A condo building collapse is rare, Deferred maintenance and owner resistance to fixing problems is not

As the recovery of victims of the collapse of Champlain Towers South condominium wraps up, and investigations of the cause or causes of the disaster begins, consumers must come to grips with the grim realities of common ownership.

Who is responsible for Florida’s catastrophic condo apartment building collapse?

This post summarizes what we know now, considers how the collapse of Champlain Towers South might have been prevented, and opines on what lie ahead for owners and survivors.

As the real estate market recovers from the effects of COVID, U.S. housing consumers are rejecting HOA-governed communities

What a different a year makes. As the U.S. begins to return to “normal,” the housing market is in a state of turmoil. Millions of folks want to buy a home, and competition is fierce in some markets. IAC takes a look at some current trends, and the changes occurring in the market for HOA-governed housing.

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Construction defects in HOA Common property – Homeowner challenges

It’s bad enough dealing with defective construction in one’s home. But what can homeowners do when property damage — and high HOA fees — result from shoddy construction of commonly owned or maintained property?

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