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NV: I-Team: Homeowner's Association Bill Gets Extra Scrutiny

Fri, 15 Jun 2007 01:48:57 GMT

A bill to reform homeowner's associations in Nevada may not make it off the governor's desk.



AZ: Dead fish still baffling, disturbing residents

Fri, 15 Jun 2007 01:48:08 GMT

Hundreds of dead fish popped up three weeks ago in the community lakes of Lagos Vistoso neighborhood in Chandler, but today, residents are still fishing for answers.



NJ: Condo Association May Have Violated Discrimination Law

Fri, 15 Jun 2007 01:45:00 GMT

The State Division on Civil Rights has issued a finding of probable cause against a luxury condominium association in Verona for allegedly violating the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (LAD).



NY: President's Perspective: In the Eye of the Storm

Fri, 15 Jun 2007 01:43:26 GMT

There I was, innocently removing empty cartons from my new condominium unit. I was approached by a woman on my floor asking why I'd left the cartons where I did. I politely, but firmly, informed her that I was following the superintendent's instructions. Little did I know that I was already being scouted to be a board member.



NY: Swimming Pools Gaining as City Condo Amenities

Fri, 15 Jun 2007 01:40:50 GMT

In New York City, having access to a private or semiprivate swimming pool in summer is a lot like having a covered parking space in the dead of winter — that is, the ultimate luxury.



Eight Things Homeowner's Insurance Doesn't Cover

Fri, 15 Jun 2007 01:38:49 GMT

Sometimes it takes getting hit by a hurricane to realize what your homeowner's insurance actually covers



MO: Lake Lawsuit

Fri, 15 Jun 2007 01:37:28 GMT

The St. Louis Equal Housing Opportunity Council is suing condominium developers at the Lake of the Ozarks for allegedly violating the Fair Housing Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act.



VA: Lansdowne home businesses have 13 months to comply

Wed, 13 Jun 2007 23:08:19 GMT

But because of a recent decision by the Lansdowne on the Potomac board of directors, Downs, other day-care providers and individuals who operate any home business in the community may be forced to close.



MI: The Beautiful Solution to Water Pollution

Wed, 13 Jun 2007 23:05:14 GMT

Schools and public buildings have installed them. The city now employs them to solve drainage problems. Developers feature them in new construction, to much media hoopla. A major university in Kalamazoo has built them. Even a condominium association in Pentwater has one.



TX: Another insurer drops windstorm policyholders

Wed, 13 Jun 2007 23:00:18 GMT

Another insurer is dropping thousands of windstorm insurance policyholders in Texas, this time leaving some of the county’s most financially vulnerable residents with few places to turn for storm coverage.



NJ: Disabled resident's case against Verona condo advances

Wed, 13 Jun 2007 22:59:15 GMT

The complaint, brought by Vespa-Papaleo as well as Heller, is just the latest in a growing number of housing discrimination cases brought by people with disabilities, said Lee Moore, a spokesman for the civil rights division



FL: Smoke detector checks raise issues on fire inspectors' access to condos

Wed, 13 Jun 2007 22:58:02 GMT

Can your local fire department enter your condo unit without your permission to make sure you have hard-wired smoke detectors?



FL: Lawsuits are piling up against condo promoter

Tue, 12 Jun 2007 16:07:37 GMT

In the past year, at least 10 lawsuits have been filed involving the unbuilt condo projects that led to a Melbourne lawyer having his license suspended.




FL: Clash over 'noisy' tile costs Coral Springs condo residents thousands

Tue, 12 Jun 2007 16:05:51 GMT

Because of her severe allergies and asthma, Vicky Georgoulis sought permission from her Coral Springs condo board to install tile before she moved into her third-floor apartment in 1996.



FL: Condo freefall

Mon, 11 Jun 2007 13:51:30 GMT

Jade at Brickell Bay, one of the success stories of Miami-Dade County’s condo boom era, is leading the pack with a more dubious distinction — the most foreclosures at any condo development in the county this year.



Brownfield Sites As Gated Communities

Mon, 11 Jun 2007 13:37:30 GMT

THE gated community first appeared on the world map in 1915 in Los Angeles in the United States. This was Fremont Place, a 50-acre enclave with 72 homes belonging to celebrities such as silent screen star Mary Pickford, legendary boxer Muhammed Ali and the famous shaving blade tycoon, King Camp Gillette.




OH: Condo builder turning to franchising for expansion

Mon, 11 Jun 2007 13:35:33 GMT

Rowland "Tre" Giller thinks he's found a way to expand his homebuilding company beyond Central Ohio.




FL: Electrical Problems Blamed In Condominium Fire

Mon, 11 Jun 2007 13:34:04 GMT

A raging fire blamed on electrical problems consumed an Orlando condominium and forced residents out of their homes for hours. The flames shot into the sky at the Tymberskan At The Lake condominiums.



FL: Elderly Condo Residents May Be Forced From Homes

Mon, 11 Jun 2007 13:00:04 GMT

Residents of a Lauderhill condo complex are concerned they may be out on the street in the next two weeks if mandated repairs are not complete on time by their management company.



FL: Condo's adjuster prevails in storm case

Mon, 11 Jun 2007 12:59:05 GMT

The Tiara condominium can't get a break.  A federal jury has found that the Singer Island condo's public adjuster did a proper job on the hurricane-ravaged tower and that the adjuster should be awarded $1.5 million, the rest of its fee.



CA: Palm Desert turns to drips, cutting out grass to save water

Mon, 11 Jun 2007 12:56:25 GMT

A homeowner association gave up some grass for a more desert look. They now save about $1,000 a month on water and maintenance costs through drip irrigation and new landscaping.




OH: Condo treasurer charged

Mon, 11 Jun 2007 12:52:21 GMT

A Cuyahoga County grand jury has indicted a former state Senate candidate from Parma, charging him with stealing about $180,000 from his condominium association. Howard Shrimpton, 51, was treasurer for the Concord Square Village Owners Association. Prosecutors say he pilfered the money over several years, and the association's board discovered unauthorized transactions this spring and called Parma police. In an interview Friday, Shrimpton acknowledged that he "borrowed" $15,000 from an idle escrow account "in a moment of stupidity" earlier this year to cover the cost of an extended hospitalization for a lung ailment. He denied that he stole for years and took $180,000, but said he "had to be kind of creative" over the years in juggling association money to pay maintenance bills, "and now they're going to hammer me for it." Shrimpton was unopposed for the Republican nomination for the District 23 Senate seat that Democrat Dale Miller won in November.




VA: Lansdowne Considers Compliance Guidelines For Home-Based Businesses

Mon, 11 Jun 2007 12:50:21 GMT

As the Lansdowne on the Potomac community continues to work through whether home-based businesses can operate and for how long, the HOA board presented a draft resolution Wednesday night defining future guidelines.



NV: Bill going before governor would limit home owners associations

Mon, 11 Jun 2007 12:49:27 GMT

There could be a new law in the books that affects the way homeowners associations run in Nevada. More than 500,000 Las Vegas residents live in an HOA run neighborhood. News 3's Robert Santos has more on a bill before Governor Gibbons that could take away some power from HOA's. 




Advice for Move From Suburb to City Condo

Mon, 11 Jun 2007 12:47:17 GMT

For years, the choice between an urban or suburban home was easy for many families. They opted for the cleaner, greener, quieter and roomier suburbs, not to mention the generally superior schools found there.



CA: Luxury, With a Price

Mon, 11 Jun 2007 12:44:55 GMT

The opening of expensive condominium complexes, the popularity of luxury amenities and the ever-rising costs of utilities and insurance rates have skyrocketed homeowners fees to eye-popping levels - they range from $300 to more than $1,000 a month in Downtown.



MO: Condo project aims to keep residents in Shaw neighborhood

Fri, 08 Jun 2007 12:55:22 GMT

Michelle Duffe was tired of seeing her older neighbors leaving the historic Shaw neighborhood because they could no longer handle the upkeep of their large houses.



MD: Controversy Engulfs Condos

Fri, 08 Jun 2007 12:54:10 GMT

Residents of Strathmore Tower, a condominium in Upper Park Heights, are challenging the board’s decision not to have a Shabbat elevator. Over Memorial Day weekend, residents sent a petition to the condo association board calling for a special meeting to discuss the issue. In addition, a letter was sent to the board explaining the importance of the Sabbath elevator and asking it to reconsider its decision.




Jamaica: Solar fully powers new townhouse complex

Fri, 08 Jun 2007 12:33:24 GMT

A townhouse complex, The Doric, under construction at Clieveden Avenue in Kingston, will be the first residential development in the island to be totally outfitted with electricity-generating photovoltaic panels.




SC: Fort Mill neighbors divided over geese

Thu, 07 Jun 2007 18:01:42 GMT

A plan to remove about 19 Canada Geese from a Fort Mill neighborhood is sparking debate among residents who complain about the mess the animals are leaving in their yards.



TX: Disgruntled Ryland homeowner turns Internet into soapbox

Thu, 07 Jun 2007 17:51:08 GMT

Unhappy that his year-and-a-half-old home has wall cracks wide enough to stick a hand through, Ronald Jech recently took an unconventional path in the hopes of getting his home repaired.



AK: Dozens displaced in downtown condo fire

Thu, 07 Jun 2007 17:50:05 GMT

Dozens of people are displaced Wednesday night after one of the biggest fires this city has seen in years destroyed more than 20 condo units in downtown Anchorage.



FL: Attorney suspended after deposits vanish

Thu, 07 Jun 2007 17:48:25 GMT

A Melbourne attorney has had his law license suspended following charges that he misused condominium pre-construction deposits he held in trust.




NV: Dust from condo project wreaking havoc on neighboring homeowners

Thu, 07 Jun 2007 17:47:01 GMT

Dust from a nearby construction project has become a serious hazard to residents of the Turnberry Place Towers. Condo owners on Riviera Boulevard say their homes are being blasted by dirt due to the high winds that picked up in the valley Tuesday.




TX: Homeowner reconsiders mowing lawn after jail stint

Thu, 07 Jun 2007 17:41:33 GMT

Linda A. Ballew spent four nights in the Harris County Jail for ignoring court orders related to a long-running dispute about her overgrown lawn before she finally agreed to cut the grass Tuesday.




WI: Treasurer of Kansasville home owner's association reportedly forged checks

Thu, 07 Jun 2007 17:39:07 GMT

The treasurer of the Eagle Lake Manor Community Association is charged forging checks against the association’s accounts to pay personal bills.



FL: Pit bulls transferred to new location after mauling Chihuahua to death outside condo

Thu, 07 Jun 2007 17:21:16 GMT

The owner of two pit bulls says he has transferred them to another location after they mauled a Chihuahua to death in a neighborhood that does not allow pit bulls



VA: HOA Gives Home Businesses One Year To Comply

Thu, 07 Jun 2007 17:16:59 GMT

Home-based businesses in Lansdowne will have 13 months in which to come into compliance with the homeowners association covenants or face closure, according to the three elected board members who met in a work session last week.



VA: 'Cancer wood' still controversial in Cascades

Thu, 07 Jun 2007 17:15:29 GMT

The environmental consultant who lives in Cascades brought the signs, created by her father, Jack Strickland, to express her concern over the fact that several playgrounds in Cascades contain lumber that has been pressure-treated with 0.40 Chromated Copper Arsenate.



FL: Accused condo worker lived lavishly

Thu, 07 Jun 2007 17:08:11 GMT

A fourth person turned himself in to police in connection with a Hallandale Beach condo scheme



NJ: Area Seniors Fight For Homeowner's Association Rights

Thu, 07 Jun 2007 17:06:50 GMT

A delegation of about 100 Manchester, Berkeley and Brick seniors traveled to Trenton on Monday to be heard on the topic of multi-family association home rule.




NY: A runaround over condo complaints

Thu, 07 Jun 2007 16:59:08 GMT

Winton, who bought her two-bedroom unit five years ago and pays about $230 monthly maintenance, says she has been pleading with the condominium's board of managers to replace the leaking roof.  In response, she has gotten vague promises, lame excuses and slipshod repairs.




FL: East Naples condominium group becomes latest to sue Toll Brothers

Thu, 07 Jun 2007 16:53:47 GMT

The Lake Arrowhead Condominium Association is suing luxury home developer Toll Brothers Inc., alleging that the developer violated local, state and national building codes by building condos that have numerous cracks and many other defects.




FL: Condo owners looking for fraud

Thu, 07 Jun 2007 16:44:36 GMT

News of the arrests of three people so far in connection with an alleged Hallandale Beach condo kickback scheme is triggering suspicions among some South Florida owners about the honesty of their condo boards.



AZ: HOA Takes Exception To Memorial Day Banner

Thu, 07 Jun 2007 16:43:16 GMT

The notice came from the Arroyo Ridge Homeowners Association, which told Denise she could have the banner as long as it's posted properly on a flag pole. But Denise doesn't want to spend 200 dollars on something she'll only use two weeks a year.



FL: PSL condo association manager arrested for lack of license

Thu, 07 Jun 2007 16:38:49 GMT

The director of the Midport Place II condominium association was arrested Thursday for not having a required state license, a detective said Friday.



About the House: How to Handle a Condo at Forty

Thu, 07 Jun 2007 16:38:03 GMT

The reason this seems noteworthy, at least to my geeky mind, is that I see many of the same set of issues repeatedly, so I’d like to offer some sort of list of the things one might find when looking at a condo of, say 45 years. Now



TN: Condo Goes Up in Flames, Hints at Bigger Problem

Thu, 07 Jun 2007 16:36:34 GMT

The Condo Association's Vice President says there are 173 units with different owners, some who can't be tracked down. The association boards up vacant units, but the vagrants still break in and rig up their own electricity.




FL: Keeping tabs on community associations

Fri, 25 May 2007 14:34:34 GMT

Here are some common questions about community association problems:




IL: What to do about that funky smell

Fri, 25 May 2007 14:33:32 GMT

A panel of attorneys -- Mark Pearlstein, Marshall Dickler and Chuck VanderVennet -- took questions at a recent conference held by the Association of Condominium, Townhouse and Homeowner Associations.



FL: Ex-condo head pleads not guilty in kickback scheme

Fri, 25 May 2007 14:31:53 GMT

In a hearing that lasted two minutes Friday morning, Joseph Greenberg's attorney surrendered his client to face charges in relation to a million-dollar kickback scheme at a Hallandale Beach condo.




AZ: Napolitano signs bill requiring HOAs to permit for-sale signs

Fri, 25 May 2007 00:50:05 GMT

Gov. Janet Napolitano on Thursday signed into law a bill requiring homeowners associations to allow a property owner to post a for-sale sign on the owner's individual property.



HI: Couple denied parking space receives $7,000

Fri, 25 May 2007 00:34:55 GMT

Following a finding of discrimination by a condominium manager, a couple involved in a dispute over their need for a wheelchair-accessible parking space have received $7,000 in compensatory damages in a settlement with the Menehune Shores Condominium.



PA: Developer addresses residents' stormwater concerns

Fri, 25 May 2007 00:34:00 GMT

The developer of the Village at Valley Forge, a large-scale project proposed on the Valley Forge Golf Club site, sought to quell fears and answer questions posed by residents about the unusual form of stormwater management he is planning on the property.



HI: As isle development grows, old graves become obstacles

Fri, 25 May 2007 00:32:51 GMT

More and more companies seeking to develop or redevelop in Hawaii are running into an obstacle almost as formidable as the environmentalists and the protectors of the islands' laid-back charm: the dead.




WA: Web site lets you click, compare on all sorts of condo statistics

Fri, 25 May 2007 00:14:00 GMT

The Web site CondoCompare.com pits condo project against condo project on about every stat imaginable.




CO: City, HOA miles apart over fence, sidewalk

Fri, 25 May 2007 00:07:40 GMT

All the Country Broadmoor Homeowners Association wanted was to get its broken sidewalks, curbs and gutters on Colorado Springs’ priority list for repair.



NJ: Make all rentals pay room tax, say Wildwoods hotel owners

Fri, 25 May 2007 00:05:00 GMT

The island's leading tourism groups are urging the state to require owners of condominium units to charge their renters the same taxes imposed on motel guests. “They should collect the tax like everybody else is forced to do,” said Bruce Smith, president of the Greater Wildwood Hotel & Motel Association.



Canada: Condo owner sues smoking neighbour

Fri, 25 May 2007 00:00:54 GMT

A North Vancouver condominium owner is suing her neighbour, claiming her smoking on the outdoor patio is a nuisance causing her stress, irritability and disrupting her sleep.



FL: Four charged in multi-million dollar fraud scheme at Hallandale Beach condo

Thu, 24 May 2007 23:59:46 GMT

Two people were arrested Wednesday and two others were being sought in connection with an alleged kickback scheme at a Hallandale Beach condo that may have cost apartment owners up to $4 million in unnecessary assessments, police and condo officials said.



FL: Program grants knowledge to communities

Wed, 23 May 2007 14:09:50 GMT

There is money out there, you just have to know how to ask about getting it," said Augustus. "This taught me how to do that. I also learned about crime prevention and hurricane preparation."



FL: Condo builders change plans

Wed, 23 May 2007 13:50:16 GMT

Local condo developers are being careful before beginning new phases and, in some cases, redesigning projects in response to a soft market.



MA: Condo owner jailed over code violations

Wed, 23 May 2007 13:35:44 GMT

The majority owner of a condominium complex on Longhill Street was jailed this week after failing to set aside funds for property repairs as ordered by a Housing Court judge.



AZ: HOA academies

Tue, 22 May 2007 14:00:15 GMT

Some Valley cities offer "HOA academies", seminars that usually meet once a week for a few weeks, to educate HOA members on the responsibilities they have as homeowners in HOAs. Board members learn how to carry out their roles including enforcement, which often causes disputes and hard feelings.



NE: Policy Leaves Owners Feeling Trashed

Tue, 22 May 2007 13:55:56 GMT

They pay taxes to the city of Omaha but don't get all the services other property owners receive. That's why several downtown condominium owners are complaining about unfair treatment. Six On Your Side investigated if their claim was truth or trash.




NY: 18 subcontractors on Victorian Village haven't been paid

Tue, 22 May 2007 13:54:12 GMT

There’s a catch-22 in the pending sale of the first four condominium units at Victorian Village, 501 Park Lane Circle.  Eighteen subcontractors who helped build the units have taken legal action to hold up the sales in an effort to ensure they get paid for their work.



NJ: Members upset by homeowners' groups

Tue, 22 May 2007 13:48:59 GMT

Angry members of homeowners' associations, representative of the way an increasing number of people are living, complained at a conference Monday that the elected boards governing their communities can behave like draconian governments.



AZ: Is 'artificial grass' coming to the side of Valley roads?

Tue, 22 May 2007 13:45:15 GMT

The turf war has begun in Sun City. It's real grass versus artificial turf and the winner gets the West Valley city's medians.



FL: Toxic Mold Growing in Local Condo

Tue, 22 May 2007 13:33:15 GMT

Inside the dry wall, the entire inside of their wall was covered in mold. Not just any mold -- toxic mold. Mold so dangerous, the two say the condo developer told them to get out and stay out until a mold remediation team, dressed in air tight suits, came in and cleaned until they finally deemed the condo clean.



IL: City inspection Delay Slows Reopening of Condominium

Tue, 22 May 2007 13:31:25 GMT

Residents at the condominiums adjoining the collapsed parking structure at 1718 Oak Ave. are still barred from their homes despite predictions for an earlier move-in date.



FL: Housing costs put squeeze on workers

Tue, 22 May 2007 13:30:15 GMT

Condominium converters drained more than 30,000 apartment units from Metro Orlando's rental pool during the height of the nation's home-buying frenzy, creating a market so tight that many landlords had waiting lists of would-be tenants. No more.



NJ: Survive floods without taking a bath

Tue, 22 May 2007 13:28:25 GMT

A hurricane or nor'easter roars into town, and suddenly your basement is a murky pool of water



LA: Condo groups run insurance gambles as fees spike

Tue, 22 May 2007 13:21:02 GMT

Concerned higher insurance rates would drive condo fees through the roof, the association voted to drop wind and hail coverage, he said.




MO: Condo developer pleads guilty to asbestos violations

Tue, 22 May 2007 13:18:30 GMT

The developer of a downtown Kansas City condominium project pleaded guilty in federal court Monday to violating federal standards for asbestos removal during renovation of the property last year,



WA: Accountant can judge health of condo books

Mon, 21 May 2007 14:32:15 GMT

Q: I'm considering buying a condominium. Who can I go to who can examine the condo association's finances? If I could hire someone to do this investigating, maybe it could save me from a lot of problems.




NY: Condos Becoming Choosy Like Co-ops

Mon, 21 May 2007 13:40:13 GMT

A staple of urban difficulties are the financial and personal reviews of aspiring co-op buyers. The board review process before a purchase can be approved can be Torquemada-esque, where future hopeful neighbors are one's inquisitors.



FL: Condo becomes contention center

Mon, 21 May 2007 12:55:07 GMT

Opera Place's owner is singing the blues: Land formerly planned for the Opera Place condominium in West Palm Beach will not be sold to an investor group after all.




VA: Day-Care Providers Battle Neighbors in Loudoun

Mon, 21 May 2007 12:48:59 GMT

Downs is one of a dozen in-home day-care providers accused of violating the rules of the eastern Loudoun subdivision known as Lansdowne on the Potomac -- a charge they call unfair.




FL: Police confirm suspicious materials inside condo

Fri, 18 May 2007 14:54:15 GMT

Dozens of East Naples residents were evacuated from their neighborhood for about eight hours Thursday while members of Collier County’s bomb squad investigated a report of suspicious materials inside a neighboring condominium



CO: Jury exonerates Chateau, property manager

Fri, 18 May 2007 14:51:01 GMT

An Aspen jury exonerated the Chateau Aspen Condominium Association and McCartney Properties Management Co. in a slip-and-fall complaint on Thursday.



FL: Fort Lauderdale condo asked builder to pay $550,000 for support of nearby project

Fri, 18 May 2007 14:34:49 GMT

The developer of a controversial, high-rise boat-storage warehouse revealed this week that a neighboring condo asked for $550,000, among other things, to support the project.



NJ: Some say condo has been turned into a synagogue

Fri, 18 May 2007 14:21:00 GMT

Some residents of an age-restricted community here believe a condominium has been converted into a synagogue in violation of the bylaws of the development.



VA: A Community's Transfer

Fri, 18 May 2007 14:09:15 GMT

When residents at the Broadlands Homeowners Association annual meeting, Tuesday, May 8, began to get angry, it was not because of the elections of three resident members to the homeowners association (HOA) board earlier that evening. It was because of the continued control of the HOA by Broadlands developer Van Metre.



NY: Defending Against Discrimination Claims

Fri, 18 May 2007 14:07:54 GMT

In what may prove to be a significant victory for cooperative and condominium boards sued for housing discrimination, an appellate court recently applied the protection of the business judgment rule to a discrimination claim for disability accommodation.




MN: Landscape blackened, but greener future envisioned

Wed, 16 May 2007 14:25:27 GMT

Exactly when Young and the lake area homeowner's association will get their chance to turn dirt is anyone's guess. As the most destructive Minnesota wildfire in recent memory kept burning, evacuees from the northern end of the Gunflint Trail were told Tuesday it's still not safe to go home.




DC/VA/MD: The Bad News On Condos

Wed, 16 May 2007 14:13:59 GMT

The foreclosure on Ridgeleigh at Van Dorn Metro was just one of several foreclosures in recent weeks of condo conversion projects in the Washington area and was another sorry sign of the soft real estate market and an oversupply of condos, real estate experts said.




NV: Wingfield residents want answers about completion of park

Wed, 16 May 2007 14:04:54 GMT

Tourin said he and his neighbors have raised the issue of the future park at homeowner's association meetings. They've also called the City of Sparks and the developer, Reynen & Bardis, he said, but each agency they spoke with referred them to another.




WV: Putnam couple wins lawsuit over subdivision fees

Wed, 16 May 2007 13:58:21 GMT

A Putnam County couple can recover court costs from an upscale homeowners association after it continued to try to collect delinquent fees owed by a previous homeowner, the state Supreme Court has ruled.




FL: Good news hard to find in recent session of Legislature

Wed, 16 May 2007 13:54:28 GMT

Residents of homeowner and condo associations got some good news this legislative session -- but not much.



NY: YAI/National Institute for People with Disabilities Obtains Favorable Settlement in Washington Heights Condo Lawsuit

Wed, 16 May 2007 13:47:45 GMT

Claiming a major victory for the rights of all individuals with disabilities, YAI/National Institute for People with Disabilities (YAI/NIPD) yesterday reached a settlement with The Bennett, a Washington Heights condominium that had previously blocked the organization from purchasing two apartments to create a group residence for five individuals with developmental disabilities.



NY: Condo Owners Settle with Developer

Tue, 15 May 2007 15:22:35 GMT

A group of owners in a Williamsburg condominium complex received $235,000 after settling a lawsuit with its developer, designers and contractors.



FL: Kings Point condo owners have new hope as repairs from Wilma finally done

Tue, 15 May 2007 15:16:42 GMT

More than 18 months after Hurricane Wilma destroyed their condos, some residents in Kings Point, a 55-and-over community west of Delray Beach, are finally getting their homes back.



FL: Developer sues activists for fighting 42-story condo next to Stranahan House

Tue, 15 May 2007 15:15:01 GMT

The developers who tried to build a high-rise next to historic Stranahan House missed South Florida's real estate boom, and now they want payback.