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Karrow: Commons are the determining qualification for Sun City condos

Posted 9/7/21

Mr. Walczak (“They really are condos in community,” Sun City Independent, Aug. 4, 2021) you sure wasted a lot of print just to try to convince the thousands of co-owners who own twin Homes that they own a condo.

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Karrow: Commons are the determining qualification for Sun City condos

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Mr. Walczak (“They really are condos in community,” Sun City Independent, Aug. 4, 2021) you sure wasted a lot of print just to try to convince the thousands of co-owners who own twin Homes that they own a condo.

I surmise you feel a need to justify your position and salary. Not all your examples are factual.

The main crust to your position is if the “separate” additional property referred to on your deed as the undivided “common grounds,” then it must be a condominium. Your view doesn’t hold water.

If someone buys a real condo the commons will always be “undivided,” but undivided vacant land doesn’t make a condominium.  HOA communities like we have here in Sun City’s twin homes can also be undivided property, but that doesn’t make them a “condominium style of ownership.”

In Arizona the state has an architectural name for twin homes — duplex — and townhomes are called condominiums because of their appearance. In the other states and Arizona, a condominium describes a special way of ownership and even in Arizona you must acknowledge you know you are buying a condominium and that the purchase is different than a normal real estate deal with a master deed instead of individual deeds.

People, if you want to know if you own an actual condominium, look at your deed/title, purchase agreement and mortgage. If it says you purchased a condominium then you probably did. Forget about the undivided property on the other separate parcel because that has nothing to do with it. 

Twin Homes should fall under Sun City Home Owners Association not the Condo Owners Association of Sun City.

Yes, there really are some condominiums in Sun City, just not as many as you want us to think.

Bob Karrow

Sun City

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