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Do your association's parking rules pass the smell test

written by John Cowherd, VA attorney


There are few property rights as unappreciated as the privilege to park. For nine years, I lived in a condominium where the association’s parking lot did not have enough physical spaces for all of the permitted vehicles. 204 more words

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‘Charlie Chairs’ Placed By Neighbors Who Care

guest blog by Nila Ridings

North Houston Texas has a street named Azalea Lane. This street not only has a beautiful name, but it is lined with houses filled with beautiful people. 86 more words

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America the Beautiful

©2015 Montana Land and Water Alliance

Even with this drought-stressed country we see here today, it is part of what makes ‘America, the Beautiful’.  Some of the greatest examples of a constitutional republic in action include the Homestead Acts, …the hard work invested in developing the land would enact, enable and provide the benefits of… 216 more words

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Not all new statutes written for Homeowners' Associations will automatically apply

by Deborah Goonan

A few weeks ago, in Pudlit 2 Joint Venture v. Westwood Gardens HOA, the 4th District Court of Appeals ruled that an Association’s governing documents overrule state law, unless the Covenants, Conditions & Restrictions (CC&Rs) incorporate specific language stating compliance with statutes “as amended from time to time.” 793 more words

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Why I Don't Care About Water

Actually, I do. I like drinking clean, clear water, even way out here in the desert southwest. I like taking a shower every morning, watering my garden and very occasionally, washing my car. 888 more words


What Kind of Property? Landownership for the Urban Century

Harvey Jacobs
University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

An issue central to urban and environmental management is the institution of property rights – the extent of the ability to own and control a piece of land. 1,831 more words