Buying Condominium FHA Financial Mortgage

FHA Condo Recertification Holding Up Closing

P.S. from Michigan writes: Dear Mister Condo, I am a realtor and I am under contract to purchase a Condo unit with an FHA Mortgage.  During the mortgage prep process we discovered that the Condo Association had their FHA Certification expire.  They submitted their recertification paperwork on July 19th and we have heard nothing back as of yet.  Is there a way that we can contact someone to see when the recertification process will be…

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Board Condominium Governance Pets Rules Enforcement

Do’s and Don’ts for Condo Doggy Do

M.R. from New Haven County writes: Dear Mister Condo, A neighbor continually complains about everything in particular related to my dog. They are complaining that she pees on the grounds behind their deck. The dog does favor this area to relieve herself and I believe it is common grounds. The property management says this is not allowed, that I have to take the dog to another area to pee. Is that true? Mister Condo replies:…

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Architectural Compliance Board Condominium Governance Legal Neighbor Issues Noise Rules Enforcement

Hardwood Floors Installed but Not Allowed at this Condo

L.L. from New Haven County writes: Dear Mister Condo, The owner of the condo unit upstairs from mine has installed a wood floor in violation of the condo rules. The subfloor is also damaged and causes heavy squeaking. Neither the unit owner nor the property manager is interested in remedying this problem. Mister Condo replies: L.L., I am sorry that you were not successful in seeking relief from your upstairs neighbor’s flagrant violation of your…

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Assessments Board Common Fees Condominium Financial Governance

Bigger Decks, Bigger Expense at this Condo

T.G. from New Haven County writes: Dear Mister Condo, Our condos are free-standing single home type units. As people were buying their units, some had the builder/developer extend their decks to wrap around their units. This was an extra charge. The standard deck was a 6×28 foot bolstered deck. When painting began a few years later, the price varied due to the various sizes of these improved decks. The Board at that time felt it…

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