MILLENNIALS RENT & WONDER WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THE AMERICAN DREAM OF HOMEOWNERSHIP?

Written By: Don DeBat With more and more Millennials choosing to rent apartments, many housing advocates are asking: “Whatever happened to the American Dream of homeownership?” Owning a home once was considered essential to the stability  and future of the United States, experts say. When President Bill Clinton left office in January of 2001, nearly […]

‘EASY’ CONDOMINIUM AND HOA LIVING IS NOT WITHOUT ITS DRAWBACKS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 20, 2015 National Community Housing Survey: ‘EASY’ CONDOMINIUM AND HOA LIVING IS NOT WITHOUT ITS DRAWBACKS First of two reports on community-association living. CHICAGO—Seventy-million Americans may reside in condominiums and homeowners associations (HOAs), but it is not a perfect lifestyle. One of the biggest attractions of shared-community ownership is the so-called “carefree living” aspect. Often, there […]

DISPATCHES FROM THE FRONT: DENVER PROPOSES ORDINANCE TO CURB LAWSUITS BROUGHT BY CONDO HOMEOWNER ASSOCIATIONS FOR CONSTRUCTION DEFECTS

This proposed construction defect ordinance highlights the vital importance of condominiums in providing affordable housing for emerging markets, like Denver. However, the proposed legal protection for developers wouldn’t guarantee more condo construction. Denver unveils construction-defects reform proposal to spur condo building10/15/2015By Vic VelaTHE COLORADO STATESMAN Denver Mayor Michael Hancock this week unveiled a proposal aimed at reining […]

DISPATCHES FROM THE FRONT: Negligent Hedge-Trimming by Condo Association Cited In Death of 9 Yr. Old Boy

The jury ultimately found the driver 10 percent responsible, the condominium association 30 percent responsible, and the property managers 60 percent responsible for the child’s tragic death. The ruling has triggered a whirlwind of hedge-clipping activity at the entrances of many community associations throughout the county.   Parents to get $12M verdict in son’s 2011 bicycle […]

DISPATCHES FROM THE FRONT: S. CAROLINA RESPONDS TO CONSUMER OUTCRY REGARDING HOA ABUSE

Bluffton Today:  S.C may empower gated-community dwellers against HOAs, managers By Sarita Chourey Morris News Service\September 30, 2015 COLUMBIA — The volume of homeowner association complaints filed with one state regulator since January has already outpaced an earlier year, according to the S.C. Department of Consumer Affairs. There were 40 complaints for a 12-month period […]

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