5 Signs of a Bad Condo 

January 19th, 2022

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A bad condo is like a terrible gift that keeps on giving. You may not see the signs right away, but once you do, it’s hard to stop seeing them everywhere.

If you are looking to buy a condo in Coral Tree Plaza or another part of San Diego, it is essential to know what sets good apartments apart from bad ones. Some signs are very obvious, but others might be hidden under the surface. This blog post will shed light on what indicates that your potential new home might not be great.

How do I know a condo is bad?

You’ve just bought a new condo, and you can’t wait to move in. But signs of something wrong with the building start cropping up. What should you do? Well, first off, it’s important to know that every condo has signs that show if something is wrong with it or not. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at what to pay attention to when choosing your condo.

1. Building security

How good the security of a building is is vital to your safety and peace of mind. For example, how easy is it to access the building? Does it have 24/7 security or a proper system that ensures access to the building’s interior space is provided only to those with clearance or an access code? These are questions you’ll need to know before purchasing your condo. If the building lacks adequate security, your sense of safety (or lack thereof) will become a permanent fixture of your condo living experience.

2. Elevator maintenance

As soon as you enter the building, the elevators are the first thing you’ll encounter. They’re a good indicator of how well the building is maintained. If it’s clean once you enter, it’s a good sign that the cleanliness of the building is up to the standard. On the other hand, if one of the elevators isn’t working, it may show that the quality of the building interior isn’t as advertised.

3. Amenities under repair

From the swimming pool to the gym, you’re probably looking forward to the many amenities that come with purchasing a condo. However, what if you’re not able to use them regularly due to constant repair? This points to the management doing a lackluster job and not fulfilling their responsibilities. So, as you’re paying your monthly fees for amenities, opt for a place where you’ll actually be able to use and enjoy them.

4. Lack of parking spaces

A nice and easily accessible parking spot close to your elevator or the entrance of your home may prove to be a very important element of your overall condo living experience. Unfortunately, one of the most significant inconveniences is a poorly designed and tight parking spot. Imagine having to squeeze your car between other vehicles while risking damage to your car or that of your neighbor.

5. Reviews

It’s always highly recommended to check the overall experience of people who’ve either lived or still do in the condo by browsing through the reviews they are posting on social media. Although some of the reviews might be biased, they are still much more impartial and reliable than the views of the people who are the sellers of the condo property. Through these reviews, you’ll be able to assess the building standards and quality of the condo, the state of all the amenities, and their maintenance. This information may help you decide whether this is a worthy investment.
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How to purchase condos in Coral Tree Plaza or other exclusive San Diego apartments?

If you’re planning to purchase a condo in the vicinity of Hillcrest or another neighborhood in San Diego, Neuman & Neuman can find a property that suits your taste and lifestyle. With a 40-year long presence in San Diego, you’ll avoid issues that come with a bad real estate agent.

Our specialists have all the right answers, so start exploring our vast catalog of premium condos. It’s the right time for condo living, and we’re here to help you achieve your goals!

 

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