• Are you buying a condo? If you are one of the growing number of homeowners opting for a condo, you should not consider the buying process any different than if you are buying a single-family home especially when it comes to the home inspection.

     

    What is a Condo Inspection?

    A condo inspection is done with the same attention to detail as a regular home inspection, but the only difference is the attic, roof, exterior, and site areas of the unit are not included, and the cost of the inspection is reduced as a result. So basically, it is an inspection that is ordered by the owner or buyer of a condo that consists of a walk through inspection of the interior systems of the unit.

     

    What is included in a Condo Inspection?

     

    With any other home inspection, you will want to:

     

    Know what it includes: heating and central air conditioning systems, interior plumbing, electrical systems, the roof, attic, visible insulation, walls, ceilings, floors, windows, foundations, and basements are among the key inspection points. Inspections may also include appliances and outdoor plumbing.

     

    If you are selling, get a home inspection before you put your condo on the market. This avoids any surprises down the road when potential buyers have the home inspected. If major or potential problems are detected, they can be repaired before you try to sell.

     

    Hire a qualified inspector. Try to get referrals from friends or anyone you know who has had a satisfactory experience with a home inspector.

     

    The experts at A1 Home Inspections are ready to answer all your questions to keep your home safe during the holiday season! Call RIGHT NOW for your FREE CONSULTATION:  (407) 979-4669

     

    Sources:

    Chalk, Dylan. The Condo Inspection: What Buyers Need to Know. 7 May 2015. https://www.redfin.com/blog/2015/05/the-condo-inspection-what-buyers-need-to-know.html

     

    Von Jena, Yvonne. What is a condo inspection and is it really necessary? 21 May 2013.

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