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/ Owner - July 5, 2012
  • Westchase residents frustrated with ongoing water main break: ‘It’s got to be thousands of gallons’ (TX) February 21, 2024
    For about a month, water has been pouring out of the ground in the Westchase area, and nothing has been done to stop it, according to nearby residents.  It has become frustrating for those who live at the Westchase Forest Townhomes on Pagewood Lane near Gessner.   Read the article…………………………….
  • 5 displaced in Marietta multi-family condo fire, officials say (GA) February 21, 2024
    Five people were displaced after a fire damaged a multi-family condominium in Marietta on Tuesday morning, according to Cobb County Fire and Emergency Services.   Read the article…………………………….
  • In the face of $4.8 million fine, Rio Del Mar HOA doubles down and erects a new coastal fence (CA) February 21, 2024
    What’s in a fence? For a Rio Del Mar homeowners association, state regulators and local residents, a brand-new barrier blocking the public from a beachside walkway represents the latest turn in a winding, yearslong battle around public access and private property rights.   Read the article…………………………….
  • North Miami Beach condo residents still not allowed in their homes, association won’t answer questions about delay (FL) February 21, 2024
    It’s been nearly three years since residents of a North Miami Beach condo building were forced out of their homes because it was deemed unsafe.  Those residents are still not allowed to go back home.   Read the article…………………………….
  • Association ‘Sunshine Laws’ Questioned (FL) February 20, 2024
    Q: I was recently elected to the board of my condominium association. I thought we had to follow Florida’s sunshine laws, but our long-time president said this is not true. She claims we can meet whenever we want as long as no votes are taken, or assessments are not going to be made. Is this correct?   Read the Q&A………………………………..
  • A CT dam disagreement emerges as climate change impacts state. ‘It’s for our safety… our family’ February 20, 2024
    The lake is remote, nestled in the woods in eastern Connecticut, with just an appliance store and an auto exhaust servicer nearby.  Ashford Lake’s 53 acres are surrounded by residences, members of the Ashford Lake Property Owners’ Association, who enjoy kayaking in the summer and ice fishing in the winter.    Read the article…………………………….
  • If there’s no homeowner association, who enforces the neighborhood’s CC&Rs? February 20, 2024
    Question: In our East Valley subdivision, we have never had a homeowner association. The result is that our covenants, conditions and restrictions requiring homeowner association approval of sports courts have never been enforced, especially in relation to the recent construction of three pickleball courts. One pickleball court is next to our primary bedroom. Who is responsible for enforcing our covenants, conditions and restrictions? Read the Q&A………………………………..
  • Homeowner gets bid but does not follow proper procedure (NV) February 19, 2024
    Q: One of the residents knows a company who provides barrier arm installation and requested we ask the company for a bid, which is totally fine in my opinion.  However, the problem stems from the resident bypassing the board and our management firm and directly contacting the company and not having it send the sealed bid to our management company to open at our meeting. Instead, the resident just passed out the bid to various other homeowners associaiton members.   Read ...
  • ‘Heartbeat of this HOA:’ Ocoee woman helps make neighborhood a community (FL) February 19, 2024
    Here at News 6, we get a lot of emails about neighborhood homeowners associations.  Most are complaints that go to our investigative or consumer units.  But residents of one Ocoee neighborhood felt so strongly about someone on their board, they nominated her for the News 6 Getting Results award.    Read the article…………………………….
  • Bolton Says He Won’t Accept Benefits From Tamarac’s Shaker Village Deal (FL) February 19, 2024
    Tamarac city commissioners on Wednesday voted to keep the controversial deal to buy Shaker Village’s clubhouse alive through at least December 31 while a lawsuit challenging the land sale plays out.   Read the article…………………………….
  • Columbia Association board on track to select a new leader by late April (MD) February 18, 2024
    A year after Columbia Association’s president and CEO resigned amid tensions with the board, board members say they are “on track” to pick a new leader by the end of April.  Columbia Association, a massive homeowners group that in many ways functions like a city government, has been without a full-time president and CEO since Lakey Boyd’s departure in January 2023.   Read the article…………………………….
  • In New York, the Trump Brand Is Costing Some Condo Owners (NY) February 18, 2024
    When Donald J. Trump became president, condominiums in buildings emblazoned with his name began selling for less, according to an analysis.  In the world of real estate, Donald J. Trump’s name has long been synonymous with luxury.   Read the article…………………………….
  • Condo owner wonders about enforcement regarding flags, posters of support hanging in windows (FL) February 18, 2024
    Question: I live in a community governed by an HOA, and I have a question regarding flags and posters in windows.  As a result of the Hamas attack on Israel on Oct. 7, many of our residents put American and Israeli flags on their homes as a show of support. Many of them also put posters of the hostages held by Hamas in their windows.  Read the Q&A………………………………..
  • New security cameras now operating in Spyglass Hill as part of pilot program (CA) February 17, 2024
    As part of a pilot program approved last June by the Newport Beach City Council, private security cameras are now up and running in the public right-of-way at the entrances to the Spyglass Hill neighborhood.  Eight cameras were deployed on Monday and Tuesday, with two at each of the four main thoroughfares to Spy Glass Hill Road. The cameras went online and were fully tested Wednesday, according to Spyglass Hill Community Assn. President Bruce Horn.   Read the article…………………………….
  • Brooklyn Condo Owners Face $90,000 HVAC Repair Bill: A Tale of Legal Accountability and Community Livelihoods (NY) February 17, 2024
    A Brooklyn condo building’s faulty HVAC system leaves owners facing a $90,000 repair bill. Residents question if the building’s sponsor holds responsibility due to potential design flaws or installation errors. Legal experts advise reviewing offering plans and contracts for potential solutions.   Read the article…………………………….
  • Woman stole over $200K from Clearwater condominium complex, police say (FL) February 17, 2024
    A St. Petersburg woman was arrested Friday after police say she stole over $216,000 from a Clearwater condominium complex while she worked there as a property manager.   Read the article…………………………….
  • Point Ruston’s legal battles grow as condo groups seek neutral party to govern site (WA) February 17, 2024
    Point Ruston’s lawsuits and financial woes now include legal action from condominium associations representing residents at the site.  On Jan. 25, five condominium associations representing building residents at Point Ruston filed a petition in Pierce County Superior Court against the Point Ruston Owners Association.   Read the article…………………………….
  • HOA Homefront: Reader wants to know, ‘Is my dog allowed?’ (CA) February 17, 2024
    Q: I am hoping you could help me with my HOA that’s trying to remove my daughter’s support dog because of its weight and breed. They are threatening to come and have her removed because she got too big. Can they do this? It would devastate my daughter if they took her dog  Read the Q&A………………………………..
  • Mother-daughter-boyfriend trio accused of defrauding West Kendall HOA; 2 arrested (FL) February 16, 2024
    Thirty-eight-year-old Yasnely Pedroso had once been fired from the Westwind Lakes Garden Homes Condominium Association, Inc. for destroying records, among other things, according to police.  Enter her mother, Idoris Pedroso. According to Miami-Dade police, when the 63-year-old became board president, she rehired her daughter as an assistant.    Read the article…………………………….
  • Condo Column: The package problem (NH) February 16, 2024
    Something seemingly simple has become a problem. Package delivery. Since the pandemic hit, and Amazon took over the world, package delivery has become a booming business leading to some problems at condominium association. This, of course, has led to an increase in the actions of criminal entrepreneurs, aka Porch Pirates, those who steal packages off of porches, decks, lobbies, out of lobbies and mail rooms, pretty much anywhere they can gain entry.   Read the article…………………………….
  • Associations should be careful when moving funds (IL) February 16, 2024
    Q. Our townhouse association is a common interest community association governed by the Illinois Common Interest Community Association Act. Can funds be moved back and forth between operational and reserve accounts? For example, if money is moved to the reserve account because that account is paying the best interest, can funds be moved back to operational if unexpected expenses come up that are not designated capital improvement projects?    Read the Q&A………………………………..
  • Army veteran whose condo insurance jumped 563% last year takes crusade to Tallahassee (FL) February 16, 2024
    Thomas Baker, the Daytona Beach Shores condo owner who complained about his building’s property insurance rate rocketing up 563% last year, took his concerns to Tallahassee this week.\  Unlike the lobbyists in their business suits, the 80-year-old Vietnam veteran and U.S. Army retiree wore his uniform to stand out in the Florida Capitol halls.   Read the article…………………………….
  • Erosion causes concern for beachfront condominiums in Palm Beach (FL) February 15, 2024
    Concerned residents of Palm Beach oceanfront condominiums told the Town Council this week that erosion is a growing concern — and Palm Beach staff say help is on the way, though not before hurricane season.  Representatives from two condominiums spoke to the council during Tuesday’s meeting, saying properties on the town’s South End were hit hard by massive waves that caused serious erosion    Read the article…………………………….
  • Housing Matters: Capital reserves study for HOAs on the horizon (CO) February 15, 2024
    During the recent Jan. 17 Aspen-Pitkin County Housing Authority board meeting, the APCHA board approved spending $170,000 to fund capital reserve studies for up to 40 APCHA homeowner’s associations.   Read the article…………………………….
  • Fire Damages Condo Complex In Venice (CA) February 15, 2024
    A fire damaged a condo in Venice Wednesday, but firefighters were able to stop it from spreading to nearby units.   Read the article…………………………….
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