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Condominium complex fire displaces 15 residents (NV)

Condo & HOA News - Tue, 02/05/2019 - 20:29
At least 15 people have been displaced after a fire at the Meadowood Manor Condominiums. Four apartments were destroyed and crews stayed on scene for hours to secure the area. 
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Radnor approves study of proposed Earle’s Lake dam breach (PA)

Condo & HOA News - Tue, 02/05/2019 - 20:25
Hoping to protect Radnor residents from the possible consequences of breaching the dam that holds water back creating Earle’s Lake, the Radnor Board of Commissioners unanimously approved an engineering study. 
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A vet wanted a yard flagpole in North Myrtle. That ignited an HOA dispute, lawsuit says (SC)

Condo & HOA News - Tue, 02/05/2019 - 20:02
A North Myrtle Beach veteran is suing his home owners association after being denied the right to fly an American flag on a freestanding pole, according to a lawsuit filed
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South Florida rapper says he was barred from his condo because he is black (FL)

Condo & HOA News - Tue, 02/05/2019 - 19:44
A South Florida rapper is suing the owners of a Sunny Isles Beach condo association, accusing them of barring him from his unit and harassing him because he is black……”I
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Lake Forrest Dam repairs delayed by one holdout owner (GA)

Condo & HOA News - Tue, 02/05/2019 - 07:23
After nearly 10 years of discussion, a plan to repair the aging Lake Forrest Dam on the Atlanta-Sandy Springs border is ready, but is on hold due to one property
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Marin becomes fastest-growing ‘Firewise’ county in the country (CA)

Condo & HOA News - Tue, 02/05/2019 - 07:16
As the wildfire risk continues to be a top concern, communities across Marin — more than any county in the state — are embracing a national fire prevention program, becoming
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Colony ownership showdown heads to court (FL)

Condo & HOA News - Tue, 02/05/2019 - 07:09
Conflict can often be resolved with money. Sometimes it can be resolved in the courts. In the case of the Colony Beach & Tennis Resort on Longboat Key it always
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Man says his homeowner’s association (HOA) is putting kids’ safety at risk (MO)

Condo & HOA News - Tue, 02/05/2019 - 07:06
A Wentzville man claims his homeowner’s association (HOA) is putting kids at risk by saying the fence he put around his pool is too high.  Murray Randall told News 4
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Residents ask Peters Township to take over street and its maintenance (PA)

Condo & HOA News - Mon, 02/04/2019 - 14:49
A request by residents who live along a private street for it to be accepted into the local road system prompted a Peters Township Council discussion about why such streets
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Who should pay for repair of building’s balconies? (IL)

Condo & HOA News - Mon, 02/04/2019 - 13:50
Q: Since 1979, I have lived in a condominium association and our association has paid for the maintenance and repair of limited common element balconies as a common expense. Recently,
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Centennial woman says dog sickened by rat poison, seeks reimbursement of costs (CO)

Condo & HOA News - Sun, 02/03/2019 - 18:30
When Patty Capson’s Shepherd mix, Titus, became lethargic just before Christmas, she thought he was a little depressed.  “He got worse,” she said. “He began vomiting and was just getting
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Kirk Ferentz headed to court over dispute with neighbors (IA)

Condo & HOA News - Sun, 02/03/2019 - 18:15
University of Iowa Head Football Coach Kirk Ferentz and his wife are planning for a three-day civil trial starting Feb. 12 in a long-running dispute with their neighbors.  During a
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Ask the HOA Expert: Emailed Minutes, Proxy as Board Member, Forming an HOA

Condo & HOA News - Sun, 02/03/2019 - 18:00
Question: Our board is looking for better ways to communicate to the members by establishing a website. If we decide to distribute the board minutes and other information via a
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Competitive Bidding Explained

Condo & HOA News - Sun, 02/03/2019 - 14:44
Q: My condominium association recently solicited bids for major repairs to our condominium buildings. The cost of the project is several hundred thousand dollars. At the recent board meeting where
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2 firefighters injured in blaze at Old Metairie condo complex (LA)

Condo & HOA News - Sun, 02/03/2019 - 06:30
Two firefighters were injured while battling a fire Saturday (Feb. 2) at the DeLimon Place Condos on Rue St. Peter in Old Metairie.  The fire, which was reported at 4:33
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Condo/HOA Q & A (FL)

Condo & HOA News - Sun, 02/03/2019 - 06:25
Q: The board of my community association held a meeting at 2 p.m. during the week when most of the owners were at work and could not attend. I always
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Board can’t reject member for missing meetings (IL)

Condo & HOA News - Sat, 02/02/2019 - 17:18
Q. One of the board members of our association misses most of our board meetings. Can the board declare the seat vacant and appoint another owner to fill the vacancy? 
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San Diego condo owner says insurance rate increased by 45%, blamed on the deadly Camp Fire (CA)

Condo & HOA News - Sat, 02/02/2019 - 04:49
A San Diego condo owner says his insurance rate increased by a whopping 45 percent.  He says his insurance agent blamed it on the deadly Camp Fire, 600 miles away.
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HOA Homefront – Fair or unfair housing?

Condo & HOA News - Sat, 02/02/2019 - 04:42
Q: I recently read your earlier article on Fair Housing laws being violated by homeowners associations trying to enforce state-mandated signs that prohibit children from using HOA pool and spa. 
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Simpsonville man’s dispute with HOA may lead to jail time (SC)

Condo & HOA News - Fri, 02/01/2019 - 15:38
A homeowner in Simpsonville is facing potential jail time after haggling with his homeowners association about a shed on his property and related court fees for nearly two years.  How
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