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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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Homeowner, lake group still at odds (MO)

The Lake at Twelve Oaks Homes Association and the Scott Hausman family squared off Wednesday to once again argue about solar panels. John Burns, attorney for the homeowners association, reminded Mr. Hausman that an amended complaint had been filed, seeking

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Woman pleads guilty to Hollymead embezzlement (VA)

An Albemarle County woman pleaded guilty Wednesday to embezzling roughly $73,000 from a Hollymead homeowners association.  Read more…….

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Sanford bans guns from neighborhood watch patrol after Zimmerman case

The new police chief of Sanford is shaking things up nearly 2 years after the shooting death of Trayvon Martin put the Florida community in the national spotlight.  Read more…….

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Condo association sues waterproofing company for thin coverage (LA)

A New Orleans condo association is suing a waterproofing company for applying too-thin coats of its product on its building.   Read more……

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HOA to pay $65K after banning family’s ambulance (NV)

Federal officials say a Las Vegas homeowners association will pay $65,000 to a family after refusing to allow them to park an ambulance in the driveway.   Read more……

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Torrington homeowners association treasurer investigated for ‘mismanagement’ (CT)

Torrington’s Arbor Ridge Homeowner’s Association is, “conducting a full and detailed investigation” to determine the “scope and extent” of “mismanagement,” by its former treasurer, Roger Okenquist.    Read more…….

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Hurley condo association treasurer faces theft counts (MI)

A 73-year-old Hurley man appeared in Iron County Court Monday morning on two felony counts of theft in a business setting over $10,000.   Read more…….

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Boardman woman gets probation, jail time for stealing from condo association (OH)

A Boardman woman was sentenced today to five years’ probation, and will spend the first six months of it in Mahoning County jail, after she pleaded guilty to stealing from the Sunset Knoll Condo Association, while serving as its bookkeeper.

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Stop squeezing our spots! SI condo owners sue over parking (NY)

Staten Island condo owners are crying foul after the board members of their private complex reconfigured parking, enlarging their own spaces while significantly squishing others.    Read more…….

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Squabble With HOA Keeps Flood Victims From Returning Home (CO)

A squabble with a homeowners association is keeping hundreds of flood victims from returning home.    Read more……

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Can condos and electric cars co-exist? (CA)

Electric cars and charging equipment are an easy fit for a single-family homeowner with a garage. For condo and apartment dwellers — not so much. More than one-third of San Diego County residents live in multi-family units, where overnight charging

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Paint job has homeowner seeing red (NM)

An Albuquerque woman thought her home could use a little color and a little character. Now, she’s getting the business from her homeowners association because of it, and she’s seeing red because of that.    Read more…..

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Fairwinds dedicates new rain gardens (MD)

The Fairwinds Condominium Association dedication of their rain gardens Oct. 19. The Chesapeake Bay Trust awarded a $25,000 grant to the community for the installation. Jana Davis, executive director of the Chesapeake Bay Trust, thanked the association for their successful

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Murrysville homeowners association wins in case over planters, wood rack (PA)

In a case that pit a homeowners association against a property owner who said its enforcement of rules is hurting property values, the George Commons homeowners association came out the winner.    Read more…..

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Trulia Survey: More Than 2 in 3 Americans Generally Like Their Neighbors, But Almost Half Don’t Know Their Neighbors’ Names

Two-thirds of Americans like their neighbors, even if almost half don’t know their neighbors’ names. But it’s not always easy being a good neighbor. Many Americans want neighbors who are similar to themselves, and even friendly neighbors can be judgmental,

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Condo management stops paying water bill

A condo association is meeting later this week to make sure their water stays on. It comes after a management company wasn’t paying the water bill even though folks who live there were.    Read more…….

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Homeowners ask court for rehearing on rental ban (MS)

Northbay homeowners are asking the Mississippi Court of Appeals for a rehearing over their long-standing rental ban that was reversed by the judicial body in September.    Read more……

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Top 10 Questions Regarding Condominium Construction Defects

The following are the 10 most frequently asked questions by Condominium Associations that are facing potential claims for construction defects:     Read more……

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Dealing with HOA Assessment Increases (NV)

It’s that time of year again! That scary, suspenseful time that hits right about now every year. No, not Halloween…budgets.   Read more…..

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Federal judge dismisses sexual harassment case against Saw Creek Estates

A federal judge has dismissed a sexual harassment and discrimination lawsuit filed against Saw Creek Estates by a former public safety dispatcher at the Bushkill gated community.    Read more……

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Wallingford (CT) condo complex without hot water for 8 days

People in one Wallingford condo complex say they haven’t had hot water for more than a week and they want something done about it. After getting the run-around from the property owner, they came to News 8 for help.  

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Bixby man charged with embezzling from homeowners’ association

Prosecutors have charged a Bixby man of embezzling nearly $18,000 from a homeowners’ association.     Read more……

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Litchfield Plantation: Suit over former developer’s arrest moves forward

A suit brought by a former developer of Litchfield Plantation claiming he was falsely accused of theft by three members of the property owners association should move forward, a Circuit Court judge ruled last week.     Read more…..

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Northbay subdivision appeals rental ruling

Leaders of a Madison County subdivision hope to overturn a ruling last week by the state Court of Appeals, which reversed a long-standing rental ban.     Read more…….

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After complaints, Sellersville Mews may allow 2 pets or none

After complaints about the way the homeowners association was handling fines aired in The Intelligencer and other local media, members of the association sent a notice to residents that they were preparing an amendment to the development’s pet restrictions.  

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Jurors side with city in Virginia Beach sand lawsuit

A jury this afternoon decided a condominium association’s water-access rights were worth nothing and the city should not have to reimburse the owners.    Read more…….

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Reader’s Watchdog: Condo owners in costly fight vs. developer

The five women estimate it has cost $50,000 so far to sue to try to gain control of their condo association, and here’s the kicker: They are also paying the attorney’s fees of their adversary as their case winds its

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Collapsed Barrington road repaired and open: Unclear who foots the bill

Residents of a Barrington subdivision street can finally drive home, four months after floods washed out the road.  But it is still unclear who will foot the bill.    Read more………

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Marco Island man in battle over need for service dog in no-pet condominium

When Larry McKay gets up in the morning, he reaches for Kane to brace himself and walk through his Marco Island condo. If he falls, the 80-pound Boxer is immediately at the 56-year-old disabled man’s side to help him up.

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A subdivision divided

Saturday residents of Whitworth, a subdivision in Madison, protested Woodland Homes on Highway 72. The residents are upset because their homeowners association dues keep increasing every two years. One resident said when he moved in the dues were 150 dollars

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Future Of One Bella Vista Golf Course Grim After August Flood

The Bella Vista Property Owner’s Association met Thursday (Sept. 12) to discuss how much they’ll have to spend to make repairs from August Floods.     Read more……

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NV: Investigators snared HOA suspect using hidden microphone, bottle of wine

Edith Gillespie marveled at the way her half-brother, former construction company boss Leon Benzer, was spreading money around town.  Read More……

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FL: Police investigating property manager over missing funds

Law enforcement is investigating a Gainesville property management company after several homeowners associations reported that money was missing from their accounts.  Read More……

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FL: Robert Bucchere arrested in Ocean Ridge on charges that he stole $62,000, police say

Robert Bucchere has been arrested by Ocean Ridge police on charges that he took almost $62,000 from the Wellington Arms Condominium Association.  Read More……

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CO: A day after deadline, covenant-flouting catwalk remains

Read the full article…  Gus the cat uses a catwalk built by his owners that leads from a second-floor bathroom to a pine tree. The Edgemont Property Owners Association says it’s too late for “Spence” and Martha Spence to appeal

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