Buying A Condo

Buying a condo offers you various benefits and profits in your real estate planning and investment. You might have the options whether to buy a condo as your new home or make it as an asset for your business in doing real estate business and investment. In doing real estate business, you will get a lot of profits if you do it right and make the right decision. The key to success is always looking for the best option that you can get.

The first thing to do is make your plan and set yourself a budget. Define your reason for buying the condo where it allows you to make the right choice when buying. The price of the condo that you want to buy could be far higher than you expected so always plan and think before you act. Some of the considerations are the type of condo that you want. Your plan should include what size of the condo that you are looking for. For example the number of bedrooms and how what level of the unit. If the condo is for personal use, buy the one that suits your need and if you plan to make an investment, buy the condo by considering the perspective of a renter or tenant.

Financial matters is quite challenging when buying a condo. Banks and mortgage providers are blacklisting the condominiums they choose not to deal with for several reasons so if you do not have enough capital to spend on buying a unit in cash, consider reviewing your choices to avoid any mistake. Buying a condo involves getting risk for you. When entering into pre-built arrangement, define yourself as a partner and investor, not just a buyer. After you had signed the purchase agreement, you will be contacted to take a close look at the condo model and session to discuss options and upgrades that you might be offered.

Make sure you have enough knowledge and information on the financial condition of the condo that you want to buy. You can check the information through various web sites or meet the sales representatives. Know about the involved builder’s reputation and find out about the level of experience and life quality provided by the developers. Keep in mind that you also own a part of the condominiums facilities such as golf course, swimming pool, security systems and other amenities in the building. Make sure that the facilities is in good condition and well functioning. You can ask the current residents about the situation of the condominiums before you make your decision.

One more thing is to know the neighborhood that surrounding the unit. Condominiums are located in various places such as urban areas. Know your neighborhood inside and out before you make the decision to buy the unit. Having problem with neighborhood will results in a lot of problems for you. Also don’t forget about the condo association where you will be dealing with some sort of fees or any activities related to the association. Know the policy and regulations so it is easier for you to deal with any consequences in the future.

Get ready to cover your unit and belongings with insurance. If you cannot understand the insurance matters, seek help from insurance companies or related agencies. Buying a condo means you are going into something bigger than getting bedrooms. Make a wise decision you will enjoy the profit and pleasure from proper planning. To guarantee a good deal for yourselves, bring along a trustworthy realtor to help you with the process in buying the condo.

Buying a condo is not an easy process so making wise decision is an essential element that you have to keep in mind while dealing with the process. Once you got the way, it will be easier for you to handle the rest of the matter.

About The Author I work as a property negotiator as well as writing articles, tips and advice on real estate at Has a deep interest in property transactions and investment.
  • Promotional Printing March 3, 2010, 4:31 pm

    Well said! buying a condo is no joke because it can be really expensive. So you should really evaluate your options, limits and reasons why your are buying a condo. You can go on the pros and cons of buying it to help you make a more wiser decision.

  • honeymoon Sydney March 5, 2010, 1:25 pm

    I was looking to buy a condo but i was not able to decide which one is the best for me.Thanks a lot for sharing information about the benefits & profits in real estates.Thanks for informative article.

  • Stephen Tan March 6, 2010, 8:19 pm

    Nice tips.

  • corporate clothing March 8, 2010, 5:48 pm

    Buying a condo is very beneficial in case of real estate planning and investment. Thanks for the useful tips that you post.

  • corporate clothing March 8, 2010, 5:49 pm

    I Think Condo has it’s own role in real estate planning and investment. There is no need to give text to it.

  • Buy Miter Saws March 10, 2010, 9:08 pm

    You may want to be sensitive to the condo fees when purchasing a condo. It may be more beneficial to rent a home or an apartment with low monthly dues. The overall philosophy of home ownership has changed dramatically with the credit crisis. Folks are questioning whether it is fiscally responsible to pay on an underwater home.

  • Australian Farm Property For Sale March 11, 2010, 11:05 am

    “The first thing to do is make your plan and set yourself a budget. Define your reason for buying the condo where it allows you to make the right choice when buying.’ I acknowledged this statement because it is very important on investing, you really need to PLAN and BUDGET. This steps will enlighten your mind if buying a property is a good choice or not.

  • Sheraton Karachi March 11, 2010, 2:06 pm

    Two things i’d like to add, first look out for the commonly owned areas and amenities (like swimming pool, gym, etc) in the complex because you’ll have to pay for that regardless of you using it or not, second ask the other inhabitants if they had to pay some special assessments in the recent past.

  • Free Mortgage Advice March 11, 2010, 11:19 pm

    Yes, lending guidelines have become more strick, so make sure you get yourself pre-approved looking to buy a condo. The age, total units sold, occupied, etc. have alot to do with wheather or not that condo will be approved.

  • Charlotte Commercial Real Estate March 12, 2010, 2:32 am

    Thank you for the tips. I’m actually in the market for a condo right now and this definitely helped.

  • Turning Winds March 15, 2010, 9:14 am

    Really is a great tips, owning a condo unit is one great investment to have but be sure of what your getting into.

  • montreal remax agent March 15, 2010, 9:49 am

    great advice. i would also suggest asking to see the co ownerships reserve funds.

  • Timber Decking March 15, 2010, 12:34 pm

    Well put advice because this will be useful to me as I engaged my self on this kind of business. Either resell the unit or let some rent it. Thanks for the ideas.

  • AlabangCondominium March 23, 2010, 1:24 am

    Things to be consider also
    -is this for investment to generate positive cash flow? Better take a long of the areas, the future appreciation of the property, future development

    -or for residential use,
    Be sure to consider that convenience of the location for your children and loveones.

    Here in the Philippines condominiums became an investment because of potential positive cash flow in near future.

  • DC Condo Boutique March 24, 2010, 11:31 am

    Great info on the benefits of condo ownership. There are some wonderful condo opportunities right now in the market.

  • Water Feature March 25, 2010, 10:08 am

    Buying a condo has some advantages like it is often situated in locations convenient to centers of employment and shopping. Thus, it will be appealing to customers who want to rent your condo or buy it.

  • MauiRealtor March 25, 2010, 11:42 am

    I think the choice between a home and a condo is very dependent on your goals of owning property. If you want privacy, obviously a home would be a better fit. If you would like a more maintenance-free experience, a condo would be much better. I know here in Maui we have experienced a slight increase in the past couple of months in terms of units sold, but the price is a bit lower. We have scraped the bottom of the market and are our way up.

  • north jersey movers March 25, 2010, 9:58 pm

    Choosing a condo is a big decision. So many different aspects go in to the process.

  • Donna March 27, 2010, 12:25 am

    One thing you should always stress is the HOA fees. There are such ranges. I found one in New York that was $30,000.00 a month. Here in Austin we have ranges from 120 to 1000+ a month.

  • Sandy Riojas March 27, 2010, 1:39 am

    People have many reasons for buying a condo. Some people don’t want to have the responsibility of yard work, others want to live in the night life close to downtown. When purchasing a condo keep in mind that you do have high HOA fees. I’ve seen fees as high as $200 a month. Make sure that you review the By-Laws and are informed of what is and is not covered in your monthly fees.

  • Barbara Houston March 27, 2010, 5:11 am

    I have clients that I’m sure would love to live in a condo since actually keeping up with maintenance and yard work have not been their strong points. Townhouse and condo living seem to be the perfect option for them. They haven’t come to that realization, yet. We’re still looking at houses.

  • Whittier Homes April 5, 2010, 5:06 am

    A condo is an option for sure, when it comes time to purchase a property. It’s even better if the HOA costs are low and cover insurance and maintenance such as the roof and or greenbelts.

  • Jemes April 6, 2010, 4:01 pm

    Condo is a good place for living .Where is no more noise .you can easy use solar heating system.

  • Kerry April 7, 2010, 4:34 pm

    I’m looking for a condo so this is great to know, thanks!

  • Mortgage Refinance - Las Vegas Nevada April 7, 2010, 6:02 pm

    i also want condo but need more information first about it.

  • Whittier Homes April 9, 2010, 8:55 am

    When buying a condo as an investment property it’s important to factor in the HOA cost. Find out what the HOA cost cover, some cover that you would have to pay outside of an HOA such as insurance or maybe trash and water, make sure you factor in all the cost.

  • Mortgage Rate Shopper April 11, 2010, 11:50 pm

    For the most part living in a condo is great. I lived in a house for over 10 years and let me tell you – lawn work is overrated. The one thing I do not like is that the association controls when the AC gets turned on – sometimes you can’t turn on the AC if there is an unseasonably warm day.

  • Mr staugustine July 6, 2011, 7:12 am

    These are great tips for buying a condo.

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  • Malaysia Properties Online August 26, 2011, 11:49 pm

    That’s some great tips on how to buy condos in Malaysia that can help home buyers.

  • Infotainment Lounge September 11, 2011, 1:14 am

    Thanks for sharing. Getting a condo is a great investment too.

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