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Novato fire displaces 9 residents in 2 condos (CA)

Condo & HOA News - Mon, 11/12/2018 - 06:08
Novato firefighters are investigating a fire that burned two condominiums and displaced nine residents on Sunday night.  The fire burned in the second floor of a four-unit building, according to
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Homeowner’s pro-Trump sign causes stir in Plantation (FL)

Condo & HOA News - Mon, 11/12/2018 - 05:56
A Plantation homeowners association cut down two palm trees to remove a provocative pro-Donald Trump campaign sign Monday morning after a homeowner refused to take it down.  After the sign
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North Tahoe homeowners nationally recognized for fire safety (NV)

Condo & HOA News - Sun, 11/11/2018 - 13:50
Carnelian Woods Townhouse Association on Lake Tahoe’s north shore as been nationally recognized for its efforts to reduce the vulnerability of its homes and landscapes to wildfires; with the Firewise
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Unanimous Approval Likely Not Required For Amendments (FL)

Condo & HOA News - Sun, 11/11/2018 - 07:35
Q: My association levied a special assessment to fund a repair project to our clubhouse. The project is now complete and there is money left over from the special assessment.
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Can a condominium association set up a reserve fund to handle disasters? (FL)

Condo & HOA News - Sun, 11/11/2018 - 07:32
Q: How can a condominium association set up a fund to handle hurricanes or floods etc.? Currently according to our lawyer, we as an association, cannot set up a reserve
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Hell’s Kitchen condo residents are rebelling against its ‘creepy’ boss (NY)

Condo & HOA News - Sun, 11/11/2018 - 06:32
Enraged residents of a Hell’s Kitchen condo are rebelling against the flashy building boss who they claim has turned the luxe tower into an illegal, short-term rental “gulag.”  Daniel Neiditch’s
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Condo Life: Health, fitness amenities important to condo residents (TX)

Condo & HOA News - Sun, 11/11/2018 - 06:29
Health and wellness are imperative in people’s busy lives, and Houston luxury condos are ensuring that both of these are easily accessible in numerous ways in their buildings.    Read the
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To save dozens of Malibu condos, firefighters cut an escape hatch for flames in the roof of a home (CA)

Condo & HOA News - Sat, 11/10/2018 - 19:49
After high winds caused the Woolsey fire to leap over the Pacific Coast Highway and barrel toward a seaside condominium complex Friday afternoon, firefighters knew they had to act fast
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Five people, one dog rescued from burning condo building in Sterling Heights (MI)

Condo & HOA News - Sat, 11/10/2018 - 19:02
Firefighters rescued five people and one dog Saturday afternoon from upstairs units of a burning condominium building in Sterling Heights.  One man suffering from burns and smoke inhalation was found
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‘He’s lost everything:’ Fire burns into condo complex, and neighbors learn which units survived (CA)

Condo & HOA News - Sat, 11/10/2018 - 07:09
Standing along Canyon Ridge Drive, Guy Cohen watched as his neighbor’s condo burned and firefighters battled the flames.  The fire torched the hillside off Ridgeford Drive early Friday, he said,
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Do your homework when buying into a condominium association

Condo & HOA News - Sat, 11/10/2018 - 06:53
Q: Our building has six units, all the same size and layout. It is located in Illinois. The assessment percentage was designated by the builder and laid out in the
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Review previous documents to enforce changes in new covenants (FL)

Condo & HOA News - Sat, 11/10/2018 - 06:46
Q: All of our directors are recently elected and we are not sure how to handle basketball hoops. Our covenants were updated just a few years ago and prohibit permanent
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Arvada HOA approves backyard bees, then backs off its decision (CO)

Condo & HOA News - Fri, 11/09/2018 - 17:46
Coloradans love nature, right? One Arvada family says they thought that was true when their Homeowners Association approved their backyard beekeeping, but now the HOA is doing an about-face.   
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State police raid Four Seasons security; drunken driving, traffic offenses allegedly mishandled (IN)

Condo & HOA News - Fri, 11/09/2018 - 17:43
Indiana State Police raided the Lakes of the Four Seasons security office Friday morning as part of an investigation into controlled substances, impersonation of public servants, criminal confinement and other
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HOA Hall of Shame: Neighbors upset that their cars are being towed from in front of their homes (NV)

Condo & HOA News - Fri, 11/09/2018 - 16:48
Cold. Heartless. Inhumane. That’s how neighbors are describing their homeowners’ association after their cars parked in front of their own homes were towed. This may be the HOA hall of
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HOA Homefront: Readers ask by how much should assessments rise? (CA)

Condo & HOA News - Fri, 11/09/2018 - 11:33
Q: Our board is against raising our fees which have been the same for at least 10 years! Obviously, we are not keeping up with inflation. According to our reserve
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Judge’s tentative ruling would void approval of Escondido Country Club project (CA)

Condo & HOA News - Fri, 11/09/2018 - 05:59
A Superior Court judge on Thursday tentatively ruled that an environmental report for a controversial housing project on a shuttered golf course in Escondido was inadequate and needs to be
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Kass: 5 steps new condo associations should take

Condo & HOA News - Fri, 11/09/2018 - 05:57
Q. I live in a condominium complex with a large number of units. Recently, the developer notified each owner it will turn over control of the association to us, and
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Be careful about how condo association handles owners’ personal information (IL)

Condo & HOA News - Thu, 11/08/2018 - 16:50
The issue of privacy is getting a lot of exposure these days.  Widespread incidents of identity thieves, data breaches and other invasions have everyone feeling self-protective. That sentiment has ignited
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Deadly condo fire ruled as arson, man with dementia charged (GA)

Condo & HOA News - Thu, 11/08/2018 - 06:32
Police in Cobb County say an accidental fire was a murder.  Channel 2’s Matt Johnson learned a man is in jail but he’s suffering from dementia.  Channel 2 Action News
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