

After a multi-year struggle, the Ford’s Colony Homeowner’s Association officially owns Ford’s Colony Drive and has the rights to make needed improvements on the road   Read more……

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Costs drain desirable options for Rayconda dam (NC)

Fearing for the long-term stability of an earthen dam crossed by a city road, the state forced homeowners to lower a Fayetteville lake until the repairs are made.   Read more…….

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Residents get no respite from management after a week without heat (CO)

Wiley lives in one of the 300 condos at Woodstream Falls Condominiums that have had no heat for the past week. She and hundreds of other residents have been heating their units with ovens and space heaters as temperatures outside

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Condo board says former resident keyed cars, smeared feces on doors

Several condo owners from Niles plan on attending a Nov. 25 court hearing for a former resident of their building. Apparently, they’re sick of his “crap.” The group of about 10 or so worked with Niles detectives over the course

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Deputy (FL) mounts costly legal battle against HOA to keep dog

A Palm Beach County Sheriff’s deputy is facing a costly legal battle to keep his 4-year-old mixed-breed dog Sasha, after the Homeowners Association at his Whispering Woods neighborhood told him he was breaking its rules and must get rid of

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LEX 18 Investigates: Council Member Challenging HOA Foreclosure Laws

A Lexington Fayette Urban County Council woman is calling for changes in the law after an LEX 18 investigation. Ingrid Boak lost her house after her homeowners association foreclosed because she was behind $300 in fees.  Read more…….

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Condo owners (MD) stunned by unexpected end to tax break

When Mark and Lisa Struble bought their Little Italy condo last year, they were attracted by the open layout, proximity to the waterfront — and the promise of a steep property tax break into 2016. But in July they got

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Stapleton HOA (CO) prohibits chickens, rabbits outside

Caroline Vierow likes having chickens. She’s the administrator the group Chicken Lovers United Community of Stapleton (CLUCS). But for now, she’s not allowed to bring her chickens outside. Stapleton Homeowner’s Association No. 7, a subsidiary of the Stapleton United Neighbors,

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Relatives of slain former paratrooper sue condo complex

Relatives of Vince Lee, 43, claim that the Eagle’s Glen condo complex at 3151 Landmark Drive, where Lee had been living since May 2010, failed to warn Lee of prior crimes in the area. The complex also lacked “adequate” lighting

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Hilton Head (SC) woman loses long fight to prevent beach access (to HOA)

Carolyn Austin, 76, has put up a wall and gate, grown shrubs and trees and taken her case all the way to the S.C. Supreme Court, spending more than $200,000 on legal fees, she says. But the Supreme Court recently

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Wexford homeowners worried neighborhood will go to the dogs

Business has been good the past four years for Paige Grisette and her New Orleans Road dog-grooming business, Red Rover. So good, in fact, that she hopes to open another Hilton Head Island location, a dog kennel and boarding facility

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Lake Serene (MS) dam fix could cost $1M

The fix will not be cheap. Walker said to return the structure to Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality) standards, the homeowners association could be looking at a $1 million price tag. “We’re hoping that won’t be the case, but it

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Lighter shade ends homeowner dispute (NM)

An Albuquerque woman who was threatened with eviction from her own home for painting her garage door red is now painting it a new–and similar–color her homeowners association chose. There’s no question Sonja Waldrop’s red garage stands out in a

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Court: Realtor misled buyers of contaminated condo (MI)

A couple who bought a South Haven condo built on contaminated land two blocks from Lake Michigan is entitled to about $470,000 in damages from the Realtor and her real estate agency that handled the deal, the Court of Appeals

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Condo sues first-floor gym over building-rattling noise (NY)

The condo board of a Manhattan apartment building is suing the Brick New York gym on their ground floor due to the massive noise from crashing weights.  Read more……..

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Condo Associations See Reduced Town Rebates for Trash Collection (CT)

Condominium associations in Branford are seeing an impact of the savings the town has seen in the new trash contract, and its coming in the form of reduced rebates from the town.    Read more……..

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Local woman (OH) pleads guilty in theft from condo complex

An Athens woman charged with stealing more than $80,000 from a local condominium complex while she worked there is going into a diversion program.      Read more……..

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Builder says over-55 complex shouldn’t pay school fees (NH)

On Tuesday, aldermen were presented with a petition from the developers of the Hayden Green Condominium complex requesting that $42,000 in impact fees be waived by the city.      Read more…….

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Co-owners in condos will be faced with more accommodation requests

It started as a simple dispute over swimming pool attire, but co-owners at the high-end Nuns’ Island condo building were worried.  A devout Muslim woman who lived in the building wanted to swim, fully dressed, in the condo’s pool. Her

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Surrey (BC) woman loses appeal against court order to sell condo over outrageous conduct

The B.C. Court of Appeal has upheld a ruling that orders a Surrey woman to sell her condo due to her and her son’s outrageous behaviour toward their neighbours. In a ruling released Tuesday, Justice Ian Donald dismissed the appeal

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Fight over dog feces DNA testing continues

Channel 4 told you about the Villa Medici’s new policy to DNA test dog feces on their property back in October. Monday night the complex had a meeting to discuss the new practice of matching pet owner’s dogs with dog

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Woodbridge community divided over culling

The Oct. 17 agenda for the River Ridge Community Association included planning social activities, replacing the clubhouse carpeting and pruning the crepe myrtles in common areas. Listed under new business was deer control. The unanimous vote that followed, in favor

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Industry Experts Weigh in on (FHA) Condo Rules

While the Federal Housing Administration has loosened its condominium approval requirements in recent years, many properties continue to struggle to meet overly stringent criteria and the majority of properties are being denied. That’s according to a panel of industry experts

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Help! Illegal dumping is costing my HOA $2k in fines from DPW! (DC)

I understand you have a job to do and I appreciate your efforts to keep our DC streets and alleys clean. I even respect the trash enforcement team and the job they do. Trash breeds rats and lord knows I

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San Diego (CA) faces $30M in liabilities for condos’ defective pipes

The City of San Diego will soon be shelling out tens of millions of dollars in claims over corroded sewage pipes leaking hydrogen sulfide gas into expensive condominiums downtown.     Read more……

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City meeting to explain legislative impact on Homeowners Association (NM)

A meeting on Tuesday for board members and residents with the local Homeowner’s Association will discuss how state legislation passed this year will affect homeowners and their families.   Read more……

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Ford’s Colony HOA (VA) Votes to Take Ownership of Ford’s Colony Drive

The Ford’s Colony Homeowner’s Association is attempting to take control of Ford’s Colony Drive, which is in need of repaving. Tom Brownlie, president of the Ford’s Colony HOA, said there was a legacy issue with Ford’s Colony Drive that made

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Clark County (NV) assessor responds to article about taxes on HOA homes

Last week, I received a telephone call from Clark County Assessor Michele Michelle Shafe, in response to my article pertaining to taxes on association homes. She asked me to correct one error that I made in the article.    

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Joan Rivers scores legal victory against alleged UES squatter

The comedienne’s 1 East 62nd Street condo board can block rental tenant Elizabeth Hazan and her unit’s corporate owners from entering the building, a Manhattan judge ruled Friday. The preliminary injunction barring them from the unit will remain in place

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Montgomery County (MD) program can help if you’re behind on condo, homeowners dues

Are you having problems paying your condominium or homeowners association dues? If you have a reverse mortgage, can you afford to pay your real estate tax? If you are a resident in Montgomery County, there is a program that can

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Embezzled HOA funds are repaid, but man still faces charges (GA)

The former treasurer of the McEver Woods Homeowners Association in north Cobb is facing felony theft charges despite having repaid the almost $44,000 he is accused of stealing.   Read more……

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Edgehill condos improving, but more repairs underway (VA)

The homeowners association of a Bon Air condominium complex has resolved one of its building code cases, but still has a long way to go on several others. Representatives of the Edgehill Condominium Association were back in Chesterfield General District

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Joan Rivers, condo board head back to court to evict feisty squatting tenant (NY)

Rivers and the rest of the Upper East Side residence’s board says Elizabeth Hazan, who owes $200,000, has created a fire hazard by using candles to light the unit after failing to pay her electricity bill.    Read more…..

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$480K verdict stands in South Haven (MI) contaminated condo case

The Michigan appeals court has upheld a $480,000 verdict for a couple who bought a condominium in a Lake Michigan town without knowing the ground around the building was contaminated.   Read more…….

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Disappearing Groundwater Causing WVC Homes To Sink (UT)

Over the past two and a half years, what began as a small crack in Juli Wallace’s townhome has become a massive crevasse that exposes the sky from inside her son’s bedroom. Her house is pulling away from her neighbors’.

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Stapleton (CO) HOA moves to ban farm animals

It’s touted as a green, environmentally-friendly community. But now, chickens, ducks, rabbits and goats must go. That’s the ruling from the Stapleton Neighborhood No. 7 Homeowner’s Association board. The board voted to ban all “farm animals” at a meeting in

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Homeowners group wants Kent County (DE) to collect fees

The Kent County Homeowners Associations Resolving Problems, better known as HARP, proposed that the county become responsible for the collection of homeowners association fees at Tuesday’s Levy Court meeting. Most Kent County HOAs have a delinquency rate of almost 10

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Man accused of embezzling from HOA (GA)

Jim Unites Goshay Jr. has been charged with felony theft after police say he embezzled $43,916 from the McEver Woods Subdivision Homeowners Association in Acworth.    Read more……

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Condo association manager accused of grand theft (FL)

A former Port Charlotte condo association manager has been charged with grand theft after investigators say she stole over $7,000 over a span of three years from Loveland Courtyard Condos.  Read more…….

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Former strata member to be sentenced in East Van condo fraud (BC)

A former member of a Vancouver strata council will be sentenced on Monday after bilking his fellow homeowners out of more than $160,000. Patrick Au has pleaded guilty to theft and fraud over $5,000. Au was a volunteer member of

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Case-Shiller Index : U.S. Condos Increasing In Value Faster Than Comparable Single-Family Homes

As the U.S. housing market gains, it’s taking the condominium market with it. Home price growth in condos and co-ops is outpacing growth in single-family residences. This is a major shift for the housing market — condominiums were among the

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Portsmouth (ME) condos claim gas was shut off without warning

A local condominium association has filed a complaint with the state’s Public Utilities Commission alleging technicians working for Unitil shut off gas at four homes last month without notifying the homeowners.     Read more…….

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Florida Homeowner Scores Permanent Injunction Against HOA After Guests Denied Entry to His Home

A circuit court judge has ordered a Central Florida homeowners association to stop its practice of denying homeowner guests’ entry into the community of homeowner as a way of forcing payment of past due assessments. Judge Marlene Alva issued a

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Lopatcong Township (PA) condo complex to get emergency road in response to 2005 crisis

A police chase that ended in a standoff at a Lopatcong Township condominium complex in 2005 has prompted officials to pursue construction of a new emergency access road.   Read more……

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Neighborhoods crack down on rental properties (IN)

Neighborhood groups across Indiana are placing limits on rental properties after a wave of purchases by investors in the past year, forcing some of the buyers to put the houses back on the market.    Read more……

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Communities embrace Firewise recognition (CO)

When the Fourmile Canyon Fire in Boulder County destroyed 169 homes and caused more than $217 million in damage in September 2010, Roger Mattson really took notice. He began exploring ways to create a defensible space around his home in

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Condo residents forced to pay fire bill (CT)

People living at a condominium complex in Farmington are not happy about a bill they’re getting for fire cleanup. That fire happened at the Greenbriar Condominiums two years ago and left two condos destroyed.     Read more……..

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Report links defects litigation as cause of condo building slump (CO)

An independent report examining the lack of condominium construction in the Denver area concludes that a number of factors held the market down during the recession but the major factor inhibiting its recovery going forward is a statewide construction defects

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