There’s a lot of fear and anxiety over the use and implications of AI, and rightly so, but every now and again a ray of light breaks through the gloom and this is surely one of them. It’s ‘twin dad and proud American’ @EZebroni who received a particularly nitpicking response from their neighbours about weeds […]
Dear Pharaoh, We, the chairs of Giza’s Homeowners Association, have reviewed your thoughtful proposal to build three pyramids in our neighborhood. We’re pleased to report that, following a thirty-day period for public comment and ritual sacrifice, your request has been granted! The H.O.A. agrees with you—pyramid-based development is key to revitalizing our neighborhood. Read the […]
This letter is to inform you that your cloud castle is in gross violation of the rules of this Homeowners’ Association (HOA). Please note the following infractions: Read the article………………………..
In this lighthearted article, we’ll analyze the popular fantasy series Lord of the Rings (LOTR) written by J.R.R. Tolkien and look at the parallels between this tale and that of a modern-day HOA. Read the article………………………..
Declaring that the home’s decor stood in violation of a bevy of the basic community guidelines, a local homeowners’ association reportedly served notice to the owners of a house Tuesday with too few plastic skeletons dangling from its roof. Read the entire article……………………………….
Upending long-held theological notions about how the famous biblical cities met their end, new evidence presented by a team of archaeologists Tuesday indicates that God, Maker of Heaven and Earth, destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah to make way for a luxury condo development. Read the entire article……………………………….
Alyssa O’Reilly is a diehard Bills fans from a small town in Texas. Her homeowners association isn’t quite sure what to make of all those signs in her yard. She picks up the story from there: Read the article…………………………….
If you want to look at examples of who not to elect into government in Singapore, look no further than the people in some of our condo management councils. Part comedy, part horror and 100% drama, some management councils manage to turn a condo management into farce, with a huge does of politicking thrown in […]
It has been a bit of a bad time for many lately with the pandemic limiting activities for some and having much more extreme effects on other families in condos and elsewhere. So I thought a bit of lightness may help. What follows are a few silly things that have happened in condos around the […]
Dear Mr. and Mrs. Macbeth, I am writing to you as interim president of the Dunsinane Estates Condo Association to express serious concerns about recent activities on your part as well as violations of the association’s regulations and rules of conduct. I confess it is with trepidation that I write this note, given that Mr. […]
As we approach year end and embark on our collective mad-dash towards the holidays, we thought we’d revisit a Christmas classic and adapt it to the condo world. As part of our last post this year, here’s our Condo Christmas Story. Some names and identifying details have been changed to protect the privacy of individuals […]
Buying an apartment in a New York co-op building can seem like such a great idea — at first. But just wait. There is often a steep learning curve that runs from happy optimism to weary cynicism. This is one such story, as I remember it. As most New Yorkers know all too well, when […]
I thought I had gamed the system this time—after two years of living below Marcus, a photographer with an appetite for swarms of high-heeled women and 4 a.m. weeknight furniture shuffling, my husband and I had secured a top floor prewar Chicago condo. With a brick exterior and solid wood floors, the loudest sound we […]
One Bangkok condo appears to be going the extra mile to protect their tenants by providing them with a form when they attempt to take a trans guest up to their room. The form — and we’re not even gonna imagine the uncomfortable exchange when it’s presented — asks if the tenant is aware that […]
How fun last year seeing a lovable herd of goats chewing their way through overgrown weeds and other vegetation growing wild along scenic trails surrounding a California community association. Surely the herd would be back again this year. But no. This year, the work was being done by tractor-powered mowing machines, “really nifty” equipment capable […]
Marc Philippe Eskenazi tests out which New York City establishments with previously strict human-only policies will allow in his menagerie of emotional-support animals. Watch the video…………..
Ask any community association manager about the unusual requests, problems and interactions with residents, and you will quickly learn that working in common interest communities is never dull! Allow me to share a few of my true, memorable experiences: Read the article…………….
But let’s think of Santa, not just as a bringer of gifts, but as a user of property rights. After all, he lands on your roof. Get any permission for that, Mr. Claus? What about the wear and tear to the roof? If a typical adult male reindeer weighs 350 – 400 pounds, eight adult […]
If you live in an apartment or townhouse you’re probably among the 1 in 10 Australians who live in a strata-titled property. It seems that everyone who has ever lived in a strata building has a story to tell of the trials and tribulations of dealing with other tenants, owners, strata managers and tradespeople. […]
Work in any business long enough, and chances are nothing will surprise you anymore. This is especially true of co-op and condo lawyers. Along with property managers, attorneys are keepers of some of the best stories to come out of South Florida’s co-ops, condos and HOA communities Read the article………..
Two neighbors in one week brought it up. That’s a sign that it is something that needs to be talked about. To show how strongly I believe this, I am going to talk about what they talked about even though the subject is me. Read the article………
When buying a condo, one of the things to consider is the HOA. Hopefully, your money dude has helped vet the financial health of the HOA, and your real estate agent has soundly beaten the huge corporation running the HOA with a large stick when they demand money for unreasonable things before you’ve even purchased […]
….Unbeknownst to our cranky neighbor, J.J. had been elected to the HOA board by way of inability to gather a quorum for an in-person vote, and subsequent mail-in ballot stacking among the condo units in the First Building, Floor 1 area. Read more……….
Citing the need to safeguard their highborn pedigree, the board of directors at local condominium development Oakwood Terrace told reporters Friday they have successfully maintained the purity of their bloodline through generations of intermarriage. Read more……..
Chief Master Code Enforcer Vern Speiner wants you to join the ranks of the few, the proud, the army of one that aims high to be all it can be and become a code enforcer with the LakeField Hills Home Owners Association. You will write citations from sun up to sun not up anymore, you […]