PA condo stairway collapse

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities While we’re on the subject of shoddy construction this week, here’s another report from ABC Action News 6 in Philadelphia. A 79-year old man injured his leg and had to be rescued by the fire department when he became trapped in a stairway that collapsed at Vestry Condominiums. According to the report, although the condominium is located in Old City, it was constructed in the 1980s. Condo Association President Continue ReadingPA condo stairway collapse

Accident at Luxury NJ Condo Injures One Woman

Shared by Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities Blog The condo tower is only 9 years old, but has a history of pipes bursting, causing injury and water damage to dozens of units. Woman Suffers 2nd-Degree Burns After Steam Pipe Bursts, Taking Out Elevators in 25-Story Condo Building Not First Time Pipes Burst in Boraie Development’s Nine-Year-Old Luxury Condo Building at One Spring Street Article | October 18, 2015 – 7:52pm | By Charlie Kratovil UPDATE Continue ReadingAccident at Luxury NJ Condo Injures One Woman

Overgrown hedge at Condo led to child’s death and $12M lawsuit

Hedges along path

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities Blog   When buyers consider a condominium association, they are often sold on a “carefree, maintenance free” lifestyle. There are promises that someone else will take care of the landscape, cleaning the sidewalks and parking lots, and most exterior maintenance. It can be very enticing for busy professionals or retirees who don’t have the time or inclination to do the work themselves. But the reality is that, when you Continue ReadingOvergrown hedge at Condo led to child’s death and $12M lawsuit