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Neighbors say Interlachen Lake (MN) filling with sediment

So now Hein is asking the city, county, DNR and soil and water conservation to partner with the neighborhood association and fix the rest. “You can’t pollute people’s property and decrease property values in this sort of thing and expect

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(Town) Board (NC) overturns HOA’s parking ban

To celebrate the town board’s willingness to compromise about parking in the Harborside subdivision, Bob and Barbara Houck parked one of their cars on Harborside Drive on June 16 just because they could.    Read more………

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Lauderhill (FL) condo residents voice concerns about armed security guards

Some residents of the Castle Gardens condominium complex feel they’re being held hostage by a group of badge-wearing, gun-toting, wannabe police officers. They’re actually security guards for a company called Elite Tactical Services, which was hired by the condo board

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Lowell (NC) retirement community threatened by possible mudslide

Magnolia Place appears to be a quiet, well kept retirement community until you see the giant wall of exposed red clay that is just feet away from the back porches of some of the homes.      Read more……..

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The Killer Assessment: Village Co-op Gets Hit With $30 Million Assessment (NY)

Nothing inflicts fear and loathing on the heart of a co-op resident like the specter of a major assessment. The A-word has to be the most unpopular notification a co-op board ever drops on shareholders, the verbal equivalent of a

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Wingfield North (FL) is first neighborhood to pass ‘bear-wise’ rules

Wingfield North, site of the worst bear mauling ever documented in Florida, became the first community in the state to adopt “bear-wise” rules and require that residents use lock-top “bear-resistant” trash cans.    Read more………

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Westminster (CO) homeowners facing multi-million dollar repair bill

The CALL7 Investigators have learned hundreds of Westminster homeowners may be on the hook for millions of dollars in repairs.    Read more……..

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Court Rules for Homeowner Association (CA)

Beverly Wilshire Homes Association (BWHA) announced today that Stanley Brent has dropped his appeal of the Los Angeles Superior Court decision in favor of BWHA and two of its officers and has paid the direct costs incurred by BWHA and

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First defendant to be sentenced in HOA case faces 15 months in prison (NV)

Justice Department lawyers are pushing for substantial time behind bars this week for the first defendant sentenced in the long-running investigation into the massive scheme to take over homeowners associations.     Read more……..

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Tenants caught in quagmire of homeowners association foreclosures (FL)

The same month, RE-710 acquired control of dozens of other houses and condos throughout the Tampa Bay area for just cents on the dollar. Aside from their bargain prices, the properties had something else in common. The buyers were also

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Littleton man challenges HOA fining him for flags outside his home

“This is the first flag I got warned on, the Gadsden,” Renner said about the yellow, pre-revolutionary flag reading “Don’t Tread On Me.”  So, he took it down and hung his Colorado flag.   Read more…….

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Oklahoma City homeowner associations work to keep peace

Location, location, location. Debi Franklin knows what makes a neighborhood attractive to buyers. She also knows how to keep it that way.     Read more……..

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Work begins at Cinnamon Lakes dam in South Salem (OR)

The Oregon Water Resources Department wants the privately owned earthen dam to be brought into compliance by fall. The first corrective action taken by the dam’s owners: lower the water level behind the structure. That process is expected to begin

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Subdivided condos at Oceanwalk (SC) a safety concern from some residents

A Hilton Head Island condominium complex’s practice of dividing one rental unit into two or more has left some tenants without circuit breakers, putting renters at risk should an emergency arise, condo owners opposed to the practice said Friday.  

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What does your HOA have to do to prepare for hurricane season?

Even through weather forecasters from Colorado State University predict a below average hurricane season, “it only takes one landfall event near you to make this an active season”, says meteorologist Philip Klotzbach of Colorado State University’s Tropical Meteorology Project.  

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North Queensland (Australia) strata property owners slugged with massive insurance premium increases

Owners of strata properties in North Queensland have been hit by insurance premium increases of up to 200% over the past five years and the industry is calling for action to alleviate the strain.     Read more…….

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New Haven (CT) condo complex responds to ‘no playing allowed’ column

This response to yesterday’s column came from Bradford Long of Eagle Rock Advisors LLC, which manages Westville Village for the owner.     Read more…….

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Burn One Down: Smokers Triumph as Smoking Ban Goes Down At UWS Condo (NY)

And when the smoke cleared at the Vaux building, at 372 Central Park West… well, it didn’t. After a protracted battle with the condo board, residents opposed to a proposed smoking ban triumphed when a vote on the issue earlier

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Fight over Mission Viejo (CA) rabbit cull hops to Internet with petition

Mary Ellis doesn’t consider herself an activist.  The 44-year-old marriage and family counselor from Irvine had never launched a petition, started a social media campaign or written to a politician.   Read more………

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Randall Beach: New Haven (CT) condo complex tells kids, ‘No playing allowed’

Where do the children play?  If they’re unlucky enough to live at Westville Village Apartments in New Haven, they can’t play in the large courtyard.  If they dare to do so and get caught, their parents will have to pay

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Rocky Hill (CT) condo struggles to find source to water problems

Residents of a Rocky Hill condominium complex have had water problems for weeks, and the condo management company is struggling to find out why.    Read more……..

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Senior stuck with $11,600 hotel, food bill incurred during condo repair (ON)

A cash-strapped condominium corporation, facing a $15.3-million overhaul at Las Brisas, a Bathgate Drive high-rise, refuses to cover a senior’s $11,600 hotel and food bill after he was asked to vacate his penthouse unit for repairs to the building’s plumbing

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Mallard Lakes (DE) condos seek US flood funds

Homeowners in Mallard Lakes, a condo complex west of Fenwick Island that suffered significant damage from Superstorm Sandy, desperately want to win a federal grant to help them raise their homes an extra four feet off the ground.    

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Leader of Homeowners Association is Accused of Embezzlement (VA)

Neighbors have said Kimberley Kenyon is the leader of the homeowners association in her neighborhood but one neighbor, who knows the Kenyon family well, said she was shocked and that Kimberley is a good person.     Read more……..

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Homeowners want ‘crazy cat lady’ to quit feeding strays (NY)

Fresh Meadows residents say a pack of tabby and tuxedo cats treat nearby lawns as litter boxes and claw open garbage bags. A neighboring cat-lover has been feeding the feral colony for four years, which led to a population ‘explosion.’

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Condo Smarts: Depreciation reports can’t predict everything

Dear Tony: How does a buyer know whether a depreciation report is accurate or not?    We have been looking at different condos in Surrey and Delta, and find reports confusing. Some reports do not include all of the items

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Condo Living Demands Compromise When It Comes To Noise

Question: I live in an older condominium building in Naples, and am having problems with a new neighbor who is often loud, including when he comes home late at night. He often smells up the building with cooking and cigar

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Florida condo owners could be forced to sell. Find out why

Jackie Schafer is not behind on her mortgage payments, and despite owing more on the loan than her Tampa area condo is worth, she has no desire to move. She wants to stay and pay, but she still may lose

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Hole in river wall exposed Plaza Towers to flood waters, lawsuit claims (MI)

Owners of the Plaza Towers complex are seeking damages from the city of Grand Rapids more than a year after the April 2013 flood caused a high-profile shut down of the 32-story downtown high rise.     Read more…….

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Good Luck Getting a Mortgage on a Condo. Here’s What You Need to Know

There’s a reason why most condo sales are in cash. It’s harder to get a mortgage for a condo than a home. Even if you do, you’ll pay more.   Read more………

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Condo owners say HOA refuses to address flooding issues (CO)

A condo complex parking lot and carport flooded, and condo owners say the HOA refuses to do anything about it.    Read more…….

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Zoning dispute pits Hillside (AK) residents against operator of home for elderly, disabled

A dispute is coming to a head this week between residents of a Hillside subdivision and the owners of a small home for the elderly and physically disabled that’s trying to expand its operations in the neighborhood.   Read more……..

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Heritage House condos a trouble spot for city

In the past 12 months, police or emergency responders visited the troubled Heritage House condo building on West Meadowview Road 2,860 times.     Read more……..

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One year later, where are players in George Zimmerman trial?

A year ago Tuesday the first of several hundred Seminole County residents were summoned to the Sanford courthouse for jury selection.    Read more…….

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Developers ordered to pay $55 million to Mount Pleasant (SC) property owner’s association

A Charleston County jury has ordered three developers to pay tens of millions in damages for shoddy construction during a condominium conversion in Mount Pleasant, one of the largest residential real estate lawsuits in South Carolina history.     Read more…….

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New details emerge in construction boss’ role in HOA scheme (NV)

Federal prosecutors Friday provided new details in an elaborate conspiracy to fix homeowners association elections across the Las Vegas Valley.   The revelations centered around the activities of former construction company boss Leon Benzer, the accused mastermind of the scheme to

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Persistence pays off for Graue Mill homeowners (IL)

Government officials met in Hinsdale with Salt Creek as a backdrop June 5 to announce the state has approved a $626,000 grant that will allow a flood control project for the Graue Mill subdivision to go forward, and to praise

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Diamondhead POA (MS) president arrested on simple assault charge

Hancock County deputies arrested Diamondhead Property Owners Association President Elton Marshall Kyger, 66, Wednesday on a charge of simple assault. Chief Deputy Don Bass said the arrest stems from an incident at a May 21 POA meeting where Kyger allegedly threatened

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Flood victims battle with insurance companies, contractors (AB)

Some condo owners in High River feel like they’re being victimized all over again. In a Global News investigation, we found they are caught in the middle of a battle between insurance companies, and contractors doing repairs     Read more………

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HOA (TX) Changes Swimming Pool Rules to Eliminate Adult Swim Time

The rules changed because of a federal case in California that ruled adults only swim time discriminates against other association members who have children by treating them differently from those without children. That kind of differential treatment is also barred

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FFA Student Battling HOA To Keep Pig (TX)

Emily Fotheringham and her mother Katrina Burgess say the Riverlake Shores homeowner’s association denied their initial request to have the pig, which is a requirement, according to the subdivision’s covenants, conditions and restrictions.     Read more……

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Colorado pushes mediation as solution to HOA disputes

Disputes between community associations and homeowners, not to mention among neighbors in a community, too often have a tendency to start small and blow up into huge messes.     Read more……..

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Condo association sued over Hurricane Katrina insurance claim payment (LA)

A condo owner is suing his condominium association for $65,000 after finding out nearly nine years after Hurricane Katrina damaged his condo unit that he had not been paid the full amount of an insurance claim for the damage.  

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Care Ladies: Bringing the community together (OH)

“Care Ladies” started out in Ridgewood Subdivision as a hospitality committee who would recognize new residents, according to Margaret Schenck.   Read more…….

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Tymberskan condo residents could lose water, homes (FL)

The Orlando Utilities Commission is threatening to shut off the water at the Tymberskan Condos because of of unpaid bills.   OUC has threatened several times to shut the water off at the condos which would leave many there with out

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Pearl District (OR) condo owners get little relief in lawsuit over leaky plumbing

A Pennsylvania plumbing supplier sold defective parts for use in of a Pearl District condo tower, a U.S District Court jury found Tuesday, but the company won’t have to pay the cost of replacing the building’s plumbing system.   Read more…….

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Condo owners being forced to sell fight back in court (FL)

Palm Harbor condo owners being forced to sell their units at a price determined by a multimillion dollar corporation are fighting back. They were in court on Monday, taking steps to try to prevent the forced sale.   Read more……..

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Former Bon Aire (NY) treasurer indicted for allegedly pilfering $81K from condo fund

Former Bon Aire Condominium One Complex Treasurer Kostantina Gardner, 25 Haskell Avenue, Suffern, 51-years-old, has been indicted by a Rockland County Grand Jury for grand larceny in the second degree.     Read more…….

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Being on an HOA board can be a thankless job

Q: I serve on a board of directors for a homeowners’ association (HOA). There is one particular owner who monopolizes board time with antics and actions that I think are way out of bounds, but the other board members tell

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Ivy Falls home owners divided over revived association (GA)

A resurrected home owners association in Ivy Falls Plantation has some property owners protesting its efforts to enforce covenants and collect dues.   Read more……

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