HOA denies allegations of forcing out elderly veteran (ID)

A local homeowner’s association is disputing claims that an elderly veteran may be forced out of his home due to HOA fees.  Local News 8 reported Friday that 80-year-old Bob Reinisch was asked to pay a total of $3,500 in fees and assessments to the Gem Lake Harbor Homeowner’s Association, which he said he cannot […]

HOA sues residents for operating in-home businesses (ID)

In December, Two Rivers Subdivision HOA filed a complaint with Ada County’s Fourth District Court against Yuriy Buchinskiy and his wife Valentina Buchinskiy aiming to force them to stop operating their small businesses out of their home in the upscale subdivision.   Read the article…………………………….

What (Gov.) Little just did with a bill to help the developer of a big Boise-area subdivision (ID)

The bill appears to take aim at the PUC’s decision in 2023 to regulate water rates dictated by the homeowners association of Dry Creek Ranch, a planned community in the Boise Foothills, after residents complained of rising prices.  The Dry Creek Water Company previously operated as an unregulated public utility.    Read the article…………………………….

No threat to resident safety at Elkhorn Springs condos, new report says (ID)

Structural rot discovered last year in parts of the Elkhorn Springs condominiums in Sun Valley has not compromised residents’ safety, according to the latest investigation of the buildings.  The investigation, conducted by Seattle structural engineering firm AJP Engineering, is the latest in a series of reports on the buildings sparked by the late-2023 discovery of […]

Condo residents facing carport collapse aftermath (ID)

A carport collapse at an Idaho Falls condominium more than a week ago is still causing frustration for the people who live there.  The carport at the Westwood Park Village Condos fell on top of about a dozen cars causing the some serious damage.    Read the article…………………………….

Carport collapses on multiple vehicles at Idaho Falls condo complex (ID)

A carport collapsed on multiple vehicles Tuesday night at a condominium complex on the west side of Idaho Falls.  The weight of snow caused the structure to fall on about 14 cars and trucks at Westwood Park Village Condos on Vega Street around 10:30 p.m.   Read the article…………………………….

Homebuilders work to stop bill to give earlier control of HOAs to homeowners (ID)

A bill aiming to give residents a say in their homeowners associations once most of the development is finished isn’t moving forward, for now.  On Thursday, Rep. Jon Weber, R-Rexburg, brought HB 657 before the House Business Committee in the hopes of giving homeowners in developments with HOAs earlier control over the boards governing their […]

Several HOA bills introduced in Idaho House

Several Idaho legislators have recently introduced bills about homeowners associations, also known as HOAs.  Two lawmakers, Rep. Jon Weber, R-Rexburg, and Rep. Brooke Green, D-Boise, have been working on HOA issues for months. And as the Treasure Valley has grown, more and more people reside under the purview of HOAs.   Read the article…………………………….

‘A property rights issue’: Bill prohibiting HOAs from requiring grass lawns died in committee (ID)

Sen. Rick Just’s opening PowerPoint slide had a direct and succinct message, “I’m not coming for your lawn.”  Just, D-Boise, was presenting a bill to the Idaho Senate Commerce and Human Resources Committee that would open up more neighborhoods to alternative methods of landscaping by prohibiting homeowners’ associations from requiring grass lawns.    Read the article…………………………….

Ketchum buys a condo in Warm Springs for deed restriction (ID)

A unit in the Parkside neighborhood of Ketchum is being sold to the city at a discounted rate in order to be preserved as community housing.  To qualify as Category Local, a household must have at least one nondependent member who works full-time for an organization in Blaine County.    Read the article…………………………….

Idaho Supreme Court sides with developer in Teton County case

The case arises from a dispute regarding a condominium development and dates back to 1995. That’s when a lot in Driggs was approved for Planned Unit Development with up to 16 standalone condominiums.  In 1995, TCR’s lot owned by TCR, LLC, the developer of Teton Creek Resor, was approved for Planned Unit Development with 16 […]

City investigation at Elkhorn Springs IDs flaws, sets next steps for remediation (ID)

A city investigation of Sun Valley’s Elkhorn Springs condominiums has narrowed in on several flaws that could have allowed water to seep into and rot the condos’ wooden framing.  Structural rot reported in several locations in the condo buildings in November 2023 led the homeowners association that governs the four-building condo complex to advise residents […]

Paint, money and control: Idaho homeowners say more HOA regulation is needed

In one Treasure Valley subdivision, a homeowner tried for months to get the homeowners association board to approve her paint colors. She was dismissed from a committee. She started asking questions and realized her HOA board had elected new members seemingly without community input.   Read the article………………………..

Limelight Condominiums to be rebuilt after fire (ID)

Nearly a year after a massive fire that displaced dozens of people and destroyed much of the Limelight Condominiums in Ketchum, plans to rebuild the structure—this time, with increased safety measures, such as fire sprinklers—have been approved by the city.   Read the article………………………..

Flying Heart sues county in protracted parking battle (ID)

The Flying Heart Ranch Owners’ Association sued Blaine County on May 19 over the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office’s apparent refusal to tow vehicles from two proposed parking lots along Aspen Lakes Drive north of Hailey, reigniting a four-year-long legal battle with the county.  Read the article………………………..

Fire at Pocatello condo complex causes evacuations (ID)

Firefighters responded to a fire at a north Pocatello condominium complex on Wednesday night.  The blaze at the condominiums on the 1500 block of Bench Road was reported around 10:50 p.m.   Read the article………………………..

Boise homeowners went to court to try to void a tax district. See what a judge decided (ID)

An Ada County judge has ruled against taxpayers in Southeast Boise’s Harris Ranch who fought against a special tax district they argued was unlawful.  The district covering Harris Ranch in Barber Valley, called the Harris Ranch Community Infrastructure District, collects taxes to reimburse developers who spend money on certain types of public infrastructure, such as […]

Flying Heart river access case laid to rest (ID)

A judge has formally put to rest a three-and-a-half-year-long dispute between Blaine County, a private homeowner’s association, an outdoor outfitter and actress Demi Moore over public access to the Big Wood River north of Hailey.  Read the article………………………..

Idaho Supreme Court orders HOA to reinstate parking on small lot

A lawsuit that went all the way to the Idaho Supreme Court over a small parking lot spanning two mayoral administrations in the city of Eagle is now resolved, but the city will now use a long-planned park project to satisfy the court’s order instead of forcing the losing homeowner’s association to rebuild the original […]

(HOA’s) Among Those Awarded Drinking Water and Wastewater System Grants (ID)

Bear Lake West Homeowners Association, Inc. in Bear Lake County was awarded $35,000 to prepare a drinking water planning study to evaluate the current drinking water system and identify needed improvements. The total eligible project cost is $70,000, and the remaining $35,000 will be funded by Bear Lake West Homeowners Association, Inc.   Read the article………………………..

HOA tells Boise homeowner to take down pride display (ID)

Jordan Hall’s house first appears briefly between the trees on the drive up the Quail Ridge subdivision in Boise.  At night, Hall’s rainbow gay pride lights appear faint from the road because of the shining white porch lights. He put up his display toward the end of Pride Month in June – inspired by the […]

Two years after Flying Heart ruling, public-access battle continues (ID)

Actress Demi Moore is fighting a settlement agreement intended to put to rest a years-long dispute between Blaine County and a private homeowner’s association over public access to the Big Wood River, according to a complaint to intervene and demand for jury trial filed in Fifth District Court on Monday.   Read the entire article……………………………….

Pal, pick up that poop (ID)

Pets poop. That’s a given. What is not a given is whether their owners will pick it up. Many don’t. And that’s a problem. A messy one.  Hawk’s Nest is hoping to clean it up — at least in its subdivision in northwest Coeur d’Alene.  It’s become such a crappy conundrum the former Homeowners Association president […]

Bitter over lack of support, ‘Christmas Lawyer’ says he’s leaving Idaho

Morris, you may recall, is the North Idaho man with a grandiose sense of himself as a religious martyr whose over-the-top Christmas displays, in which he deployed thousands upon thousands of lights, amplified music, live camels and donkeys and bused-in crowds, seemed intended to produce just what it did produce: a protracted, vindictive battle with […]

Idaho Legislation

Senate Bill 1263, was introduced by Sen. Lee Heider, R-Twin Falls, and would allow a homeowners association to hold a meeting without giving a 30-day notice if the association needs to address issues involving endangerment or destruction of individual or community property.

Commission approves tax exemptions for Zellers Crossing HOA (ID)

With new home construction continuing in the Western Treasure Valley comes rules which must be followed. In Fruitland, this includes setting aside some space for common spaces, including recreational facilities.   Read the entire article……………………………….

Parked in HOA hell (ID)

Residents typically reach out to their HOA to handle maintenance needs. Afana is nowhere to be found, residents told The Press. He did not respond to Press requests for comment.  Further investigation led homeowners to discover the HOA was not properly formed and the covenants, conditions and restrictions given to each homeowner were never signed […]