A jury this week found that owners of Odenton’s Eden Brook condominiums are entitled to a $5.6 million award from the company that built their homes. According to the court ruling, NVR Inc. used inferior materials and shoddy construction practices in building the community, and the firm is responsible for a host of problems that resulted, including leaking windows and defective heat controls.
The Baltimore Sun reported the story on Nov. 20 (http://www.baltimoresun.com/business/real-estate/wonk/bs-re-jury-gives-odenton-condo-owners-20121120,0,7706483.story)
Eden Brook, located in the Piney Orchard section of Odenton, is a 55-and-older community. The builder, NVR Inc., is a Virginia-based company that does business as Ryan Homes, NVHomes and Fox Ridge Homes.
According to the condo association’s attorney, NVR Inc. must pay the homeowners for defective construction and misrepresentations about the quality of the complex’s construction. The finding comes after more than two dozen Eden Brook residents testified at a five-week trial.
Eden Brook is an eight-building, 224-unit community, one of several 55+ condo groups in the Odenton/Gambrills area.
Jerry Kline is a Realtor with the Odenton, Md., office of Keller Williams Flagship Realty (1216 Annapolis Rd., Odenton.) For more information on the local real estate market, contact him at (443) 924-7418, or visit his blog (www.JerryKlineRealtor.wordpress.com) or website (www.JerryKline.kwrealty.com).