1. Typically a builder will provide a 1 year builders warranty.
2. If you are financable, go to a regular lender (in 44077 area, National City, Third fed, etc)
3. Anyone who asks for a deposit without providing you all the information is a bit unusual.
4. There is no shortage of condos in our area, and condo sales are slow.(can you say "maintenance fee"....this has been the kiss of death with condo sales of late. When the fees get too hugh, the condos just sit a very , very long time on the market. ) Don't let him convince you that condo prices are going up just to get a quick commitment....they have all been going down just like other properties.
5. Have your own Realtor involved. It costs you nothing, and it will save you from making costly mistakes. Your Realtor will know just what questions to ask and can research similarr sales to determine the current value of that condo. Doris & Mike Wright /Century21 440-231-0977 if you need to talk in person.
Thanks and best wishes for a great buying experience on your first home~
The question should become, "Why is the home builder more worried about who you get your mortgage from than he is in selling his condo?"
By your screen introduction of 1sttimer, I'm assuming that you are a 1st time home buyer.
It may not be a bad idea at all to have a professional Realtor represent your interests in finding your new home. The services of a BUYERS AGENT will generally not cost you anything, Seller's usually pay the commission.
If I could assist you in this please give me a call at 440-487-2193 or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Keller Williams Realty Greater Cleveland