How do I avoid buying a leaky condo?

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Real Estate Sales Representative with for real estate results in the Tri-Cities.

One year ago the following article I wrote was published in the "pros & condos" section of Western Living Condo. Since then I have made it available to the public and other Realtors through my website and seminars. From feedback received I know it has already helped buyers so I thought it would be a good idea to blog post it.

How do I avoid buying a leaky condo?

The number of blue and green tarps sprouting on older condos grows every year. "The only way to minimize the risks is through the buyers' own due diligence," says John Grasty, a licensed real estate representative and advocate for homeowners.

He offers the following tips to avoid buying a leaky condo: more here [...]

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Thank you so much, John, for replying with some information.  

Right now there's nothing to be done, except wait for the repairs to start in about a month, and then wait another year or more for them to be finished. 

I'll keep your name and contact information and in late 09 or early '10 I hope to be in touch again and perhaps attend one of your talks.

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There is nothing worse than the mold that comes from leaks.

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