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TEXAS COMMUNITY SERVICE ALERT ANNOUNCEMENT FOR CONDO, SINGLE-FAMILY, PATIO AND TOWNHOME OWNERS

April 20, 2013 | 1 Comment

TEXAS COMMUNITY SERVICE ALERT ANNOUNCEMENT FOR CONDO, SINGLE-FAMILY, PATIO AND TOWNHOME OWNERS Hearings have been set for the following legislative bills affecting homeowners in the state of Texas. If you are interested in supporting these bills, call each committee member listed as well as your legislator to register your support for the bills. Phone calls […]

Arizona HOA/Condominium Community Communication: The do’s and don’ts of Selling a Special Assessment.

April 18, 2013 | No Comments

  by Lisa Wilcox Today the market is very competitive and any real estate agent or business organization will tell you that you have to “sell” your request to those living in an HOA or Condominium Community. Homeowners like to be advised of all major decisions, especially a special assessment. You need to help them […]

TEXAS LEGISLATOR REP. ALMA ALLEN GAINS THE SUPPORT OF THE NATIONAL HOMEOWNER ADVOCATE GROUP WITH HER HB 1933 CONDO BILL

April 7, 2013 | No Comments

During Texas 2011 Legislative session, homeowner advocates testified on behalf of “all” Texas homeowners in regard to the various homeowner association bills introduced by various legislators. However, when the Legislative session was over, unknown to the testifying homeowner advocates, the bills pertaining to books and records, meetings, priority payments, etc. did not include “condo” owners. […]

PLEASE FOLLOW THE PROCEDURE IN THIS ARTICLE TO SUPPORT REP. RUTH JONES-MCCLENDON’S HB-3803 TEXAS HOA OVERSIGHT BILL

April 4, 2013 | 1 Comment

First of all, thank you to Wesley Summers with Make HOAs Accountable who has setup an easy and quick way to send a support letter to Rep. Ruth Jones-McClendon regarding her HOA Oversight Bill HB 3803 in time for her office to prepare the letters for the voting on her bill in the month of […]

TEXAS REPRESENTATIVE RUTH JONES-MCCLENDON HITS A HOMEROOM FOR HOMEOWNERS WITH HER PROPOSED HOA OVERSIGHT BILL HB 3803

March 16, 2013 | 2 Comments

On March 8, 2013, Texas Rep. Ruth Jones-McClendon filed her proposed HOA oversight HB 3803 bill, which relates “to the municipal and county regulation of and the oversight by the Attorney General of Property Owners Associations and Unit owners’ associations, providing penalties.” If this proposed bill passes, this will be the first time non-profit HOA […]

The ‘Ounce of Prevention’ is More Neighborly Than the ‘Pound of Cure’

February 27, 2013 | No Comments

By Richard Slater It’s amazing how fast legal fees and collection costs pile up for homeowners delinquent on their HOA dues. I saw court documents the other day where a homeowner is suing a collection agency for potentially violating the Federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. Those documents reflect that the homeowner owed $80 to […]

NEW NATIONAL SERVICE FOR HOA BOARD MEMBERS NOW AVAILABLE

February 25, 2013 | No Comments

A new national HOA (homeowner and property owner association) service for board members has started in North Carolina by Shelton Lee, who is currently serving on his board in Charlotte. He has put together a free forum exclusively for Homeowners and Condominium Association Board Members to privately compare notes on service providers, or to share […]

COMMITTEE ANGELS IS EXPOSING CONDO ABUSE IN ARIZONA

February 21, 2013 | No Comments

By Harvella Jones Look out Arizona, there is a new homeowner advocate group in town called Committee Angels and they are exposing condominium homeowner association (HOA) abuse. Seems like there is plenty to expose at their starting point of Langley Gardens Condominiums, Tucson, Arizona. The President, Lisa Wilcox, formed her Committee Angels group, a nonprofit […]

TROPIC ISLES SUBDIVISION HAS BEEN ACCUSED OF ILLEGALLY COLLECTING HOA DUES

February 21, 2013 | 3 Comments

by Harvella Jones The Tropic Isles Homeowners Association (TIA) in the Tropic Isles subdivision in Corpus Christi, Texas is being accused of illegally collecting HOA dues. According to one of the owners Michael Cyrus, “the TIA ceased to have any authority over our property in 1981 and despite this fact they continue to illegally collect […]

THE NORTH CAROLINA COALITION FOR HOA LAWS REFORM AND REGULATION A NEW ORGANIZATION IN NORTH CAROLINA

February 21, 2013 | No Comments

By Harvella Jones The “North Carolina Coalition for HOA Laws Reform and Regulation” (website: http://www.nchoalaws.org) was formed in early 2012 as part of an effort by Citizens of North Carolina to present Homeowner concerns to the NC Legislature’s House Select Committee on HOAs. The Committee was created by the Legislature to study and to report […]

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