15 people displaced after Woodside Condominium fire (AL)

Birmingham Fire crews are working to extinguish a fire at Woodside Condominiums Sunday afternoon.  Due to the fire, 15 people have been displaced, according to authorities on the scene. However, there was no report of any injuries.    Read the article…………………………….

Lake Forest families raise safety concerns about speeders, reckless drivers (AL)

Lake Forest families are pleading for help as they say speeders and reckless drivers are creating a dangerous situation in the large Daphne neighborhood.  Diamond Reddick, who lives on Wedgewood Drive, said she and her baby were nearly hit by a speeding driver on Thursday.     Read the article………………………………..

Facade of Gulf Shores Condo Ripped Off by Hurricane Sally (AL)

Video from Gulf Shores, Alabama, shows building damage after Hurricane Sally swept through early Wednesday morning, September 16.  The National Hurricane Center said Sally made landfall as a Category 2 storm near Gulf Shores, just west of Orange Beach, at 4:45 am local time and would bring “historic and catastrophic flooding in parts of northwest […]

Riverchase Country Club sues homeowners association (AL)

Part of the golf cart path on the 13th hole of the Riverchase Country Club golf course has eroded away. Country club officials say the hazard was caused by problems with the stormwater drainage system for the Riverchase community, and the club is suing the Riverchase Residential Association, which the club says is responsible for […]

Homeowners’ group apologizes after calling Alabama child’s sidewalk art ‘unsightly’

A Riverchase mother is speaking out after her young daughter’s encouraging message left in chalk on the sidewalk was met with assertions that they were defacing the neighborhood and lowering property values…….Shortly after this article published, Seaton received an apology call from the president of the association.    Read the article…………………………..

Vestavia Lake residents want city to help clean up lake (AL)

People who live around Vestavia Lake want the city of Vestavia Hills to clean up some of the silt and debris that’s built up in the lake. However, city officials argue that it’s not the city’s responsibility because it’s a private lake.   Watch the news report…………………………

Road maintenance district could be established in Willow Point (AL)

March 3 all Tallapoosa County voters will be asked to vote on a constitutional amendment that, if passed, will apply to only Willow Point residents inside the gated neighborhood, according to Russell Lands vice president and general counsel Steve Forehand.    Read the article………………………..

Montgomery City Councilman Wants More Security Cameras in Neighborhoods (AL)

District 7 Councilman Clay McInnis says these cameras are like ring door bell cameras, except for neighborhoods. His goal is to have 30 cameras installed in his district by the end of the year.  The Hillwood neighborhood off Vaughn Road already has seven cameras installed and paid for by the Homeowner’s Association.    Read the article………………………

Orange Beach condo owner files federal lawsuit against city (AL)

The city of Orange Beach is facing a federal lawsuit by one of its own condominium owners.  The 18-page lawsuit was filed on Friday in federal court by Larry Wireman, developer of the high rise Turquoise Place condo complex on Perdido Beach Blvd.    Read the article……………………………..

Questions to ask before signing an HOA agreement (AL)

Buying a new home is a major purchase, buying a home with a homeowners association is an even bigger deal.  WBRC received an email from a woman who claims she owns a condo at Woodside Condominiums in Center Point.   She claims the roof inside of her unit had caved in and was covered in black […]

12 displaced at Woodside Condos after 4 units catch fire (AL)

Twelve occupants are displaced after a fire involves four units at the Woodside Condos on Shadowood Circle.  According to the Center Point Fire Department, one person was hurt and transported to the hospital for a minor injury after a fire broke out on the west side of Woodside Condos. At least 12 occupants, six adults […]

License plate cameras watching McCalla neighborhood (AL)

License plate readers once meant to help law enforcement are now popping up in neighborhoods here in Alabama.  Drivers are now on notice in Letson Farms. A few months ago, the homeowners association installed two Flock safety license plate reading cameras to take pictures of cars coming into the McCalla subdivision.   Read the article………………………

Baldwin County woman accused of stealing $12,000 from HOA (AL)

A Baldwin County woman has been charged after allegedly stealing from her homeowners association in Daphne.  Rachelle Hawks, 41, handed herself in to authorities Aug. 7 after fellow HOA members reported that $12,000 was missing from the association’s bank account, according to court records. Hawks was the treasurer of the association during the time of […]

HOA responds to Gulf Shores condo American flag flap (AL)

Today the condo’s Home Owners Association President is weighing in.  HOA President Jan Howard tells NBC 15 no one has ever been told they cant fly the American Flag, it’s how they fly it and where they fly it that might be in question.   Read the article………………………

Mobile Homeowners Associations set to get city money for security cameras (AL)

Two more Homeowners Associations are set to get financial help from the city to install security cameras.  At Tuesday’s City Council meeting, councilmembers will consider giving the Llanfair South Yester Oaks and Huffman Estates homeowners associations a combined total of $7,500 in discretionary funds to install surveillance systems as part of Project Shield.    Read the article……………………

West Mobile neighborhood wants city to pay for surveillance (AL)

A West Mobile neighborhood reached out to their city council representative asking for money to install security cameras that can be tapped in on by police.  The Regency Oaks Homeowners Association collaborated with Mobile Police’s Project Shield program so that police can tap into those cameras at any time to help deter or respond to […]

Landfill expansion may leave thousands with contaminated water, flooding (AL)

Some people in the Trussville area say Birmingham’s plan to expand a landfill is foul and could stir up health problems.  Dan Bayse is president of the Magnolia Place Homeowner’s Association. He says the Birmingham landfill behind his neighborhood stinks.  “The stench could gag a maggot,” says Bayse.     Read the article…………………….

Alabama Condo Complex Earns IBHS’ First-Ever Hurricane Gold Designation

Local developers in coastal Alabama that utilized Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety’s (IBHS) FORTIFIED Commercial construction standards in the design of a coastal condominium complex and earned the first-ever FORTIFIED Commercial–Hurricane Gold.    Read the article………………….

New HUD condo rules may benefit Alabama markets

Fallout from the housing crash of 2008 can still be felt throughout the housing market today.  One area in particular is the condominium market, where lending over the past eight years has become more strict for individual units.  Last week, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development issued a statement that should loosen some […]

New Alabama law sets out rules for homeowners associations

A law regarding these groups, known as the Homeowners Association Act, took effect Jan 1. Under the law, homeowners associations must register as nonprofit groups with the Alabama Secretary of State’s office or their local probate judge. Associations must also provide or direct potential buyers to public records containing information such as the homeowners’ association […]

ADEM concludes investigation on Eastern Area Landfill

The Alabama Dept. of Environmental Management issued a consent decree about the Eastern Area Landfill to the City of Birmingham on April 20, nearly three years after a complaint was filed by the Magnolia Place Homeowners’ Association. The Homeowner’s Association claims that excess storm water and sedimentation has flowed from the active face of the […]

Village of Providence HOA addresses controversy

But recently residents have been questioning that quality, along with where their fees and dues are really going.   Monday, the development’s homeowners association addressed those concerns at an open meeting.     Read more……..