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September 2017 Archives

Letter angers homeowners' association members

Part of the reason that California families buy homes is so their children have the freedom to play. Neighborhood kids often get together to play, ride their bikes or otherwise spend time together. Now, one community has angered many homeowners' association members by attempting to restrict where their children can play.

What Happens When A Sober House Moves In?

One particularly thorny issue facing some HOAs is that of sober houses popping up in their midst. A sober house is a residence that serves recovering drug addicts and alcoholics, allowing them a place to stay among similar individuals in recovery. Sober houses are not treatment centers, per se, but serve as support mechanisms for people pursuing similar goals of sobriety and reintegration into normal society.

What benefits do homeowners' association members receive?

Are you looking to buy a house, condominium or townhouse here in California? In many instances, you will need to pay dues to a homeowners' association. It might be helpful to have an understanding of what benefits homeowners' association members receive in exchange for their dues.

Homeowners' Association Boards must maintain a delicate balance

Enforcing the rules is never fun since no one likes to be seen as the bad guy. Even when members of California Homeowners' Association Boards want to be more lenient on one homeowner but harsher on another, that is not advisable. If the board is seen as "playing favorites" or being unnecessarily hard on another homeowner, litigation may not be far behind.

HOA Board Fails to Pay $994, Loses Its Main Street at Auction

In one of the more interesting stories of the year, the prestigious Presidio Terrace neighborhood in San Francisco has lost one of its main streets and parking areas. The Presidio Homeowners Association apparently failed to pay a total of $994 in back taxes, interest and penalties and a block-long private street was auctioned off two years ago for $90,100.

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