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The Plusses and Minuses of Buying A Condo Pre-Construction
The Plusses and Minuses of Buying A Condo Pre-Construction

The Plusses and Minuses of Buying A Condo Pre-Construction

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If you’ve been searching for a condo a while, you’ve probably come across listings of places that are still under construction. Maybe you can see developer’s plans, or you can visit a model at the developer’s office, or you can walk around the construction site. But the place you’re buying is not yet built and you cannot see…
10 Point Neighborhood Checklist for Condo Buyers
10 Point Neighborhood Checklist for Condo Buyers

10 Point Neighborhood Checklist for Condo Buyers

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Before you go out condo hunting, you need to decide in which neighborhood(s) you’re going to look. Since you’re buying for the long term (ideally, five years or more), you want to be confident you’ll still love where you live down the road – and that when you go to sell, the property (and neighborhood)…
Reviewing the Condo Association’s or Co-op Board’s Meeting Minutes
Reviewing the Condo Association’s or Co-op Board’s Meeting Minutes

Reviewing the Condo Association’s or Co-op Board’s Meeting Minutes

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Condo associations and co-op boards are required to record in written notes, called meeting minutes, all important actions taken and major building issues reviewed during their monthly board meetings and the annual member or shareholder meetings.  A review of these minutes for the previous couple of years is part of the customary due diligence conducted…
Six Wrong Reasons to Buy a Condo
Six Wrong Reasons to Buy a Condo

Six Wrong Reasons to Buy a Condo

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
You might want to buy a condo, but perhaps you have a sneaking feeling it’s the wrong move. Maybe you feel like you’re being pressured into it, or you just get an anxious tension when you go out hunting. Maybe your gut is telling that you are not ready to buy – yet. After checking…
Eight Signs You’re Ready to Buy a Condo
Eight Signs You’re Ready to Buy a Condo

Eight Signs You’re Ready to Buy a Condo

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
You’ve been thinking about it for a little while, but you’re not quite sure. Are you really ready to buy a condo? In fact, you may be. Here are eight signs that now’s the time! 1. Money Saved. Buying property requires a large down payment, usually twenty percent. If you’ve been squirreling away money (for…