The answer: "It depends on the complex." Without knowing property you are referring, it's hard to make a blanket statement. Most of the associations in Marshfield, however, are managed pretty well. Over the past couple of years, short sales and post foreclosures have had a major negative impact on the price of individual units as folks wait to see just how low the price will fall. Even with the bargain basement prices, these units are moving slowly and I'm beginning to believe it's because folks like you are wondering "what's wrong." If you ever have a question about a specific property and/or association, find yourself a good buyer agent and ask the tough questions. A quick look at the overall financials and budget sheets will answer most of the questions you and your accountant may have.