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Who pays? St. Pete condo resident saddled with pricey retrofit from previous owners

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In June, Howard Dowling Jones thought he bought his dream condo for $520,000 at Signature Place in St. Petersburg. However, the a 61-year-old osteopathic physician never expected to be left with a bill for $18,746 after closing on the property at the much-maligned 36-story building downtown. Like the other residents, Dowling knew all about the buildings problems that became public last year when the condo association decided to sue the developer, Joel Cantor, as well as the architect, engineer, and…

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