STOP Before You Buy a Condo

Purchasing a condo seemed like a great idea at the time, didn’t it? Until your first night, when you realized that your upstairs, next door (on both sides) and even downstairs neighbors were a lot noisier than you could have ever imagined.

And what, pray tell, did your realtor tell you about the noise levels in your condo development? He or she probably told you that you were preparing to move into a quiet community. Yea. Right.

Before you run out and purchase soundproofing materials for your condo, remember one thing: your condo association dictates the type of construction work you are allowed to complete, even within your own walls. Don’t waste your time or money purchasing soundproofing materials until you’ve spoken to the association. They’ll likely have rules regarding the types of materials you can use or – believe it or not – the hours during which you can make noise with your own construction project!

Once you have the go ahead from the association, get started. I know how much you’re craving a good night’s sleep!

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