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When is the Best Season to Buy a Condo?
When is the Best Season to Buy a Condo?

When is the Best Season to Buy a Condo?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
By Brian Cargerman When is the best time to buy? It’s a question that first-time buyers ask a lot, but one that can be overemphasized. If you don’t have your financials in order, there’s no good season to buy. That said, as a secondary consideration, seasonality can be important. While I’ve always felt that for…
Fail! How my Condo Purchase Fell Through
Fail! How my Condo Purchase Fell Through

Fail! How my Condo Purchase Fell Through

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
By Sarah Stiebritz When I first entered into this journey of buying my own place, never did I think it was going to be this stressful. In my last post I talked about seeing dozens of places and just waiting for the perfect place to come along. Well, I finally found the perfect condo and…
I’m Shopping for My First Condo – And I’m Only 20!
I’m Shopping for My First Condo – And I’m Only 20!

I’m Shopping for My First Condo – And I’m Only 20!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Hi everyone! My name is Sarah Stiebritz. I’m 20 years old and I live in a rural area in upstate New York. I am currently working full time at a daycare center as the supervisor and I am going to my local community college where I am studying elementary education. I have a 2-year old…
Spring Condo Indoor and Outdoor Maintenance Checklist
Spring Condo Indoor and Outdoor Maintenance Checklist

Spring Condo Indoor and Outdoor Maintenance Checklist

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Ahhh, the sunshine and fresh air of spring are returning! With all your new-found pizazz and energy, there are a few things you can do around your condo that will freshen up the place, maintain it after the winter season, and prepare it for the coming warm months. INDOOR Aerate your indoor spaces! Open as many windows and doors…
How to Succeed Buying in a Competitive Condo Market
How to Succeed Buying in a Competitive Condo Market

How to Succeed Buying in a Competitive Condo Market

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
By Dan Bergman In a competitive housing market, homes sell fast, often within a day or two. To succeed in purchasing your dream condo, you’ll need to move quickly as well. While that may sound intimidating, there are several steps you can take to make sure you move with confidence as well as speed. Get…
8 Things to Do Before You Start Condo Shopping
8 Things to Do Before You Start Condo Shopping

8 Things to Do Before You Start Condo Shopping

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
So, you’re ready to leave apartment life behind and purchase your first condo? Fabulous news! Making the decision to transition from renting to full-fledged ownership is a huge, exciting leap, especially if you’ve been renting for years. As you skim over this, you’re probably already browsing through listings, drooling over cool condo amenities, and planning the guest…
5 Upgrades That Add Big Value to Your Condo
5 Upgrades That Add Big Value to Your Condo

5 Upgrades That Add Big Value to Your Condo

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Whether you’re getting ready to put your condo on the market or just looking for ways to add value to your home investment, it’s important to consider upgrades. As you probably know by now, not all upgrades, renovations, and remodels are created equal — some will offer great returns (sometimes you can even recuperate more than…