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Is your HOA Family Friendly?

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities

Anyone who has ever been a parent of school age children will relate to this report.

Pebble Creek HOA in Sparks, Nevada, has decided to forbid the school bus from entering the pristine gated community to pick up and drop off the kids from elementary school. 138 more words

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FL Condo Association leases pool to YMCA

Shared by Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities

When buyers shop for condos, they are often sold on the wonderful the amenities. One of the more common selling points in Florida is a swimming pool for the exclusive use of condo owners and their guests. 407 more words

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Four Reasons Why Selling a Condo is Different Than Selling a House

Listing a property is a delicate dance. From the initial marketing to the final price negotiations, everything needs to be tailored to the type of home being sold. 406 more words

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Media shines light on HOA foreclosure abuse

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities

I have many contacts across the country who have been advocates for homeowners for decades. They have been writing to their state and federal elected officials for many years about the injustices of the HOA foreclosure process: 510 more words

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Do I Really Need To Follow My CC&Rs?

Did you buy your home in a subdivision and have to pay homeowner association (HOA) dues? Chances are your home is impacted by covenants, conditions and restrictions or rules called, “CC&Rs.” The CC&Rs are basically the community rules within your neighborhood; and apply to anyone who owns property in your subdivision. 782 more words

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Frisco TX HOA, homeowners stuck with eroding "water view"

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities

In my opinion, one of the biggest deceptive marketing ploys by developers of planned communities is the notion that home buyers should pay a premium for a “water view” lot. 514 more words

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WY: HOA seeks to foreclose on $7.5M land for $100K

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities

How much power do Homeowners’ Associations (HOAs) claim to wield over its member’s property rights?

Well, in Wyoming, landowner Jackson Hole Land and Cattle allegedly owes $100,000 in association dues payable over the past year. 238 more words

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