I'm frequently provided with "wish lists" by buyers or tenants who are moving from one city to another. Therte's almost always the same problem (in fact, as someone who's made multiple cross-country moves myself, I've had this problem myself). It's this: you really can't export your idea of "normal", "special" or "acceptable" from one city or town to another.
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This week I firmed a purchase for a condo client of mine - and it came right down to the wire in terms of timing! There were conditions to be cleared, and lots of advice was required.
Imagine views like this, right outside your bedroom balcony!
Unlike purchasing a freehold home, condo buyers have some additional items to investigate as they do their due diligence on a property. One of these is understanding the maintenance fees, and what they include.
©Buying a home can be overwhelming — especially for first-time buyers.
There are some all-too-common first-timer mistakes that you can avoid by doing your homework and getting ready in advance of asking for a showing:
What are closing costs, and why do they matter?
Recently my seller client accepted an over-asking offer for his condo - as you can see, it's a beautiful spot, and the buyers are very excited, and looking forward to taking possession. What's the secret of having a sale in just over a week, with multiple offers?
When I meet clients who are looking to move from their condo or apartment, they often tell me they would like to expand to a townhouse. When they describe the townhouse, the conversation nearly always goes like this: "I want it to be new. I need three bedrooms, a garage, and a yard, so we can get a dog (or so the kids have a place to play)".
Often when I meet new clients who are house-hunting, they say what they need is more space. But sometimes more space doesn't need to equate to a larger square footage, sometimes it's less about the space, than it is about the spaces, and how usable they are. For example, take the kitchen. Would your dream kitchen look like the one in this photo?