Posts in category "Condominium Drama"

The Enigmatic Carlton Knight

Ever so often, someone e-mails me a question or volunteers information about my real estate developer Carlton Knight. For those of you who don’t know the history, he is the driving force behind me starting my blog.  He is the reason “I Hate My Developer” exists. In the pre-Chicago Now version of this blog, I... Read more »

4725 South Michigan: Mortgage Fraud Alleged By The State

Someone took note of my posts about the 4725 South Michigan condo association and suggested that I do some more searching. So I did. The renewed effort did not disappoint. The State of Illinois alleges that several individuals and real estate professionals were attempting to defraud various lenders to the tune of 7.7 million dollars.... Read more »

Now It's Personal

You only have so many times to talk shit to me before the gloves comes off. And when the gloves are off, they are off. When I received that reply what wasn’t said vs. what was said was fairly obvious—at least in my mind.  I was tired of explaining myself and my motives.  I was... Read more »
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Lost In Translation

When I received the reply to my simple question, I started seeing red. On the surface, the response seemed pretty cut and dried.  Yet if you knew the amount of rancor just under the surface of those words, a clearer picture comes into view. Allow me to give you my intrepretation of our Treasurer’s reply:... Read more »

Simmering Tensions

The latest round of foolishness started with a simple question. “Can someone tell me if any portion of the TIF plan includes evacuating the animals residing in our walls and fixing the holes in the roof?  What about the back portion of the fence?  If no one has an answer, I can always call my... Read more »

Building A Bridge And Getting Over It

This post was originally posted on August 24th, 2005 in I Hate My Developer 1.0 When I was pissing and moaning about our building, I happened to read about a legal case that makes our issues look like child’s play. Get this—a woman can’t sell her condo because an association was never formed by the... Read more »
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Seeing Eye To Eye

This post was originally published on August 24th, 2005 in I Hate My Developer 1.0 Now to make sure we’re all on the same page, let’s have a quick recap. Our building is like Glen Close in “Fatal Attraction,” very attractive on the outside but not quite right on the inside. Our developer seemingly (perhaps... Read more »

Fight The Power

This post was originally published on August 23, 2005 in I Hate My Developer 1.0    With some new blood on the board (myself and my neighbor across the hall), we set about sorting through the friggin mess that comprised our business affairs. We did all of the mundane stuff like set a permanent date... Read more »

ChicagoNow Radio

The good folks at ChicagoNow Radio invited me up for a chat tomorrow to talk about the blog. I truly don’t think they know what they’re getting themselves into. I did promise several people that I’d refrain from profanities when discussing my developer, so things should be fairly tame. Nonetheless I’ll be talking about bad condominium... Read more »
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Bootgate Push Back

The draft of that proposed rule is quite something, no? That’s a great big old hullabaloo because of two pairs of size 11 boots.  Actually I should say that I strongly suspect that my boots are the alleged catalyst for all of this craziness.  Make no mistake, this isn’t the first time “The Teacher” has felt the need to... Read more »