So, you’ve decided to purchase a condo because…
- You want to build equity instead of paying rent…
- You dislike your landlord…
- The words “commute” or “traffic” don’t excite you…
- You’re no Bob Villa or John Deere…
- You like having a fitness center on the premises…
- The doorman “Skip” is rude and the best at the same time…
- Or because you like to be part of a community environment. Whatever the reason you’ve decided to purchase a condo versus a house is great, but we want to make sure you get it thoroughly inspected before you do.
That’s why it’s critical to choose a service like ours. We have many years of experience paired with extensive training to know exactly what to look out for. If there are problems, we’ll find them for you. Our condo inspections are done by NJ Licensed Home Inspectors that include a report with pictures included.
What is a condo inspection?
A condo inspection is a comprehensive evaluation of the condo by a qualified professional. It is designed to inform you of the condition of the property, the life expentancy of its major systems. A condo inspection will give you “the big picture” of your decision, the estimated maintenance and cost of repairs.
How long will my condo inspection take?
A basic condo inspection will depend on the size of the house, its condition, and age. Generally speaking, a condo inspection will take around one to two hours on average.
Should the buyer be present at their condo inspection?
In one word, definitely! The condo inspector will give you valuable insight into the condo as you go through your inspection. Some issues with condo inspections are best pointed out with the customer and the inspector together.
Why do I need a condo inspection?
Purchasing a condo is a big decision for everyone. It is very important to know as much as you can before making a decision. A condo inspection can save you time and costly repairs as well as give you a good understanding of the condo’s condition before you buy.
What does a condo inspection include?
The condo and all of its major structures and systems will be inspected. This includes the condition of the condos plumbing and electrical system, heating and air conditioning system, patio, kitchen, bathrooms, bedrooms, appliances, walls, doors, windows, flooring, and all visible structures within the unit. An on-site report will be generated for your inspection and digital pictures are included.
What happens if something is wrong with the condo that I was not aware of?
Our inspections are designed to give you an overview of the condition of the condo. If a major problem turns up during the inspection the buyer may try to negotiate with the seller. It is best that the buyer have a condo inspection in order to avoid discovering needed costly repairs after they move in and to ensure they make a good investment. For the seller it is important that they know the condition of their condo to avoid this surprise as well.
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