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Three families sue Eugene condo complex, alleging mold, other contamination due to water leakage (OR)

Three families that rented units at a condominium complex on Cal Young Road in north Eugene are seeking nearly $1.7 million from the owners and managers of the property, claiming extensive water leaks and mold damaged their health and possessions. 

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Marijuana debate still blazing in Cannon Beach (OR)

Councilors voted 3-2 to maintain the ordinance, which prohibits marijuana stores in mixed-use buildings to adhere to the community’s desire to keep marijuana out of residential areas. The building meets the city code for a marijuana store because the residents

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Creekside Golf Club neighbors appeal loss; club owners want $524,860 in legal fees (OR)

Creekside Golf Club’s neighbors are appealing a judge’s decision allowing the course to be turned into a residential subdivision.  The club’s owners, meanwhile, have asked the court to order the 588-member Creekside Homeowners Association to reimburse them more than a

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Canal restoration plan sparks debate in neighborhood (OR)

A homeowners association south of Sunriver has created a Canal Restoration Committee to look at removing some downed trees in a canal that runs through the area. But that is drawing objections from at least one resident who is worried

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Portland Condo Owners Toss Out Homeowners Association Board That Imposed High Fees (OR)

Condo owners in the Cedar Mill neighborhood have won a reprieve from the new fees that many feared would drive them from their homes.  On Sept. 21, at the annual meeting of the Westlake Village Condominium Homeowners Association, the group

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Here’s What Readers Said About Condo Owners Facing the Threat of Losing Their Homes Due to Increased HOA Fees (OR)

Last week, WW wrote about Cedar Mill condo owners who faced the threat of losing their homes due to increased homeowners association fees (“Trouble in the Village,” WW, Sept. 20, 2017). The fight in Westlake Village continued—in the online comments.

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Condo Residents Discover That Home Ownership Is No Guarantee Against Displacement in Portland’s Housing Market (OR)

Maricela Ramirez’s story is a familiar one in today’s Portland.  She came to Oregon more than a decade ago from Northern California, seeking a more affordable place to live. Now, as housing costs climb across the city, a renovation of

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Lightning strikes, damages condo in Depoe Bay (OR)

Lightning struck and destroyed a condo in Depoe Bay Tuesday morning.  The manager at Searidge Condominiums says he’s never seen lightning like they had last night. He says this is the first time he’s heard of one strike causing so

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Elders liable for $10,000 in legal fees to Running Y (OR)

A costly legal dispute over homeowners’ association payments at Running Y Ranch has concluded with an award of $10,000 in attorney’s fees, far less than $145,000 sought by plaintiffs.  In a letter dated Friday, Judge Roxanne Osborne said residents Kenneth

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Legislature says homeowners associations can’t bar rooftop solar (OR)

Homeowners associations won’t be able to deny Oregonians their right to go solar under a bill that passed the Legislature on Wednesday.  The bill, HB 2111, which sailed through the House more than a month ago on a 56-3 vote,

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Residents struggle to recover from damage (OR)

It was a very tough winter all across Sisters Country. Heavy snowfall and intense cold combined in a perfect storm to cause extensive property damage as ice dams caused roof leakage and snow collapsed outbuildings and fences.  As local homeowners

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Judge: Creekside Golf Club can close, be turned into housing (OR)

Creekside Golf Club’s neighbors have lost a year-long legal battle to keep the 18-hole championship course from closing and being developed into housing.  A post on the association’s web site said the board disagrees with the ruling and is considering

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Homeowners association settles RV dispute for $300k (OR)

The parents of a disabled woman who say they were forced to move from their Marion County neighborhood after the homeowners association barred them from parking an RV in their driveway have settled their lawsuit for $300,000.  The parents of

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Man charged for Pearl District condo fire (OR)

A 24-year-old man is accused of trying to damage an 86-unit condo building in the Pearl District by causing a fire and explosion.  Officials tell us that Michael Aaron Swathwood was taken into custody on Wednesday and charged with two

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Elder to appeal verdict in favor of HOA (OR)

A Klamath Falls man who was ordered by a jury last week to pay an outstanding fine to his homeowners association said he plans to appeal the decision.  On Tuesday Kenneth Elder told the Herald and News he intends to

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Jury sides with HOA in Running Y suit (OR)

A Klamath County jury has ruled against two residents of Running Y Ranch Resort who challenged the legitimacy of fees charged by their home owner’s association.  On Friday a six-person jury ruled in favor of Running Y Ranch Resort Owner’s

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Two Alarm Fire At Condo Complex On NW Lovejoy (OR)

A two alarm fire has forced the evacuation of people living in the Royal Arms Condos on NW 18th and Lovejoy this morning. At least a half dozen fire engines responded to the scene. No details yet on what caused

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Propane pipe explosion sets fire to Widgi Creek condo (OR)

A propane pipe exploded in a garage at a Widgi Creek condominium in southwest Bend, causing an estimated $75,000 in damages to the unit, according to a Bend Fire Department news release.   Read the article………

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Will Creekside Golf Club win the right to close? (OR)

Closing arguments will be heard Feb. 3 in a trial pitting Salem’s Creekside Golf Club against a neighboring homeowners association.  It follows a week-long bench trial held Jan. 9-13 in Marion County Circuit Court.  Creekside Homeowners Association filed the lawsuit

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Judge rules for family in suit against Keizer HOA (OR)

A federal judge has ruled that a Keizer homeowners’ association violated state and federal fair housing laws by not accommodating a family of former residents of McNary Estates, whose daughter has multiple disabilities.  Gary and Renee Kuhn bought a home

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Pot condos? Oregon developer sees big market in marijuana

A southern Oregon real estate company looking to capitalize on the marijuana boom is planning to build a multimillion-dollar growing and processing facility in Eugene that could house more than 30 different pot ventures.  The Eugene Register-Guard reports that Grow

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Campaign letter stirs controversy in Lake Oswego’s Mountain Park neighborhood (OR)

Stationery and letterhead cause confusion about who actually mailed the Studebaker endorsement

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HOA Asks Homeowners Take Down Blue Lights

The Hidden Grove and Green Valley Homeowner’s Association is asking residents to move their blue lights from the lamp posts

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HOA lawsuit rachets up (OR)

Mediation resulted in all the Fountains and Phase 8 board members attending a fair housing training, review and adoption of reasonable accommodation procedures and monetary damages of $25,000.

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Shifting sands in Cannon Beach (OR)

Sand has continued to build in the past few years and Breakers Point is unable to maintain four beach access points now covered in sand

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354 homes proposed for Creekside Golf Club property (OR)

As a group, homeowners stand to lose $30 million through reduced property values if the course is developed, one resident said at the meeting Thursday.

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Siltcoos Lake residents look to the next lake for household water (OR)

But the problem has worsened in the past year as the level of the shallow lake — its average depth is about 11 feet — decreased during last year’s drought and still hasn’t recovered.

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Eagle Trace HOA recognized as a Firewise Community (OR)

Sponsored by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the program encourages neighbors to recognize fire risks and learn how to be smart in reducing these risks in the event of a wildfire.

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Threatening letters in Redmond (OR) are bogus

An unidentified person, worked up about cars parked on streets and garbage cans left by curbs, has been rattling Redmondites with long, unofficial letters that threaten fines up to $400, towed vehicles and a call to the police

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Two-alarm fire destroys one Lake Oswego condo, damages four others

A two-alarm fire destroyed one unit and heavily damaged four others at the Tanglewood Hills Condos in Lake Oswego on Wednesday afternoon, leaving more than a dozen people homeless.

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Cannon Beach, condos cited for dune-grading error (OR)

Sand was moved near Breakers Point in Cannon Beach after a winter storm. But was it moved from an area that needed Oregon Parks and Recreation Department approval?

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Creekside Golf Club countersues homeowners (OR)

the South Salem golf course’s owners filed a countersuit against neighboring homeowners who have asked a judge to prevent owners from closing the club and selling the property to developers

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Condo tenants on Bend’s Westside told they must move (OR)

Tenants living at the Fireside Condominiums in northwest Bend, now facing eviction by new owners

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Creekside Golf Club averts closure, for now

Lawyers for the association say closing the course would violate the covenants, conditions and restrictions (CCRs), recorded in 1992 by the developer of both the 18-hole championship course and the subdivision.

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Homeowners sue to stop Creekside Golf Club sale, development (OR)

In February, the club asked neighbors to approve a plan that would triple their monthly homeowner association fees, raising about $400,000 per year for the club. In exchange, each resident would receive a social membership to the club

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Still struggling, Creekside Golf Club seeks city’s help (OR)

Salem’s struggling Creekside Golf Club is pushing a new plan to boost its bottom line and avert an April 30 closing.

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Creekside neighbors to vote on mandatory golf club dues (OR)

The Creekside Estates Homeowners Association Board will meet March 26 to authorize a vote on mandatory membership in a nearby golf club

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Rats taking over South Salem neighborhood (OR)

For their part, Nightingale and her husband approached their HOA earlier this week, and were pleased that it agreed to hire an exterminator to get rid of the rats if the city could get the neighbor to stop feeding them.

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Plan to rid Fairview (OR) neighborhood of raccoons sparks controversy

Neighbors in Fairview came head to head Monday night at a homeowners association meeting after people voted to allow the HOA board to use funds to trap and euthanize raccoons

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Brown lawn bill advances in legislature (OR)

The Oregon Senate on Tuesday passed a bill that would allow residents to let their lawns go brown during a drought even if their HOA requires watering

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Condo association releases ‘Call for Community Safety Plan and Dialogue’

The McCormick Pier Condominium Association re-opened public access to the path on Friday after the City of Portland made their presence felt at a large homeless camp adjacent to their property

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City (OR) to reimburse Falcon Heights $24K for false meter readings

The association said their wastewater bill was much higher than normal for the months of August through December 2014 as well as January, November and December in 2015

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Condo owners cite homeless as reason for closing public greenway (OR)

Portland Mayor Charlie Hales is ordering that a public greenway be reopened immediately after a group of condo owners blocked access to it

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Homeowners may win right to let lawns turn brown (OR)

Should homeowners associations be able to force residents to water their yards, even during a drought?  Oregon legislators plan to tackle that question during next month’s session.     Read the article…………..

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Parents sue homeowners association that wouldn’t let them park RV to help daughter with diarrhea (OR)

The parents of a severely disabled woman are suing their former homeowners association — after the association refused to allow them to use their driveway to park a motor home they bought to transport their daughter to medical appointments.  

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Condo owners pay more to keep out leaf blowers (OR)

The quiet streets of the West Hills neighborhood are perhaps just a bit quieter these days.  The West Oaks Condo Owners Association, which governs a 95-unit condominium development on Southwest Grand Oaks Drive, has changed its landscaping contract and does

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West Side HOAs Prepare for OSU-Cascades (OR)

With the expansion of the OSU-Cascades campus on Bend’s west side, several Homeowner Associations in the area are looking at rules and regulations to make sure a potential influx of students doesn’t change their neighborhood. Bill Bernardy helped draft new

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Homeowners associations, residents clash over watering (OR)

Despite drought conditions declared in 24 of Oregon’s 36 counties, residents in some neighborhoods remain under pressure to keep their lawns green and lush.  Homeowners associations frequently require residents to maintain their landscaping to a certain standard, which can often

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Tigard (OR) condo catches fire when contractor accidentally cuts electrical wires

Tualatin Valley firefighters had to cut through the roof of a condo building Wednesday afternoon to extinguish a fire that started when a contractor remodeling a bathroom cut through electrical wires with a reciprocating saw.   Read the article………

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Condominium owners sued for wrongful death (OR)

A lawsuit has been filed in Multnomah County Circuit Court against The Tides By Seaside and other defendants for the wrongful death of David Llyod Roach.     Read the article………

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