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budget? How much capital in reserve? Are the buildings concrete and masonry or wood-frame? How is the sound attenuation between units? Are there any “upcharges” on operating costs?


- Ask for references from residents (exclude board members) and from residents that have sold their units. Here are some horror stories at to provide an incentive to take all these tips seriously.


Richard Montgomery is the author of “House Money - An Insider’s Secrets to Saving Thousands When You Buy or Sell a Home.” He advocates industry reform and offers readers unbiased real estate advice. Follow him on Twitter at @dearmonty, or find him at