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Hundreds of NJ homeowners continue class action lawsuit against HOA lake assessments

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities

Public domain photo of unknown lake.

Occasionally I hear from homeowners who want to know if they can be forced to pay assessments for a property owners’ or lake association, one they had not been made aware of at the time they purchased their home. 1,131 more words

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Two keys to ending HOA abuse

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities

Several months ago, inspired by offline discussions about the root causes of dysfunction and abuse in association-governed communities, I published  1,222 more words

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Do HOAs have too much power?

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities

Do homeowner, condominium, and cooperative associations have too much power over community association members and residents?

Readers will most likely answer that question with an emphatic “Yes,” after reviewing the following collection of recent news reports. 1,746 more words

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Homeowner stuck with $100K bill if HOA refuses to fix sinkholes

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities

Every week I read several reports about poorly designed, constructed, or managed storm water systems in association-governed common interest communities. 984 more words

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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. 1,353 more words

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