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Shake-Up in Holly Lake HOA in Florida‏

guest blog by Deborah Goonan

Bob Norman of Channel 10 has taken on yet another rogue HOA in Florida.

One of the oddities of some HOAs in Florida is that the Board of Directors retains the authority to screen and reject buyers and tenants. But what are the criteria used to arrive at those decisions?

The “HOA screening” issue has been a contentious one in Florida, as many would-be buyers or tenants have sued or filed formal complaints of discrimination.

HOAs and Owner Involvement: An Oxymoron? (part 2 of 3)

guest blog by Deborah Goonan

Debunking the myth that owners can actually change their HOAs

CAI’s educational booklet makes the assumption that owners elect their Board. In reality, the Developer appoints the Board – or at least one or more members of the Board – for several years, or even decades during construction. When the developer still controls the Board and possesses weighted voting rights, isn’t owner participation essentially a moot point?

What Happens When Government Fails to Ensure Quality Construction in HOAs?

guest blog by Deborah Goonan

Does your HOA have problems with shoddy construction or defects in common areas such as roads, storm water drainage, street lighting? Did your developer fail to deliver what was promised at the time of sale?

If so, you’re not alone. Check out the video reports linked below. Hidden Lake Estates HOA in Sherwood, Arkansas, has issues with poor drainage, causing owners’ yards to flood every time it rains. At Stone Hill Estates HOA in Durham, North Carolina, the Developer has left roads, sidewalks and storm water drainage systems unfinished for several years.