A message from the president: It’s time for a change.

Raul Telles, Villa Valencia HOA President

The time has come to begin a shift in the way actions and legal processes are handled within our city. The fact remains that we cannot remove ourselves from the previous negative stigma that for far too long has overwhelmed our growing city’s reputation. In the same aspect of how I have humbly asked us all to take ownership of our highly regarded community, I propose once again that we take ownership of our city as well.

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Villa Valencia HOA: Frequently Asked Questions

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  • What is a homeowners association?
    • A homeowners association, or HOA, is an alliance between all homeowners in a neighborhood. HOA’s are formed to preserve its neighborhood’s image, safety, and property values by using a set of rules called Covenants, Codes, and Restrictions, or CC&R’s for short.
  • Why am I part of  the Villa Valencia HOA? 
    • When closing on a home in Villa Valencia, the buyer must agree to the HOA’s CC&R’s as they are attached to the home’s title. Signing acknowledgement of the HOA’s CC&R’s confirms the buyer agrees to join the HOA and abide by its CC&R’s.

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HOA due payment history is now being reported to the credit bureaus

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Get ready to see potential changes to your credit report. Effective the fourth quarter of 2017, our HOA payment history started being reported to the credit bureaus. Sperlonga Data & Analytics is providing the credit reporting services for DANA Properties, our HOA’s community management company. Most Villa Valencia homeowners were made aware of the impending change via mail as far back as December 2016.

It is likely that nearly no one from Villa Valencia Phase 3 knew about the credit reporting because the letters were mailed out at a time when Phase 2 was on the verge of completion, and Phase 3 was just beginning to take shape. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please call DANA Properties at 915-581-9000. To request a free copy of your credit report from all three credit bureaus, visit AnnualCreditReport.com.

Update 11:16 AM 2018-01-07: Those of you who bought homes in Phase 3 and the remaining homes in Phase 2 might find documentation in your closing documents regarding credit reporting.

 

A look back at 2017

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Happy New Year! 2017 was arguably the most productive year to date for the Villa Valencia community. The HOA was handed over to the homeowners in early December 2016. Four of our seven current board members were elected at that time, with Jorge Garcia being voted in as Social Committee Chairman in late December 2016, and Lizeth Ramirez joining in as Treasurer on December 15, 2017. Since then, the runaway train hasn’t stopped. Here’s a look back at what we as a community experienced and accomplished:

January

28 – A meet-and-greet was hosted at Megan Park to introduce the board members at that time. The event included a jumping balloon, refreshments, food, and several homeowners were given the opportunity to ask the board questions.

February

11: President Raul Telles and Vice President Allen Goodman volunteered personal time to cut off and dispose of exposed rebar on the easements of homes on Laurensito behind Comerciantes. Later that day, Mr. Telles and Social Committee Chairman Jorge Garcia replaced the basketball net at Megan Park.
15: Several concerned homeowners on Ashwood St. reported their street light had been out since moving in (some had been living there for a over a year). HOA board members contacted El Paso Electric to have the light repaired.
18: Preliminary planning began to have lights installed at Megan and Russell Parks.
19: At-Ease Lawn Care completed major park beautification project at both parks after years of neglect. Continue reading

Villa Valencia HOA Blog will no longer be updated, future updates to be posted on Nextdoor (Updated 12/31/17)

UPDATE 12/31/17: The blog will be revived effective January 1, 2018 after feedback from homeowners.

The Social Committee has decided to discontinue updating the blog effective immediately. We will be posting all future updates into our private group in a neighborhood social network called Nextdoor. Nextdoor will allow us to better control group membership. Currently, it is not possible to verify if users who subscribe to this blog live in the community.  Here is more info about Nextdoor, taken from their website:

Nextdoor is the private social network for you, your neighbors and your community. It’s the easiest way for you and your neighbors to talk online and make all of your lives better in the real world. And it’s free.

Thousands of neighborhoods are already using Nextdoor to build happier, safer places to call home.

People are using Nextdoor to:

  • Quickly get the word out about a break-in
  • Organize a Neighborhood Watch Group
  • Track down a trustworthy babysitter
  • Find out who does the best paint job in town
  • Ask for help keeping an eye out for a lost dog
  • Find a new home for an outgrown bike
  • Finally call that nice man down the street by his first name

Nextdoor’s mission is to provide a trusted platform where neighbors work together to build stronger, safer, happier communities, all over the world.

Click here to sign up for Nextdoor. The social network is accessible via desktop and mobile.

VV HOA President meets with Sunland Park City Manager to address concerns on project delays

VV HOA President Raul Telles met with Sunland Park City Manager Bob Gallagher to address concerns regarding city project delays within the Villa Valencia community:

I had an extremely effective meeting with our City Manager, Mr. Gallagher today. There have been several pending community concerns that have been held up with some of the city employees without any action or updates for them.

Some of the discussed concerns included the trash can purchase for our large park, street/park lights, our many leaning street sign poles, a terrible fix for a street sign pole on Durrill and Megan Streets, the exposed sewer pipes on Comerciantes and speeding.

Shortly afterward he addressed these concerns on top of a lack of updates, professional etiquette and city ownership at a special meeting he called with all concerned employees. We should have movement on some of these concerns soon.