U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > New York > Long Island
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 07-07-2009, 11:46 AM
 
Location: Nassau County, Long Island
240 posts, read 174,083 times
Reputation: 27

Advertisements

My sister is about to purchase a condo in Mineola and she doesn't think she needs an inspection or a lawyer. Is this typical for condo purchases?

Thanks

ps - the condo is right near the train station, hence the reason I think it should be inspected.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 07-07-2009, 11:50 AM
 
8,141 posts, read 12,506,027 times
Reputation: 3954
It is always a good idea to have it inspected regardless of where it's located. Would you a buy a car without driving it first? It's the same thing. You just want to make sure everything is ok with it.

A lawyer is needed for every home purchase...whether or not you get it inspected. They are there with you at the closing and make sure everything is done correctly.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-07-2009, 11:57 AM
 
9,902 posts, read 12,973,449 times
Reputation: 5464
A condo inspection is cheap and there is no reason to not have it done.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-07-2009, 11:58 AM
 
4,123 posts, read 6,704,867 times
Reputation: 2206
Quote:
Originally Posted by 56 Fighter View Post
My sister is about to purchase a condo in Mineola and she doesn't think she needs an inspection or a lawyer. Is this typical for condo purchases?
who told her this? The seller?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-07-2009, 12:00 PM
 
63 posts, read 239,396 times
Reputation: 29
She needs both. I also think the lawyer will have to check the finances of the building.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-07-2009, 12:00 PM
 
270 posts, read 819,987 times
Reputation: 79
When we bought our condo we had it inspected.
We didn't need to have homeowners insurance to close, but we did get condo insurance.

Definitely get it inspected!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-07-2009, 12:18 PM
 
Location: Nassau County, Long Island
240 posts, read 174,083 times
Reputation: 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by S.I.B. View Post
who told her this? The seller?
No, her stupid friend who owns a condo said she saved money by not getting it inspected or using a lawyer.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-07-2009, 12:25 PM
 
Location: Nassau County, Long Island
240 posts, read 174,083 times
Reputation: 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jackie78 View Post
When we bought our condo we had it inspected.
We didn't need to have homeowners insurance to close, but we did get condo insurance.

Definitely get it inspected!
Thank you Jackie. I've read in other threads that your condo is on the market so I appreciate your input.

Do you know of any considerations (other than noise) for a condo being next to the LIRR?

Thank you!!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-07-2009, 12:29 PM
 
Location: The Milky Way Galaxy
2,256 posts, read 5,902,937 times
Reputation: 1505
Inspections aren't like they are so much money that you shouldn't do it. Its like a no brainer in my opinion that could potentially save you tens of thousands of dollars later on. The car analogy was was good by jdawg here...you wouldn't just look at the car and not drive it. Try to convince your friend otherwise...she may really thank you for it.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-07-2009, 04:10 PM
 
Location: under the beautiful Carolina blue
15,731 posts, read 23,957,202 times
Reputation: 11687
Aren't those coops over there? Birchwood? Maybe that's why the friend said no to inspection, you technically own a share in the building and not the actual apartment.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:



Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > New York > Long Island
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2018, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top