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Sometimes roofs leak. In Condos, an owner or buyer has a bit more protection, since the roof a reserve item that must be covered to protect the entire complex, it will inevitably be done right. Therefore, on the top floor, if one could get a significant 'deal', based on previous watermarks on the ceiling, one might come out way ahead ... since painting a ceiling is not that big a deal.

Anything below the top floor is another issue. Water chooses whatever path it 'chooses' and can wind-up anywhere, at which point, it's often difficult to determine where the water is coming from and how to stop it.

I realize from post #10 that the OP has moved-on, but, for others considering condos, one typically has better protection from potential damage, than in sfh's.
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Sometimes roofs leak. In Condos, an owner or buyer has a bit more protection, since the roof a reserve item that must be covered to protect the entire complex, it will inevitably be done right. Therefore, on the top floor, if one could get a significant 'deal', based on previous watermarks on the ceiling, one might come out way ahead ... since painting a ceiling is not that big a deal.

Anything below the top floor is another issue. Water chooses whatever path it 'chooses' and can wind-up anywhere, at which point, it's often difficult to determine where the water is coming from and how to stop it.

I realize from post #10 that the OP has moved-on, but, for others considering condos, one typically has better protection from potential damage, than in sfh's.
Thanks for the advice. You make a good point and I was advised I could probably have gotten a decent price, but it was just a little more then I wanted to handle with my first purchase. I also think the seller wasn’t super motivated to sell as the one I am putting an offer in for now.

All the roofs in the condo neighborhood are being replaced though.
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