It’s happened to all of us – we find a great condo that we love, but something big comes up and shakes our confidence in it.
But when should you give up on a condo, and when should you stick it out because you love it?
When Should You Give Up on a Condo?
There are a couple of red flags that should make you run – not walk – from a condo… even if you love it. They include:
- Something majorly wrong on a home inspection that you’re not willing to work around
- You feel like the builder cut corners during construction
- There’s environmental contamination
Something’s Majorly Wrong on a Home Inspection
No condo or loft is perfect. In fact, even brand-new construction has its issues – and they’ll all come out during the home inspection. However, when a home inspection turns up something major – like sagging ceilings or floors, cracks in the wall or water leaks – it may be time for you to give up on the condo you want. You can get past bad design choices, like floral wallpaper, but when the structure of the condo isn’t up to snuff, there’s little you can do.
The Builder Cut Corners
Condo buildings last longer – and stay in better repair – when they’re constructed properly. But if it looks like the builder kind-of threw everything together, it might be a sign that you need to keep looking for your next home. If resident-facing items like switchplates and other small details are sloppy, it can indicate that the construction of the building is pretty sloppy, too.
There’s Environmental Contamination
Don’t mess with environmental contamination, period. Homes built between then 1940s and 1970s can contain asbestos or lead-based paint, and both can be exceptionally dangerous. Faulty septic systems and contaminated water can be deal-breakers, too.
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