Ormond Heritage condo owners facing moldy nightmare

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities   For many home buyers looking for a place to vacation or retire, Florida is at the top of the list. Condominiums are popular because buyers are sold on the notion of a carefree lifestyle, often with resort amenities. Waterfront condos are attractive to affluent buyers looking for great views and luxurious surroundings. Some buyers do not want the hustle and bustle of Miami or Tampa, so they look Continue ReadingOrmond Heritage condo owners facing moldy nightmare

NC floods: private dams known to be deficient for decades

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities Last year it was South Carolina dealing with record-setting rainfall and dozens of breached dams that led to downstream flooding. This year it’s North Carolina’s turn. Same issue, different state. Hundreds of dams have been constructed to create lakes used for recreation or flood control. Many of these lakes – and the dams that make them possible – are privately owned. Some lake communities have mandatory homeowners’ associations, and Continue ReadingNC floods: private dams known to be deficient for decades