After negative media attention, condo association has change of heart

Plumbing pipes wrench leak

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

PA home builders refuse to fix hundreds of homes with wood rot

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By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities For the past year and a half, local media have been reporting on wood rot nightmares for hundreds of homeowners in southeastern Pennsylvania. (See Action News Troubleshooters investigates growing construction crisis) According to reports, new homes were originally purchased from Toll Brothers, the Cutler Group, Pulte, K. Hovnanian, and dozens of other home builders in Bucks and Montgomery Counties. Most of the homes were built in the early 2000s, Continue ReadingPA home builders refuse to fix hundreds of homes with wood rot

Kolter, a luxury condo developer, being sued AGAIN for construction defects

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  By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities   You would expect high quality construction of condos selling for $600,000 to $1 million. But for the second time in two years, luxury condo developer Kolter Group is being sued by a condo association for numerous, serious construction defects. In 2016, Kolter Group agreed to a $22.5 million settlement for San Matera The Gardens Condominium Association in Palm Beach. Owners had been dealing with leaky condos and Continue ReadingKolter, a luxury condo developer, being sued AGAIN for construction defects

Tenant, owner nightmares continue with leaky, moldy condos

No money empty pockets poor

The Worthington, Marietta, faces huge financial challenges By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities   Here’s another typical “affordable” condominium residential community near the end of its life cycle – The Worthington Condominiums, located in Marietta, Georgia. Cobb County records indicate that The Worthington consists of two buildings at 1960 and 1962 Spectrum Circle, both constructed in 1985. There are 188 units in two 7-story buildings, available in several floor plans with one to three bedrooms. Active Continue ReadingTenant, owner nightmares continue with leaky, moldy condos