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The condo and co-op handbook : a comprehensive guide to buying and owning a condo or co-op
Woodson, R. Dodge (Roger Dodge), 1955-
Publication Information:
New York : Macmillan USA, [1998]

Physical Description:
xv, 270 pages ; 21 cm
Format :


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HD7287.67.U5 W66 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Now You Can Be An Insider, Too You've decided to buy a condo or co-op. Before you dial a Realtor, use the expert step-by-step guidance in The Condo & Co-op Handbook to make certain you'll get what's right for you. Condos and co-ops are similar in many ways, but this book will help you understand the differences. Learn what tax advantages and financial gains and liabilities you can expect from each, as well as how they will affect your lifestyle. This clearly organized guide gives you instant access to all the information you need to: Know the differences between condos and co-ops. Evaluate potential risks and rewards. Understand how management boards and associations work. Find a space compatible with your values and your means. Choose a broker, lawyer, and other experts. Inspect, evaluate, and rate before you buy. Follow the negotiating, contracting, and financing process. Sell or rent your condo or co-op. visit us online at

Author Notes

Roger Woodson is a licensed real estate broker, developer, and builder.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. ix
1. Definitions and Differences of Condos and Co-opsp. 1
2. Condo Owner's Associationsp. 23
3. The Coprorate Workings of Co-opsp. 43
4. Taxes and Legal Issuesp. 59
5. Common Space, Repairs and Restrictionsp. 75
6. Condos Versus Co-ops: Pros and Consp. 97
7. Buying New or Used, You Need the Right People to Work Withp. 111
8. Inspecting, Evaluating and Rating Potential Purchasesp. 133
9. Negotiating and Contracting the Purchasep. 159
10. Financing Factorsp. 195
11. Seeing Your Home as an Investmentp. 217
12. When You Are Ready to Sellp. 233
Glossaryp. 249
Indexp. 259