Risks for Buying Pre-Construction Homes from a Bad Developer

Buying a condo from a bad developer can carry several risks for the buyer. Here are some of the most common risks associated with buying condos from a bad developer:


  1. Financial risk: A bad developer may not have the financial resources to complete a project, which can leave buyers with incomplete units and lost deposits.
  2. Construction quality risk: A bad developer may cut corners on construction quality to save costs, resulting in poor workmanship, substandard materials, and safety hazards.
  3. Legal risk: A bad developer may fail to obtain necessary permits or violate building codes, which can result in legal action and potential fines or penalties.
  4. Delay risk: A bad developer may be unable to complete the project on time, which can result in significant delays in occupancy and inconvenience for buyers.
  5. Resale risk: A condo from a bad developer may be difficult to resell, as buyers may be wary of the development’s reputation and potential issues.
  6. Reputation risk: A bad developer can damage the reputation of a community or neighborhood, potentially affecting property values and the overall desirability of the area.


It is important for buyers to do their due diligence and thoroughly research a developer before making a purchase. This includes reviewing the developer’s past projects, financial stability, and reputation in the industry.  Working with our real estate experts in Enso Realty can help mitigate these risks.

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