Condo living is possibly the most convenient living situation in these days of heavy traffic and back-to-back meetings. For many people, from young adults to retirees, condo living is considered (and rightly so!) to be an affordable, accessible, and fuss-free choice for a home. Before you decide on a place, though, know this: not all condos are created equal. So how do you know which condo is right for you? Here are some things to consider.
Where is it located?
Condominiums are everywhere, so it shouldn’t be difficult to find one in a place that is perfect for you. Choose a condo that is near your place of work, or near other essential places like schools, hospitals, and shopping centers. Also consider choosing a place that is accessible to public transportation. Location preferences is different for everyone, so diligently weigh your options.
Who are your neighbors?
Neighbors might not be part of the structure that is your condominium building, but it is highly probably that they are just as permanent. Find out what you can about the people you will be sharing your building—especially your floor—with and whether they are using their units or leasing them.
What are the amenities?
Do you like working out? Lying by the pool? Do you have a car? Find a condominium with amenities that suit your lifestyle. The right amenities in your building will make it easier for you to live your life just the way you want it.
What are the rules and regulations?
Know the building rules and regulations before you commit to buying. For example, pet owners should find out if the building allows pets, while those with active social lives should read the building’s policies when it comes to visitors.
When shopping for property, it’s always a good idea to take your time. Ask your questions. Get to know the condo, get to know the area, and get to know the people you will be bumping into on a daily basis. Like any relationship, buying a home is a commitment; make sure you go into it with all your heart.