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Canyons sues more than 600 condo owners (UT)

Canyons Resort filed a complaint Feb. 28 against the individual owners of condominiums in the resort’s Grand Summit Hotel over 600 of them.    Read more…….

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Parking war in Great Kills (NY) spurs lawsuit

A feud over parking on a private street in Great Kills has gotten so nasty that one couple alleges their neighbors have tried to have their cars towed. Now, they’re all headed to court.   Read more…….

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Preventing delinquencies is better than curing them.

There is no shortage of attorneys and collection companies in Florida working right now to collect the delinquent assessments owed to all types of community associations.   Read more………

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Is it wrong for HOA board member to bid on foreclosed home? (NC)

Q: Our board is foreclosing on a condominium unit within our homeowners’ association. One of the board members is considering bidding on the unit when it goes for public sale at the courthouse. Is it considered a conflict of interest

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Windcrest (TX) economic director, contractor accused of stealing money from HOA

Both the director of Windcrest’s Economic Development Corporation and a recently hired contractor are accused of swindling a Stone Oak homeowners association out of hundreds of thousands of dollars, according to court documents and a separate criminal investigation on file

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Thieves may target LED light bulbs next (HI)

A crime trend seen on the mainland is appearing here in the islands and it’s led to a warning for business owners and residents to help them stay ahead of the thieves.    Read more……

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Hoboken (NY) man back in court soon over condo association trying to kick him out of basement apartment

Moore shares the $600-a-month apartment at 1000 Hudson St. with his wife Natasha and two cats, but he wonders how much longer they will live there. Moore remains in legal limbo as he fights the buildings condo association over allegations

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Pit bull ripped off part of man’s mouth inside luxury Manhattan (NY) condo building: suit

Johnson charges the owner, the condominium and its management company knew of the dog’s “vicious tendencies” but still had no rules in effect requiring animals to be muzzled in public spaces    Read more………

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Beacon Hill (VA) update: Loudoun homeowners vote to buy shuttered, 330-acre golf course

Members of the Beacon Hill Homeowner’s Association have voted overwhelmingly to purchase the adjacent, privately-owned, shuttered Loudoun County golf course from its absentee owner.    Read more…….

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Illinois Supreme Court backs condo associations in assessment dispute

An Illinois Supreme Court ruling has barred condo owners from using their condo association’s failure to repair common property elements as a defense for not paying monthly assessments.   Read more……..

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HOA told to work it out with town help (NC)

Commissioner John Bradford hopes when a disagreement blows over in the Harborside neighborhood, residents will be able to have a community party and laugh about it. Until then, town staff offers continued guidance for the Harborside Homeowners Association as it

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Tumbleweeds overtake neighborhood and trap families in their homes (CO)

Recent tornado-like winds have covered a Colorado Springs, Colorado neighborhood in tumbleweeds. The large dried plants have invaded the Cuchares Ranches subdivision to such a degree that some residents said they were trapped in their homes and had to call

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Santa Rosa (CA) homeowners pushing to limit access to private park

A plan by a Santa Rosa homeowners association to redesign a small, privately owned park to make it less accessible to residents from outside the neighborhood heads to a zoning hearing Thursday morning.  Read more……..

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Club owner plans lawsuit against condo residents (FL)

Ambrish Piare, owner of the nightclub Ivory Lounge, says he’s worked for two years to address a series of noise complaints lobbed at him by downtown condo residents, but the grievances have continued to pile up.    Read more…….

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Homeowners left picking up bankrupt developer’s tab (GA)

The handful of streets that make up the Beaumont Heights subdivision look like streets many other places in Macon-Bibb County: asphalt bordered by rounded concrete curbs, punctuated by stormwater intakes and manhole covers.    Read more……..

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An ease for the water squeeze (CA)

A recent check with local property management companies, however, indicate at least some HOAs today are more lenient, understanding and tolerant of water-saving measures than the Valencia couple experienced six years ago.   Read more………

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Homeowners associations: The good, the bad and the puzzling (MN)

Last summer, I was awakened at 3:45 a.m. by the sound of a man and woman shouting obscenities outside my bedroom window. Unfortunately, this was not a novel experience. Since my husband and I had moved into our Eagan townhouse

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One year after fire, Windsor Green (SC) residents hold ‘Restoration Celebration’

One year after the devastating fire that destroyed dozens of condos at the Windsor Green complex in Carolina Forest, those displaced by the fire held a “Restoration celebration.”    Read more……..

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Neighborhood groups form communication partnership with police (LA)

Baton Rouge homeowners are taking a unique step to keeping themselves safe. They formed a new partnership with the police department, which they hope will stop both fear and crime.     Read more…….

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Kent County (DE) Levy Court commissioners approve homeowners association fee collection plan

Kent County Levy Court commissioners on Tuesday approved an ordinance that allows the county to help collect fees on behalf of homeowners associations.    Read more………

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Gramercy (NY) condo sues city over super-sized bus stop

The managers of a condominium in Gramercy say the city replaced precious parking slots designated for residents with a king-sized bus stop.     Read more……..

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Residents petition town (NC) to reverse HOA decision

A decision by an area homeowners association is being called an “abuse of power” after the board of the Harborside community enacted a No Parking rule on the main neighborhood road.    Read more……….

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Residents forced to vacate East Oak Lane condo (PA)

Officials say the order to vacate is for the safety of the residents. But many of them can’t believe they have so little time to find someplace else to live.    Read more……..

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Cary (NC) neighborhood takes aim at woman’s anti-crime sign

The homeowners association in a Cary neighborhood has threatened to fine a woman who posted a graphic sign outside her home to scare off would-be burglars.     Read more…….

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Small brush fire in Brea (CA) contained with help from homeowners association

Thanks in part to a homeowners association that planted drought-resistant vegetation that can slow down flames, a two-acre brush fire in Brea was quickly contained today despite windy and dry red-flag conditions.     Read more…….

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Vancouver (BC) condo owners upset neighbourhood is going to the dogs

There’s a dog fight going on between neighbours in a Vancouver neighbourhood, but it’s a scenario that could be repeated throughout Metro Vancouver.   Read more…….

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Falling Ice Creates Problems Around High-Rise Buildings (IL)

Falling ice has become an issue in Chicago following the rain and snow late Tuesday and early Wednesday. Chicago police were called to several incidents of ice falling from tall buildings in the downtown area.    Read more……..

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5-alarm fire burns in San Francisco (CA)

San Francisco firefighters prevented a five-alarm fire from spreading from a condominium construction site to nearby buildings on Tuesday.     Read more…….

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Gulf Shores residents worry about unsafe conditions

One of the biggest issues for neighbors Fox10 News spoke with is the pool in the center of the neighborhood. The pool and adjacent pool house are also under bank control following the dissolving of the former home owners association

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Neighbors answer billionaire’s water lawsuit (CO)

Residents of the agricultural bottomlands along Catherine’s Store Road east of Carbondale have been deluged with legal paperwork in recent weeks, as various parties respond to billionaire Tom Bailey’s attempts to clarify his water rights on an irrigation ditch there.

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Second lawsuit challenges subdivision well exemption (MT)

In a second challenge of the state’s exempt-well law, a group of Springhill area landowners have sued Gallatin County for approving a subdivision that could siphon water from the wells of nearby homes.    Read more……..

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Receivership Extended as Sharpstown Condos (TX) Start to Shed Gang Complex

A realtor who cut his teeth cleaning up and rebuilding faded developments on his home turf in the Third Ward last week was granted a two-year extension by the state to oversee a formerly gang plagued condo complex in Sharpstown.

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HOA HOMEFRONT: What is “full” management; closed session appointments

Hi Kelly — Would you please tell me what a “Full-Service” management company is as compared to one which is not. Thank you for your help    Read more……….

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Suit: Missing Roads On $200 Million Development (FL)

Residents within walking distance of the mega Atlantic Crossing project have filed suit against Delray Beach to force the developer to create two roads promised in the original site plan. Atlantic Crossing has been in the works about 10 years,

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$864,321 spent on renovation was over budget, condo board told (IL)

The condominium association at Marina City has suspected for some time that recent renovation projects were significantly over budget and it now has a report from a certified public accounting firm to confirm that suspicion.  Read more……..

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3 dead in Conn. condominium fire

Firefighters responded to the Mallard Brook Crossing complex in West Haven shortly after 4 a.m. Tuesday. Officials say a woman died at the scene and two other people died at Yale-New Haven Hospital.  Read more………

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Family of Dallas (TX) woman killed over dog droppings sues

The suit was filed against Chung Kim, who is serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole for killing Jackson and her fiance. Kim’s wife, the homeowners association for their apartment complex and its president are listed as co-defendants.

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Vancouver (BC) condo owners upset neighbourhood is going to the dogs

There’s a dog fight going on between neighbours in a Vancouver neighbourhood, but it’s a scenario that could be repeated throughout Metro Vancouver.     Read more……..

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Judge extends receivership to fight crime at Sharpstown complex (TX)

Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan and the Sharpstown Management District have obtained a two-year extension for a receiver to continue to manage a troubled Sharpstown condominium complex, formerly known as Le Promenade Townhomes. The receiver, Gerald Womack, is the first

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Why reining in homeowner associations is difficult (NC)

A couple of years ago, two members of the state House who had been overseeing efforts to rein in abusive homeowners associations gave their colleagues a skeptical send-off as they handed over leadership of their committee.     Read more…….

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Teen fighting rule against parking pickups in driveway overnight (MO)

Matt Perry worked two jobs and saved the money to buy the two toned pickup from his neighbor. Perry says he didn’t realize when he bought the truck that Valley View Subdivision where he lives has a rule against parking

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St. James (NC) rethinking bee ban

To bee or not to bee? That is the question the St. James Plantation Property Owners’ Association is considering regarding residential beekeeping.     Read more…….

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HOAs get real about water shortage (CA)

When residents at Regency Villas in University City got a peek of the condo complex’s drought-resistant landscaping during a clubhouse reception last week, it was a watershed moment, said community association manager Pamela Walker.     Read more……..

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Bug, rodent infestation in hoarders’ home forces neighbors to move (MI)

An infestation of cockroaches, fleas and rodents caused by conditions in an Ypsilanti Township hoarder condo has forced one neighbor to move and another says she is moving out at the end of the month.    Read more…..

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Possible sinkhole opens up under condo complex (FL)

A possible sinkhole has opened up beneath a 6-unit condo building in Port Richey. The Orchards of Radcliffe condo association tells 10 News a resident noticed the hole today and notified the board of directors. The board members then notified

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Commissioners approve draft homeowners association fee collection plan (DE)

The March 11 business meeting of Kent County Levy Court will see the seven commissioners voting on a policy where the county will help collect fees for homeowners associations. The panel reviewed the draft policy implementing the program through a

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Homeowners to convert Indian Springs golf course to green space (KY)

After years of opposing plans to develop part of the Indian Springs Golf Club on Westport Road, the Indian Springs Community Association has closed the course and will leave it as green space.    Read more……..

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Condo Arson Suspect Speaks Out On Facebook (CO)

The arson suspect wanted in the Corona Village condominium fire has turned himself in to authorities.   Read more…….

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Judge orders water service to remain on at troubled condo complex in Temple Hills (MD)

A Prince George’s County judge has postponed the scheduled water shut-off at a troubled condominium complex in Temple Hills, preventing the property from being condemned.     Read more……

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Bookkeeper gets prison time for stealing from condo association (MO)

A St. Louis man has been sentenced to 14 months in prison for embezzling money from a condominium association for which he worked.     Read more……..

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