21 July

Property Ownership

What Is Condominium Ownership? Most people tend to think of “condominiums” as a type of attached housing, usually in the form of stacked flats.  But the term actually refers to a type of legal property ownership rather the type of …

18 July

Land Planning

Public vs Private Streets? In most site plans and tract maps, I would think that the streets are designed to be “public”, which means that the local jurisdiction will accept the future maintenance responsibility.  If the streets are “private”, it …

16 July

Homeowner Associations

HOA – Is It Necessary? It seems that most residential developments have a homeowners’ association established, especially if you compared to developments from decades ago.  I would like to think that there are essentially two reasons or purposes for an …

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