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Sep 01, 2018Inspection ServicesBy support

A Short Guide to Condo Inspections

If you have decided that you want to buy a condo, you might think it’s a lot easier than buying a house. You might even think that you don’t have to have it inspected because it’s not a big deal. Right? Nothing could be further from the truth. Below are some things that you should know about condo inspections.

What is It?

Condo inspections are the same as home inspections. The professional will evaluate it and give you a report. It’s made to tell you about the condo’s condition and how long the systems are likely to last. It’s going to give you the whole picture of the condo and the estimated repair and maintenance costs.

How Long Does It Take?

How long basic inspections take depends on the condo’s size, its age, and its condition. Generally it will take 1-2 hours average.

Should Buyers be Present for the Inspection?

It’s very important for the buyer to be there. The inspector’s going to give them great insight into that condo as the inspection is done. Some of the issues that are with an inspection will be pointed out best when the inspector and customer are there at the same time.

Why is the Inspection Needed?

Buying a condo’s a huge decision. It’s very important that the buyer knows everything that they can before making the final decision. When a buyer has a condo inspection done, it can save you costly repairs and time along with giving them a decent understanding of the condition of the condo before they purchase.

What Will the Condo Include?

The inspector is going to look at all of the systems and structures in the condo, along with the condo. This will include:

  • Plumbing
  • Air conditioning and heating
  • Electrical
  • Appliances
  • Bedrooms
  • Bathrooms
  • Doors
  • Walls
  • Windows
  • Flooring
  • Visible structures
  • Patio

It’s a good idea whenever you are making a home purchase, whether it’s a regular house or something like a condo, you want to make sure that you are having it inspected. This will help you with knowing what is wrong with it, if anything, and what it’s going to cost you to have those things fixed. This way, you can make better decisions and decide whether or not you really want to make the purchase. Yes, it’s an added expense, but it can help you with saving money in the long run if it’s too much of a headache.