Cedar Park family distressed after HOA fines turn into lawsuit, possible foreclosure

Some Central Texas homeowners are facing lawsuits and potential foreclosures brought on by their Home Owners Associations during the pandemic.

“Everybody has their challenges,” says Soc Lindholm. He and his wife, Misty Lindholm, moved to the Highlands at Gann Ranch in Cedar Park 16 years ago. They’ve had their ups and downs with the HOA largely due to their unkempt yard. In June the Lindholms received a $1,505 bill for several past-due fines and fees including landscaping violations and trash bins. The violations dated back to last year but were news to them.

“This is the one piece of mail we got,” Misty says showing the bill to the camera while speaking with CBS Austin over Zoom. “Up until then we had paid all of our dues. No emails. No phone calls. No nothing,” she says.

In the days that followed, Misty’s grandmother died and she left town to be

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After years in foster homes, boy, 16, gets forever family

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Mike Blackburn had a question for his soon-to-be son.

Mike, his wife, Luanne, and their adoptive son Brandon, had taken a brief getaway to Destin, Florida. Brandon, who had spent most of his life in the Indiana child welfare system, loved fishing, so Mike took him to the deep sea to see what they could catch. (A 4-foot-long reef shark, Brandon boasted.)

One evening, as the family was walking away from the beach, Mike paused for a moment. He asked Brandon to look around him. At the beach and the ocean. Reflect on what they’d done and seen so far.

“A year ago, today,” Mike remembered asking him, “did you think you’d be here?”

November is National Adoption Month, and Brandon — whose adoption was finalized in September — is spending it with his forever family. Across the state, around 1,500 Indiana children are eligible for adoption.

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IN YOUR CORNER: Veteran fights for family home, after contractor fails to pay concrete bill

LOGAN COUNTY, Okla. (KFOR) – Jeff Robinson was finally settling into his Oklahoma life. He’s now in a fight with a concrete contractor and hopes court isn’t on the horizon.

He comes to the Sooner State after years in the military.

“Air Force kind of dumped me off here after I retired,” said Jeff. “We decided to give the kids a little land so they could kind of stretch out, ride bikes.”

That kid-friendly home will soon be found in Logan County country.

But construction is behind schedule and concrete could be to blame.

“It’s just shameful,” said Jeff. “There’s a pattern, wish I had known about this earlier.”

He’s talking about contractor Mathew McRae.

Jeff hired Mathew and his company at the time, Bowen Dozer, back in August.

“Checked them out on the BBB, they had all great and positive reviews,” added Jeff.

Mathew’s many concrete tasks included pouring

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Tomorrow My Family and Neighbors May Be Forced From Our Homes by Israeli Settlers


A Palestinian woman weeps while Israeli settlers move her family’s belongings from a house in the east Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah, Tuesday, December 1, 2009. (Dan Balilty / AP Photo)

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Home prices in Chattanooga jump nearly 16.4%, or nearly 6 times faster than family incomes

Home prices in Chattanooga rose over the past year at one of the fastest rates in modern history as lower interest rates combined with a greater home focus to bid up prices by more than 16% in the past 12 months.

“I’ve been doing this for 47 years and I’ve never seen a residential market like this,” said Henry Glascock, a real estate appraiser and auctioneer who tracks the trends in home prices. “Interest rates are extraordinarily low and demand for housing is up even though there are fewer houses for sale.”

The median price of homes sold by Chattanooga area Realtors in the third quarter of 2020 was $228,700, or $32,200 more than a year earlier, according to a new report by the National Association of Realtors. Chattanooga home prices, on average, are still priced 27% below the nationwide average of $313,500. But home prices are appreciating at a

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Contractor abducted in Afghanistan may be left behind, family warns

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The family of an Illinois contractor who is believed to have been kidnapped in Afghanistan by an offshoot of the Taliban fear that the Trump administration plans to withdraw troops from the country could cause the veteran to be left behind. 


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Mark Frerichs, a 57-year-old Navy veteran, was abducted in late January/early February while doing construction contract work. He is believed to be held by the Haqqani network, and offshoot of the Taliban. 

His disappearance came a month before the United States signed a peace deal with the Taliban which involved a tentative timeline for when American troops would be withdrawn. 

‘We want to see US troops come home, but my brother is a Navy veteran and the same Taliban we have been negotiating with have had him since January 31. We are praying President Donald Trump will not leave him

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N.J. nursing homes must quarantine residents who visit family at the holidays for 2 weeks. Will it work?

Families who take their loved ones out of long-term care centers for Thanksgiving should prepare to keep them home longer if the facility does not have enough space to quarantine them for two weeks upon return, State Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli announced Monday.

That said, Persichilli once again strongly advised against taking home residents of long-term care facilities, stressing that gatherings with people they do not live with or see on a regular basis could put residents at risk of contracting the coronavirus.

Instead, Persichilli said, nursing homes, assisted living facilities and other long-term care settings should prepare for outdoor visits, or possibly indoor visits if they meet the department’s safety requirements. Facility operators should also prepare to accommodate more virtual visits, she added.

But if families are intent on bringing home their loved ones, they and facility operators will have to abide by new rules that will undoubtedly

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Large And Spacious Family Home For Sale In Homewood

HOMEWOOD, IL — This beautiful and modern home is for sale in Homewood. The home is spacious and features four bedrooms, three bathrooms and an updated kitchen. The house is available on realtor.com, see more information below.

  • Address: 18529 Pierce Ter, Homewood, Illinois
  • Price: $299,999
  • Square Feet: 1960
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3 Baths
  • Built: 1970
  • Features: You will fall in love with the spacious open layout of this home. Subtle hues of contrasting neutral colors, light and bright with tons of natural light. Exceptional details highlight an open, bright floor plan with hardwood floors. Home features: Beautiful grand foyer with vaulted ceilings, gorgeous kitchen w/skylight, quartz counter-tops, glass subway tile back-splash and stainless appliances, living room w/ fireplace and exposed brick, full dinette, MASTERBEDROOM w/vaulted ceilings, skylights and large closet space, spacious lower level with wood burning fireplace and additional bedroom. ATTACHED 2-car garage. This home has been renovated from
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Former William Penn Family Farmstead Listed For $900K [PHOTOS]

WEST GROVE, PA — Hoods Lane, a former William Penn family farmstead, has just been listed for sale. The four-bedroom property is listed at $895,000 and features a mix of Colonial Pennsylvania architecture and 21st century design.

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  • Address: 378 Hoods Ln, West Grove, Pennsylvania
  • Price: $895,000
  • Square Feet: 1728
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2 Full and 1 Half Baths
  • Built: 1731
  • Features: Welcome to enchanting and historic Hoods Lane, a former William Penn family farmstead. Imagine being William Penn’s daughter, Letitia, in 1731, strolling down a country lane, facing the beautiful PA fieldstone German farmstead she called ”home.” The house is adorned with a perfect mix of Colonial Pennsylvania architecture and 21st Century design and amenities. Admire the historic colors, wide plank original floors and deep windowsills. This sprawling estate in beautiful West Grove includes a
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Spacious Family Home For Sale In Flossmoor

FLOSSMOOR, IL — This spacious house if perfect for a family. It features a three-car garage, high ceilings, an updated kitchen and more. It is move-in-ready with a large yard. The house is available on Realtor.com. Seen more information below.

  • Address: 218 Roberts Cove Dr, Flossmoor, Illinois
  • Price: $299,000
  • Square Feet:
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 3 Baths
  • Built: 1989
  • Features: Roberts Cove! If you like space, this quad-level home in Homewood-Flossmoor school district is for you. Corner lot. Three car garage. Move in ready. Open your door to your main living area with a large open concept living and dining room, cathedral ceilings and wood burning fireplace. The kitchen has a bi-level island with cooktop and seating, wrap around counters, double oven and room for a french door refrigerator. Walk out your sliding glass doors to an extra large deck and landscaped backyard. The primary bedroom is truly an oasis with
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