In the time I've spent selling condos, I have become very familiar with the budgets of most condominium associations in Panama City Beach. Generally, the association fees for these beachfront properties are what you would expect. However, some buildings have budgets that exceed reasonable expectations. This is often due to unanticipated building maintenance, which is the case at Long Beach. You will also see instances of associations falling behind on reserves due to unexpected expenses. In rare instances, overcharges by management can cause the dues to increase.
In this article, I will clarify what has been occurring at Long Beach and why the association fees for this property are unexpectedly high. You will find that the large restoration project needed for the condos and the loan that was required to pay the expenses are the reasons behind the high association fees. The increase is not necessarily a scary issue. In this article, I will crunch the numbers to show an easy way to value a condo with higher than expected association dues.