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    Quote Originally Posted by SauronHimself View Post
    What do you get for the $150/mo?
    H&B out of unit 125...
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    i owned one before, never again. dealing with nasty people in the office, board members who team together and act like they have the power, association fees that constantly rise, nosey neighbors, stupid rule after rule. they are certainly not for everyone
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    Quote Originally Posted by trekninja View Post
    nosey neighbors, stupid rule after rule.
    I've heard somewhere that rules are made to be broken. Condos have rules regarding the noise but they are often useless. Also, shoddy construction / design can contribute to the noise problem. For those who want to avoid such issues, stand alone house is the answer but then if the neighbor has hot rod or Harley....

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikerjulio View Post
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    there are a lot more potential negatives to consider, lets start with construction quality (speaking as someone who spent a whole career in construction). There is plenty of incentives for the builder to cut corners - on everything they can get away with, and the general rule here is to buy a new building and get out before it's 15 years old. Even with new construction there can be devastating quality issues - see the class actions in Vancouver on leaking issues....
    Leaky condos and associated repairs (mold remediation, etc) in Vancouver fueled my brother-in-law's quite successful repair company! I watched some of that crap go up--improperly flashed roofs with lots of incorrectly done valleys, flat roof section with parapets incorrectly capped combined with dryvit stucco where water got behind, people putting on BU roofs in the rain etc. It was a shitshow..

    (I didn't know you were another construction dude!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by paredown View Post
    Leaky condos and associated repairs (mold remediation, etc) in Vancouver fueled my brother-in-law's quite successful repair company!
    I wonder if the new construction team and repair team have some deal going on with each other...

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