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State law governs HOA elections

Q: Are there any rules regarding the time frame within which homeowners should be provided ballots and candidate information for election of board members?    Read the Q&A………………………..

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Governor’s office examines broadband in Spring Creek (NV)

Slow internet speeds affecting Spring Creek customers were brought to the attention of a team from Gov. Brian Sandoval’s office Wednesday, who are searching for ways to improve data service to the growing community.  At a meeting of business and

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Neighbors in Inspirada neighborhood being told by HOA to get rid of Christmas decorations (NV)

Several residents in the Inspirada neighborhood in Henderson are being told by their HOA to take down some of their Christmas decorations or they will be fined.  It has become a tradition for the residents of Inspirada. They get together

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Some do’s and don’ts for HOA board members (NV)

Q: I have recently moved to Nevada, then into a very nice community. Being the type of person I am, I noticed issues that concerned me and have now gotten myself elected to the homeowners association board of directors, and

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Owners at odds with Ogden: The condo where mass shooter rented a room (NV)

Short-term rentals have been a contentious issue in the City of Las Vegas. Once again, the issue in the spotlight.  Wednesday, an owner of the downtown condo, The Ogden, was granted a special use permit for a short-term rental. But

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Dismantling of beloved playground blindsides neighbors (NV)

A community fighting to save a beloved park was blindsided Wednesday when the playground equipment was suddenly dismantled and removed.  Crews put up red danger tape to do the work at the playground in Pop Squires Park in Centennial Hills. 

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Woman at war with HOA over tree troubles (NV)

A Summerlin woman has been at war for months with her HOA over a tree that’s causing significant damage to her backyard.  Karla Carder reached out to 13 Action News on behalf of her neighbor who fears she could face

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Homeowners press to reopen Silverstone golf course in Las Vegas

….Malany and more than 1,500 homeowners who live in the Silverstone Ranch development in the far northwest valley have lived next to a shuttered 27-hole golf course for more than two years now. The course has changed hands since it

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86-year-old veteran files discrimination lawsuit against HOA (NV)

An 86-year-old military veteran is taking legal action against her homeowner’s association after she was banned from using certain facilities.  Mary Jane Hillery is a retired lieutenant colonel living in Sun City Anthem in Henderson with her son. She suffers

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NV: Board member was injured checking lights

Q: I am on the board of a small community (70 condos). On Sept. 20, 2017, in the evening, I was checking for burned-out light bulbs in the community. As I was looking at a number on a door, in

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More Henderson residents want to join Legacy Golf Club lawsuit (NV)

A third community association hopes to join the fight to uphold a 50-year deed restriction for the shuttered Legacy Golf Club.  The Green Valley Village Association — with roughly 1,372 members — will have its request to join the lawsuit

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Summerlin condominiums erupt in flames, require 2-alarm response (NV)

Las Vegas Fire and Rescue firefighters doused flames that were spreading quickly at a Summerlin condominium complex Saturday morning.  Multiple 9-1-1 calls reporting flames and heavy smoke coming out of a Marquesa Condos unit on 7300 Pirates Cove Road, near

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Legacy Golf Club to reopen soon; legal fight continues (NV)

The shuttered Legacy Golf Club is soon expected to reopen, but owners of the course and the nearby homes continue to fight.  Par Excellence Drive Trust, LLC co-owners Georges Maalouf and Eddie Haddad said they have been working with city

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Removed neighborhood fence stirs controversy in North Las Vegas (NV)

Up one day, and down the next. Some neighbors in North Las Vegas feel like they are on one side of the fence with their homeowners association and the city of North Las Vegas on the other side after a

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New Legacy Golf Club landowners want to meet with HOA officials (NV)

The new landowners of the Legacy Golf Club are hoping to meet soon with the officials from homeowner associations (HOAs) representing the neighborhoods surrounding the said real estate property, a spokeswoman said on Thursday, July 6.  Elizabeth Trosper, the spokeswoman

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Leaving pedestrian gates open creates liability

Q: We live in a gated community as many people do. Our gates are open to traffic Monday through Friday from 7 a.m.to 7 p.m. However, our pedestrian gates are open 24 hours allowing foot traffic, which can be many

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SCA considers municipality options (NV)

To possibly deliver other sources of revenue to pay for road and amenity maintenance in Spring Creek, homeowners association directors have decided to continue looking at municipality options.  President Jessie Bahr sought the board’s opinion during its regular monthly meeting

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After months of battling angry residents, owner of Legacy Golf Course says it is reopening (NV)

It’s an unexpected turnaround for a Henderson golf course.  After nearly two months of battling angry residents, the owner of Legacy Golf Course near Wigwam and Green Valley parkways says he’s reopening the business.  Tom Sarnelli thought he’d found the

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I-Team: Board rejects plans for new pool regulations (NV)

A plan that could have caused the closure of hundreds of swimming pools in southern Nevada has been shelved by the board of health.  Nearly 200 from homeowner associations and apartment complexes showed up Thursday to express opposition to the

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Homeowners are the ones to amend CC&Rs (NV)

Q: I read your column in the Las Vegas Review-Journal on Sundays and I have questions on procedures from our HOA board.  My main questions are whether the board can arbitrarily change the covenants, conditions and restrictions from what the

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Architecture committee to start Spring Creek property reviews (NV)

Spring Creek homeowners might get more letters about compliance from the Spring Creek Association Committee of Architecture after its September review of properties.  The COA recently amended its rules and regulations and upgraded its computer system to quickly process property

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Coroner Identifies Man Killed By Las Vegas Condo Security (NV)

The Clark County Coroner identified a man shot and killed by a security guard Thursday in a Nevada condominium complex.  Trayvone Crocket died after he was shot multiple times by Malik Kendrick, who was a security guard at the Mountainside

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Golf course ownership becoming a tough market in Las Vegas

The list has been getting longer for the number of golf course owners in Las Vegas that have sold or entered bankruptcy in the past couple of years. Many of these courses have been attached to communities where residents feared

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Lawsuit aims to prevent new development at Legacy Golf Club (NV)

Residents of the Grand Legacy Community Association are seeking a temporary restraining order to prevent new development of the closed Legacy Golf Club in Henderson.  The motion filed Tuesday against various trusts listed on the sales deed maintains a restriction

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Residents anxious about future of closed Legacy Golf Club (NV)

Henderson residents living in homes surrounding the recently purchased Legacy Golf Club are voicing displeasure about its closure and uncertainty about future uses.  Tom Sarnelli, a board member of the Grand Legacy Homeowners Association, told members of the Henderson City

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Problems with HOA president escalate (NV)

Q: A homeowner has already sent you complaints regarding our homeowners association’s president. The only way to judge this HOA is to come to one of our meetings and see for yourself.  At this moment, we pay our assessments and

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No quick fix for old irrigation system at condo community (NV)

Q: You emphasized it’s better to water longer rather than more often. But what if that’s not possible? Our small condo community has an old irrigation system with everything watered from the same lines. We irrigate for nearly 24 hours.

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Clubhouse renovations not in HOA reserve study

Q: Our homeowners association’s executive board used reserve funds to renovate our clubhouse. An examination of the reserve study summary does not show clubhouse renovation as a line item. Can they dip into our reserves to do this, or should

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Wild Creek Homeowners Consider Legal Action Over Proposed High School (NV)

Homeowners in the Wild Creek community are considering legal action to prevent a land transfer that would allow the Washoe County School District (WCSD) to build a high school on the Wildcreek Golf Course. Our News Director Michelle Billman breaks

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Community Manager ordered to pay $1.6 million to HOAs (NV)

Dozens of Home Owners Associations are out a ton of money. Over a million bucks all together. Contact 13 finds out who took it and how they got away with stealing homeowners’ money.  Community Association Managers are supposed to look

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Residents Gear Up for Legal Fight Over Proposed High School at Wildcreek Golf Course (NV)

Wildcreek homeowners are considering legal action to prevent the Reno Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority (RSCVA) from transferring to the Washoe County School District (WCSD) the Wildcreek Golf Course for construction of a new high school.  The land transfer is

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NVAR Report Shows HOA Foreclosures Reduced Nevada Property Values by over $1 Billion

A report from the Nevada Association of REALTORS (NVAR) found that foreclosures by local homeowner associations have reduced property values in the state’s two most populated counties by more than $1 billion.   Read the article…………..

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HOA board cannot force neighbors to talk

Q: If a homeowners association member has a complaint against another homeowner, and the offending homeowner refuses to discuss the issue, can the complaining homeowner appeal to the HOA board to arrange a meeting between the two parties.  If a

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Judge orders law firm to pay $3.1M to condo association for negligence enabling contractor fraud (NV)

A Nevada judge has ordered a law firm to pay $2.4 million in damages and $700,000 in interest to a homeowners association for failing to supervise an associate who enabled contractor fraud.  The law firm, Kummer Kaempfer Bonner Renshaw and

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Supreme Court Leaves Standing Wells Fargo Win on Nevada Lien Law

The U.S. Supreme Court left standing a federal appeals court ruling that could help Wells Fargo and other major banks affected by a Nevada statute covering homeowners’ association liens ( Bourne Valley Court Trust v. Wells Fargo Bank N.A. ,

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Neighbors fear home next door could explode (NV)

Neighbors say they fear the home next door could explode at any moment. The property is located in a retirement community near Desert Inn and Theme Road.  Retired San Diego police Sgt. Dennis Dawson lives in the neighborhood. He said

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Man arrested in shooting of northwest valley homeowners association president (NV)

A man was arrested June 14 on suspicion of shooting his homeowners association president at a northwest valley apartment complex.  Eric Leroy, 33, shot at Timothy Rose three times, grazing him on the right side of his face and hitting

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Spring Creek homeowners lean toward status quo (NV)

Nearly 200 people filed into Spring Creek Elementary School gym to learn more about Spring Creek Association’s future options – with some coming away from the meeting willing to keep the association intact.  Residents received a copy of a feasibility

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How long do you have to wait on HOA?

Q: How long or how many phone calls should you have to wait before the homeowners association gets back to you. I have made five phone calls, one letter and had one response. He said he had to talk to

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Realtor group on Legislature: ‘Good session’ for homeowners (NV)

Homeowners generally fared well during the 2017 session of the Nevada Legislature, according to the Nevada Association of Realtors (NVAR).  Among the bills the group cited as beneficial were:    Read the article…………..

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Amendment to SB258 would hurt HOAs (NV)

Members of the Assembly and Senate are trying to pass an amendment to SB258 that would allow delinquent owners to sue their homeowners associations for foreclosing on unpaid assessments.  The amendment, to be decided in conference committee with no public

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HOA should accept model home landscaping (NV)

Q: I bought a model home more than five years ago; and as you probably know most builders seem to over landscape these homes and usually don’t seem to follow the covenants, conditions and restrictions or architectural review committee.  Since

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Tree removal angers neighbors in Henderson community (NV)

Neighbors in a Henderson community are fighting over trees, or a lack thereof.  Driving into the Charlemont Condo complex in Green Valley, you can clearly see changes are happening.  There is a dumpster in the front parking lot full of

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Mortgage Bankers Assn Joins Amicus Brief on Nevada HOA Case

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) joined the American Bankers Association (ABA) and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court that supports a request by Wells Fargo Bank to review a Circuit Court of

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Man buys cars to junk up his year as part of creative revenge plan against HOA (NV)

One man hatched a creative revenge plan when he got sick and tired of getting cited by his homeowner’s association. Allen Nagel owns a home near North Buffalo Drive and West Alexander Road. He bought several junk cars over the

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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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