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Why Condominium Inspections Make Sense

Posted by Thea Scrimger on Nov 13, 2012 2:01:00 PM


Thirty years ago Home Inspection was not part of the real estate process. Now, over 70% of resale homes in North America include an inspection*. However, when it comes to Condominium Inspections, people are still living like it’s 1970.

Many operate under the misconception that since a condo is typically smaller than a houses and has a different set of systems and features there is no value in having a condominium inspected. Think again. Condos can experience water intrusion, leakage and damage. Their systems and appliances can fail. Previous owners may have completed undocumented or unapproved renovations. The list of what we’ve uncovered in condominiums goes on and on. This isn’t meant to be alarmist, but rather informative. 

At Carson Dunlop we recently launched a product to help protect condominium consumers. This new service helps to educate and inform condominium buyers and sellers. Condominium Inspections address areas that can affect a unit owner and include: 
  • A detailed investigation of all the major appliances within the unit. 
  • An inspection of and consultation on the systems within the unit, focusing on functionality and long-term maintenance.
  • A check for manufacturer recalls on all major appliances. Click here to see a sample report.
  • A comprehensive inspection report that documents the condition of systems, components and appliances, including illustrative photos and helpful maintenance information. Click here to see a sample report. 
Having a Condominium Inspection gives you the knowledge and tools to make an informed decision in regards to your unit. To learn more about a Condominium Inspection click here, or call 800.268.7070.
*SOURCE: American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI), 2011 Home Inspectors Survey.

Topics: Condo Inspection, Carson Dunlop