When speaking about experiences living in a community association more often than not, there are war stories and complaints coming from all sides. But having recently attended a conference for Community Association Managers (CAM) I must admit I did not feel remotely close to a battlefield or to any … [Read more...]
Flag Code – Do You Know Yours?
Here we go again… an HOA vs. a homeowner’s display of a flag. This past Friday a U.S. Marine veteran living in a community in Kentucky received a violation notice from his HOA’s Property Management Company. The Marine proudly flies the Marine Corps flag over his garage, as does one of his neighbors. … [Read more...]
A Brief History of the HOA…Ever Wonder Where It All Began?
Depending upon your age or chosen profession, or where you grew up, curiosity or love of American history, you may or may not know of Levittown, New York. In 1947 the construction firm Levitt & Sons began building the first development of tract housing. This development occurred in response … [Read more...]
A comedy of errors…dream come true or worst nightmare?
Earlier in October I posted on Facebook a link to a great story out of Flagler County, Florida “A comedy of errors...an attorney's dream, and the perfect opportunity to engage a Mediator. Unbelievable all this was built in 6 months and alas...on the WRONG lot!!!” The story, a debacle in a community … [Read more...]