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A ‘truck stop’ on Hilton Head? This south end neighborhood is in court over parking (SC)

Condo & HOA News - Mon, 05/06/2019 - 16:24
Bruce Bartow calls the area around his Hilton Head Island home “the truck stop.”  When he looks out his window on any given night, he sees between two and seven
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What ‘material alterations’ require vote from homeowners associations? (FL)

Condo & HOA News - Mon, 05/06/2019 - 08:49
Q: My condominium association wants to re-plant the island area around the entry guardhouse. This would involve removing the existing, aging shrubs and one overgrown tree, which I don’t believe
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Poliakoff: Community development district offers different advantages and disadvantages to an HOA (FL)

Condo & HOA News - Mon, 05/06/2019 - 08:46
Q:  We are currently living in a community governed by a homeowner’s association. We are considering moving to a community that is in a community development district. What are the
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Fix still in the works for Riverfront townhomes in Everett (WA)

Condo & HOA News - Sun, 05/05/2019 - 19:17
Trains are still causing delays for residents of the Riverfront townhomes. A recent blockage left some stranded for more than 1½ hours.  The only access for residents of the new
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Some Tantalus residents say their neighborhood has a dumping problem (HI)

Condo & HOA News - Sun, 05/05/2019 - 19:08
Some Tantalus residents say dumping has been a problem in their neck of the woods for years so residents host community work days four times a year to help clean
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Hiring Management Company is Board Decision (FL)

Condo & HOA News - Sun, 05/05/2019 - 19:05
Q: The board of my homeowners’ association wants to hire a management company. They say it is too much work. We are a small development with very little common property,
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Why has Double Diamond greenbelt turned brown? (NV)

Condo & HOA News - Sun, 05/05/2019 - 05:53
Ask Joe: I checked with John Samberg, the attorney who represents the Double Diamond Homeowners’ Association about what’s happened to a some of the greenbelt areas in South Reno.  Samberg
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Residents concerned as Vista Hills Country Club closure looms (TX)

Condo & HOA News - Fri, 05/03/2019 - 07:07
City Representative Henry Rivera and other City officials listened to a packed crowd of concerned residents Monday night in East El Paso, worried about their home values now that the
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Bastrop County homeowners, LCRA reach agreement over groundwater permit (TX)

Condo & HOA News - Thu, 05/02/2019 - 18:53
The Lower Colorado River Authority and a Bastrop County homeowners association have reached an agreement amid a groundwater pumping permit dispute that has been ongoing since last year.   Read the
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Verandah residents continue call for amenities, HOA writes letter in response (TX)

Condo & HOA News - Thu, 05/02/2019 - 18:18
The entrance of the Police and Courts Building in Royse City was bustling with angry residents in early April following news of plans to build model homes in the Verandah
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Tampa homeowner left with damaged condo 8 months after flooding (FL)

Condo & HOA News - Thu, 05/02/2019 - 17:20
A Tampa homeowner was left with only half a home for eight months after his insurance company and contractor fought over the cost of repairing his flooded condo.  Bill Honan
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Association should pay deductible when common element water pipe bursts, but affected units can be charged instead (IL)

Condo & HOA News - Thu, 05/02/2019 - 17:16
Q. Due to the polar vortex, a common element pipe in our five-unit condominium association burst causing water damage in two of the five units. Regarding assessing the insurance deductible
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Could Queens lawmaker’s ‘green deal’ cost co-ops and condo owners across city huge bucks? (NY)

Condo & HOA News - Thu, 05/02/2019 - 17:14
Astoria Councilman Costa Constantinides maintains that the Climate Mobilization Act he sponsored in the City Council aims to make the city greener — but a group representing co-op and condo
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Electricians worried about Columbiana condos’ wiring after fire (OH)

Condo & HOA News - Thu, 05/02/2019 - 17:07
A condo fire in Columbiana left several people without a place to stay and it could be a while before they get to go back home.  Firefighters poured over 35,000
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HOA responds to Gulf Shores condo American flag flap (AL)

Condo & HOA News - Thu, 05/02/2019 - 17:05
Today the condo’s Home Owners Association President is weighing in.  HOA President Jan Howard tells NBC 15 no one has ever been told they cant fly the American Flag, it’s
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When condo boards and residents clash, legal bills mount (FL)

Condo & HOA News - Thu, 05/02/2019 - 16:59
Florida has a long history of condo craziness, amplified by Del Boca Vista episodes of “Seinfeld,” but no state with condos is immune to it.  My mother-in-law recently regaled me
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Work within the rules or work to change them (NH)

Condo & HOA News - Thu, 05/02/2019 - 16:57
A colleague sent me an article about a case in another state that I found nearly unbelievable, perhaps he perfect example of how not to live in a community association. 
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University of Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz wins court ruling in neighborhood dispute (IA)

Condo & HOA News - Thu, 05/02/2019 - 16:49
A Johnson County judge ruled in favor of University of Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz and wife Mary in a neighborhood squabble that has spilled over into county court.  The
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Man shoots gun because people wouldn’t leave community pool, police say (FL)

Condo & HOA News - Thu, 05/02/2019 - 16:47
A man who was upset that three people wouldn’t leave a community pool, despite the fact that it was still open, fired a gun in an attempt to get them
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Columbiana condo damaged by second fire in two days (OH)

Condo & HOA News - Thu, 05/02/2019 - 06:50
Crews worked Thursday to control a fire at a condo in Columbiana County.  Firefighters were called about 5:15 a.m. to Timberline Drive in Columbiana where the roof of a condo
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