Pick your battles smart

When you find a condo that you want to buy, it’s crucial to opportunity your battles when it comes to condo repairs… While it definitely would be nice for the seller to service every single condo inspection issue before you put your currency down, there are only so many repairs sellers are willing to commit to; There may be a hundred little things that you might want fixed on the home, however you only have a set time to settle the deal.

Cosmetic issues, for example touching up the paint on the deck, are at the top of the list to avoid asking the seller to fix, and remember, you are not buying a current home! But Heating and A/C problems are repairs you can reasonably expect a seller to take care of; Heating plus cooling systems have many moving parts that develop wear plus tear, and dust plus dirt buildup.

When something goes wrong, it can go seriously plus extravagantly wrong. Certified inspectors should check for carbon monoxide around the component plus inside the house, and for gas-powered systems, special unit is needed to check for gas leakages. The seller of the condo may have documentation that the Heating and A/C system has a high efficiency rating, however if components such as the flue pipe plus draft diverter need repair, the system will not be running efficiently… And the condition of the HVAC duct, its cleanliness plus air tightness, are crucial to the overall health of the system, and so choose your battles wisely when negotiating the price of the condo you want. Avoid the minor issues that are easy plus less extravagant to fix. But hold firm on the major issues that could cost you thousands of dollars to repair or substitute.

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