Condo owners forced to shower in trailers for months, then pay thousands for gas-to-electric conversion

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By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities The story of Georgetown Condominium, located near Green Hill, Tennessee, shatters the condo owner’s dream of a low-maintenance, carefree, and affordable lifestyle. The horror story began in June, when Lindsay Bramson and the WSMV I-4 team reported that a dangerous gas leak. That prompted Piedmont Gas company to shut off power to the entire condominium complex, leaving hundreds of owners and residents without hot water. WSMV followed the story for Continue ReadingCondo owners forced to shower in trailers for months, then pay thousands for gas-to-electric conversion

Latest report: Half of Tymber Skan condos demolished

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities   UPDATE/Clarification: A reader clarified that when Tymber Skan was created, it was, in fact, divided into three separate sections, each with its own HOA. The HOAs for Sections 1 and 3 were, at one time, led by Lorenzo Pinkston. Since utilities  have been shut off, most of the buildings in Sections 1 and 3 have been abandoned and demolished.  However, Section 2, led by board President Malinda McIntosh, Continue ReadingLatest report: Half of Tymber Skan condos demolished

Housing crisis at Lynnhill Condominiums continues

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities The following WUSA videos are simply heartbreaking, as 77 families – many with children – are scrambling to get another roof over their heads. Electricity, gas, and water utilities have been shut off at Lynnhill Condos in Temple Hills, Maryland. Residents have been left in the cold and in the dark. According to reports, the condo association has been broke for the past few years, and owes $1 million Continue ReadingHousing crisis at Lynnhill Condominiums continues