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Two men from Bayview Condos arrested for assualt of three female guests using hot tub

Several residents stood by and did nothing to help.

Today’s blog shares with readers yet another not-so-isolated incident of HOA bullies.

Three young women, who were guests of a new resident of a Suttons Bay condo association, were violently assaulted last month by a condo board member and another resident.   897 more words

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In HOAs, fights over how to spend the money are common

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities

While consumers may buy into a maintenance provided homeowners’ or condominium association for the convenience it promises, homeowners rarely agree on maintenance standards, and often object to what it actually costs to maintain the community. 967 more words
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Homeowners suing Poinciana's developer left and right

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities

Updated 9:15 PM EDT

Regular readers of IAC know that Poinciana, a large master planned community in Central Florida, has been a hotbed of conflict and controversy for at least the past several years. 1,351 more words

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Vegas security guard charged with first degree murder following deadly shooting at Mountainside Condos

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities

News of a recent shooting at Mountainside Condominiums in Las Vegas has made national news. Associated Press reports that Trayvone Crocket was shot by Malik Kendrick, a security guard employed at Mountainside. 527 more words

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Is it possible to peacefully coexist in a condo or co-op if you have children?

How can parents deal with condo and co-op associations that are not family friendly?

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities

What if your NY co-op told you that you must enter exit through the back door with your baby stroller? 1,383 more words

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Pros and Cons of Living Next to a Nature Preserve

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities

A recent Wall Street Journal article, Luxury-Home Developers’ Latest Pitch: Unspoiled Nature, has inspired me to share some thoughts about owning a home in close proximity to nature. 1,144 more words

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Georgia HOA banishes school bus from neighborhood streets

by Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities

Judging from the emails and messages I receive on a daily basis, there is no shortage of HOA nonsense and dysfuntion. 730 more words

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