Condo Living

Low-Rise Flats: Up In The Air Without Sky-High HOA Dues

By Jon Anderson / February 27, 2019 / 0 Comments

[Editor’s note: Jon Anderson is a columnist for CandysDirt.com. His opinions are his own.] I recently suggested that builders lay off the endless blocks of cookie-cutter townhouses with their all-too-familiar floor plans. I see them as an inefficient use of space that invariably cost homebuyers more for the same amount of usable space. They’re the real […]

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Ryan Shea Celebrates Pies and Publishing

By Joshua Baethge / December 5, 2018 / 0 Comments

For the seventh straight year, Realtor Ryan Shea will celebrate the holidays with pies. His annual holiday pie party is a way to thank clients and give back to those who have helped him. “Ultimately it’s just a way to get everyone together,” Shea said. “My clients can meet each other. It’s just a great […]

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The Grapevine of Wrath 2: Jackhammers and Dumpsters

By Jon Anderson / March 2, 2018 / 2 Comments

A few weeks ago I wrote about the pitiful communication skills many HOAs and management companies use when communicating with residents.  Who knew I would get a second example so soon? Imagine your Saturday tranquility shattered by jackhammers ripping through concrete minutes after sunrise at 7 a.m. Turns out that a building with ground-floor commercial […]

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The Grapevine of Wrath: How Poor Communication Insults Residents

By Jon Anderson / February 6, 2018 / 0 Comments

We’ve all heard (and likely employed) the old saying, “Better to ask for forgiveness than permission.”  The inference is that while you were going to do something anyway, once it’s done, the resulting hassles are less than having to deal with the before-during-after trio of carping.  But that strategy doesn’t play well in multi-family dwellings […]

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The Great Balcony Caper And Other Condo Mysteries

By Jon Anderson / January 4, 2018 / 4 Comments

AT&T used to say, “you get what you pay for.” In real estate, you pay for what you get, so it’s important to know what you’re getting, especially when condo shopping. In many markets, including Hawaii, exterior space (balconies) counts towards living space. That means when you buy a 1,000-square-foot condo, the price per square […]

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Museum Tower is Now 80% Sold Out. Boom.

By Candy Evans / December 13, 2017 / 0 Comments

Museum Tower has hit a crucially important sales milestone: 80% sold. Which means 100% is in the very near future. In high rises, sales multiply more rapidly with every signed contract. And for Museum Tower, one of the contracts that put them in the 80 percent club came from another prominent Dallas family moving out […]

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