- Aug 5, 2012
Sometime in the coming months I will be purchasing an apartment in BA. I presently reside in the USA with my Argentine wife. I know the areas of BA we are interested in and the features and price range of the apartment we will be looking for. But there is a lot I do not know and I hope some experienced members of this board can assist me. Here are some of my questions:
- In the US it is normal to pay for a housing inspector to go over a potential home buy and detail all problems discovered. This enables either a “no-buy” decision or serious price negotiation. Is this service or something similar available for apartment buying in BA? I could evaluate an apartment on my own but one is also buying a percentage of a building and I have no idea how to go about evaluating a building’s structural soundness, heating, electrical, water, elevators, etc. If there is no such thing as an “apartment building inspector” for hire, what recommendations do you have for evaluating an apartment building?
- One is also buying into a community of owners. Any tips on how to evaluate the neighbors you will be purchasing along with the physical apartment?
- I don’t know what I don’t know (and my wife’s experience is 40 years old). What other advice or tips can you give on the purchasing process to someone who only knows how to buy a house in the USA?