Buying a condo

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Buying a condo
« on: May 23, 2023, 04:26:04 PM »
We're in the "Kabuki Theater" dance they call buying a condo.  The one we're interested in has a VERY soft spot in the wood flooring near the bathroom.  This is, to me, obviously water damage.  I keep insisting that we need to find the source of the problem and the extent of the damage before we'll buy.  They all (including my fiancée look at me like I have three heads. 

I know that an inspection just isn't done here, but is there a work-around?
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Re: Buying a condo
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2023, 05:55:48 PM »
Unless the plan is "redecoration" (i.e.  toss in a couple grenades and scrape away the debris until only concrete and brick are showing before replacing EVERYTHING), point out to your intended that a rotting section of floor could require some very expensive repairs.

If you are doing a full Chinese style redecoration, skip the arguments and just make sure that any water and drain pipes for that bathroom are fully replaced.
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Re: Buying a condo
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2023, 07:30:18 PM »
I've made that point many times to her and the realtor/owner.  It doesn't get through. I will just have to hold my ground cuz I know that water damage can be very severe and subtle. 

Word of the day: "Geomancer". A person who tells you the cosmic implications of any location where you're looking to buy.  Good, or bad, juju apparently
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Re: Buying a condo
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2023, 03:41:48 PM »
Obviously, good cosmic implications would outweigh the minor detail some or all of the condo (or entire building) rotting away because of a water leak. ahahahahah
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Re: Buying a condo
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2023, 12:09:39 PM »
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