This site was set up in May 2007 and it has 300 posts. See 170 photos at: http://nautiluscondo.blogspot.com The 'search' bar at the top left of the site works quite well. If you want info on topic or a unit just put the term or number (ie: 708, 1401 etc) into the box and hit search and all the threads about the topic or unit will appear. I am a 'former owner' of 708, sold my unit back to the developer for a 65K loss and I was glad to be out of there. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Now and then I find sites dealing with interesting subjects relating to Florida condos and I mention them on this blog. Here are direct links to 2 which are worth a look and both allow readers comments.
"The Bay County Sheriffs Office Special Investigations Division dismantled a Methamphetamine Lab in Bay County yesterday afternoon, July 22, 2008.
Narcotics officers developed information that led to a search warrant on a residence at1502 Lighthouse Road, Panama City Beach. Investigators discovered five children living within the home and an active methamphetamine lab in the cooking process in the closet and bathroom adjoining the master bedroom."
The developer got his unit back after filing some paperwork and you might be wondering what happened to the 2 adults. Both remain in custody with the next appearance set for a 4/28/2009 Pretrial Conference for Dunkley and one for Hammock on 5/26/2009. If you have the time or interest you can pull up their information at the below click on links:
HAMMOCK, DANIEL RAYBond set at: $170,000
http://records2.baycoclerk.com/courtcaseweb/CaseDetail.aspx?caseid=1509790 (below charges are just from the NCC arrest)
TRAFFICKING IN METHAMPHETAMINE (893135 1f1) MANUFACTURE OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE (89313 1a2) CHILD ABUSE (82703 1) CHILD ABUSE (82703 1) CHILD ABUSE (82703 1) CHILD ABUSE (82703 1) CHILD ABUSE (82703 1) RESISTING ARREST WITH VIOLENCE (84301) POSSESSION OF LISTED CHEMICAL- (893149) POSSESSION OF LISTED CHEMICAL- (893149) DUNKLEY, LISA CHRISTINA Bond set at $140,000, the charges are the same except for no Resisting Arrest charge. http://records2.baycoclerk.com/courtcaseweb/CaseDetail.aspx?txt=Dunkley%2c+Lisa&ps=50&m=name&s=4&caseid=1509776 In theory, NCC condos when rented out by the management firm, require background checks on applicants. Private rentals by owners and their real estate agents do notrequiresuch checks, hopefully the realtors fronting for the owners will do so on their own initative but it isn't so far a requirement. It should be! The potential for additional criminal enterprise here at NCC is great with such a very high ratio of renters to owners (3 to 1).
At the time of the rental to Dunkley and Hammock even the most minor internet check of county records would have revealed their criminal pasts plus Dunkley had been evicted from another rental complex the prior year.