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Artificial Turf War: Harold Leider Lists Reasons Why More People Should Go Green

By Joanna England / March 27, 2019 / 0 Comments

We’re big fans of artificial turf here at CandysDirt.com, as it’s a water-wise way to have a lawn without all of the seasonal maintenance of turfgrass. However, some homeowners associations have outlawed artificial turf despite its many benefits. One reader writes: I am an interior designer who worked on a residential project for about three […]

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Signs of the Times: Can HOAs Deny Your First Amendment Rights of Political Expression?

By Candy Evans / October 23, 2018 / 1 Comment

There is an interesting sign war going on in at least one East Dallas neighborhood, Enclave at Grove Hill. This sign, posted by one of the residents, is being met with resistance and called “offensive” by some in the neighborhood. It is in front of the home of sometimes political activist and candidate Adam Bazaldua, […]

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Title Tip: When Buying or Selling, How Do You Deal With an HOA?

By Joanna England / March 21, 2018 / 0 Comments

By Lydia Blair Special Contributor Dear Diary, OMG. My HOA is sooooo horrible. They’re, like, the worst ever. I mean, it’s like the mean girls of the school. I can’t even. They’re just trashing my entire experience. Like, totally! Turns out my condo isn’t warrantable. As if. And that rush fee they charged ate my […]

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Professional Reserve Studies Required to Safeguard Condo Owners

By Jon Anderson / January 27, 2017 / 3 Comments

Hiring outside professionals to assess the systems and structure of a condominium is often scoffed at by HOAs because of the expense.  It’s as shortsighted as complaining about the cost of toothpaste. Condominiums are larger and definitely more complex than single-family homes. It’s negligent not to have plans in place that understand the current condition […]

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‘Bury the Lines’ Hearings Began Today, Frisco Power Lines at Center of Arguments

By Leah Shafer / July 27, 2015 / 1 Comment

After months of preparation, the State Office of Administrative Hearings today began proceedings in Austin regarding a proposed 138,000-volt transmission line across Frisco. This power line has been at the center of a hotly contested debate between Frisco homeowner associations and Realtors on one side and Brazos Electric, CoServ Electric, and the Public Utility Commission (PUC) […]

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Are HOAs Performance Art? Jon Anderson Wonders Where They Find These People

By Jon Anderson / March 27, 2015 / 0 Comments

HOA Boards are better than anything playing at the Winspear. What should be the stuff of banality and tedium are often filled with grade-school antics. Since posting the sharewithjon@candysdirt.com email address, a few readers have supplied their own stories to add to my own. Here’s a sample… Imaginary Degrees and Intimidation One reader spoke of […]

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