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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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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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