Comment: Home inspection is a must...

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Home inspection is a must...

I would never buy a townhouse or condo as a place for me to live (or any home with an association), but they can be a good investment (I just don't like the idea of sharing a wall or hearing noises from above/below). But, everyone has different needs so...

First step is to hire a realtor, for the buyer this usually costs nothing. A good professional realtor will help inform you about things like home owner association rules/fees and other need to know items (flood zones/schools/parks).

Then, make sure to hire a professional home inspector to help avoid major defects. I have been a home inspector since 1999, and I have experienced so many conditions during my career I feel like I could write a book.