Eclipse Condo on Center Park LEAKS -- Builder won't fix

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Eclipse Condo Owner

United States

#1 Dec 20, 2009
National Geographee

Brooklyn, NY

#2 Dec 22, 2009
I just moved to the area and was looking to buy there. How bad is the leak. Was it in just one apt. or all the apts. Please let me know! Thanks
Eclipse Condo Owner

Richmond, VA

#3 Dec 24, 2009
Yes, it has terrible water leak problems for which Comstock has been very slow to acknowledge, let alone repair. I know of several apts reporting major structural problems which would hurt a potential resale. I highly recommend buying a condo elsewhere!
Eclipse Condo Owner

Richmond, VA

#4 Dec 24, 2009
The Eclipse Condo on Center Park, Arlington is deceptive. Ask about the lawsuit against Comstock before buying.
Looking to Buy

Richmond, VA

#5 Dec 24, 2009
I was planning to buy a unit at the eclipse condo. Do you have a phone number to discuss?
stallion
#6 Dec 29, 2009
If you can please email me, I would like to know more about the water leak at the eclipse condo. Has black mold been confirmed in the building. Does the sales office at the eclipse condo have information about the builder and the water leak. Is there really a big lawsuit going on? Will the sales office tell me the truth about what's going on? stallion17@yahoo.com thanks so much
bert
#7 Dec 29, 2009
I live in the Eclipse Condo and have also had numerous problems with Comstock. I highly recommend that people do not buy in the Eclipse because of the issues listed in the article "Real Estate Agent Alert"
eclipsecondo.blogspot.com
Robert

Indian Head, MD

#9 Jan 3, 2010
I asked about this at the eclipse condo when I was looking there and they said they are doing something about it. Can you update us?

Robert
Chris

New Palestine, IN

#10 Jan 10, 2010
I recently asked the sales office at the elcipse condo about this and they did not know anything about the specifics of a water leak although they acknowledged that there were some structural problems which they assured me were being addressed. Can you update this entry once it if fixed. thanks
Shelly

New York, NY

#11 Jan 25, 2010
they are not aware at the sales office
I live there too

Baltimore, MD

#12 Feb 19, 2010
My apt also leaks water and black mold has set in.
Eclipse Condo Owner

Washington, DC

#13 Mar 5, 2010
Comstock Wins $11.7M judgement over Potomac Yards Condos
Happy Eclipse Owner

Arlington, VA

#14 Mar 5, 2010
I have lived in this building since 2007 and haven't had any structural problems with my unit. The few issues that I had when I first moved into the building were normal issues related to new construction.

There had been an ongoing lawsuit between Comstock and the builder that was recently resolved in Cimstock's favor.

I still think that this building is a great investment.
Another Happy Owner

Arlington, VA

#15 Mar 5, 2010
There have been some problems as there always are with new construction. There is one extreme isolated problem with a condo. The problem has been addressed and Comstock is working on fixing it. There is only a "rumor" by the owner that he has black mold in the condo because of the leak problem. He hasn't shown any documentation that this is true. Sounds like a "threat."
This is a great place to live. I would highly recommend it to anyone looking to buy. Location is great...safe...Harris Teeter in the building....so many positives!
There was a lawsuit between the builder and Comstock...it has been settled and we are all moving forward.
Comstock spins

Arlington, VA

#16 Mar 14, 2010
It looks like Comstock's PR dept is posing as unit owners above to downplay the problems and spin!
I live in the eclipse and agree with the info on the blog:
eclipsecondo.blogspot.com
Im moving out

Arlington, VA

#17 Mar 14, 2010
I've lived in the Eclipse and have had enough of the problems, there. I'm moving out as soon as I can sell my unit.
Another Happy Owner

Newark, DE

#18 Mar 15, 2010
I do live in the Eclipse and don't have any ties to Comstock. What you really "smart" people who write on Blogs like this don't seem to think about....you only hurt yourself when you write negative comments about our condo complex. Makes for "great" advertising when you decide to sell.(That was suppose to sound sarcastic).
There is a group of negative people who live here who haven't been happy since they moved in for various reasons. They are the vocal group here and don't speak for the majority of us.
This is a super place to live....close to everything. Now...it would be perfect if these negative would go ahead and move out!!
Original Owner

Arlington, VA

#19 Mar 15, 2010
To dispute the "neighborly attitude" which was written by "Another Happy Owner", I would like to say that I was one of the first owners to move in here. We did experience problems, as expected in any newly constructed building. There are several remaining problems which need to be addressed also. There have been several owners who are labeled as problem makers but these are the same people that fought to make Comstock responsible and got this community as far along as it has come. Without these owners yelling for what they paid for it would have never happened.
Over all, the location is great but until Comstock makes the repairs to the property that need to be completed and until the board of directors is truly run by the unit owners, it will remain to be a constant headache to own here.
Once Comstock is gone the community will be great and still a great investment.....

As for telling owners to move out....you should be thanking them instead for all the headaches they experience on YOUR behalf WAY before you moved in!
Owner with eyes open

Arlington, VA

#20 Mar 15, 2010
What Another Happy Owner doesn't realize is that he (or she) isn't being given all of the facts about the condition of the building and that's because the Owner's Association board is largely controlled by Comstock or those loyal to Comstock.
I agree that location, amenities, etc. make the Eclipse good place to live. And it likely will be a good investment if Comstock pays to finish it and pays its delinquent assessments. But the buildings haven't been completed and punch list items still haven't been addressed.
Another Happy Owner is worried about the short term effect of potential negative publicity when he or she should be worried about having to find money from owners to cover hundreds of thousands of dollars (and up to $1 to $2 million) worth of expenses that may end up being assessed to owners if Comstock succeeds in avoiding payment. Endure a little short term pain now so you can experience longer term financial gain... or put it off and experience long term financial pain.
Ask questions and demand answers. Then you'll realize that the people you call "negative" are really watching out for your interests and theirs.
Jay

Washington, DC

#21 Mar 18, 2010
The bldg has MANY problems, TRUST ME

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