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Vanilla Ice

Stops Foreclosure

Collaborates with Lawyers

1/13/2012 4:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Vanilla Ice
Vanilla Ice's Florida mansion was in jeopardy of foreclosure ... but only for a second.

Ice lives in a gated community in Palm Beach. Seems Hurricane Wilma destroyed some palm trees back in 2005, and the homeowners association levied a special assessment of around $2,800 per homeowner to cover the cost of replacement.

Ice never paid, and the figure swelled to $4,100, so the homeowners association filed foreclosure documents in order to squeeze the money from the "rapper."

Ice's lawyers, Bradford Cohen and Joseph LoRusso, tell TMZ ... "The issue stemmed from Mr. VanWinkle (aka Mr. Ice) being unaware of any outstanding charges. As soon as he was made aware of the situation it was completely resolved."

The hired guns took a shot at the homeowners association, saying, "It is surprising that the association chose to waste funds on filing an action against our client."

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1.

CoraRoberts    

he such a amazing and cool i like it his style.
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931 days ago
2.

cheryl    

BRILLIANT title to this story...LOL!!

931 days ago
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the artist formerly known as hand turkey    

If you're going to live with some entity that can have your own house taken from you if you don't follow their rules, you might as well rent. I've heard more negative things about hoas than positive ones.

931 days ago
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katschy    

I <3 the headline for this one; awesome! I also think Rob is marvelous, and I love his show. Now I have "Ice Ice Baby" in my head. Thanks a lot, TMZ :P

931 days ago
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EDITA ON STEROIDS    

i h8 homeowners associations ..you fork out for the palm trees if you want them so bad

931 days ago
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shiela    

I would rather buy a home next to a neighbor who lets their house and lawn look like crap then to live in a place were people tell you how your house and lawn should look. The fees and aggravation just aren't worth the gate your house is sealed in..

931 days ago
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TLuV *U*    

next

931 days ago
8.

campy    

Yo. Bust it!

931 days ago
9.

tyler    

HOA's are ridiculous. You might as well be a renter since you have no rights. Second, the HOA should have been insured for damages such as this.

931 days ago
10.

ROMO    

ICE rules Baby!!

931 days ago
11.

PopTart    

Dang! He's HOT!
He's aged quite well!

931 days ago
12.

Fames    

Vanilla Ice owns a Mansion???

931 days ago
13.

ROMO    

ice ice baby! You rock!!!!

931 days ago
14.

Izzi    

HOA'S-Legends in their OWN minds...Grown people being TOLD what color to paint their homes, what flowers to grow, dogs OVER 20 lbs. NOT ALLOWED, and the list goes on & on...
NEVER EVER move into an HOA Community. If you do, then be expected to be treated like a child. And DON'T go against the Board...before you know it, you'll have a LAWSUIT aginst you. Aren't you glad you pay HOA dues every month so that you can be sued for living the "American Dream"...

931 days ago
15.

Bird    

Love the headline!

931 days ago
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