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5 months after fire, residents frustrated by no repair work at Clearwater condo (FL)

Condo & HOA News - Wed, 01/23/2019 - 06:52
A Clearwater condo complex damaged by fire last summer may soon cut through the red tape that has prevented repairs.  It’s been five months since fire gutted part of a
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Lower Macungie OKs additional homes, but draws line on plowing the roads (PA)

Condo & HOA News - Tue, 01/22/2019 - 12:34
Lower Macungie Commissioners last week approved plans for 42 homes to be built on a 21-acre tract at the northwest corner of Sauerkraut Lane and Indian Creek Road in a
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Condo Property Assessment

Condo & HOA News - Tue, 01/22/2019 - 12:25
Question: I read your column faithfully and was hoping you could address a small issue/question I have. Recently, I received from my association a bill for property tax assessment challenges.
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Battle Creek Considers Funding Road Repairs At Condo Complex (MI)

Condo & HOA News - Tue, 01/22/2019 - 12:16
The City of Battle Creek could be funding the cost of fixing a stretch of road in a condominium complex south of Lakeview High School.  The Battle Creek City Commission
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Township overrides neighborhood bridge (PA)

Condo & HOA News - Tue, 01/22/2019 - 05:42
If you’ve got a bridge to sell, Washington Township officials aren’t buying. Last week, the township’s Board of Supervisors approved Phase 1 of the Spring Valley Estates subdivision, which includes
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Illegal dumping at Fox Hollow Townhomes (TN)

Condo & HOA News - Tue, 01/22/2019 - 05:31
Community activist told FOX13 the unfinished business of Dr. King was environmental justice.  They point to the ongoing issues at the Fox Hollow Townhomes, which have been plagued by illegal
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Rivercrest Condominium Association Inc. | Advancing to Achievement Level 2019, Elizabeth River Stars (VA)

Condo & HOA News - Mon, 01/21/2019 - 09:53
Never before has Elizabeth River Project relied on volunteers for such a sustained effort to restore a healthy shore. Rivercrest condos hosted a month-long effort resulting in 550 linear feet
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Ask the HOA Expert: Board Meetings and Members

Condo & HOA News - Mon, 01/21/2019 - 09:51
Question: We have one unit owner who is requesting copies of the most recent year’s financial records and meeting minutes. He seems to be irate because none of the board
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Thirty families escape early morning condominium fire (MO)

Condo & HOA News - Mon, 01/21/2019 - 08:36
Firefighters said all thirty families escaped a condominium fire early Monday morning. The Holts Summit Fire Department said when they responded to the Evergreen Condos at 2 a.m., the structure
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Rules on short-term vacation rentals can cause the most consternation in condo associations

Condo & HOA News - Mon, 01/21/2019 - 06:48
Q: We are buying a vacation condo, which we plan to use in the winter months but also hoped to rent it in other months. We just learned that the
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Taxpayers receive no help on private roads (OH)

Condo & HOA News - Sun, 01/20/2019 - 18:26
It’s not just the city that has to scrape together funds to repair roads. Several residents are finding little help or money is available to fix their street if they
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Townhome, condo leadership breakfast group forming (MN)

Condo & HOA News - Sun, 01/20/2019 - 14:12
A breakfast meeting group is forming for volunteer board members of townhome, condominium and cooperative associations in Dakota County. The next meeting will be 8 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, at
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Sunset View Estates to receive national wildfire mitigation honor (OR)

Condo & HOA News - Sun, 01/20/2019 - 07:55
As Deschutes County began implementing the Oregon Forestland Urban Interface Fire Protection Act of 1997, also known as Senate Bill 360, Sunset View Estates south of Bend was identified as
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How do you avoid floor nominations in a homeowners association election? (FL)

Condo & HOA News - Sun, 01/20/2019 - 07:47
Q: Our homeowners association election is fast approaching. In the past we had floor nominations and it is a very frustrating procedure. Can we avoid this?    Read the Q&A column…………………………
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Vernon judge fines Northwoods condos $672K (NJ)

Condo & HOA News - Sun, 01/20/2019 - 07:45
The township, in a continuing crackdown on absentee landlords, has obtained a judgment and fine of $672,000 against the owner of a vacant, eight-unit condominium complex on Route 94 known
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Itchepackesassa Creek residents say flooding has worsened (FL)

Condo & HOA News - Sat, 01/19/2019 - 17:07
Winter is traditionally the dry period in Florida. Yet the recent collapse of a drainage culvert in a northwest Lakeland neighborhood highlights year-round flooding problems that residents say county and
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HOA Homefront: What makes a director outstanding? Attitude

Condo & HOA News - Sat, 01/19/2019 - 13:37
A community association is no better than the board of directors which leads it, and excellent associations require excellent volunteer leaders. Truly exceptional volunteer governance is not a happy accident,
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Subdivision lots subject to easement rights (FL)

Condo & HOA News - Sat, 01/19/2019 - 07:04
Q: What homeowners’ association activity is allowed within “access easements” and “lake maintenance easements?” We own the title to our lots but these easements against our property are set forth
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Can directors vote via e-mail? (FL)

Condo & HOA News - Sat, 01/19/2019 - 07:02
Q: I heard there was a recent change in the law which now prevents Board Members in a homeowners association from voting on matters via e-mail. Can you confirm this? 
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Weekapaug residents and fire district engaged in high-stakes land dispute (CT)

Condo & HOA News - Sat, 01/19/2019 - 07:00
Two couples who own property in Weekapaug are suing the Weekapaug Fire District and the Weekapaug Homeowners Association Inc., claiming they have legal rights to a portion of property known
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