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HOA should have to relocate condo satellite dish

Q: I requested permission to install a satellite dish on my condo in Henderson in 2014. I was granted permission, which clearly stated I could mount this on my roof. Now, the homeowners association has informed me I am violating

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HOA can set voting procedures for budget ratification meeting (NV)

Q: The ombudsmen’s office has verbally told me that Nevada Revised Statute 116 does not address whether or not a physical presence is required at a budget ratification meeting. This matter (according to the ombudsmen’s office) is determined by other

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Judge hears closing arguments in Vistana HOA civil case

In the final frontier of a decade-long legal saga, lawyers spent hours Wednesday arguing over whether a Las Vegas law firm that oversaw a homeowners association’s 2006 board election should be held liable for millions of dollars bilked from homeowners

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Homeowners fined by HOA for defective walls (NV)

Homeowners caught between a rock and a hard place.  Paying a high price for a problem they didn’t cause, but are forced to fix.   Contact 13 Chief Investigator Darcy Spears has the story of people trying to make ends

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Homeowners win versus HOA in battle to save trees (NV)

There are a lot of stories about the battles between homeowners associations and the people who live there, but this story has an ending you don’t often hear — the homeowners won.  People in the Jonathan’s Glen Homeowners Association near

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Siena Golf Club homeowners offered chance to save course (NV)

More than 800 golf courses have been shuttered nationally in the past decade because of financial distress and other issues, according to data from BusinessInsider.com.  SilverStone and Badlands have closed in the Las Vegas Valley, and legal battles are in

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HOA may not be great place to make a movie (NV)

My question has to do with nailing down whether or not it would be OK to use a home in a homeowners association as a set for a movie production through the Nevada State Film Commission.  In other words, what

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Las Vegas firefighters rescue man from burning condo (NV)

Las Vegas firefighters rescued a man from a burning condominium late Friday evening.  One other occupant escaped through a rear bedroom window.  Fire dispatchers received a 911 call at 11:40 p.m. Friday that a condo was filling with smoke in

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Wells Fargo’s Nevada Mortgages May Get Top Court Test

A court conflict testing some Nevada mortgage holdings of Wells Fargo and other major banks affected by homeowners’ association liens may be headed to the U.S. Supreme Court ( Bourne Valley Court Tr. v. Wells Fargo Bank N.A. , U.S.,

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Neighbors say HOA took action on tree after report (NV)

Neighbors say just hours after our report aired, they believe the homeowners association took action.  Dennis Couse said the limbs to the leaning tree were cut early Thursday morning. 13 Action News was told other trees in the neighborhood were

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Henderson families fighting proposed HOA rule changes (NV)

Henderson neighbors say they are fighting back against a pair of proposed rules being considered by their HOA targeting certain dogs and kids playing in the street.  The HOA president says they are looking at the rules after getting several

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Desert Shores residents want HOA to spend on security, not big money cosmetic upgrades (NV)

A Las Vegas community is worried about crime, and the people say their homeowners association is apparently looking to spend six figures on cosmetic upgrades instead of security.  Neighbors in the Desert Shores community near Buffalo Drive and Smoke Ranch

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Family debating HOA over Christmas wreath fine (NV)

A man living in the Arroyo Canyon subdivision near the 215 Beltway and Hualapai Way says his homeowners association is threatening to fine him $100 over a decorative wreath.  Milan Thakkar says his wife picked out the wreaths to decorate

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Spring Creek seeks input on incorporation (NV)

Should Spring Creek become its own city? Or should it remain a homeowners association? What would the financial pros and cons be transitioning from an HOA to an incorporated town?  Property owners are invited to a workshop and special meeting

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HOA defrauded of millions accuses law firm of facilitating scheme (NV)

Forty people were arrested and at least three people killed themselves after federal investigators started bulldozing a construction company owner’s massive election-rigging scheme to defraud homeowners associations of millions of dollars and win an illegal fortune off of construction defect

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HOA says truck owner cannot park on street (NV)

The latest conflict between a Las Vegas homeowners association and a resident all comes down to his truck.  It is too big for his garage or driveway, but HOA will not let him park on the street in the area

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HOA Issues In Las Vegas (NV)

Heidi discusses the never-ending issues with HOA’s in Las Vegas. Whether good or bad, is there any use or positive effects in the community from HOA’s?  Listeners gave their experiences on the matter, including a questionable experience from a local

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Man asked to leave condo after mold found (NV)

A Las Vegas family said they have nowhere to go after a crew started tearing open the walls of their condominium while they were still living there.  Thomas Torman said he noticed mold in his apartment near Lake Mead Boulevard

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Summerlin neighborhood works together to drive out squatters

Squatters invade a Summerlin neighborhood, and now homeowners are taking matters into their own hands.  Diana Smith is the Westwood HOA president and two vacant houses in her neighborhood near Sahara and Town Center have been plagued with squatters.  Smith

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Mysterious groundwater seeping throughout Henderson neighborhood (NV)

A Henderson community is concerned about water that is seeping throughout the neighborhood, literally coming up from the ground.     Read the article………….

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Burglars strike gated community in northwest Las Vegas (NV)

“We’re going to look at how to make the entrance and exit gates more vandal proof so you can’t get in,” said Bill Sandeen, the president of the HOA which oversees the subdivision.    Read the article……….

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CONTACT 13: Extreme HOA fines prevent home sale (NV)

It’s HOA Hall of Shame meets Squatter Spotters. Contact 13 found a pair of homeowners associations that are adding to our valley’s squatter problem by holding a house and homeowner hostage to extreme fines. Terrance Flowers put his Southern Highlands

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Nine people displaced, 4 units damaged in North Las Vegas condo complex fire (NV)

Nine people were displaced and four units were damaged this morning in a fire at a condo complex near Civic Center Drive and Cheyenne Avenue.  Crews from North Las Vegas, Las Vegas Fire and Rescue and Clark County fought the

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HOA forces pet owners to walk dogs in streets (NV)

A homeowners association rule being described as dangerous and inhumane has given Contact 13 its newest member of the HOA Hall of Shame.  Chief Investigator Darcy Spears explains what has residents outraged and afraid for themselves and their pets.   Read

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SQUATTERS: Neighborhood HOA fighting back (NV)

The Sun Country Homeowners Association is taking the neighborhood back from squatters.  “They’re pretty daring the way they were going from house to house,” said HOA President Carol Iliano. “Who wants to live next door to a squatter house?”  Iliano

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Victim dies after condo fire near Desert Inn and Pecos (NV)

A victim died after a condo fire near Desert Inn and Pecos on Thursday night.  Clark County Fire department responded just before 11 p.m. to a fire at 3624 Blackstone St. and found a fire burning through a condominium roof.

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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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