Board Communications Condominium Governance Neighbor Issues Rules Enforcement Selling

Condo Board Challenges Continue in Pennsylvania

(Editor’s Note: this question is a follow-up to the original post that appeared on February 14, 2019. You can see that post here: M.K. from Pennsylvania writes: Dear Mister Condo, Thank you for your recent reply. We are taking your advice and putting our home on the market after doing $4K worth of work. The only thing holding us back is a job offer in another city. In the meantime, the old ladies and men…

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Condominium FHA Mortgage Selling

Condo’s FHA Approval Expiration Date Critical to Sale of Condo

J.D. from outside of Connecticut writes: Dear Mister Condo, I have a buyer interested in my condo and ready to put in an offer and is FHA approved. The HOA’s FHA approval runs out in 37 days. If this buyer gets an offer in before that date can he still get an FHA mortgage? Mister Condo replies: J.D., congrats on finding a buyer for your condo. FHA approval is typically required by banks offering mortgages…

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Board Condominium Governance Legal Rules Enforcement Selling

Current Condo Owner Cited for Previous Owner’s Unapproved Modification

J.F. from outside of Connecticut writes: Dear Mister Condo, I’ve owned my condo for nearly three years. I have put it on the market attempting to sell it. After posting it online, the condo company contacted me stating that my in-suite washer/dryer was never approved by the condo board (it was installed by previous owners). I was not aware of this at the time I purchased the condo. They are saying that I need to…

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Assessments Board Condominium Selling

Poorly Maintained Condo Forces Unit Owner to Lower Selling Price

B.S. from outside of Connecticut writes: Dear Mister Condo, How do I sell my condo when it hasn’t been kept up by the people who take our condo fees every month? We have a condo repossessed by the bank, people who don’t pay their condo fees for who knows what reason, and in one unit it’s now a rental. Any advice would be helpful. Mister Condo replies: B.S., I feel your pain and I am…

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