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  • Top 10 Amenities Residents Want In A Condominium Corporation (ON) February 26, 2024
    Many condominium corporations have amenities that give residents even more opportunities to enjoy their community. These amenities, funded primarily through common element fees, play a pivotal role in shaping the quality of neighbourhood life. They also help a condominium corporation remain competitive in the homebuying market and increase property values. Read on to learn the top 10 amenities that today’s condominium corporation homeowners and potential homebuyers are looking for.    Read the article…………………………….
  • Creative Ways to Use HOA Amenities for Community Events February 21, 2024
    Your homeowners association (HOA) plays a vital role in cultivating a strong sense of community in your neighborhood. While their primary responsibility is overseeing and enforcing neighborhood regulations, association benefits typically include community amenities.  Community amenities provide more than just recreational spaces – they offer a canvas for fostering connections among residents. Beyond the traditional role of rule enforcement, your association’s amenities can become dynamic hubs for community engagement.    Read the article…………………………….
  • Tamarac’s Deal to Buy Shaker Village Clubhouse Still on Hold (FL) December 16, 2023
    Tamarac’s controversial plan to buy the dilapidated Shaker Village Clubhouse will remain on hold for another three months while a lawsuit challenging the deal’s legality plays out.   Read the article………………………….
  • Pickleball In HOAs: Yay Or Nay? (NC) December 14, 2023
    The debate surrounding pickleball in HOA communities has heightened in recent years. The rise in popularity of this sport has led to discussions about whether or not it should be allowed within the confines of HOA-regulated neighborhoods. However, there is more to this contentious issue than meets the eye, and the decision to permit it in communities is more nuanced than others.   Read the article……………………..
  • Orlando-area homeowners faced down their developer over hefty membership fees — and won (FL) November 30, 2023
    A community of residents 55 years old and up, displaying endurance and spunk, is emerging from a marathon legal battle with a big win over a leading home builder who charged them hefty “membership fees” to use pools, clubhouses and other amenities in their own neighborhood.   Read the article…………………………….
  • ‘Wait and see’ is golf course conclusion (FL) November 27, 2023
    Residents of the Gulf Gate neighborhood adjacent to the golf course, who formed the Gulf Gate Community Association, have addressed the commission in pushing a plan for the county to purchase the land and enhance it for stormwater storage, clean runoff into Sarasota Bay, and potentially reduce flooding in the area before it is developed as residential housing.    Read the article……………………………..
  • PBC Owner: Condo says I can lease my unit, but renters can’t use pool, etc. Can they do that? (FL) November 26, 2023
    Question: Our condominium has several recreational/common areas — swimming pools, saunas, tennis courts, a small gym/workout room, a billiard room, etc.  Our board limits usage to some of the areas to owners only. I was under the impression that tenants have the right to use all common/recreational areas that owners enjoy   Read the Q&A………………………………
  • Months after community gets HOA to repair their pool, 7 Investigates finds potentially dangerous problem left behind (FL) November 21, 2023
    Residents at a condo community turned to 7 investigates to get their pool repaired and reopened.  They thought the situation was solved, but it turned out there was an even bigger problem lurking beneath the surface.   Read the article…………………………………
  • Communities Adding Pickleball Should Consider Mitigating Noise Disruptions (FL) November 14, 2023
    A recent survey of nearly 700 community association managers and board members conducted by the Foundation for Community Association Research found that more than 66 percent of the communities represented in the survey already have or are committed to building pickleball courts. However, of those communities that are embracing and incorporating the fast-growing sport, nearly 58 percent have implemented limitations and restrictions.    Read the article…………………………….
  • Saving Lives in Your Community Association: Defibrillators (AEDs), Bleeding Control Kits (BCKs), and CERTs November 8, 2023
    Does your community association have an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) or a Bleeding Control Kit (BCK) on hand in the worst-case scenario and do you have trained people on hand to use these devices? Do you have a gym, pickleball/tennis courts, and other recreational amenities where a cardiac event may be more likely?   Listen to the podcast……………………………….
  • Pickleball Popularity Comes with Challenges for HOAs November 6, 2023
    Pickleball, the rapidly growing paddle sport, is taking community associations by storm. Unfortunately, this newfound popularity also has brought with it some challenges, particularly related to the “pok-pok” noise generated when paddle hits ball.  Read the article…………………………….
  • HOA suing over creation of Prescott Preserve at former golf course site will seek to negotiate settlement (CA) November 3, 2023
    Until the lawsuit is resolved, the organization that purchased the property, Oswit Land Trust, has been prevented from making major changes, including any significant restoration.   Read the article………………………………
  • Straw vote will gauge whether Riviera Golf Estates residents want to buy their golf course (FL) November 3, 2023
    A straw vote will give residents of Riviera Golf Estates a voice in the future of the community’s golf course, but it won’t be binding.  After asking for tweaks to the language, Collier County commissioners recently decided to move forward with an opinion poll. It’s a step toward finalizing a proposed settlement that would stop a developer from building on the former golf course,   Read the article……………………………
  • Panel finds owners of shuttered Silverstone Ranch in breach of contract (NV) September 21, 2023
    An arbitration panel has found that the owners of the Silverstone Ranch development’s golf course is in breach of contractual obligations to maintain the course, which has been closed for eight years.  Read the article………………………..
  • How to cool your swimming pool water temperature September 5, 2023
    A popular question pool companies often get asked from swimming pool owners in the heat of summer is “How can I cool down my pool water?” Below are a few suggestions to be considered:    Read the article………………………..
  • Homeowners are increasingly taking legal action over pickleball racket (CA) September 5, 2023
    Jaye Gleyzal moved to the Sea Cliff gated community in Carlsbad six years ago.  She enjoyed exploring its many walking paths and listening to the gentle buzz of busy hummingbirds on her patio.  But that idyllic tranquility didn’t last.   Read the article………………………..
  • Condo Amenities: 2023 Power Rankings (ON) August 29, 2023
    At a time when applications for new builds are seemingly endless, not all condo amenities are created equal.  The common denominator is convenience: amenities should remove the requirement for residents to leave the building for everyday routines and rhythms. But, as life evolves, so do the types of amenities today’s (and tomorrow’s) condo dwellers really want — and need.
  • A year after being destroyed by a fire, Tellico Village looks to rebuild Tanasi Golf Clubhouse (TN) August 27, 2023
    Sunday will mark one year since a fire destroyed Tellico Village’s Tanasi Golf Clubhouse in Loudon County.  On the Saturday afternoon of Aug. 27, 2022, a fire broke out in the kitchen of the Tanasi Golf Clubhouse. The fire quickly spread and engulfed the entire building, reducing it to ash and smoldering ruins.   Read the article………………………..
  • Virginia Beach neighborhoods unite to block possible housing development at former Signature golf course (VA) August 23, 2023
    Fourteen neighborhoods representing about 3,100 homes have rallied behind the Villages at West Neck’s campaign to persuade the Virginia Beach City Council to vote against an anticipated proposal to rezone that community’s dormant golf course and build new housing.  Read the article………………………..
  • Last Of The Lakes: Latest Chapter In Golf Course Saga (NM) August 20, 2023
    Not everyone was happy, but that’s often the case when you’re about to lose an iconic part of your neighborhood.  And that’s what’s happening at The Islands at Rio Rancho, once a gorgeous respite for residents and wildlife, and a few lakes where countless golf balls were sent to a watery grave.   Read the article………………………..

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