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Neighbors say teens terrorize Silverado Ranch neighborhood (NV)

A Silverado Ranch neighborhood is being terrorized by teens, according to homeowners there.  “Tearing up the pool, putting holes in walls and if you want to go smoke, smoke somewhere else,” said Sam Mallernee who lives at Silverado Place.  An

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YOU ASK. WE INVESTIGATE. Stray golf ball breaks man’s windshield (NV)

13 Action News called the golf course. They said the golfer is responsible for wherever their ball goes, not the homeowners association or the course.   But if you get hit, the club will try to help you find that

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YOU ASK. WE INVESTIGATE. Racist letters sent to homeowners (NV)

Some neighbors in one part of the valley say they are in disbelief after racist letters showed up in their mailbox, made to look like they’re coming from their homeowners association.  To make matters worse it’s not the first time

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Ninth Circuit Denies Motion to Dismiss and Motion to Stay Publication of Decision Holding Nevada HOA Super-Priority Lien Statute Facially Unconstitutional

As we have previously covered in a series of blog posts, the Nevada Supreme Court held in September 2014 that Nevada Revised Statute chapter 116 allows homeowners’ associations (HOAs) to non-judicially foreclose on homeowners who have overdue assessments, which may

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Residents to voice opposition against Badlands golf course plan at Las Vegas meeting (NV)

Upward of 70 Queensridge residents are expected to attend a Tuesday meeting to express disapproval of a proposal to build more than 2,500 housing units on the nearby Badlands Golf Course, Queensridge homeowners association officials say.  Discord about the proposal

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YOU ASK WE INVESTIGATE: Crews fix flooded complex 2 days later (NV)

Nearly 2 full days after a water leak caused flooding at a valley condo complex, the problem is finally fixed. Now, people who live there say help didn’t come quickly enough.  The flooding began Monday night. A viewer contact 13

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YOU ASK. WE INVESTIGATE: Gallons of water continue to flood condo community

A condominium community is flooded, and the people living there are furious, saying nothing is being done about it.  As of 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, the water in a courtyard at Marquesa Condos near Westcliff and Buffalo drives was still flowing

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People in Sun City Summerlin fed up with coyote attacks

People in Sun City Summerlin are on edge after coyotes have attacked their family pets. People living in the neighborhood for a decade say the coyote issue is now the worst they’ve ever seen.   Read the article………….

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CONTACT 13: Investor leaving Las Vegas because of squatter problem (NV)

Neighbors say their complaints to management have fallen on deaf ears.   “We made multiple complaints to the HOA. And we even called the police,” says resident Andrew Barnes. “And it just spread. It went like a rash.”    Many have

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HOAs, foreclosures and property rights (NV)

Your Sunday editorial, “Super liens: What about property rights?” really missed the mark. It was easy for you to make the same mistake the courts are making because that’s how the big money players have set the stage. The banks,

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New homeowner complains of dirty neighborhood, unresponsive HOA (NV)

Dirty mattresses, syringes and shattered glass comprise some of the debris one new homeowner says clutters her neighborhood streets.  Sandy, who asked FOX5 not to use her last name, said she moved in to her home, located near Interstate 215

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I-Team: Seniors living without power, HOA cites lack of electrical parts (NV)

There’s no power, no air conditioning, and no solution in sight for a group of seniors at the Casablanca Condominiums in Las Vegas. The I-Team’s Vanessa Murphy discovered the tenants have been dealing with these issues since a fire on

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EDITORIAL: Super liens – Las Vegas Review-Journal

The Nevada Supreme Court made a major mistake in 2014 when it ruled that home-owners associations could wipe out a lender’s financial investment on certain homes. On Thursday, the justices revisited the matter in similar case and should seize the

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Nevada Supreme Court hears case on real estate crisis foreclosure sales

A case that could affect the validity of thousands of Las Vegas foreclosure sales stemming from the real estate crisis that began nearly a decade ago was heard Thursday by the Nevada Supreme Court.  The court is now expected to

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NV: Homeowner sues Rancho Bel Air

In a David and Goliath battle, the homeowner won a big victory over his HOA, and he’s literally screaming about it from the rooftops — posting big, blown-up copies of the checks the court forced the HOA to pay him,

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Neighbors say target shooting getting too close for comfort

The DeFrees said the casings were found about 50 feet from the back of their home.  In addition to those 11 casings, they said police found 13 shells about 90 feet from Robert Forbuss Elementary School just one day before

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Family says HOA hates their big dog (NV)

Two dog owners believe they are being targeted by people in their homeowner’s association for having a big dog.   Buio is a 150-pound Cane Corso and his owners insist he’s not a nuisance, despite what the HOA and their rules

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12 displaced after condo complex fire (NV)

One firefighter was injured and 12 people were displaced after a fire raced through an condo complex Monday morning near Valley View Boulevard and Twain Avenue.  Fire crews responded to the 2-alarm fire on Melonies Drive around 7:30 a.m. More

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Las Vegas May Amend Short-Term Rental Zoning Rules

Las Vegas officials may clarify rules for short-term housing rentals that have stalled one condo owner’s application for more than six months.  The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports council members will consider the code amendment this week.    Read the article………….

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City grants help associations improve neighborhoods in Las Vegas (NV)

Tori Bridges-Hudson recalls a time several years ago when prostitutes, pimps, drug deals and break-ins to vacant units were common happenings in her Las Vegas neighborhood.  With several safety and cleanup projects funded partly by city grants, and a more

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Las Vegas (NV) may amend short-term rental zoning rules

Las Vegas officials may clarify rules for short-term housing rentals that have stalled one condo owner’s application for more than six months.  The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports council members will consider the code amendment next week.  A $500 annual license

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YOU ASK WE INVESTIGATE: HOA holds meeting at pool in record heat (NV)

On a day of record-breaking heat, a valley homeowners’ association is holding its regular meeting outside!  The pool might be a good place to take a refreshing swim on a hot day, but Thursday it is the site of the

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SCA (NV) to pick consulting firm to study change in designation

The Spring Creek Association will hear presentations from several consulting firms about the possibility of changing its designation from a homeowners association.  With the process still in its early stages, SCA President Jessie Bahr said all options — from becoming

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Crime concerns at Duck Creek Village (NV)

An east side community has accused squatters of causing major problems like setting fires and even violent crime. It’s another problem brought to our attention by “squatter spotters.”  This time the neighborhood is Duck Creek Village, a condominium complex  

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Tahoe (NV) homeowners association recognized by wildlife agency for ‘Bear Logic’ efforts

Homeowners, vacationers and even day visitors need to think about their property and even their campsites as a bear would think about those things. Two homeowners associations, the Tahoe Village Homeowners Association in the Kingsbury area of Douglas County and

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21 people displaced after fire at Smithridge Park condominiums (NV)

Officials say the fire started outside at a carport and made its way toward the condominiums. At least two cars and three units were damaged, the Reno Fire Department said.  Five engines and two ladder trucks responded. One engine was

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HOA tells single mom to move security cameras

A single mom wants to live in peace and protect her child. But she says her HOA is making life more difficult, telling her to remove what she says is a critical line of defense.    Read the article…………

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City of Las Vegas (NV) to address dying golf course

Homeowner association treasurer Rudy Romano said his group believes Stone Ridge Parkway mismanaged the property. An emergency hearing concerning the property is scheduled for Wednesday at 9 a.m. Romano said the City of Las Vegas will hear the case and

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Residents say HOA funds being misused (NV)

A group of homeowners contacted 13 Action News because of a laundry list of things they are taking issue with inside of the Duck Creek Village Condominiums.     Read the article…………..

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Woman says HOA issued violation for parked moving truck (NV)

A woman reached out to me, saying she parked her moving van on the side of her street while she loaded it up with boxes…but she got a violation notification from her HOA, saying the truck needed to move.  Fisher

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Elko HOA To Debate Becoming An Unincorporated Town (NV)

A homeowners’ association in Elko County is debating whether or not to become an unincorporated town.  The Elko Daily Free Press reports the Spring Creek HOA is weighing changing its composition because leadership feels as though they’ve done all they

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State Supreme Court rules in favor of investors, banks in long-disputed HOA fees case (NV)

The Nevada Supreme Court on Thursday ruled in a long-awaited dispute over homeowner association dues in super-priority lien cases, finding that Nevada law does not allow for the collection of costs and fees in addition to nine months of back-owed

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YOU ASK. WE INVESTIGATE. HOA threatens to tow woman’s car (NV)

Keylor brought it to a mechanic to tighten things up, but the tags kept coming. Her last tag was late last week, and said again her car was leaking.   Read the article………….

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(NV) YOU ASK. WE INVESTIGATE. Man says HOA targeting him over tree issue

A valley man believes his homeowners association is going after him because he has asked them to fix something in the neighborhood.  The fight for Todd Esposito and his wife is all over a tree. But this goes back two

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Revisiting construction-defect law, a year later (NV)

Primarily, AB 125 narrows the definition of “constructional defect” to any defect that causes physical damage to the property or presents an “unreasonable risk of injury to a person or property,” eliminates the mandatory award of attorneys’ fees as a

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One View: In defense of HOA rules

On Feb. 14, the Reno Gazette-Journal published a column by Katie Coombs entitled “HOAs vs. ‘kid noise.’” On the surface, it provided a heartfelt rationale why the author felt that homeowners association rules were hindering kids from being outside in

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Deposition says HOA fraud figure was warned about FBI raids by (NV) State Supreme Court Justice Saitta

Nevada Supreme Court Justice Nancy Saitta “tipped off” a key government target to FBI-led raids in an investigation of massive homeowners association fraud, according to a sworn deposition obtained by the Las Vegas Review-Journal.  Read the article………..

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Changes in Nevada HOA Legislation

If you own a home with a mortgage, you already know one type of lien: your mortgage. However, there are other types of liens that can be placed on homes, such as HOA assessment liens. Nevada recently changed its laws

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Investment group buys 39 units at suburban condo complex (NV)

Pathfinder co-founder Lorne Polger — whose company specializes in bubble-era projects that ran into trouble when the economy tanked — said in a news release today that his group plans to rent the condos “in the near-term and will explore

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East valley (NV) condo complex catches fire a second time, residents think it’s from squatters

For the second time in two months, a fire ripped through the same east Las Vegas condo complex. Those living there say it’s all because of squatters.  “We need more security, we need more protection, this is devastating,” said neighbor

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Jobs Peak (NV) water system litigation flows on

A lawsuit being fought over who owns the Jobs Peak Water System could become an even more tangled legal can of worms should individual homeowners start suing over connection fees paid before the system was taken over by Douglas County.

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‘Can my HOA really do that?’

Whether you love them or hate them, HOAs are common place in the Virgin Valley. Estimates are that one-third of the homes in Nevada are located in HOAs.   Read the article…………..

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Homeowners paying for false sense of security in HOA (NV)

Home invasions. Smashed windows. Cars looted. Packages stolen off porches. Vandalism in the parks. That’s what residents are facing in one of our valley’s newest communities.   But now, they have a new fear: how the HOA is spending their money.

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Henderson (NV) homes literally sinking

Kyle traced the issues back to a problem with his sewer box. The homeowner’s association found a leak under the driveway from the main water line.   Read the article…….

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Federal jury returns a defense verdict in Copper Sands Homeowners Association’s case (NV)

A federal jury in Las Vegas returned a defense verdict Thursday in the Copper Sands Homeowners Association’s breach-of-contract case against a California management company.  Read the article………….

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Jury starts deliberations in HOA lawsuit (NV)

The homeowners association alleges Cannon Management breached its management agreement by failing to maintain and repair the common areas of the community, located at 8101 W. Flamingo Road, and by failing to bill and collect adequate assessments for the community’s

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Is Nevada’s HOA solution just another problem for mortgage servicers?

Between 2010 and 2014, loan servicers and Investors in Nevada had thousands of liens potentially wiped out by HOA foreclosures.  The reason being poorly written statutory language that, unbeknownst to just about everyone, including HOAs, loan originators and title companies.

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Judge may pursue sanctions against former Silverstone golf course owner (NV)

A federal judge said he will issue a decision in the next three to four weeks regarding requests for monetary sanctions against the former owner of Silverstone golf course.  Read the article…………

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Desert Shores (NV) tranquility disturbed by acts of animal cruelty

You don’t believe there are freshwater lakes stocked with fish — and even boating for those who like to sail along the lakes on small craft — right smack in the middle of the Las Vegas desert?    Read the

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Last defendant in massive HOA scheme sentenced to prison (NV)

The last defendant in the long-running investigation into the scheme to take over and defraud homeowners associations was sentenced to federal prison Tuesday.  Stephanie Markham, 57, who now lives in New York, was ordered to serve 15 months behind bars

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