What is a condo inspection and do I need one?When the time comes to invest in a home, owning a condo can be easier than purchasing a home. As a cost-effective option, living in a condo should save you a bit of money. However, with the rate at which these properties are produced, you could be left with expensive problems early into your mortgage. That’s why condo inspections can help.
A condo inspection is a visual inspection of a number of areas within your living space. These are usually scheduled by the owner and will include a walkthrough where key things can be inspected for quality, longevity and durability.
For those of you worried about cost, you should keep in mind that an inspection now, far outweighs the cost of future repairs, after the warranty expires.
What’s included in a condo inspection?At AmeriSpec, we’ll take a closer look at your:
• Heating System
• Electrical System
• Plumbing System, including faucets, toilets, bathtubs and sh owers (e.g. are they draining properly?)
• Interior elements, including windows, walls, floors, doors, etc.
• Ductwork and Vents
It will also include observations and recommendations, for example – issues with doors/hardware, caulking/grout, air filters, and more.
Additionally, we can check appliances in your home through our partnership with RecallChek. This partner specializes in checking to see if any of your appliances have been recalled. We truly believe that knowing what you’re getting into is important before investing in a new property.