Another D.R. Horton subdivision under duress after finding out their HOA may never be turned over to home owners (LA)

D.R. Horton is facing heat again with Livingston Parish residents in the Foxglove subdivision finding out they may never take over their homeowners association. Foxglove homes went on the market in 2020 and the neighborhood was in the process of building more homes. Residents bought their homes under the impression of purchasing a good quality […]

Water discoloration alarms Lake Charles neighborhood (LA)

Residents in a Lake Charles neighborhood are filled with concern as their water has not been clear for close to a year now.  “We started getting one or two houses with yellow water and then it became really dark, almost like a brown. And, uh, it has continued on every week, one or two houses […]

Iconic Metairie Towers up for grabs in multimillion-dollar deal (LA)

Metairie Towers, a prominent piece of real estate in Old Metairie, is expected to be sold in a multimillion-dollar deal.  The tower, vacant since Hurricane Ida, is now on the market with the aim of maximizing profits and finding a developer aligned with the neighborhood’s vision.   Watch the news report………………………………..

Woman dead following Mandeville condo fire (LA)

Upon arrival, crews found smoke and fire inside one of the units and smoke damage to adjacent condos.  A woman was found inside the condo and transported to a hospital where she later died.   Read the article………………………..

Troubled Baton Rouge condo fires manager; financial investigation underway (LA)

The office manager at Concord Condominiums has been fired after sources tell WBRZ he allegedly mishandled money and failed to keep accurate records.  This was confirmed to WBRZ by several owners and a condo committee member. Additionally, have also been told the CPA is launching an internal audit to see if any money has gone […]

Fla. and La. must borrow millions to pay insurance claims

The Gulf Coast insurance crisis has hit a new low as two state-chartered insurance associations are being forced to borrow hundreds of millions of dollars for the first time in three decades to pay the hurricane claims of insolvent insurers.  Borrowing in Florida and Louisiana could reach a combined $1.35 billion and will be repaid […]

Proposed state law could require HOA audits leaving residences with higher fees (LA)

A bill introduced in the state legislature could mean more fees for some HOA members.  State Rep. Paul Hollis (R-Covington) has brought forth a bill that would require homeowners associations with 25 or more lot owners to be audited annually by an independent certified public accountant (CPA).    Read the article………………………..

Pothole problems plague condo community (LA)

People living in the Concord Condominiums said they are having to deal with what seems like an endless stretch of potholes.  The residents said the pesky potholes are taking a toll on cars and wallets.    Read the article………………………..

$3 million granted to Metairie Towers rebuild; residents still battle insurance hassles a year after Hurricane Ida (LA)

Slow progress is underway for the residents of a Jefferson Parish condominium after Hurricane Ida left residents displaced for over a year.  Metairie Towers Association Board and residents can now move forward on removing damaged material from the building after a $3 million loan was approved.   Read the article………………………..

Largo Townhome Association Sue D. R. Horton Home Builders As Lawsuits Abound (FL)

D. R. Horton, Inc. has been sued by a homeowner’s association in Largo for myriad construction defects. The top-volume homebuilder in the U.S. is headquartered in Arlington, Texas.  It is also the subject of a class action lawsuit filed in March by homeowners based in Youngsville, Louisiana. Both states experience high levels of humidity.   Read […]

HOA hoping to net $800K to turn tennis courts into homes in BR neighborhood (LA)

A quiet, upscale enclave is hoping to net nearly $1,000,000 by selling and possibly subdividing its tennis courts.  The courts in the Walden subdivision were listed Friday for $800,000. According to a Realtor.com listing, the property is just shy of 1.5 acres and is a “huge opportunity” for someone to subdivide.   Read the article………………………..

Lot filled with crab traps upsets neighbors (LA)

The New Orleans Office of Code Enforcement has opened an investigation into a piece of land in a Venetian Isles neighborhood, zoned residential, but used to store and clean crab traps……The upset neighbors tell us they reached out multiple times to the Venetian Isles Homeowners Association but nothing was ever done about their complaints. The […]

Driveway entrance replaced following call to 2 On Your Side (LA)

An entrance to a condominium community off of Jefferson Highway in Baton Rouge was in need of some repairs. The Homeowner’s Association had been trying for years to get help and recently contacted 2 On Your Side.  The issue dates back about seven years, and Jennifer Mizzell says it’s been a battle ever since. That […]

Woman critical after E. Shreveport condo fire (LA)

Prior to the SFD’s arrival, condos on both sides of the smoke-filled condo were evacuated by neighbors, who were unable to force their way into the condo on fire.   Read the entire article……………………………….

Shreveport Policemeet with HOA’s (LA)

The Shreveport Police Department takes initiative to hear the concerns of home owners, right from the source.  On Tuesday evening they met with seven different homeowner’s associations at Willow Pointe Church.    Read the entire article……………………………….

Lawmaker wants oversight on states HOA’s (LA)

Homeowners associations have their purpose and set important rules and standards. But, one lawmaker wants to make sure those rules and standards don’t trump your constitutional right to privacy.   Read the entire article……………………………….

A grass-roots efforts brings new life for The Island Golf Course (LA)

A grass-roots effort has led to a new lease on life for Plaquemine’s only golf course.  The event brought together local officials for the return of the facility, which had operated more than 20 years in Plaquemine until its closure in April 2020, at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.   Read the entire article……………………………….

Hollis’ HB9 Misunderstands Property Rights (LA)

When a legislator fundamentally misunderstands the nature of property rights, he produces a bill like Republican state Rep. Paul Hollis’ HB 9.  The bill cued up for the 2022 Regular Session would negate large swaths of homeowner association rules, although no one can say for sure just how extensively because of its incredibly broad language. […]

Do HOAs have too much power? One state lawmaker says yes (LA)

A Northshore state lawmaker has filed legislation that he says seeks to stop homeowners’ associations from infringing on constitutional rights.  Rep. Paul Hollis, a Covington Republican, says he also is considering filing a bill that would allow homeowners to opt out of HOAs.    Read the entire article……………………………….

DPPJ, Stonewall look to changes with roads, subdivisions (LA)

DeSoto Police Jury Road Committee members recently said no to recommendations from the parish planning commission to accept two new roads into the parish system.  The reason: Both roads are in subdivisions that are in the infant stages of development so there are no homes on either road.   Read the entire article……………………………….

Should Ascension Parish help fix a subdivision’s controversial flooding prevention reservoirs? (LA)

Ascension Parish President Clint Cointment will open talks with a Prairieville homeowners’ association about costly repairs to their neighborhood’s private drainage basin, even as some parish council members warned the move could start a precedent that would open a “Pandora’s box” of requests from other subdivisions.   Read the entire article……………………………….

River Bend HOA says complacency is causing more break-ins (LA)

Police say 237 guns have been stolen this year, of that 94 were out of vehicles. One of the hardest-hit subdivisions is right off Brightside called River Bend.  In River Bend lives Pete Bush, who’s been there for more than 15 years, telling WBRZ last month he was taken by surprise.   Read the entire article……………………………….

4 days after fire, Fairfield Oaks HOA holds meeting for displaced residents (LA)

It has been four days since an apartment building caught fire at the Fairfield Oaks condominiums. On Sunday afternoon, the Homeowners Association held a meeting to update residents, answer questions, give information needed for insurance claims, and to remind everyone to cut off all utilities with providers.   Read the entire article……………………………….

Starting over: Shreveport condo fire victims face tall task (LA)

People from 30 units destroyed by fire at the Fairfield Oaks Condominiums are dealing with the need to find a new place to live and replace just about everything that was inside.  “Find another place to live and start all over!” Barbara Wilson said with a chuckle.    Read the entire article……………………………….

2-alarm fire leaves 30 condo units destroyed on Fairfield Ave. (LA)

Shreveport firefighters battled a multiple story condo building fire in the 3800 block Fairfield Avenue Wednesday afternoon. Firefighters remained on the scene overnight and into Thursday morning to watch for any danger and extinguish hot spots.  Read the entire article……………………………….

No repair date set for neighborhood damaged by June tornado (LA)

On the morning of June 24, an EF-1 tornado hit parts of Baton Rouge along Essen Lane, near I-10. One neighborhood in the storm’s path is still trying to clean up the damage.  Cypress Point, just north of the interstate, was damaged by that tornado. Blanche Williams has lived in her Cypress Point condo for […]

Island Golf and Country Club permanently closes in Plaquemine (LA)

For homeowners, the biggest question is what happens now. The HOA does not subsidize the Island with any of their fees. The burden on golf courses is not a unique one, as others have encountered the same fate nationwide.   Read the article…………………………….