People interested in buying a condominium or co-ownership property should pay close attention to all the developments they visit and analyze a number of factors in each development:
You should ask about the financial condition of the association or company that manages the property. They can ask for a copy of the latest financial statements and budgets. They can research the number of owners and compare it to the number of tenants, the stability of maintenance payments, and recent sales in the development or community.
You should investigate if there are any pending lawsuits against the development. Builders, neighbors, and even previous owners could have sued and be sued. Find out if there are any pending cases or the outcome of the trial if there were any.
You should ask about city ordinances and regulations as well as restrictions. Whether they are particularly strict or not, prospective buyers may try to avoid buying a home there if the regulations are so strict. Even if they have no problem with restrictions, subsequent buyers may run into problems when they want to sell the property later.
Prospective buyers should hire an inspector to verify the structural condition of the building (including electrical, air conditioning, heating, and plumbing). You must make sure of the condition of the roof and common areas. Also find out how resistant the building is to noise.
Prospective buyers should speak to current or former owners if possible. They can find out what the pros and cons of development are and know what they like and want or could change.
Condominium ownership is not for everyone. Think about whether buying a condo will meet your needs, and do yourself a huge favor by listing all the above points for when you need to discuss a real deal.
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