Injumbo, Thank you for the information. Buying a condo or home that is under an association could be beneficial to some people that are not able or decided not to worry about maintaining the exterior of the property, insurance, etc. There are some benefits like amenities, maintenance, etc. My suggestions to buyers is hire a professional that will do the homework for you. Some of the information you are giving us here it's hard to find unless you talk to the neighbors, attend the board meetings before you buy. I always tell the buyers to attend a meeting before making an offer on a Condo. It makes it easier for them to deal with issues that are going to affect them later on. Anyway, thank you for the information and wish you good luck on your search. Please visit my website for more useful information regarding buying or selling real estate.