Fairfield condominium community is ‘going green’ (IA)

The Heartland Park Condominiums in Fairfield is a community undergoing innovative changes to improve both the environment and the lives of their residents.  The community values the economic, spiritual, and physical well-being of its members and encourages members to help each other. The goal is to create a safe, healthy, and supportive community of all […]

Cedar Rapids condo owners given short time to pay big bills (IA)

Realtor Kirk Brunscheen had an offer on a three-bedroom condominium he was selling by Jones Park in southwest Cedar Rapids. But then the agent found out the condo association had levied an $18,000 special assessment due by January.   Read the article………………………..

County replies to HOA letter on secondary roads (IA)

County officials said they were open to negotiating Secondary Road Assessment Districts in the area, but only through the process spelled out by state code, which allows local land owners to petition the county for road improvements, as long as residents agree to cover at least half of the bill.  Read the article………………………..

Fire displaces residents at West Des Moines condo complex (IA)

Dozens of families were displaced from their homes Tuesday night after a condo complex caught fire.  Smoke was pouring from the building when firefighters arrived, and they immediately evacuated the building. No injuries were reported.  Read the article………………………..

Two hospitalized after Cedar Rapids condo fire (IA)

First responders took two people to the hospital for smoke inhalation Saturday afternoon after a small fire caused extensive smoke damage to a condominium.  Neighbors called 911 just after 2:15 p.m. after noticing smoke coming from the condominium    Read the entire article……………………………….

One injured, four condos destroyed in Windsor Heights fire, officials say (IA)

One person was injured and four condos were destroyed in a fire in Windsor Heights around 2:30 a.m. Friday, according to the Windsor Heights Fire Chief.  The condition of the injured person is not known at this time. The building is burnt to a crisp.     Read the entire article……………………………….

Cedar Rapids condo dispute after derecho highlights HOA challenges (IA)

A couple of lawn chairs sit on the cracked concrete foundation that used to be Anne Clinton-Cirocco’s living room before the derecho struck a year ago.  The 71-year-old moved out of her condominium in February so workers could gut and rebuild the place after water damage from the severe Aug. 10, 2020, wind and rainstorm. […]

Veterans at Waterloo condo complex get new donated ramp (IA)

Mobility-challenged military veterans at the Regency North senior condo complex couldn’t curb their disdain for the steep curbside and front access to their building.  For an old sailor like U.S Navy Korean War era veteran Duane Jaschen, it was pretty unnavigable.   Read the entire article……………………………….

Amana woman escapes condo fire by jumping off porch (IA)

Residents who live in the Amana neighborhood of Colony Oak Condos are still reeling from the shock of a fire Friday morning.  The couple who lost their home said the fire started around 4:30 a.m.    Read the entire article……………………………….

Accidental fire at Riverview Plaza Condominiums in Coralville causes $100,000 in damage (IA)

A condominium fire in Coralville Wednesday caused damage estimated at around $100,000.  According to a Coralville Fire Department news release, at about 6:30 p.m., firefighters responded to an apartment fire at 308 First Avenue in Coralville. Property records show Riverview Plaza Condominiums at that address.    Read the entire article……………………………….

Homeowners association requests financial help from city (IA)

The Dyersville Street Committee will soon explore a request by a local homeowners association about possibly aiding in the maintenance and care of a couple of streets.  On Oct. 21, members of the current executive committee of the Country Club Estates Homeowners Association asked the Dyersville City Council for assistance, citing the mounting costs of […]

Iowa City reaffirms homeowners association is responsible for stormwater management

Although the City of Iowa City has reaffirmed its position that the city is not responsible for maintenance of the stormwater management facility located in the Olde Towne Village subdivision, it continues to receive complaints from residents about the system that the appearance of the wetland is an “eyesore and nuisance.”    Read the article……………………………………

Corridor man heading to prison for defrauding homeowners association (IA)

A Marion man has been imprisoned for defrauding a homeowners association out of nearly $125,000.  The Gazette reports that 55-year-old Wayne Jones Jr. was given 18 months at his sentencing Thursday in U.S. District Court in Cedar Rapids. He’d pleaded guilty to wire fraud.     Read the article…………………….

In an HOA, should everyone pay the same for a new roof? (IA)

Jack Emehiser knows more than most about homeowner associations: The former businessman was the first association president for Pinewood Glen Townhomes about 15 years ago.  Emehiser, 85, now has a beef with that association, one that he believes has as much to do with fairness as it does money.    Read the article………………

A Clive man fears that erosion will slide his home into Walnut Creek. So why can’t he get anyone to help stop it? (IA)

City and state officials say the small stream behind his home, which runs into a man-made lake downstream, belongs to the Hickory Hills Lake Association — the subdivision’s nonprofit homeowner association.  “I don’t know of any programs that fund the repair/prevention of these types of erosion problems on private property,” said Bill Cappuccio, flood-plain management […]

Subdivision in Iowa City upset with United States Post Office (IA)

Vedepo thinks the mistake is happening at the delivery point. The subdivision uses cluster mailboxes. She says, “I don’t know how much training it takes to read an address on a package or a letter a piece of mail, and making sure it matches the box you’re putting it in.”  In a statement, the United […]

Burn bans popping up as dry conditions persist

Most of Iowa remains in some form of drought. The U.S. Drought Monitor views more than 80 percent of Iowa as abnormally dry. About 56 percent of the state is in at least a moderate drought.    Read more…….

SF 2312 Condos and Co-ops Bill (IA)

The bill clarifies that the terms, conditions, covenants, and provisions of the documents creating and regulating a multiple housing cooperative or horizontal property regime (condominium) continue and remain in full force and effect for so long as the coop or condominium is in existence, unless amended    Read more……..