More Good News from Virginia for Michelle Germano

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities   I just received notice from Michelle Germano that the new board of Harbor Walk condo association has cancelled outstanding debt related to unpaid assessments for her unliviable unit that was contaminated with toxic drywall. See for yourself.     Seems like common sense and compassion finally prevailed at Harbor Walk. Thank goodness! But why did it have to take seven years? If you’re interested in the back story, Continue ReadingMore Good News from Virginia for Michelle Germano

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Michelle Germano finally free from contaminated condo

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities Today, a ray of hope, seven years in the making. You may recall Michelle Germano, the Virginia woman battling with Harborwalk Condo Association over unpaid assessments for her uninhabitable home, which was contaminated by Chinese drywall. Last September, Germano’s struggle was covered by the Virgina Pilot. At the time, Harborwalk was suing the condo owner following a bankruptcy. The association’s lawsuit had made it impossible to arrange for a Continue ReadingMichelle Germano finally free from contaminated condo

Harbor Walk Condo owner sued following bankruptcy

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities Blog By now, most consumers are aware of Chinese drywall, a defective product that emits toxic fumes that corrodes electronics and plumbing, and can cause health problems. For 10,000 affected homeowners, it turned their American Dream in to a nightmare. Michelle Germano of Norfolk, VA, was one of those homeowners, and a lead activist  in the fight for justice for consumers of the defective product. But in addition to Continue ReadingHarbor Walk Condo owner sued following bankruptcy

Update: Sentry Management under criminal investigation for renting to squatters

By Deborah Goonan A few days ago I told you about a military family that returned from deployment to find squatters living in their home. (In case you missed it here’s the previous blog) An updated report confirms that Douglas and Lori Tupper were forced to move out of the home when they discovered it had been constructed with toxic Chinese drywall. They chose not to rent the home to tenants while they were stationed Continue ReadingUpdate: Sentry Management under criminal investigation for renting to squatters