Good news: HOA, local contractors, repair mold-infested condo for FL woman

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By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities Happy endings to condo HOA horror stories are rare. It’s refreshing to see good news, for a change. Investigative reporter Karla Ray, WFTV, happily reports that One Thousand Oaks condo association is working with several local contractors to repair Judy Young’s condo, at no cost to her. You might recall two previous IAC posts about Young’s black mold-infested condo. The 72-year-old woman is a survivor of brain surgery. Because Continue ReadingGood news: HOA, local contractors, repair mold-infested condo for FL woman

After negative media attention, condo association has change of heart

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By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities After media attention, good news for Florida woman who couldn’t smell the mold growing in her condo near Orlando. Her association had a change of heart. A few weeks ago WFTV news reported that Judy Young’s condo association invoiced her more than $6,000 to clean up mold and make repairs to her condo, even though Young wasn’t at fault for the damages. The official notice was written by Yelin Continue ReadingAfter negative media attention, condo association has change of heart

Disabled woman stuck with bills for moldy condo

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Water was slowly leaking into her condo. But the disabled homeowner could not smell the mold until her unit was heavily damaged. By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities Many people who buy into the condominium lifestyle do so expecting both affordability and ease of maintenance. But for 72-year-old Judy Young of Orlando, life at One Thousand Oaks Condominiums is neither affordable nor low maintenance. WFTV’s Karla Ray reports Young’s heartbreaking condo horror story. A water leak Continue ReadingDisabled woman stuck with bills for moldy condo

Condo lawsuit: former residents sickened by filthy A/C system

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Mother and toddler diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease in 2016 By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities How many times have you heard the real estate sales pitch that the condo lifestyle is carefree? It’s often untrue. The truth is, even if you happen to own or rent a luxury condominium in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, there’s no guarantee the building will be maintained to high standards. McCarren Park Mews Condominium units rent for at least Continue ReadingCondo lawsuit: former residents sickened by filthy A/C system