How do you know if a condominium is in good financial condition?

The financial well being of the condominium corporation is an important consideration. Buying on into a condominium corporation that is insufficiently funded to operate and maintain common elements is a risky proposition.

Low condo fees may make one condo more appealing than the others, but it may also be a sign that the condo corporation is not-prepared to fund major repairs and renewal projects. As a result, the condition of the property can deteriorate or you may be faced with substantial charges from the condo to cover repair costs as they occur. Fortunately there are way to determine the financial status of the condominium, based on the documentation that the condo corporation is obliged to keep, such as annual operating budgets and end-of-year financial statements. An important part of the operating budget is the reserve or contingency fund.