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  • Poolside Etiquette: How to Enjoy Your Community Pool Responsibly June 20, 2024
    As summer heats up, so does the activity at community pools. A community pool offers residents a great way to cool off, relax, and socialize with their neighbors. Still, it’s important to remember that a neighborhood pool is not the same as a private pool. While a backyard pool is only subject to a homeowner’s personal rules, patrons of public pools must follow community rules in order to keep the pool clean and safe for all residents. Not only that, ...
  • HOAs and golf courses June 19, 2024
    Imagine living 10 minutes away from your favorite golf course. Not only could you sleep in a little bit later if you have an early tee time, but you could probably play multiple rounds in a single day. Plus, there won’t be any debate about who will be hosting weekend get-togethers. Your friends will happily make their way over to your place.   Read the article…………………………….
  • Getting rid of amenities: Is it worth the trouble? June 12, 2024
    2024 has not delivered much financial relief. Money continues to be tight and everyone is feeling the pinch. Naturally, organizations are looking for new and creative ways to save or generate money, and governed communities are no different.  Condo and HOA members may be considering wealth-building initiatives including charging for visitor parking, upgrading to more energy-efficient lighting and power systems, or perhaps even getting rid of underused amenities.    Read the article…………………………….
  • Fate of East Naples golf course still unknown, as residents continue fight to preserve it (FL) June 11, 2024
    The fate of the former Riviera Golf Course in East Naples remains uncertain.  It’s still mired in legal challenges – and the owners recently rejected a neighboring resident’s offer to buy it.   Steve Campbell, who lives in the surrounding community of Riviera Golf Estates, offered to pay $857,000 for the more than 90-acre property, based on its “foreclosure condition.”    Read the article…………………………….
  • Pools May 28, 2024
    When I first started practicing community association law, I was warned about the 3 P’s – pools, pets, and parking. While I have certainly dealt with issues involving the 3 P’s, they have not consumed nearly as much time as other issues. I attribute that, in part, to our firm’s proactive approach to educating our clients about these issues and assisting them with putting frameworks in place to limit issues before they arise. With pool season starting in earnest this ...
  • Pickleball courts in a legal pickle over the associated noise May 17, 2024
    Pickleball Legal Consultant is a job title that likely did not exist a decade ago, but as pickleball courts infiltrate neighborhoods to satiate an appetite for a sport whose namesake is a snack, communities take issue with the resulting influx of noise. Now homeowners’ associations and city councils face litigation by those whose lives are disrupted by pickleball’s din.   Read the article…………………………….
  • Pool Rules and Safety Practices May 16, 2024
    We recommend that pool rules be adopted and mailed or emailed to all Owners and residents. If the Board of Directors isn’t clear on the legalities of certain rules such as adult swim times or unaccompanied children in the pool area, please ensure to obtain the Association attorney’s legal advice as pool rules can at times produce liability if not properly worded or if illegal rules are enacted.   Read the article…………………………….
  • Delray Beach HOA Goes To Real Court Over Sport Court (FL) May 5, 2024
    The Delray Beach gated community of Casabella is suing a Palm Beach County sport court installation company which allegedly took the community’s money and ran. Sport Surfaces of 7011 Wilson Road in West Palm Beach is the defendant.   Read the article…………………………….
  • Dive In & Thrive: Optimizing Your Community Pool May 1, 2024
    As the sunny days of summer beckon, it’s crucial to recognize that the upkeep of a community pool demands year-round attention. Not only does a pool enhance property values, but it also serves as a cherished sanctuary for families and individuals alike. From providing a space for children to frolic in the sun to offering adults a venue for exercise and socialization, the community pool stands as a unifying element within the neighborhood.   Read the article…………………………….
  • Pool Preparations for Your HOA April 29, 2024
    Summer is just around the corner, which means it’s almost time for pool season. Maintaining the perfect oasis is about more than just warm weather and water. Creating a safe, positive environment for residents to escape, unwind, and make cherished memories requires an ongoing process of routine checks, equipment upgrades, and meticulous planning.    Read the article…………………………….
  • Should a tennis court be converted into pickleball courts? Debate intensifies in one Austin community (TX) April 15, 2024
    In the Steiner Ranch Community in northwest Austin, there are three areas with neighborhood tennis courts, and some of them have pickleball lines.  Residents can make reservations to play either game, but recently a debate has landed on the courts at the Bella Mar community center over whether a tennis court should be converted into four pickleball courts.    Read the article…………………………….
  • Making a splash: Developing a community association pool policy April 11, 2024
    Summer is just around the corner, which means it’s almost time for pool season. Maintaining the perfect oasis is about more than just warm weather and water. Creating a safe, positive environment for residents to escape, unwind, and make cherished memories requires an ongoing process of routine checks, equipment upgrades, and meticulous planning.    Read the article…………………………….
  • Steiner Ranch residents vie over pickleball court proposal (TX) April 11, 2024
    Two groups of Steiner Ranch residents are at odds over the proposed introduction of pickleball courts within the homeowners association community.  On April 4, a group of residents created a petition that advocated for converting one tennis court at the Bella Mar Community Center into four semi-permanent pickleball courts. The petition alluded to a recent meeting between the HOA board and the tennis committee, which included conversations on the proposed initiative.    Read the article…………………………….
  • Pickleball in your Community Association: 10 Considerations (IL) April 10, 2024
    Pickleball is sweeping the nation as a popular activity for all ages. It’s one of the fastest growing sports with over 8 million estimated pickleball players in the US.  Before jumping on the bandwagon, consider whether your condominium, homeowner (HOA), or townhome community association has the space, budget, and interest to support a pickleball court.   Read the article…………………………….
  • Bixby City Council votes in favor of developer’s plans to convert golf course into homes (OK) April 10, 2024
    The Bixby City Council voted to pass an amendment that approved the developer’s plans to convert the White Hawk Golf Course into homes, according to the Homeowners Association president.  Three City councilors voted for it and two opposed the motion.   Read the article…………………………….
  • Pickleball causes racket at Cape Shores (DE) March 23, 2024
    One of Lewes’ core values is busy days and quiet nights. But, it is noise happening during the day that has led to a lawsuit against the Cape Shores community.  Dr. Michael Katz and his wife Patricia are suing their homeowner’s association and President Janice Erich claiming the racket generated from pickleball on their neighborhood courts is deafening.    Read the article…………………………….
  • $15M settlement for man who fell through N.J. condo’s pool stairs March 22, 2024
    ABergen County man severely injured when he fell through a wooden stairway while working at a condominium swimming pool has agreed to settle his lawsuit for $15 million.  James Visconti, 59, of Saddle Brook, was servicing the pool at Harmon Cove IV community pool in Secaucus on Sept. 6, 2018, when wooden steps collapsed beneath him, sending him to the pavement below, according to court papers.   Read the article…………………………….
  • River’s Edge Golf Course sold to homeowners association (OR) March 15, 2024
    The River’s Edge Community Master Association announced its purchase of Bend’s River’s Edge Golf Course.  The members of the association closed the sale and received the recorded title to the property on Friday morning.  “This is a wonderful day for the community,” said Jeff Kramer, president of the association. “We saved the golf course, and by doing so preserved a beautiful and precious amenity for our homeowners, and an iconic public golf course for the Bend community.”   Read the article…………………………….
  • Boynton’s Valencia Reserve is renovating clubhouse for $9.3M. Here is what homeowners will pay. (FL) March 13, 2024
    Homeowners in the Valencia Reserve development west of Boynton Beach have overwhelmingly approved a referendum calling for the expenditure of $9.3 million to rebuild their 13-year-old, 42,000-square-foot clubhouse.  Each of the 1,043 homeowners will need to pay about $8,000 for what will be one of the most expensive renovation projects undertaken in Palm Beach County at a non-golf course community.    Read the article…………………………….
  • Wellness Amenities and Their Impact on Resident Satisfaction (FL) March 13, 2024
    Wellness amenities can not only improve the health and happiness of your community members but can also drastically improve the property values and attraction to your neighborhood. As the leading HOA management company, Wise Property Management can provide the highest quality homeowners association management      Read the article…………………………….

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